Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team had their first road game of the season as they traveled to Woodstock to take on the River Ridge Lady Knights of 6A. This would be another big challenge for the ‘Nettes coming off of their win this past Tuesday against 7A’s Forsyth Central Lady Bulldogs.
In the 1st, things started off slow for the ‘Nettes, but picked up as the quarter went on. Pickens cut into the small lead that the Lady Knights had, sending us to the 2nd with River Ridge on top, 16-13. In the 2nd, more back and forth action occured between the two teams. River Ridge outscored the ‘Nettes 10-9, to take a 26-22 lead into the break.
In the 3rd, Pickens ever so slightly cut into the Lady Knights lead. The ‘Nettes outscored River Ridge 15-14 in the frame to cut the lead to 40-37 going to the 4th. In the 4th, River Ridge would find it’s groove. The Lady Knights ended the game with a 17-6 run in the quarter to get the win, 57-43.
Leading the ‘Nettes were:
Shelby Cook with 11 points, 1 assist, & 6 rebounds
Mykenzie Weaver with 9 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals, & 1 block
Autumn Young with 8 points, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal
Torie Williams with 5 points & 5 rebounds
Madison McClure with 4 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 2 steals
Mackenzie Hampton with 4 points, 1 assist, & 5 rebounds
Taylor Wigington with 2 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal
The ‘Nettes will be right back in action today as they travel to Ellijay to take on the Fannin Lady Rebels in the 1st day of the annual Thanksgiving Tournament. Tip off time is scheduled for 3 p.m.
Yesterday afternoon, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Ellijay for day 2 of the annual Thanksgiving Tournament where they would face the Lady Eagles of Hiwassee Dam. Pickens, came into the game 1-0 in the tournament while the Lady Eagles were 0-1.
In the 1st, Hiwassee Dam got out to a very strong start. The Lady Eagles raced out to a 21-8 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd quarter, the Nettes offense picked it up. Pickens used a 14-4 quarter run to cut the Hiwassee Dam lead to 25-23 at the break.
In the 3rd, both teams had their offenses working. The Nettes again outscored the Lady Eagles 24-22, to cut the lead down to 1, 47-46. In the 4th, the Nettes were able to take control. Pickens used a 23-17 run to close it out and get the win, 69-64.
Leading the way for the Nettes were:
Mykenzie Weaver: 26 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 2 steals
Ashley Nelson: 15 points, 3 assists, 7 rebounds, & 4 steals
Torie Williams: 10 points, 3 assists, & 3 steals
Shelby Cook: 5 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal
Autumn Young: 3 points, 6 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal
Madison McClure: 3 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, & 2 steals
Mackenzie Hampton: 3 points, 5 rebounds, & 1 block
Allie Stephens: 3 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal
Taylor Wigington: 1 point, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, & 2 steals
The Nettes, will head to Ellijay once again this afternoon as they take on the Lady Cats of Gilmer. A win for Pickens gives them a tournament win. Tip off is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team welcomed the Forsyth Central Lady Bulldogs to the Dragons Den to open up the 2016-’17 season. The Lady Bulldogs, are from the 7A classification, and proved to be a good test for this young ‘Nettes squad.
Forsyth Central got control early in the ball game when they jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead. The 2nd unit for the ‘Nettes turned out to be a big factor in this one as they sparked a run for Pickens to end the 1st period on a 21-11 run to take the lead going to the 2nd. The 2nd quarter was a tightly contested period filled with back and forth action as both teams found success offensively. The ‘Nettes outscored the Lady Bulldogs 12-10, to take a 33-25 halftime lead.
In the 3rd quarter, Forsyth Central made a big time run. The Lady Bulldogs used a 19-11 run in the 3rd to tie things up at 44 a piece going to the 4th and final quarter. The 4th quarter saw really intense action with fans from both sides getting into the game. Two clutch three pointers and several free throws gave the ‘Nettes the lead late as they held on to get a 61-54 win.
Leading the ‘Nettes in points were:
Mykenzie Weaver with 20
Mackenzie Hampton with 10
Ashley Nelson with 9
Autumn Young with 9
Tessa Duncan with 6
Shelby Cook with 3
Madison McClure with 2
Allie Stephens with 2
The ‘Nettes will be on the road this weekend as they travel to take on the River Ridge Lady Knights on Friday at 7 p.m. & begin the annual Thanksgiving Tournament at Gilmer High School on Saturday when they take on the Lady Rebels of Fannin with a tip off time of 3 p.m.
