Nettes’ end regular season strong

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Last night, the  PHS Dragonettes (17-8, 9-3) traveled up to Dalton to take on the Southeast Whitfield Lady Raiders (6-19, 2-10) in the final game of the regular season. Coming into the game, the Nettes knew they were going to be the 3rd seed in next week’s 6-AAAA region tournament. It was also a good possibility that their quarterfinal would be these same Lady Raiders. Pickens, gained momentum last night with an 80-39 win.

To start the game, Southeast Whitfield went on a 5-0 run. It seemed a lid was on the Nettes basket in the beginning, but a Reagan Harwood three helped start a 9-0 run to take a 9-5 lead. The teams would trade buckets in a very competitive opening quarter. Kealy Hillhouse, would hit a three to give the Nettes a 16-12 lead after one.

Nettes moving the ball early on

In the second quarter, after Southeast Whitfield cut the Nettes lead down to 27-19, Pickens went on a big run. Using a 10-0 run, the Nettes increased their lead to 37-19. Pickens, held a 40-21 lead going to the break.

Nettes defending the Lady Raiders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To begin the third, the Nettes went on an 8-0 run with threes by Mykenzie Weaver, Hillhouse, and a bucket by Chloe Walker. After a three by the Lady Raiders, Sarah Morris, Allie Presley, and Walker hit back to back to back threes to make it 57-24. Morris, would make another three, then just before the end of the quarter, Presley threw up a three point attempt and banked it in to make it 66-34 going to the fourth.

Chloe Walker going in for a layup

In a shortened 4th quarter, some of the younger Nettes got a chance to shine. Madison Powell made a pair of free throws, Jazmine Chastain made a bucket, Lilly Simmons made a bucket, and Emma Gleason hit a three and a free throw. Pickens, picked up the win, 80-39.

Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 24 points

Sarah Morris: 11 points

Allie Presley: 9 points

Chloe Walker: 7 points

Kealy Hillhouse: 6 points

Pickens, ends the regular season at 17-8 overall, and 9-3 in 6-AAAA play. They will next play on Monday at 6 pm at Southeast Whitfield in the 6-AAAA Region Tournament as the the 3rd seed when they take on the 6th seeded Southeast Lady Raiders. The entire tournament will be played at Southeast Whitfield. The winner earns a place in the 4A state tournament.

Nettes drop road game against Northwest Whitfield

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After upsetting their rival and 6-AAAA num. 1 seed Gilmer Lady Cats 70-66 in overtime on Tuesday, the Pickens Dragonettes (15-8, 8-3) traveled to Tunnel Hill to take on the Northwest Whitfield Bruins (18-6, 10-1) in a game where a potential tie for second place in the region was on the line. In a tough game, it was the Lady Bruins who came away with the 40-28 win.

 

In the first quarter, it was Cassidy Richards who got the scoring started for the Nettes with a pair of free throws. Northwest Whitfield tied it with a bucket to make it 2 a piece. Sarah Morris, who came up big in the game against Gilmer, hit a three to make it 5-3 after the Lady Bruins took the lead with a free throw. After Northwest Whitfield went on a 5-0 run, Mykenzie Weaver hit a three to tie things up at 8 as we headed to the second quarter.

Cassidy Richards hitting her second free throw

In the second quarter, the Lady Bruins came out on a 4-0 run with a pair of free throws and a bucket. Weaver, hit another three to make it 12-11. A big point in the game came in the second quarter when Weaver was called for her third foul. After that occurred, Northwest Whitfield went on a 5-0 run and led the Nettes 17-11 at the half in a low scoring affair.

Nettes playing tough defense on the Lady Bruins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weaver got things going in the third quarter with a bucket to cut the Lady Bruins lead down to 17-13. Northwest Whitfield would then open up the game a little bit with a 12-0 run making it 29-13. The Nettes, outscored the Lady Bruins 6-3 for the rest of the quarter, but trailed going to the fourth, 32-19.

Amanda Nelson with the ball on offense

After a bucket by Weaver cut the Northwest Whitfield lead down to 34-21 in the fourth, the Lady Bruins went on a 6-0 run to make it 40-21. The Nettes closed the game out strong on a 7-0 run, but Northwest Whitfield came away with the win, 40-28.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 14 points

Cassidy Richards: 7 points

Sarah Morris: 3 points

Amanda Nelson: 2 points

Chloe Walker: 2 points

 

6-AAAA Girls Standings:

Gilmer: 15-6 (10-1)

Northwest Whitfield: 18-6 (10-1)

Pickens: 15-8 (8-3)

Lafayette: 13-9 (5-6)

Heritage: 7-17 (3-9)

Southeast Whitfield: 6-17 (2-9)

Ridgeland: 5-18 (1-10)

 

The Nettes, will be back in action on Saturday afternoon as they will take on the Adairsville Lady Tigers in non-region action. This game is a makeup game after weather forced it to be postponed. Tip off is set for 4 pm.

