The Dragons, like their Nettes’ contemporaries, have had an up & down week. On Tuesday, they fell at the last second to their rival Gilmer. On Friday, they went on the road to Northwest Whitfield, & stunned the Bruins after being down 14 in the 3rd quarter. Saturday, they went back on the road to take on a 17-4 Christian Heritage team in the final non-region game for the regular season.
In the first quarter, the Dragons started off on a 6-0 run. The Lions, closed the quarter on a 15-6 run to take a 15-12 lead over Pickens, going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, Christian Heritage was able to extend their lead using a 23-12 quarter run. Going into halftime, the Lions held a 38-24 lead over the Dragons.
In the 3rd, Pickens slowly started to make a comeback. Outscoring the Lions 16-14, the Dragons trailed Christian Heritage 52-40. In the 4th, the Dragons were able to cut the Lions lead all the way down to 4. However, Christian Heritage was able to hit some late free throws to pull away & get the win, 68-58.
Seth Bishop: 25 points, 1 assist, 8 rebounds, 1 steal
Hunter Hermann: 14 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 blocks
Tucker Lowe: 12 points, 1 assist, 1 steal
Owen Moss: 3 points, 8 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 steal
Zach Goss: 2 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks
Brady Moore: 2 points, 1 rebound
The Dragons, are scheduled to host the Southeast Whitfield Raiders for Senior Night on Tuesday at 7:30. However, that game might be moved due to the probability of some incoming winter weather. Keep an eye out for any game time changes this upcoming week.
The Dragons, came into this game looking to avenge a loss from earlier in the season, & to try and rebound after a tough last second loss in Ellijay on Tuesday night.
In the first quarter of this one, it was the away team that got out to the quick start as Pickens jumped out to a 9-2 lead early on. As the quarter came to a close, the Dragons kept their early lead, and took a 16-12 advantage over Northwest Whitfield going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the Bruins got things going on their end outscoring Pickens 25-14, to take a 37-30 lead going into the break.
Pickens came back in the 3rd quarter & cut into the Bruins lead, keeping it within striking distance. The Dragons, outscored Northwest Whitfield 18-17 in the frame as the Bruins held a 54-48 lead going to the 4th. In the 4th, the Pickens offense exploded. The Dragons, using a 30-17 run in the final quarter, took this one away from Northwest Whitfield & picked up the win, 78-71.
Seth Bishop: 22 points, 4 assists, 13 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 blocks
Tucker Lowe: 21 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds
Zach Goss: 14 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Hunter Hermann: 10 points, 6 assists, 8 rebounds, 3 steals
Brady Moore: 6 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds
Owen Moss: 4 points, 2 assist, 1 rebound
Alex Snelgrove: 1 point, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Like the Nettes’, the Dragons will also be in Dalton later today as they take on the Christian Heritage Lions in non-region action. Tip off scheduled for 5:30.
After the Nettes’ took home an exciting win, the Dragons looked to pull off a big win as their 2018 home portion of their season came to a close. The Christian Heritage Lions, came in ranked in the top 10 in the A-Private classification.
In the first, it was the away team that got off to the quick start. The Dragons, got back into it just before the end of the frame as the Lions held a 14-6 lead going to the 2nd. The 2nd quarter, saw Christian Heritage get the three ball working. The Lions used a 26-14 2nd quarter run to take a 40-20 lead into the half.
The 3rd quarter, saw the Lions extend their lead on Pickens as they took a 65-29 advantage into the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, the younger players for the Dragons got in and looked good. Pickens outscored Christian Heritage in the 4th, 11-8. The Lions would take this one however, 73-40.
Tucker Lowe: 14 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound
Seth Bishop: 12 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal
Hayes Pickett: 4 points, 2 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 block
Zach Tetterton: 3 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound
Daniel Tetterton: 2 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, 1 steal
Alex Snelgrove: 2 points, 1 assist, 2 steals
Andrew Smith: 2 points
Zach Goss: 1 point, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 block
Brady Moore: 1 assist, 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Noah Sutton: 2 rebounds, 1 block
Pickens, will be on the road tonight as they will head to Dawsonville to face the Dawson Tigers in a non-region contest. The Tigers, much like the Lady Tigers, are ranked in the top 10 of the AAA classification. Tip off set for 8:30.
After the Nettes picked up a big win earlier, the Dragons looked to complete the varsity sweep over a Southeast Whitfield Raider team that recently took down reigning 6-AAAA region champs Lafayette not too long ago.
In the 1st, both teams found scoring, mainly inside the paint. After one, the Southeast Whitfield Raiders led the Dragons 21-17. In the 2nd, the Raiders started getting the tree ball to go down, but Pickens stayed within striking distance. Going into the half, Southeast Whitfield held a 44-34 lead.
The 3rd quarter scoring again was close as the two teams went back and forth. The Raiders, outscored Pickens 18-15, & held a 62-49 lead going to the 4th. Southeast Whitfield used a 14-6 4th quarter run, to take this one from the Dragons, 76-55.
Seth Bishop: 18 points, 2 assists, 7 rebounds, 1 steal
Zach Goss: 10 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Tucker Lowe: 9 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal
Brady Moore: 6 points, 1 assist, 1 steal
Alex Snelgrove: 4 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Owen Moss: 2 points, 6 assists, 2 rebounds, 3 steals
Hayes Pickett: 2 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds
Noah Sutton: 2 points
Pickens, will be back home on Thursday as they host the Lions of Christian Heritage in non-region action. Tip off scheduled for 7:30 pm.
