Jasper, Ga — After defeating the Dawson Lady Tigers on Thursday, January 26th, the Pickens Dragonettes turned back the clock as they hosted the East Jackson Lady Eagles inside the gym of Pickens Junior High School. The Lady Eagles, were coming off of a big win against Union County earlier in the week and looked to pick up another one against a bigger school. The first quarter was back and forth, but after that, the Nettes took over and grabbed a 63-36 victory.
The Nettes, began the ball game with a quick three pointer to go up 3-0 early. The Lady Eagles responded with a 5-0 run as they got a three pointer from Antonia Pittman to tie things up, then a layup by Destiny Rakestraw to take a 5-3 lead. After Caroline Mullins tied the game up at 5 with a layup, Rakestraw hit a three to reclaim the lead for East Jackson. Bella Hopkins, tied things back up with a three of her own to make it 8 all. Pittman and Hopkins then traded buckets as the game was still tied at 10 a piece.
Freshman Ellison Steinhauer then got going as she would score the last 6 points of the quarter for the Nettes. Pittman, made a three in between Steinhauer’s scoring run, but Pickens found themselves ahead going to the second, 16-13.
Hopkins got the second quarter going with a layup to make it 18-13 Nettes. After the two teams traded turns scoring, Pickens went on a 10-0 run powered by Steinhauer as she scored 8 of the 10 points. Mullins added a layup during the run to make it 31-17. Pittman, ended the run with a tough layup to make it 31-19. Brylee Deering, hit a corner three to make it 34-19. After a Pittman three, Mullins made another layup to make it 36-22. A pair of free throws from Yasmine Clark made it 36-24. Hopkins, began the second quarter scoring and ended the second quarter scoring as she hit a three to make it 39-24 Nettes at the half.
Pickens began the second half with a 6-0 run as Steinhauer and Hopkins combined for the run to make it 45-24 early in the third. Pittman, continued her good game with another layup to end the run and make it 45-26. The Nettes, then went on an 8-0 run as Hopkins split a pair of free throws, hit a three, and Mullins made back to back layups to extend the lead to 53-26. After Pittman hit a pair of free throws, Deering closed the third quarter on a personal 4-0 run to give Pickens a 57-28 lead going to the fourth.
Pittman, got the fourth quarter going with a layup to make it 57-30. Adrienne Plumley, split a pair of free throws tomake it 58-30. After another Pittman layup, the older Steinhauer, Emery, hit a three pointer to stretch the lead to 61-32. Plumley, picked up her first field goal of the as she made it 63-32. The Lady Eagles, ended the game on a 4-0 run as Pittman made a pair of free throws and Alani David made a layup. The Nettes, pick up the non-region win, 63-36.
Pickens, will be back in action on Tuesday, January 31st as they will travel up to Dahlonega in a rematch against the Lumpkin County Lady Indians. The first meeting in Jasper earlier in the season went down to the final shot. Both teams have been playing well as of late as the Lady Indians have won 5 straight and the Nettes have won 4 straight. Tip off is set for 6 pm.
Jasper, Ga — On Friday, December 16th, the Pickens Dragonettes welcomed the Lumpkin County Lady Indians to the Dragons Den for a massive game in the 7-AAA region. On Tuesday, December 13th, the Nettes picked up a big road region win over a good Dawson Lady Tiger team. The Lady Indians, got a win over the Lady Cats of Gilmer on Tuesday. In what was touted as a heavyweight fight, this game lived up to the billing as it came down to the final shot. The Lady Indians, came away with a close 59-56 win.
After winning the opening tip, Lumpkin wasted no time getting on the board first as Mary Mullinax hit a three to make it 3-0. Bella Hopkins, gave the Nettes their first points with a basket to make it 3-2. After a bucket by Kate Jackson made it 5-2, Hopkins tied the game with a three. The Lady Indians answered right back with a three from Averie Jones to make it 8-5. Pickens, went on a 4-0 run with back to back buckets from Ellison Steinhauer and Hopkins to make it 9-8 Nettes.
