Nettes sweep Lafayette on senior night

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On Friday, the Pickens Dragonettes (14-7, 7-2) welcomed the Lafayette Lady Ramblers (12-8, 4-5) for a 6-AAAA contest. It was Senior Night in Jasper last night and the Nettes picked up another big win 59-56. Also, there was a little history made in the process.


The first quarter started out pretty evenly as we had a tie game, 6-6. From there, Pickens went on a 12-0 run to take an 18-6 lead before Lafayette hit a bucket. The Nettes, closed on a 5-0 run highlighted by a play by senior Mykenzie Weaver where she stole the ball in the corner, then turned around and shot a three pointer and sent the home crowd in a frenzy when it connected. Going to the second, Pickens led the Lady Ramblers 23-8.

Nettes setting up offense in the 1st

In the second quarter, Lafayette went on a run of their own and cut the Nettes lead down to 25-18 at one point. The Lady Ramblers would hit a layup just before the half ended to make it 28-21 Pickens as we went to the break.

Nettes looking to stop a drive through the lane








In the third quarter, again, Lafayette made a run. The Lady Ramblers had the Nettes lead down to just 32-29 at one time. During the third, we saw history made. Weaver, scored a bucket and that would be her 2,000th career point scored in a Dragonettes jersey. Time was called and she received a standing ovation from the home crowd and hugs from her teammates and coaches. After the mini celebration, Pickens had to refocus as they maintained their close lead on Lafayette. Going to the fourth, the Nettes held a 44-39 lead.

Mykenzie Weaver drawing a foul

Early in the fourth quarter, Lafayette hit one of two free throws to cut the Pickens lead to 44-40. Cassidy Richards stepped up and hit a big three for the Nettes to make it 47-40. With the score 47-46 Pickens, senior Sarah Morris got an open look and nailed a three to make it 50-46. After the Lady Ramblers made a free throw, Morris again launched a three point attempt that found it’s mark. Lafayette, would not go away as they again cut the Nettes lead down to 57-54. Another Nettes senior, Chloe Walker, calmly stepped to the line and hit two free throws to make it 59-54. Lafayette made a layup at the buzzer as Pickens came away with this one, 59-56.


Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 31 points

Sarah Morris: 13 points

Reagan Harwood: 5 points

Cassidy Richards: 4 points

Carmyn Mullins: 2 points

Amanda Nelson: 2 points

Chloe Walker: 2 points


6-AAAA Girls Standings:

Gilmer: 14-5 (9-0)\

Northwest Whitfield: 16-5 (9-1)

Pickens: 14-7 (7-2)

Lafayette: 12-8 (4-5)

Southeast Whitfield: 5-15 (2-7)

Ridgeland: 2-16 (1-9)

Heritage: 4-17 (1-9)


Pickens, will again be home on Tuesday as they welcome the Gilmer Lady Cats to the Dragons Den. The Lady Cats, as you see above, lead 6-AAAA and the Nettes are two games back in third. This will surely be another exciting installment in the Pickens/Gilmer rivalry. Tip off is set for 6 pm.


Nettes sweep Ridgeland on alumni night

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The Pickens Dragonettes (13-7, 6-2) were home last night hosting the Ridgeland Lady Panthers (2-14, 1-7) in 6-AAAA action. The Nettes, were coming off of a big road win over the Heritage Lady Generals on Tuesday, and looked to keep that momentum built to this game.


In the first quarter, the Nettes raced out to a big lead. After Ridgeland got the first bucket of the game, Senior Mykenzie Weaver went on a personal 8-0 run to give Pickens an 8-2 early advantage. The rest of the quarter saw the Nettes outscore the Lady Panthers 21-8. Pickens, got three pointers from Weaver, Sarah Morris, and Allie Presley in the frame. Going to the second quarter, the Nettes led, 29-10.

Sarah Morris about to hit a three

In the second quarter, the Nettes would go on a 6-0 run led by Presley and Cassidy Richards. Ridgeland went on a mini 4-0 run to cut the Pickens lead to 35-14. The Nettes, closed the half on an 18-0 run using great defense to turn into offense, as they led 53-14 at the break.

Nettes on defense against the Lady Panthers








Pickens, started off the third quarter with a 7-0 run led by Weaver and Morris. The third quarter would be a close quarter scoring wise as the Nettes just did outscore the Lady Panthers, 21-18. Going to the fourth, Pickens continued to lead, 74-32.

