Earlier this afternoon, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Fannin County for the third and final day of the annual Thanksgiving Tournament to take on the Lady Cougars of Copper Basin (TN). A win for Pickens meant a runner up finish in the tournament, and an even season record.
It was a slow start to the ball game for both teams in the first quarter. The Nettes’ were able to gain the lead going into the 2nd quarter, 10-5. In the 2nd quarter, Pickens extended it’s lead with a 14-8 quarter run to take a 24-13 lead into the break.
The Nettes’ offense & defense picked up in the 3rd quarter as they held the Lady Cougars to just 2 3rd quarter points while scoring 21 in the frame to stretch their lead to 45-15 going to the 4th. Pickens sealed their win in the 4th quarter with an 11-5 scoring run to take it, 56-20. With the win, the Nettes’ took home the runner up trophy and are now 2-2 on the season.
Every Nettes’ player the got into the game scored at least a point for the team. The Nettes held Copper Basin to just 7 2nd half points while scoring 32.
Mackenzie Hampton, Autumn Young, & Allie Stephens were named to the All-Tournament Team
Leading the way for the Nettes’ on the afternoon were:
Autumn Young: 10 points, 2 assists, & 3 steals
Torie Williams: 8 points, 1 assist, & 1 rebound
Mackenzie Hampton: 6 points, 3 assists, 6 rebounds, & 2 steals
Allie Stephens: 6 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, & 4 steals
McKenna Kemp: 6 points, 2 assists, & 2 rebounds
Kaitlin Redman finished with 4 points, 1 assist, & 8 rebounds, Shae Chadwick had 4 points, 4 rebounds, & a steal, and Madison McClure ended the night with 3 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, & a steal.
The Nettes will now prepare for 7-AAAA region play as they will welcome the LaFayette Lady Ramblers to the Dragons Den for the first true home game of the season Tuesday, Dec. 1st. Tip off scheduled for 6 p.m.
Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team once again made the trip up to Blue Ridge to take part in day 2 of the annual Thanksgiving Tournament. Their opponents were the host team, the Fannin County Lady Rebels. Pickens came into the ball game searching for their first win on the young season.
After a slow start to begin the game for both teams, things picked up mid way through and towards the end of the frame. The Nettes’ took a 13-11 lead into the 2nd quarter. In a highly contested back and forth first half, Pickens held on to the lead going into the break, 24-21.
Defense played a big role for the Nettes’ in this game as they held the Lady Rebels to just 7 3rd quarter points. Pickens led after 3, 37-28. The Nettes increased their lead in the 4th to pull away. Allowing 14 2nd half points and scoring 25 points to get their first win of the season, 49-35.
Leading the way for the Nettes’ were:
Autumn Young: 17 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, & 8 steals
Mackenzie Hampton: 17 points, 6 rebounds, & 2 steals
Torie Williams: 5 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, & 2 steals
Madison McClure: 5 points, & a steal
Allie Stephens finished the game with 2 points, 4 assists, 2 rebounds, & 4 steals while Shelby Cook added 2 points, 2 assists, 5 rebounds, & 4 steals.
On the night, the Nettes’ as a team gathered 23 total steals
The Nettes again will be in Blue Ridge this afternoon for the third and final day of the Thanksgiving Tournament as they face the Lady Cougars of Copper Basin (TN). Tip off set for 3 p.m.
The Pickens High School Dragonettes basketball team traveled to Fannin County High School for the annual Tip-Off Tournament. The “Nettes” faced the Gilmer Lady Bobcats in the first matchup of the “round robin” style tournament on Saturday. It was a game that was incredibly close for the entirety of the contest, but the “Nettes” was able to hold on late for a win 49-47. (more…)