Mullinax, hit her second three of the quarter to give Lumpkin the lead back, 11-9. In true back and forth fashion, Steinhauer tied the game up with a layup to even it at 11 a piece. Mullinax, then went on a 4-0 self run giving her 10 points in the first quarter to make it 15-11. Emma Gleason cut the lead down to 15-13 with a bucket as we’d head to the second quarter.
Gleason, liked ending the first quarter so much that she decided to begin the second quarter with a layup to tie things at 15. Jones came right back down and gave the Lady Indians the lead back with a three to make it 18-15. The Nettes, went on a 9-0 run as Caroline Mullins scored 4 points. Hopkins with 2 points, and Steinhauer with 3 points to give the Pickens its largest lead of the game, 24-18. After Mullinax split a pair of free throws, she made a layup to make it 24-21 Nettes. Hopkins continued her hot first half with a bucket to make it 26-21. Lumpkin closed on a 4-0 run getting baskets from Jones an Lexi Pierce to give us a halftime score of 26-25 in favor of Pickens.
The Lady Indians began the third quarter with a bucket by Jones to give Lumpkin the lead back, 27-26. Steinhauer, gave the Nettes the lead right back with a bucket to make it 28-27. The Lady Indians then got back to back three pointers from Jackson and Jones to make it 33-28 Lumpkin. Mullins, ended the run with a layup to make it 33-30. After a basket by Mullinax, Steinhauer and Mullins combined for a 5-0 run and the ball game was tied at 35.
The Lady Indians top scorer on the night up to this point, Mullinax, gave Lumpkin the lead back with a bucker making it 37-35. Hopkins, got her first points of the quarter to tie it back up. Jones, gave the Lady Indians the lead back with a three to make it 40-37. Steinhauer, matched her with a three of her own to tie it at 40. After a Mullinax bucket gave Lumpkin the lead, Steinhauer, ended the third with a bucket to send us to the fourth all tied at 42.
Brylee Deering, began the fourth quarter with a three to give the Nettes a 45-42 lead. Ciera Brooks, tied it back up with her first points of the game. Mullins, retook the lead for Pickens after a bucket. After a couple of fouls on each team, Jones gave Lumpkin the lead with a three to make it 48-47. Mullinax then followed with a basket to make it 50-47. Mullinax then split a pair of free throws to make it 51-47. Brooks, made a bucket to stretch the lead to 53-47. Mullins, split a pair of free throws and cut the lead down to 53-48. Jackson, stretched it up to 7 with a basket to make it 55-48.
Mullins and Jackson, traded buckets and the Lady Indians led it, 57-50. Steinhauer, cut the lead to four with a three to make it 57-53. Mullins, then cut the lead down to two with a basket to make it 57-55. Jones, got a big shot to fall as she stretched the lead to 59-55. After a mistimed foul by Jones, Mullins split a pair of free throws to make it 59-56. Lumpkin, then turned the ball over on the ensuing in bounds play and Pickens got the timeout with 1 second left. The potential game tying shot fell just short and the Lady Indians survived 59-56.
Leading scorers for Pickens:
Ellison Steinhauer: 19 points
Caroline Mullins: 17 points
Bella Hopkins: 13 points
Emma Gleason: 4 points
Brylee Deering: 3 points
The Nettes, were back in action early on Saturday, December 17th as they took on the Kennesaw Mountain Lady Mustangs at Pope High School as part of the Pope-Alpharetta Holiday Tournament. Pickens, came away with the win, 62-17 to improve their record to 10-1. There next game in the three game tournament, will be on Monday, December 19th. They will face Cambridge at 5:30.
Jasper, Ga — After coming away with a win against their biggest rial on Tuesday to begin 7-AAA play, the Pickens Dragonettes welcomed the Sonoraville Lady Phoenix to the Dragons Den on Friday, December 9th for what was set up as a really good non-region contest. Both teams, came into the game with identical 6-0 records. Pickens, led throughout the game and came away with a hard fought 51-41 win.