Earlier this evening, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted 7-AAAA foe, the LaFayette Lady Ramblers in the Dragons Den for the first home game of the season. The Nettes’ came into the ball game at 2-2 and looked to start off region play with a win.
After a bit of back and forth to start the ball game, Pickens took control by the end of the quarter to lead it, 15-8 going into the 2nd quarter. The Nettes’ were able to extend their lead in the frame with a 17-12 run. Giving them a 32-20 lead heading into the break.
The 3rd quarter was highly contested as both teams went back and forth. Both teams ended the quarter each scoring 9 points. Pickens still maintained the lead going to the 4th, 41-29. In the 4th and final quarter. the Nettes’ defense helped spark a 18-5 run to break things open. Pickens went on to take this one, 59-34.
Leading the way for the Nettes’ were:
Autumn Young: 20 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound, & 3 steals
Mackenzie Hampton: 15 points, 8 rebounds, & 2 steals
Shae Chadwick: 6 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & a steal
Ashley Nelson: 5 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, & 2 steals
The Nettes’ were scheduled to host the Lady Purple Hurricanes of Cartersville on Friday but due to the State semi-final football game being played at Cartersville that night, that game has been rescheduled for the 18th. The Nettes’ next game will be next Tuesday at Heritage as they face the Lady Generals. Tip off scheduled for 6 p.m.
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.
This past Saturday, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled up to Blue Ridge to take part in day one of the annual Thanksgiving Tournament. Their opening game opponent would be none other than their arch rival, the Lady Cats of Gilmer.
In the 1st quarter, both teams starteed back and forth before the Lady Cats closed out the quarter on a run to take an 18-11 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd quarter, the Nettes found their offense as they outscored Gilmer 12-6 to cut the Lady Cat lead to just 24-23 heading into the break.
As we entered the 2nd half, both teams again went back and forth trading bucket after bucket. Pickens ended the 3rd quarter on an 11-10 to tie things up at 34 going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, Gilmer got some key turnovers and used that to spring them to a 17-8 quarter run to take it, 52-41 over the Nettes.
Leading the way for the Nettes were:
Mackenzie Hampton: 12 points, 2 assists, & 7 rebounds
Shelby Cook: 12 points, 1 assist, & 7 rebounds
Ashley Nelson: 5 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 2 steals
Autumn Young: 5 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal
Madison McClure led the Nettes with 4 assists and 3 steals
The Nettes will be back in action tonight as they head back to Blue Ridge to take on Tournament host, the Lady Rebels of Fannin County. Tip off scheduled for 6 p.m.
Last night, the PHS Dragonettes basketball team traveled to Dawsonville to take on the Lady Tigers of Dawson County High School. With no seniors on this year’s team, the Nettes’ came into the ball game young, but excperienced as many of the girls that are now juniors and sophomores got a lot of playing time last season. The Lady Tigers are coming off of a tremendous season last year and came into this game ranked 7th in the AAA poll.
Dawson County jumped out early on the Nettes’ as the Lady Tigers forced several turnovers using their press defense. Pickens eventually got things going towards the end of the quarter, but found themselves down after one, 28-15. Dawson County used a 20-11 run in the 2nd quarter to take a 48-26 lead over the Nettes’ into the break.
In the 3rd, it was again the Lady Tigers defense giving Pickens fits. A 22-12 run in the 3rd stretched the Dawson County lead out to 70-38 going to the 4th and final quarter. In a shortened 4th quarter, the Lady Tigers used a 7-4 run to take this one over the Nettes’, 77-42.
Leading the way for the Nettes’ were:
Ashley Nelson: 12 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, & 3 steals
Autumn Young: 8 points, 2 assists, & 3 steals
Madison McClure: 6 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds
Mackenzie Hampton: 6 points, & 3 rebounds
Shelby Cook: 4 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal
Pickens will now prepare for the annual Thanksgiving tournament being held at Fannin County High School this season. The Nettes’ first opponent will be their rival, the Gilmer Lady Cats. Tip off will be at 3 p.m.
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