Emma Gleason with the layup

In the fourth quarter, the Nettes mixed and matched some of the JV players with a couple of starters and they made the most of their opportunities. In a shortened quarter, Pickens outscored Ridgeland 15-4, to take home the win, 89-36.


Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 38 points

Sarah Morris: 13 points

Allie Presley: 10 points

Emma Gleason: 8 points


After the game, Nettes alumni and coaches were honored. Members of Nettes teams from the 1960’s till now were recognized.

Nettes players and coaches on Alumni Night

6-AAAA Girls Basketball Standings:

Gilmer: 12-5 (7-0)

Northwest Whitfield: 11-4 (7-1)

Pickens: 13-7 (6-2)

Lafayette: 12-6 (4-3)

Southeast Whitfield: 4-15 (1-7)

Heritage: 4-15 (1-7)

Ridgeland: 2-14 (1-7)


Pickens, will be back on the road this afternoon as they head to Adairsville to take on the Lady Tigers in non-region action. jam packed afternoon with both boys and girls JV teams playing at 3 pm and 4:30 pm. The Nettes, will tip off at 6 pm.


Nettes earn sweep over Heritage after road win

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The Pickens Dragonettes (12-7, 5-2) were on the road last night as they took on the Heritage Lady Generals (4-13, 1-6) in 6-AAAA region play. The Nettes, had already defeated the Lady Generals once this season, and came into this one looking for the regular season sweep to keep third place all to themselves.


The first quarter started out with an early free throw by the Lady Generals. Allie Presley, gave the Nettes their first lead of the game with a bucket to make it 2-1. Heritage then went on a 5-0 run, to reclaim the early lead, 6-2. Pickens, went on a run themselves led by Cassidy Richards and Carmyn Mullins. Richards, hit two free throws, then Mullins went on a personal 5-0 run including two buckets and a free throw to make it 9-7 Nettes. Pickens, outscored Heritage 12-4 for the remainder of the quarter to take a 21-11 lead into the second.


Nettes working the ball inside 

Early in the second quarter, the Nettes went on a 7-0 run fueled by three pointers by Presley and Richards. After a bucket by Heritage, Marlee McClure stepped into a three pointer and connected and Mullins nailed a bucket to make it 33-14. The Lady Generals hit a pair of free throws to close out the half with Pickens ahead, 33-16.

Nettes looking to prevent a bucket








Right out of the gates in the third quarter, Chloe Walker hit a three pointer to give the Nettes a 36-16 lead. Heritage, came right back with a three of their own and we were underway in the second half. Pickens went on a little 5-0 run after the Lady Generals three pointer with Mykenzie Weaver making a bucket and Richards hitting a three. Heritage, outscored the Nettes in the third. 13-9, but Pickens continued to lead, 45-29, going to the fourth.

Reagan Harwood attempting a three

In the fourth quarter, Heritage cut the Nettes lead down to 11 on two occasions, but a 9-0 sparked by five straight points from Sarah Morris helped put the game out of reach. The Nettes took this one, 67-47.


Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 15 points

Cassidy Richards: 12 points

Carmyn Mullins: 10 points

Allie Presley: 10 points

Sarah Morris: 6 points


6-AAAA Girls Standings:

Gilmer: 12-5 (7-0)

Northwest Whitfield: 10-4 (6-1)

Pickens: 12-7 (5-2)

Lafayette: 11-6 (3-3)

Ridgeland: 2-13 (1-6)

Heritage: 4-14 (1-6)

Southeast Whitfield: 4-14 (1-6)


Pickens, will be back at home on Friday as they welcome the Ridgeland Lady Panthers to the Dragons Den. The Nettes, have already earned one victory over the Lady Panthers and will look to do so again. Tip off is set for 6 pm.





‘Nettes ring in new year with fourth-straight win

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On Friday, Jan. 3, the Pickens Dragonettes (11-6, 4-1 Region 6-AAAA) welcomed the Southeast Whitfield Lady Raiders (4-13, 1-5) to the Dragons Den to open up the 2020 portion of the schedule. Pickens came in winners of three straight to close out 2019 and looked to carry that momentum into the new decade.

The first quarter saw a really close contest as both teams seemed to trade made shots for the better portion of the frame. With the score tied early at six, the ‘Nettes went on a quick 6-0 run with 3-pointers from Kealy Hillhouse and Chole Walker to take a 12-6 lead. The Lady Raiders outscored Pickens 7-5 the rest of the quarter, but the ‘Nettes took a 17-13 lead going to the second.