The Nettes got the scoring going in the first quarter as Caroline Mullins hit a mid-range jumper to make it 2-0. Sonoraville responded as Diana Smith was able to grab a couple of offensive rebounds and make back to back baskets to give the Lady Phoenix their first lead of the game at 4-2. After a foul by each team, Mullins hit a pair of free throws to tie things up at 4. Bella Hopkins, turned defense into offense as she picked up the steal, then drove down the court for the layup to make it 6-4 Pickens.
Madison Powell added to the lead with a corner three to make it 9-4. The Lady Phoenix, then went on a 9-0 run sparked by Erin Garland, who scored 6 of the 9 points during the run. Hopkins ended the run with a mid-range shot to make it 13-11 Sonoraville. Just before the end of the quarter, Ellison Steinhauer was fouled on a three point attempt. The freshman calmly knocked down all three free throws to give the Nettes a 14-13 lead going to the second.
Steinhauer, began the second quarter with a three pointer to make it 17-13 Pickens. After Ella kate Walraven answered with a three of her own, Steinhauer, drove in the paint a few steps and hit a mid-range bucket to make it 19-16. Hopkins then added to the lead as she split a pair of free throws to make it 20-16. The Lady Phoenix, responded with a 6-0 run getting buckets from Smith, Garland, and Camden Steely to make it 22-20 Sonoraville. The Nettes countered with a 6-0 run of their own as Emma Gleason, Brylee Deering, and Steinhauer combined to give Pickens a 26-22 lead at the break.
Sonoraville got on the board first to start the second half as Brynley Walraven made a bucket to make it a two point game. The Nettes then went on a 5-0 run as Mullins made a shot just inside the free throw line and Streinhauer hit a three to make it 31-24. After a couple of fouls by both teams, Brynley Walraven hit a three to make it 31-27. From then on it was all Pickens as the Nettes went on a 9-0 run to close out the third quarter. Mullins, scored 7 of the 9 points during the run with Gleason making a layup in-between. Going to the fourth, it was 40-27 Nettes.
Garland and Ella kate Walraven got things going for the Lady Phoenix in the fourth with a combined 5-0 run to make it 40-32 Nettes. Mullins and Ella kate Walraven then traded buckets and the score was now 44-34. Taylor West then split a pair of free throws making it 44-35 Pickens. Gleason, went on a 4-0 run by herself to make it 48-35. After Kayleigh Kelley hit a pair of free throws, Hopkins hit a three to make it 51-37. Kelley, would get the final four points of the night for Sonoraville as she again made a pair of free throws and then made a layup. The Nettes, come away with the 51-41 win.
Leading scorers for the Nettes:
Caroline Mullins: 17 points
Ellison Steinhauer: 13 points
Emma Gleason: 8 points
Bella Hopkins: 8 points
Madison Powell: 3 points
Brylee Deering: 2 points
The Nettes, will be on the road on Saturday, December 10th as they take on a familiar foe in the Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins. They gone back in forth the last couple of years as region opponents. Now, it’s a non-region game. Tip off is set for 3 pm in Tunnel Hill.
Jasper, Ga — On Tuesday, December 6th, 7-AAA region play began. The 515 rivalry made its way to the court. Back on November 22nd, the Nettes and Lady Cats faced each other in the ETC Tip-Off Tournament. On that night, the Nettes came away with a 67-39 victory. This go around, would be a little bit more important as it was a region game. While the Nettes may not have had the best of shooting nights, they were able to come away with a 50-29 win over the Lady Cats.
Emmie Moore got the scoring started for the Nettes in the first quarter as she hit a 3 pointer to make it 3-0. Caroline Mullins, Brylee Deering, Ellison Steinhauer, and Emery Bryant all scored for the Nettes in the first quarter. The Defense for Pickens came up big early on as they held the Lady Cats scoreless in the opening quarter to give the Nettes an 11-0 lead going to the second.