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 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 end 2019 in big fashion

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The PHS Dragonettes, (10-6, 3-1) looked to end the decade on a high note as they hosted the Lassiter Lady Trojans (1-13, 0-2) in the third and final day of the Pickens Holiday Tournament. Coming into the game, Pickens won their first two games of the tournament, and looked to sweep the whole thing.

 

In the first quarter, the Lady Trojans were first on the board with a three pointer. Senior Mykenzie Weaver, would then go on a personal 7-0 run for the Nettes as Pickens claimed the lead. Lassiter would hit a shot, then the Nettes went on a 9-0 run courtesy of three pointers from Sarah Morris, Chloe Walker, and Kealy Hillhouse. From then on, Pickens outscored the Lady Trojans 11-2, to take a 27-7 lead going to the second.

Nettes setting up offense

In the second quarter, the Nettes would go to work offensively and defensively using a big 21-0 run in the frame to stretch the lead out. Lassiter went on a mini 4-0 run to close the half, but Pickens held a 48-11 advantage at the break.

Nettes defending against the Lady Trojans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the third quarter, the Nettes carried over their impressive first half into the second half. Pickens outscored Lassiter 19-8, to go into the fourth quarter with a 67-18 lead.

Weaver driving on a fast break

In the fourth quarter, the Nettes outscored the Lady Trojans 9-5, getting three pointers from Allie Presley, Madison Powell, and Jazmine Chastain. The final score in this one, 76-23.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 33 points

Allie Presley: 9 points

Sarah Morris: 8 points

Jazmine Chastain: 5 points

Madison Powell: 5 points

 

Pickens, will be back home on Friday to ring in the new decade with a home region game. They’ll host the Lady Raiders of Southeast Whitfield. Tip off is set for 7 pm.

‘Nettes fall in region meeting with Gilmer

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The Pickens girls basketball team (6-4, 3-1 Region 6-4A), came into the game against the Gilmer Lady ‘Cats looking to shake off a tough loss to Gordon Central last Saturday and to keep their region record spotless. Of the three region games the ‘Nettes have played, two have been on the road. Both teams came in with identical 3-0 region records.

Early on in the first quarter, both teams got some quick buckets. Mykenzie Weaver got the first five points for the ‘Nettes to give them an early 5-2 lead. From there the Lady ‘Cats made a big run. Gilmer went on a 15-0 run to give them a 17-5 lead. To their credit, Pickens battled back and outscored the Lady ‘Cats 9-7. Gilmer led 24-14 going to the second.

In the second quarter, the ‘Nettes battled back, cutting the Lady Cat lead down to four late in the first half. A 5-0 run by Gilmer to close the half made it 46-37 Lady ‘Cats going into the break.

In the third quarter the Lady ‘Cats were able to add to their lead by outscoring the ‘Nettes 25-15. The run was led by Elly Callihan, Jalynn Ledford, and Emma Callihan. Going to the fourth, Gilmer led Pickens, 71-52.

In the fourth, the Lady ‘Cats were able to keep their offensive output going on the way to a  94-67 win. Gilmer outscored Pickens 48-30 in the second half on the way to the win.

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 36 points

Allie Presley: 10 points

Amanda Nelson: 5 points

Sarah Morris: 4 points

Chloe Walker: 4 points

 

6-AAAA Girls Standings:

NW Whitfield: 4-0

Gilmer: 4-0

Pickens: 3-1

Lafayette: 2-2

SE Whitfield: 1-3

Ridgeland: 1-4

Heritage: 0-5

 

Next up for the ‘Nettes is the Gordon Lee Holiday Tournament. This three-day event starts Thursday, Dec. 17. Pickens, will head to Chattooga to take on the Lady Indians on Thursday at Chattooga. Tip off for that one is set for 7 p.m. They will again play at Chattooga on Friday, with an opponent yet to be determined. To wrap the tournament up, they will play at Gordon Lee on Saturday. The opponent there is yet to be determined as well.

‘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.

Weaver & Williams Power Nettes’ Past LaFayette, Showdown With Gilmer On Tuesday

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This past Friday night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted the Lady Ramblers of LaFayette in another key 6-AAAA meeting. Coming into the game, the Nettes’, firmly held onto the 4th spot in the region standings, with LaFayette behind them in 5th. Pickens, defeated a much improved LaFayette team earlier in the season, & came in looking for the sweep.

