Dragons Fall To Tough 7A Forsyth Central

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Last night, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team began the 2016-’17 season at home as they hosted the Forsyth Central Bulldogs of 7A. Prior to the game, Pickens head coach Brad Stienhauer was recognized with a special basketball for getting his 100th win as PHS head boys coach last season.


In the opening quarter, Forsyth Central got out to a quick 8-3 lead. The Bulldogs hit several three’s during the period and held an 18-4 advantage going to the 2nd. The 2nd quarter saw Pickens get a little more offensive flow going, but Forsyth Central also stayed hot and ended the quarter outscoring the Dragons 20-10, to take a 38-14 lead into halftime.


In the 3rd, both teams saw success at the offensive end. Pickens, nearly doubled their 1st half out put in the 3rd alone with 11 points in the frame. The Bulldogs still held the lead however 50-25. Both teams emptied their bench in the 4th and final quarter as Forsyth Central took this one, 60-32.


Leading the way for the Dragons:

Seth Bishop with 13

Blake Gorth with 7

Joseph Gossett with 5

Keinyuan Hooks with 3

Hunter Hermann with 2

Hunter Jordan with 2


The Dragons will be in action twice this weekend, both games on the road. First up, the River Ridge Knights on Friday. Tip off scheduled for 8:30. Then on Saturday, the Dragons will take on the Fannin Rebels in the annual Thanksgiving Tournament at Gilmer High School. Tip off for that one scheduled for 4:30.

Pickens Basketball Celebrates Season At Banquet

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Last night, the PHS Basketball program celebrated their seasons with their end of the year banquet. Coaches talked about the good things during the season, the growth of the players, & sang happy birthday to the birthday girl, Nettes’ varsity head coach Donna Enis.


The cheerleaders were up first to celebrate their season and recognize everyone that helped them throughout the year. After the cheerleaders were given their certificates, it was girls JV coach Jenna Shaw’s turn as she talked about her teams season. She had several freshman and young girls on the roster and sees great potential in the girls. Next up, was coach Beckham for the C-team (9th grade), while they did not win a game during the season, coach Beckham was very encouraged by the progress they made during the year.


After the C-Team, it was JV boys coach Bo Page’s turn to recognize his team and their season. He acknowledged his team for improving during the season and for helping the Varsity prepare for their games. It would be the Dragonettes turn to be recognized as coach Enis shared her thoughts on the season. She noted that while she had a young team, she was thrilled how they came together to be just one game shy of having back to back state tournament appearances.


Sophomore Mackenzie Hampton was recognized as an All-region player and Madison McClure, Ashley Nelson, & Autumn Young were recognized as Honorable Mentions for the All-Region team. Sophomore Shelby Cook took home the Biscuit Award given to the girl who drew the most charges. Ashley Nelson received the Academic Award for having the highest GPA on the team.


Kaitlin Redman then was awarded the Most Improved Award. The Offensive Player went to Mackenzie Hampton while the Defensive Player went to Madison McClure. The Coach Pruitt Award went to Taylor Wigington. Ashley Nelson was rewarded with the Sierra Stephens Heart of a Dragon Award & Madison McClure received the Sierra Stephens Memorial Scholarship. The MVP went to Autumn Young.


Last but not least, varsity boys coach Brad Steinhauer came up to the podium to talk about his team. He mentioned winning two games in one day to reach the state tournament and beating rival Gilmer four times in one season.


Holden Roop was recognized as All-Region for the Dragons & Trent Rizoti received All-Region Honorable Mention. Both players will be playing in the N. Ga All Star game on Thursday. Sam Davis was awarded the Defensive Player award while Holden Roop got the Offensive Player award.


Winner of the Academic Award was Avery Luke for having the team high GPA. The Best Rebounder Award went to Trent Rizoti. Tyler Garner took home the Jennings Key Memorial Award. The RJ Casey Spirit Award went to Joseph Gossett. The Heart of a Dragon Award went to Walker Lawrence. The Stephen Ledford Memorial Award went to DJ Walden. The Final award of the night was the MVP Award and was given to Holden Roop.


It was a great night celebrating everyone that had a part in making this season of PHS Basketball successful. Both teams have a lot of young talent and the future is bright for both the Nettes’ & Dragons.

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