The Lady Cats got on the board first in the second quarter thanks to a three pointer by Charley Poteet. The Nettes, countered with an 8-0 run that included a three pointer by Bella Hopkins, and a 5-0 self run by Steinhauer to make it 19-3 Pickens. Lucy Ray put an end to the Nettes run with a bucket to make it 19-5. Moore got her second three pointer of the game to make it 22-5. Madison Bradshaw answered with a bucket to make it 22-7. Deering got her second field goal of the game as she hit a three to make it 25-7. Amayah Jones got her first bucket of the game to make it 25-9. After battling foul trouble for most of the first half picking up two quick ones in the first quarter, Mullins split a pair of free throws to make it 26-9. Hopkins connected on her second three pointer to make it 29-9 Nettes at the break.
To begin the second half, Steinhauer went on another personal 5-0 run as she hit a three pointer and a pair of free throws to make it 34-9 Nettes. After a bucket by Jones that ended the run, Mullins went on a 5-0 run of her own as she made two shots and a free throw to make it 39-11. Ray and Steinhauer would then trade buckets as Pickens led, 41-15. Aliza Chastain ended the third quarter with a make for the Lady Cats as Pickens led 41-17 going to the fourth quarter.
Chastain, who ended the third quarter with a bucket, began the fourth quarter with a bucket as well to make it 41-19. Mullins, then got a bucket and the foul. Mullins completed the three point play and made it 44-19. Jones then went on a personal 4-0 run to make it 44-23. Steinhauer ended the run with a three pointer. Sophia Riblet responded with a bucket to make it 47-25. After a bucket by Steinhauer and a free throw by Deering, the Nettes led 50-25. The Lady Cats got on a 4-0 run to close the game. Pickens, picks up the win, 50-29.
Lady Cats Leading Scorers:
Amayah Jones: 8 points
Lucy Ray: 8 points
Aliza Chastain: 4 points
Charley Pateet: 3 points
Nettes Leading Scorers:
Ellison Steinhauer: 19 points
Caroline Mullins: 11 points
Brylee Deering: 6 points
Bella Hopkins: 6 points
Emmie Moore: 6 points
Emery Bryant: 2 points
7-AAA Girls Region Standings:
Pickens: 6-0 (1-0)
Wesleyan: 5-0 (1-0)
Dawson: 4-2 (1-0)
White County: 7-1 (0-0)
Lumpkin County: 5-1 (0-1)
West Hall: 2-6 (0-1)
Gilmer: 1-6 (0-1)
With the win, head coach Brandon Thomas picks up win number 200 of his career. Coach Thomas and the Nettes will be back on their home floor on Friday as they host an undefeated Sonoraville Lady Phoenix team. Both clubs will come into the game with similar 6-0 records. Tip off is set for 7 pm.
Jefferson, Ga — The Pickens Dragonettes, took to the road on Wednesday, March 2nd to take on the Jefferson Lady Dragons in the Elite 8 of the GHSA 4A Girls State Basketball Tournament. It was a minor miracle for the Nettes to even get to this game as they had to battle back from a 14 point 4th quarter deficit on the road against the Daugherty Lady Trojans in the Sweet 16. Jefferson, was the #1 seed out of region 8. The Nettes, showing a willingness to never quit, overcame a 12 point 4th quarter deficit to defeat the Lady Dragons, 51-50.
Jefferson got out to a quick start in the first quarter as they built an early 4-0 lead. Emmie Moore, who came in for the Nettes after Caroline Mullins had to leave the game for a bit after falling on her elbow, got Pickens on the board with a layup to make it 4-2. The Lady Dragons then added a three, to make it 7-2. Moore, a freshman, then went on a personal 5-0 run as she made another layup and hit a three to tie it up at 7. After Jefferson retook the lead with a bucket, Amanda Nelson tied things up at 9 with a layup. She would then give the Nettes the lead after hitting a free throw to make it 10-9. The Lady Dragons would answer back with a bucket to make it 11-10. Caroline Mullins, now back in the game, got her first points of the contest with a layup to make it 12-11 Nettes. Jefferson would go on a 4-0 run to close out the first quarter as the Lady Dragons led it, 15-12.