 

We saw a back & forth 1st quarter to start this ball game. In their last game, LaFayette gave the top team, Northwest Whitfield, all they could handle & this game had the makings of a tight one. Pickens, held a 12-10 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the Lady Ramblers made a run to take the lead from the Nettes’. Using a 16-12 quarter advantage, LaFayette grabbed a 26-24 lead into the break.

 

At the half, the 2018-19 PHS Athletics Hall of Fame inductees were recognized. The inductees included: former coach Harold Culbreth, baseball player Matthew Dunn, the Lawson Family, & former basketball/football/golf player & current Dragons assistant football & boys basketball coach Stephen Hunter.

In the 3rd, the offense for the Nettes’ came to life and reclaimed the lead from the Lady Ramblers. Using a 26-15 3rd quarter run, Pickens took a 50-41 lead over LaFayette going to the 4th & final quarter. In a close 4th quarter which saw the Nettes’ just outscore the Lady Ramblers 16-15, Pickens held on for a very important win, 66-56.

 

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 32 points, 4 assists, 5 rebounds, 2 steals

Torie Williams: 26 points, 7 assists, 2 rebounds, & 4 steals

Kealy Hillhouse: 4 points, 1 assist

Hattie Baker: 2 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, & 2 blocks

Ansley Parker: 2 points, 1 rebound

Olivia Simmons: 3 assists, 4 rebounds

Amanda Nelson: 1 assist, 5 rebounds

Reagan Harwood: 3 rebounds, 1 steal

Sarah Morris: 3 rebounds

Chloe Walker: 1 steal

 

The Nettes’, will have a busy week next week as they will have 3 games, all on the road. First up, the third & final regular season meeting with the Lady Cats of Gilmer. Gilmer, is currently in 2nd in the region standings at 7-2, just one game in front of Pickens who sit at 6-3. Tip off is set for 6 pm.

Nettes’, Complete Season Sweep Of Ridgeland In A Big Way

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team made the long trip up to Rossville to take on the Ridgeland Lady Panthers in 6-AAAA action. Pickens, came into the game coming off of a big upset over the Heritage Lady Generals, handing them their first region loss in the process, & were looking to keep momentum going with another region win.

 

The 1st quarter, started out slow for the road team until the 2nd unit came into the game. That 2nd unit, propelled the Nettes’ into the lead as we headed to the 2nd, Pickens up, 18-11. The Nettes’, extended their lead in the 2nd quarter with defense. The defense of the Nettes’ helped them to a 25-6 quarter run, to take a 43-17 lead going into the half.

 

In the 3rd, Pickens continued to lead as they used a 15-8 quarter run to extend their lead to 58-25 going to the fourth. In the 4th, the Nettes’, closed out the game with a 23-6 run to grab the win, 81-33.

 

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 29 points, 8 rebounds, 10 steals

Torie Williams: 12 points, 5 assists, 1 rebound, 3 steals

Chloe Walker: 9 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound, 4 steals

Cassidy Richards: 8 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, 3 steals

Sarah Morris: 7 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, 2 steals

Kealy Hillhouse: 5 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, 1 steal

Reagan Harwood: 3 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound

Olivia Simmons: 2 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block

Ansley Parker: 2 points, 6 rebounds

Hattie Baker: 2 points, 2 rebounds

Amanda Nelson: 2 assists, 3 rebounds

 

Pickens, will have the majority of next week off as they get ready for a home game next Friday as they host the LaFayette Lady Ramblers. Tip off is set for 7 pm.

Nettes’ Hand Heritage Their First Region Loss With Overtime Win

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team, hosted the Heritage Lady Generals in a crucial 6-AAAA region match up. Heritage, came into the game atop the region standings at 6-0, while the Nettes’, came in at 3-3. Good for 4th. The Lady Generals, took the first game of the series earlier in the season, with Pickens looking for the split.

 

It was clear early on that these two teams were evenly matched. After the first quarter, Pickens held a slim 12-11 lead over the Lady Generals. In the 2nd, both teams traded buckets, with Heritage outscoring the Nettes’ 12-9, to take a 23-21 lead into the break.

 

This game remained tight as we entered the 2nd half. The 3rd quarter, saw Pickens outscore the Lady Generals 12-9, to tie things up going to the 4th, at 32 a piece. In the 4th, it came down to the final seconds as senior Torie Williams hit game tying free throws, & Heritage missed a potential game winning three, to send us into overtime, tied at 42. In the overtime period, the Nettes’ outscored the Lady Generals, 8-4, to get a big win, 50-46.