This afternoon, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team made their way to Fannin to begin the 2017 Mountain Top Holiday Classic. Thier opening day opponent would be the 9-0 Christian Heritage Lions.
The Christian Heritage Lions got off to a quick start to begin the first quarter, Pickens, got some offense going by the end of the frame, but trailed going to the 2nd, 23-11. The 2nd quarter, wasn’t pleasant to the Dragons as the Lions stretched out their lead using a 21-7 run to head into the break with a 44-18 advantage.
The 3rd quarter, Pickens started to find a little consistency on the offensive end as they put up 16 points in the quarter, nearly matching their 1st half total. Christian Heritage still held the advantage going to the 4th, 68-34. The consistency the Dragons showed in the 3rd quarter, carried over into the 4th as they were able to outscore the Lions 14-8. Christian Heritage would take this one, 76-48.
Leading the way for the Dragons were:
Chase Simmons: 15 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 3 steals
Keinyuan Hooks: 11 points, 4 asissts, & 1 steal
Tucker Lowe: 7 points
Seth Bishop: 6 points, 2 assists, & 3 rebounds
Joseph Gossett: 4 points, 2 assists, & 1 rebound
Zach Goss: 3 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block
Pickens, will now face the White County Warriors early tomorrow afternoon at 12:30 pm.
Yesterday, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team hosted the Lions of Christian Heritage in a non-region contest. The two teams faced off at Christian Heritage in December with the Lions taking that one. Pickens looked to even up the season series.
In the opening quarter, Christian Heritage got off to a quick start. The Lions held the lead after one, 19-6. In the 2nd, the Dragons offense found more consistency. Christian Heritage outscored Pickens in the quarter 19-15 however, to take a 38-21 lead into the break.
In the 3rd, the Lions stretched their lead out. Using an 18-12 quarter run, Christian Heritage took a lead of 56-33 into the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, both teams scored 12 points each giving us a final of 68-45.
Leading the way for the Dragons were:
Holden Roop: 14 points, 2 assists, & 2 steals
Trent Rizoti: 7 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal
Tyler Garner: 6 points, 1 rebound, & 1 steal
Avery Luke: 6 points, 1 assist, & 1 steal
Seth Bishop: 4 points, & 1 rebound
Sam Davis had 2 points, 2 assists, 5 rebounds, & 2 steals, Blake Gorth had 2 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal, & DJ Walden finished with 2 points, 2 rebounds, & a steal.
The loss snaps the Dragons brief two-game win streak. Pickens will look to start a new streak on Tuesday as they travel to take on the Ramblers of LaFayette in a big region game. Tip off scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Yesterday evening, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team traveled to take on the Panthers of Ridgeland High School in a big 7-AAAA region match up. This game would be played at Rossville Middle School to due to the Wrestling Area Region Tournament being held at Ridgeland High School this weekend.
In the 1st, the Dragons came out quick, building an early lead. Pickens led it, 16-11 going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the Panthers trimmed the Dragons lead down to two using a 15-12 quarter run. Pickens held the lead, 28-26 going into halftime.
The Dragons picked things back up in the 3rd. Pickens outscored Ridgeland 16-5 in the quarter to take a 44-31 lead heading into the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, things got exciting. The Panthers got back into the game, having a chance to win the game in the closing seconds. Trent Rizoti would be fouled as he rebounded the miss with 2.2 seconds left and hit one of two free throws to give the Dragons a 54-53 win.
Leading the way for the Dragons were:
Holden Roop: 23 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds, & 4 steals
Trent Rizoti: 15 points, 1 assist, 11 rebounds, & 1 steal
Joseph Gossett: 6 points, & 1 rebound
Tyler Garner had 4 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal, Avery Luke had 4 points, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal, Sam Davis had 1 point, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal, Blake Gorth had 1 point, 2 steals, & a block, & DJ Walden finished with 2 assists & 2 rebounds.
The Dragons will be back in the Dragons Den tonight as they host the Lions of Christian Heritage. Tip off scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Last night, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team traveled up to Dalton to take on the Christian Heritage Lions in a non region ball game. After not being able to play their last game due to a power outage, Pickens looked to end a mini losing streak and get a win heading into region play next week.
In the 1st quarter, both teams played fairly even for the most part. The Lions were able to come away with a 14-10 lead going to the 2nd quarter. In the 2nd, the Dragons had several chances to cut the Christian Heritage lead down, but were unable to. The Lions used a 22-12 quarter run to take a 36-22 advantage into the break.
In the 3rd quarter, the Pickens offense started putting together scores and the defense made some key stops to get back into the game. The Dragons used a 15-11 quarter run to cut the Christian Heritage lead down to 47-37 going to the 4th. In the 4th and final quarter, the Lions lead ballooned out to 17. Showing no quit, Pickens cut it down to 8 towards the end of the game. Christian Heritage hit some free throws to get the win, 65-52.
Leading the way for the Dragons were:
Trent Rizoti: 20 points, 1 assist, & 9 rebounds
Holden Roop: 15 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, & 1 steal
Avery Luke: 6 points, & 1 assist
Sam Davis: 4 points, 2 rebounds, & 2 steals
Blake Gorth added 2 points, 4 rebounds, & 5 blocks, Joseph Gossett had 2 points & 3 rebounds, & Walker Lawrence chipped in 2 points, 1 rebound, & 1 steal.
The Dragons will now get ready for a big region game on the road as they take on the Bruins of Northwest Whitfield this coming Tuesday. Tip off scheduled for 7:30 p.m.