The Nettes began the second quarter with a 5-0 run as Nelson hit a three, and Caroline Mullins made a bucket to give Pickens a 17-15 lead. After Jefferson split a pair of free throws and then made a layup, Madison Powell responded with a three pointer to give the Nettes a 20-18 lead. The Lady Dragons answered with a three pointer of their own to reclaim the lead, 21-20. After Caroline Mullins split a pair of free throws to tie things up at 21, Jefferson again went on a 4-0 run. This one, closed out the first half as we headed to halftime with the Lady Dragons leading the Nettes, 25-21.
The third quarter began with Jefferson hitting back to back three pointers to make it 31-21. Powell answered with a three of her own to make it 31-24. The two teams then split a pair of free throws to make the score 32-25 in favor of the Lady Dragons. After a layup from Jefferson, Nelson hit another three to make it 34-28. Nelson, then put an end to a 4-0 run by the Lady Dragons with a layup to make it 38-30. After a 5-0 run by Jefferson that included three free throws, another Nettes freshman, Brylee Deering, stepped up and hit a three to make it 43-33. A layup by the Lady Dragons near the end of the quarter gave Jefferson a 45-33 advantage heading to the fourth.
Nelson got the fourth quarter started with a layup to make it 45-35. After a pair of free throws from Jefferson, Carmyn Mullins made a layup in traffic to make it 47-37. Deering, then split a pair of free throws to make it 47-38. Moore, then drove into the lane, made the layup, and got fouled. She would make the free throw to cut the Lady Dragons lead down to 47-41. Jefferson, then made a pair of free throws to stretch their lead out to 49-41. Then, the Nettes went to work. Caroline Mullins drove into the lane for the layup to make it 49-43. Nelson, then lined up and fired another three pointer to make it 49-46. With Caroline Mullins bringing the ball up the court, the Lady Dragons trapped her in a corner, she found Nelson, who then found an open Bella Hopkins who hit a three pointer to tie it up at 49. By this point the Nettes faithful that made the trip, were losing their minds. After a stop defensively, and a timeout, Caroline Mullins got by her defender and drove into the lane for a tough layup to give Pickens a 51-49 lead with 40 seconds left.
Here’s where things get interesting shall we say. Jefferson would miss two potential go ahead short shots. A fight for the ball occurred which resulted in a jump ball. The arrow pointed the way of the Nettes with 23 seconds left. After a timeout was called by Pickens to avoid the 5-second call, the ball was passed in to Caroline Mullins. Mullins, would miss the front end of the 1 and 1. Jefferson got the rebound and drove down the court and was fouled with 13 seconds left. The Lady Dragons split the free throws to make it 51-50 Nettes. On the missed free throw, a tie up with the ball led to the Lady Dragons getting a timeout granted with 12.2 seconds left. After the timeout, Jefferson found an open girl under the basket, but she was called for the travel, giving possession back to Pickens with 4.6 seconds left. a jump ball was called on the ensuing in-bounds play, which gave the Lady Dragons the ball with 2.3 seconds left. Jefferson lobbed it into the paint, but Emma Gleason was able to force a lose ball. The ball went out of bounds as time expired and the Nettes began to celebrate. That celebration was short lived as the officials determined that there was .3 seconds left on the clock when the ball went out on Gleason. Jefferson lobbed it up for a desperation shot at the basket, but it was no good and the Nettes held on to knock off the Lady Dragons, 51-50.
Pickens, will have a quick turnaround as they will face the Marist Lady War Eagles in the Final Four on Friday, March 4th. Marist, advanced to the Final Four on Tuesday with a 36-16 victory over the Nettes region mates, the Heritage Lady Generals. The game will be played at Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, Georgia. Tip off is set for 6 pm.