The ‘Nettes started the second quarter with a 6-0 run thanks to a made shot by Cassidy Richards, a 3-pointer by Sarah Morris, and a free throw by Hillhouse. Southeast Whitfield went on an 8-0 run to cut the lead down to 23-21. Pickens followed that with a big 15-0 run to open the game up a little bit. Going into halftime, the ‘Nettes led the Lady Raiders, 38-23.

The third quarter mirrored the first quarter as the two teams went back-and-forth. Pickens outscored Southeast Whitfield 21-15 in the frame to maintain their lead at 59-38.

In the fourth quarter the ‘Nettes brought in a few reserve players to get more varsity experience, and they played well. Both teams scored 13 points in the fourth quarter as the ‘Nettes picked up their first win of the new decade and their fourth-straight overall by a score of 72-51.

Leading the way for the Nettes were Sarah Morris (17 points), Mykenzie Weaver (11 points), Kealy Hillhouse (nine points), Reagan Harwood (seven points), and Cassidy Richards (six points).

6-AAAA Girls Region Standings:

Gilmer: 11-4 (6-0)

Pickens: 11-6 (4-1)

Northwest Whitfield: 8-4 (4-1)

Lafayette: 10-6 (3-3)

Southeast Whitfield: 4-13 (1-5)

Heritage: 4-12 (1-5)

Ridgeland: 2-12 (1-5)

On Saturday, Jan. 3, the ‘Nettes will be right back at it as they host the Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins in another big 6-AAAA game. Tip-off is set for 3 pm. During halftime, the 1999-’00 Dragons basketball team will be recognized.


‘Nettes tame lady mustangs for second tournament win

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The PHS Dragonettes (9-6, 3-1) welcomed the Kennesaw Mountain Lady Mustangs (6-8, 0-2) for the second day of the Pickens Holiday Tournament. The Nettes, were coming off of a win over Murray County, while the Lady Mustangs came back late against Lassiter to get a win of their own.


In the opening quarter, Kennesaw Mountain got the scoring started with an opening bucket. Pickens, came back with an 8-0 run highlighted by three pointers by Amanda Nelson and Sarah Morris. The Nettes, outscored the Lady Mustangs 5-3 for the rest of the quarter to take a 13-5 lead going to the second.

Amanda Nelson attempting a three pointer

In the second quarter, Pickens started it off with a 8-0 run with free throws by Mykenzie Weaver and Marlee McClure and three’s by Morris and Weaver. Kennesaw Mountain, outscored the Nettes 13-7 the rest of the quarter, but it was Pickens taking a 28-18 lead into the break.

Kennesaw Mountain setting up a play








To begin the third quarter, Reagan Harwood opened the scoring with a three pointer. Kennesaw Mountain would connect on a free throw, then the Nettes countered with a 5-0 run with a three pointer by Cassidy Richards and a bucket by Weaver. The lead got up to as high as 19 for Pickens in the third as they went into the fourth quarter up 43-27.

Mykenzie Weaver on a fast break

The fourth quarter, saw some younger Nettes players get their name in score book as Jazmine Chastain hit a three pointer, and McKayla Kirchoff hit a pair of free throws. Pickens held on and picked up the win, 57-36. Defensively, the Nettes held Kennesaw Mountain to single digit scoring in three of the four quarters while scoring 13, 15, 15, and 14 each quarter respectively.


Leading the Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 15 points

Sarah Morris: 9 points

Reagan Harwood: 8 points

Amanda Nelson: 6 points

Cassidy Richards: 6 points


On Monday, the Nettes will compete in the third and final day of the Pickens Holiday Tournament as they host the Lassiter Lady Trojans. Tip off is set for 4 pm.


‘Nettes get day one win in holiday tournament

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The Pickens Dragonettes (8-6, 3-1), finally got back to there home court this afternoon after a 3rd place finish in the Gordon Lee Holiday Tournament last week. The Pickens Holiday Tournament tipped off this afternoon and the host team welcomed the Murray County Lady Indians (5-9, 2-4), for day one action.


In the first quarter, the Nettes got off to a quick start early with two buckets from senior Mykenzie Weaver. The Lady Indians clawed back after a back and forth beginning to the frame to take a one point lead. Towards the end of the first, right before the buzzer as a matter of fact, Allie Presley knocked down a three to give the Nettes a 23-16 lead over the Lady Indians.

Mykenzie Weaver on a fast break

In the second quarter, after a pair of free throws from Kerra Lowe of Murray County, Pickens went on an 8-0 run highlighted by two more three pointers by Presley to make it 31-18. The Lady Indians, did outscore the Nettes 16-15 to close the half, but Pickens took a 46-34 lead into the break.