 

Stats:

Torie Williams: 24 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, 3 steals

Mykenzie Weaver: 12 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, 2 steals

Hattie Baker: 4 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block

Amanda Nelson: 3 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds

Sarah Morris: 3 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds

Reagan Harwood: 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal

Olivia Simmons: 1 point, 3 assists, 6 rebounds, 1 block

Chloe Walker: 1 point, 1 steal, 1 block

 

Pickens, will look to keep rolling on Friday as they will take to the road to face the Ridgeland Lady Panthers in another big region game. Tip off is set for 6 pm.

Nettes’ Hang Tough With Dawson, Prepare For Holiday Tournament Next Week

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team maybe the short trip to Dawsonville to take on the Dawson Lady Tigers in non-region action. Pickens, came into the game having won two straight, & looking to pull off a big road win. Dawson, came into the game 7-3, & ranked in the top 10 in the 3A classification.

 

In the 1st quarter, both teams took turns holding the lead. As we went to the 2nd, the Lady Tigers took a 15-11 lead. In the 2nd quarter, the game remained extremely close as both teams were finding success scoring. The Nettes’, outscored Dawson slightly, 15-14, to cut the Lady Tiger lead to 29-26, going to the break.

 

In the 3rd, the game still remained close, despite Dawson stretching their lead out just a bit. Having outscored Pickens 20-14 in the frame, the Lady Tigers took a 49-40 lead, going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, Dawson used a 15-9 run to hold off a great effort by the Nettes’ to take this one, 64-49.

 

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 25 points

Torie Williams: 7 points

Sarah Morris: 5 points

Chloe Walker: 3 points

Olivia Simmons: 2 points

Kealy Hillhouse: 2 points

Amanda Nelson: 2 points

Ansley Parker: 2 points

Cassidy Richards: 1 point

 

The Nettes’, will be taking part in a holiday tournament called the Carolina Invitational starting on Thursday in Charleston, South Carolina. Their first game will be against the Wando Lady Warriors. Wando, is out of the 5A classification in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. They are 3-5 on the season. Tip off is set for 5 pm at First Baptist High School in Charleston, South Carolina.

Nettes’ Ground Lady Eagles, Face Gilmer In Tournament Championship Tonight

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Yesterday afternoon, the PHS Nettes’ varsity basketball team traveled back to Ellijay for the 2nd day of the annual Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament. Pickens, once again opened the day as they took on the Hiwassee Dam Lady Eagles from North Carolina.

 

In the opening quarter, once Pickens found it’s footing, they were able to build a lead on the Lady Eagles. Going to the 2nd quarter, the Nettes’ led, 14-7. In the 2nd, the Nettes’ extended their lead using a combination of good defense leading to offense. Outscoring Hiwassee Dam 17-9 in the 2nd, Pickens took a 31-16 lead into the half.

 

In the 3rd, the Nettes’ continued to build their lead on the Lady Eagles. Outscoring Hiwassee Dam, 16-13, Pickens held a 47-29 advantage going to the 4th. The Nettes’ took this one, 60-36.

 

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 23 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, & 2 steals

Torie Williams: 14 points, 7 assists, 2 rebounds, & 4 steals

Reagan Harwood: 6 points, & 5 rebounds

Amanda Nelson: 5 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, & 2 steals

Chloe Walker: 4 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 2 steals

Sarah Morris: 4 points, & 1 steal

Olivia Simmons: 2 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Hattie Baker: 2 points, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

 

Later today, the Nettes’ will head back to Ellijay to take part in the 3rd and final day of the Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament as they take on the host team, the Gilmer Lady Cats. This will also be a true championship game as both teams have won their other two games. Tip off is scheduled for 6 pm.

Dragonettes Open 2018-19 Basketball Season Against Forsyth Central

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Last night, the PHS Nettes’ varsity basketball team welcomed the Forsyth Central Lady Bulldogs to the Dragons Den to tip off the 2018-19 campaign. Forsyth Central, is out of region 5 in the 7-A classification, so this would be a big, early test for Pickens coming off of a sweet 16 appearance in the 4-A tournament last season.

 

As you can imagine, both teams were looking to find a rhythm early on in this opening game of the season. Forsyth Central, used a run to propel them to a lead after the first quarter with a score of 19-5. The offense, picked up a little bit for the Nettes’ and in turn, the defense also picked up towards the end of the first half. The Lady Bulldogs held a 35-15 lead at the break.

 

Pickens, again continued to improve in the 2nd half as they outscored their 1st half point total in the 3rd as they put up 19 points. Forsyth Central continued to hold the lead going to the 4th, 58-34. The Nettes’, then outscored the Lady Bulldogs in the 4th, 15-13. Forsyth Central got the win, 71-49.