Jasper, Ga — A big crowd was on hand as the Pickens Dragonettes 20-2 (10-0), welcomed the Southeast Whitfield Lady Raiders 1-21 (1-10) to the Dragons Den for Senior Night. The Nettes, came in riding an 18 game winning streak after defeating the 10th ranked team in Single-A Private, the Darlington Lady Tigers on Saturday. The Lady Raiders also had reason to be excited as they picked up their first win of the season against Ridgeland last week. Using a fantastic defensive effort, the Nettes came away with a 59-7 win.
Senior Carmyn Mullins got the scoring started for the Nettes in the first quarter as they took a quick 2-0 lead. Younger sister of Carmyn, Sophomore Caroline Mullins, followed that up with a steal for an easy layup to make it 4-0. After a nice set up from fellow Senior Amanda Nelson, Carmyn Mullins made another shot to make it 6-0. Junior Madison Powell nailed the first three pointer of the game to make it 9-0. Freshman Emmie Moore made an impact early on as she hit a three pointer to make it 12-0. Caroline Mullins got in on the three pointer party as she hit one to make it 15-0 Nettes going to the second quarter.
In the second quarter, Pickens continued it’s great play on both sides of the court. To begin the scoring in the second quarter, Sophomore Bella Hopkins hit a three pointer to make it 18-0. Hopkins then nailed a floater after a nice dish from Caroline Mullins to make it 20-0. Senior Amanda Nelson then got her first points of the night as she hit a three pointer to make it 23-0. Hopkins, continued her stellar second quarter with another three pointer to make it 26-0. Carmyn Mullins then had a nice put back score after fighting for a rebound to make it 28-0. Another Freshman, Brylee Deering, got her first points of the game after a nice pump fake led to a nice make on a jump shot to make it 30-0. Junior Emma Gleason got her first points of the game late in the first half as Caroline Mullins found her wide open underneath the basket for a layup to make it 32-0. Just before the end of the first half, Junior Jazmine Chastain got a steal and took it all the way down the floor for the layup. Going into the break, the Nettes led the Lady Raiders, 34-0.
The second half, was a shortened half as both the third and fourth quarters were both 6 minute quarters instead of the usual 8 minute quarters. In the third quarter, the Nettes continued their scoring ways as the Senior to Senior connection was in play as Carmyn Mullins dished it to a cutting Nelson for the layup to make it 36-0. The Lady Raiders, got their first points of the game on a three pointer to make it 36-3. After a rebound by Hopkins, she found a sprinting Gleason down the floor who then laid it up an in to make 38-3. After getting fouled, Carmyn Mullins went 2-2 from the free throw line to make it 40-3. A nice in-bounds play set up a Moore jumper after a good pass from Nelson to make it 42-3. Good ball movement from the Nettes, and a pass from Moore, led to a three pointer from Gleason to make it 45-3. A scramble for a loose ball on the next Lady Raider possession led to Southeast Whitfield getting an open layup to make it 45-5. On the next possession for Pickens, Moore had a nice drive and kick as she found an open Deering for the three to make it 48-5. A final shot before the buzzer would not fall for the Nettes as we’d head to the fourth with Pickens ahead, 48-5.
To start the fourth, Carmyn Mullins got fouled and hit both shots to make it 50-5. A little later on in the fourth, Hopkins found Nelson for a layup to make it 52-5. After the two teams traded possessions for a bit, the Lady Raiders got a jump shot to go to make it 52-7. After a steal by the Nettes, Carmyn Mullins found Nelson for the layup to make it 54-7. After grabbing the offensive rebound, and using good ball movement, Sophomore Emery Steinhauer found Deering who hit a bank shot three pointer to make it 57-7. A steal by Deering on the Lady Raiders next possession led to an open layup for Steinhauer as she made it 59-7. The final seconds would then tick away as the Nettes came away with their 19th straight win by defeating the Southeast Whitfield Lady Raiders, 59-7.