Nettes on defense








The third quarter, started off slow for both teams as neither squad could find points. The first point came from a free throw from Marlee McClure. The Nettes closed the quarter on a big run to extend their lead over Murray County to 63-44 after three.

Chloe Walker looking to inbound the ball

In the 4th quarter, the Nettes got in some younger girls to get some varsity experience. Pickens, held onto their lead and picked up a much needed win, 76-57.


Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 29 points

Sarah Morris: 12 points

Allie Presley: 11 points

Cassidy Richards: 7 points

Reagan Harwood: 4 points

Amanda Nelson: 4 points


Tomorrow, Day two of the Pickens Holiday Tournament will take place. The Nettes, will take on the Kennesaw Mountain Lady Mustangs. Tip off, is set for 4 pm.


‘Nettes move to 2-0 in region after road win

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The Pickens Dragonettes took to the road on Friday to take on the Lady Panthers of Ridgeland in their 2nd region game of the season. After a big 67-58 win at home on Tuesday against Heritage, the Nettes looked to keep things rolling against the Lady Panthers.


In the first quarter, it was the home standing Lady Panthers getting off to a quick 6-0 start. Cassidy Richards for the Nettes, got them on the board with a three pointer & a two pointer to cut it to 6-5, then Mykenzie Weaver would give Pickens it’s first lead of the game at 7-6 with a bucket. Ridgeland, had a 13-10 lead late in the opening frame, but Weaver closed the quarter with 10 of the last 11 points ( Marlee McClure with a free throw) & gave the Nettes a 21-13 lead going to the 2nd.

In the 2nd quarter, the Pickens fast paced attack started to take over as they would hold a 36-17 lead over Ridgeland at one point in the frame. The Lady Panthers, would cut into the lead a little bit towards the end of the half as the Nettes were out in front at the break, 40-25.








In the beginning stages of the 3rd quarter, Weaver went on a person 9-3 run against Ridgeland. Pickens, would go on to score 18 more points in the frame as they outscored the Lady Panthers 27-16 in the 3rd to stretch their lead over Ridgeland to 67-41, going to the 4th.

The Nettes, were able to close this thing out behind great play by Sarah Morris, who had 8 4th quarter points, & great hustle & defensive plays by Amanda Nelson & Chloe Walker. Pickens, outscored Ridgeland 22-7 in the 4th, & 49-23 overall in the 2nd half to take this one, 89-48.


Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 36 points

Sarah Morris: 15 points

Cassidy Richards: 8 points

Amanda Nelson: 7 points

Marlee McClure: 5 points


With the win the Nettes improve to 4-2 overall & 2-0 in 6-AAAA play. Tuesday, they’ll be back home as they host the Gordon Lee Lady Trojans in non-region action. The Lady Trojans, are out of region 6 in the Single-A classification. Tip off for this one is set for 5 pm.


Nettes’ Finish Fourth In Region, Face Flowery Branch In State Tournament

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This past Friday afternoon, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team was once again in Dalton to take part in the consolation game of the 6-AAAA Region Tournament. Their opponent, the Gilmer Lady Cats. This would be the 4th meeting between the two this season. The winner, would be the regions 3rd seed in the state tournament. The other, will represent the region as it’s 4th seed.

The Lady Cats, jumped out to a quick start over the Nettes in the opening quarter of this one. Going to the 2nd, Gilmer held a 21-8 lead over Pickens. The 2nd quarter scoring was very close as the Lady Cats just did outscore the Nettes 8-7. Going into the break, Gilmer maintained their lead over Pickens, 29-15.

In the 3rd, the Nettes’ began to bounce back. The 3rd quarter saw the Nettes’ outscore the Lady Cats 18-11, to cut the Gilmer lead down to 40-33, going to the 4th. The 4th quarter, saw the Lady Cats hold on to secure the win, 52-43.


Torie Williams: 17 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound, 1 steal (All-Region Team)

Mykenzie Weaver: 17 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, 3 steals (All-Region Team)

Olivia Simmons: 3 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block

Cassidy Richards: 3 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block

Reagan Harwood: 2 points, 1 rebound

Sarah Morris: 1 point, 2 rebounds, 1 steal

Amanda Nelson: 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal

Hattie Baker: 1 assist, 4 rebounds

Pickens, will now turn it’s attention to the Girls 4-A State Tournament as they will travel to Gainesville to take on the #1 seed out of region 7, the Flowery Branch Lady Falcons. Game time & date are unknown as of this writing, but it will be next week.

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