 

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 16 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal

Torie Williams: 16 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Hattie Baker: 4 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound

Ansley Parker: 3 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals

Cassidy Richards: 3 points, 1 rebound

Chloe Walker: 2 points

Sarah Morris: 2 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds

Kealy Hillhouse: 2 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 blocks

Amanda Nelson: 1 point, 2 assists, 5 rebounds

Olivia Simmons: 5 assists, 2 rebounds

Reagan Harwood: 2 rebounds

 

The Nettes’, will be back on the court this Saturday afternoon as they take on the Fannin Lady Rebels on Day 1 of the annual Thanksgiving Tournament. the Nettes’ will open up the tournament against the Lady Rebels at 3 pm, followed by the Dragons, who will be making their season debut against the Rebels, at 4:30. Games will be played at Gilmer High School. The Tournament, will start on Saturday, continue on Monday, & conclude on Tuesday.

‘Nettes Get 4 In Double Figures In Win At Ridgeland, Host Chestatee For Senior Day

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team made the long trip to Rossville, Ga to take on the Ridgeland Lady Panthers. The ‘Nettes, came into the game still buzzing after sweeping the Heritage Lady Generals on Tuesday, and looked to continue their momentum against the Lady Panthers.

 

In the first, it would be a slow start initially, but picked up as the quarter went on. Pickens, gathered a 16-9 lead over Ridgeland going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the ‘Nettes offense found more consistency, and it reflected on the scoreboard. Using a 21-15 quarter run, Pickens took a 37-24 lead over the Lady Panthers heading into the break.

 

The second half, would belong to the road team in green. The ‘Nettes, would turn it up on both sides of the ball in the 3rd, to increase their lead over Ridgeland. Using a 22-6 quarter advantage, Pickens, held a 59-30 lead over the Lady Panthers going to the 4th. In the 4th, as was the case for most of the 2nd half, the younger girls got in and played very well for Pickens. The ‘Nettes, closed things out using an 18-12 run, to get the win, 77-42, over Ridgeland.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Shelby Cook: 14 points, 3 assists, 8 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mykenzie Weaver: 14 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, & 2 steals

Torie Williams: 12 points, 3 assists, & 2 rebounds

Chloe Walker: 11 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal, & 1 block

Mackenzie Hampton: 9 points, 7 assists, 9 rebounds, 2 steals, & 2 blocks

Sarah Morris: 6 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 5 points, 7 assists, 2 rebounds, & 2 steals

Hattie Baker: 2 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound,  2 steals, & 1 block

Reagan Hardwood: 2 points, & 2 rebounds

Kealy Hillhouse: 2 points, 1 assist, & 1 rebound

 

The ‘Nettes, will now turn their attention to this afternoon as they host the Chestatee Lady War Eagles for Senior Day. This game, is a make up as the originally scheduled game got postponed due to weather. Tip off, is scheduled for 3 pm.

 

‘Nettes Ring In New Year With Big Region Win

PHS Basketball, Team FYN Sports

Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team, welcomed the Southeast Whitfield Lady Raiders to the Dragons Den to begin the 2018 portion of the schedule. Pickens, was coming off an impressive end to 2017 as they won the Mountain Top Holiday Classic last week.

 

In the opening quarter, the ‘Nettes jumped out to a quick lead as they were hot from beyond the arc to start. Pickens would use a combination of solid offense, & tough defense to grab a 23-8 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, more of the same from the opening frame continued as the ‘Nettes would extend their lead over the Lady Raiders. Using an 18-10 quarter run, Pickens went into the locker room up 41-18 at the break.

 

In the 3rd, the momentum built in the 1st half by Pickens, carried over into the 2nd half as the offense would continue to find consistent good looks at the basket, & the defense stayed tough throughout. A 22-12 quarter run in the 3rd gave the ‘Nettes a 63-30 lead over Southeast Whitfield, going to the 4th. In the 4th, Pickens, got some younger girls in to gain experience on the varsity level, & to close out the ball game. The ‘Nettes, would take this one by a final of 69-36.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Torie Williams: 20 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Mykenzie Weaver: 14 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 7 points, 1 assist, 7 rebounds, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 6 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Mackenzie Hampton: 6 points, 2 assists, & 1 rebound

Olivia Simmons: 5 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Sarah Morris: 4 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 block

Chloe Walker: 3 points, 2 assists, & 1 rebound

 

Pickens, will be back in action later this afternoon as they will host the 10-3, Sonoraville Lady Phoenix in a non region game. Tip off is scheduled for 3 pm.

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