7-AAAA Girls Region Standings:
Pickens: 21-2 (11-0) will be the #1 seed in the region tournament
Heritage: 16-7 (9-3) will be either the #2 or #3 seed in the region tournament
Northwest Whitfield: 16-9 (9-3) will be either the #2 or #3 seed in the region tournament
Central-Carroll: 10-14 (6-6) will be the #4 seed in the region tournament
Cedartown: 4-15 (3-8) will be the #5 seed in the region tournament
Ridgeland: 5-19 (2-10) will be the #6 seed in the region tournament
Southeast Whitfield: 1-22 (1-11) will be the #7 seed in the region tournament
While they did already have Senior Night to recognize the Senior basketball players, cheerleaders, and dance team, there is still one more home game left to be played. Cedartown, will come to Jasper on Thursday, February 10th to close out the regular season. This is a make up game from several weeks back as the original game was canceled due to weather. Tip off for this one is set for 6 pm.
Jasper, Ga — After what seemed like an eternity, the Nettes were finally back in Jasper inside the Dragons Den for a basketball game as they welcomed the Ridgeland Lady Panthers for a 7-AAAA tilt. This was the Nettes first true home game since December 10th as they had been on the road facing non-region opponents and winning the Carpet Capital Christmas Classic that was held at Christian Heritage High School. Coming into the game, the Nettes had won their last 9 games in a row to push their record to 11-2 overall and 3-0 in 7-AAAA heading into the new year. The Lady Panthers, came in struggling a bit but as we know, anything can happen on any given day. The Nettes, used a fantastic combination of defense turing into offense to come away with a 64-16 win.
The Nettes, went on a 7-0 run to start the game as Madison Powell knocked down a three, Emmie Moore than made a free throw, then Brylee Deering hit a three. After the Lady Panthers answered with a 4-0 run, Pickens went on a 9-0 run to make it 16-4. The Nettes got two free throws from Carmyn Mullins, buckets from Deering and Bella Hopkins, as well as a three from Amanda Nelson during the run. Again after a bucket from Ridgeland, the Nettes closed the quarter out with a bucket from Emma Gleason and a free throw from Powell to make it 19-6 going to the second quarter.
In the second quarter, the Nettes continued their run from the end of the first quarter as Ashaela Buchanan hit a three and Caroline Mullins made a bucket to make it 24-6. After a bucket by the Lady Panthers, Pickens would go on a major run. The Nettes went on a 17-0 run to make it 41-8. Ridgeland, closed out the first half on a 5-0 run to make it 41-13 Nettes at the break.
The third quarter got going with an 8-0 run from the Nettes as Caroline Mullins, Deering, and Moore helped make it 49-13. After a bucket by the Lady Panthers, Pickens went on an 11-0 run to close out the third and make it 60-15 going to the fourth.
Not much scoring happened in the fourth as the Nettes got a free throw from Moore and a three pointer from Buchanan. The Lady Panthers were able to hit a free throw as the Nettes came away with their 10th straight win, 64-16.
Leading Scorers For The Nettes:
Ashaela Buchanan: 12 points
Brylee Deering: 12 points
Bella Hopkins: 8 points
Caroline Mullins: 8 points
Amanda Nelson: 7 points
Madison Powell: 7 points
Emmie Moore: 4 points
Carmyn Mullins: 4 points
7-AAAA Region Standings:
Pickens: 12-2 (4-0)
Northwest Whitfield: 8-5 (4-0)
Heritage: 8-5 (2-1)
Central-Carroll: 5-8 (1-2)
Cedartown: 2-7 (1-3)
Ridgeland: 1-10 (0-3)
Southeast Whitfield: 0-13 (0-3)
The Nettes, will be back at it at home once again as they welcome the Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins to town. As you can tell from the standings above, this will be for sole possession of first place in the region. These two have gone back and forth the last several years and it appears no different this season. Tip off is set for 7 pm.