Jasper, Ga — After a big region win over 3A #5 White County last Friday, the Pickens Dragonettes looked for another one on Tuesday, February 7th as they welcomed the #3 team in 3A, the Wesleyan Lady Wolves. Wesleyan, defeated the Nettes earlier in the season, so the Nettes were looking to split the season series and move up in the region standings. In what was a good game overall, the Lady Wolves pulled away in the end and came away with a 58-46 win.
In the first quarter, the Lady Wolves got the scoring going with a basket by Audrey Ekoue-Bla to make it 2-0. Caroline Mullins, responded with a bucket to tie things up, then Ellison Steinhauer made a pair of free throws to give the Nettes a 4-2 lead. After a layup by Johanna Potter tied things up again, Bella Hopkins gave Pickens the lead back with a basket to make it 6-4 Nettes. Wesleyan, then went on a 7-0 run to retake the lead, 11-6.
A three pointer by Steinhauer cut the lead down to 11-9. Potter, answered with her own three pointer to make it 14-9. Ellie Hollis, cut the Lady Wolves lead down to 2 with a three pointer making it 14-12. After a timeout, the Lady Wolves went on a 5-0 run to stretch the lead out to 19-12. A bucket by Mullins cut the Wesleyan lead down to 19-14 as we headed to the second quarter.
Wesleyan opened the second quarter on a 4-0 run to make it 23-14. A basket by Hopkins ended the run to make it 23-16. Both teams then traded baskets as the Lady Wolves continued to lead, 25-18. Wesleyan, would then go on an 8-0 run to stretch the lead to 33-18. Emma Gleason, ended the run and also ended the first half scoring with a layup to make it 33-20 Lady Wolves going into the half.
Much like both the first and second quarters, Wesleyan opened the scoring in the third quarter with a layup by Potter to make it 35-20. After a bucket by Mullins, Eva Garabadian, made her first two point shot as she made a pair of three point shots in the first half. Mullins, then went on a 4-0 run to cut the Lady Wolves lead down to 37-26. A basket by Londyn Walker ended the mini Mullins run and made it 39-26 Wesleyan. Stienhauer, again made a pair of free throws to cut it down to 11 once again, 39-28.
Chazadi Wright, made a layup to make it 41-28. The Nettes, then went on a 5-0 run as Hopkins hit a three and then got to the basket for the lay in to make it 41-33. Walker, ended the Hopkins run with a bucket to make it 43-33. A three by Steinhauer cut it to 43-36 with just a few seconds left in the third. That would be enough time for Garabadian to hit her third three of the game just before the horn sounded at the end of the quarter to make it 46-36 Wesleyan going to the fourth.
The Lady Wolves, made it 4-4 starting the quarter scoring as Desiree Davis made a layup to stretch the lead to 48-36. Pickens, then answered with a 5-0 run as Mullins got the shot to go and Steinhauer hit a three to cut the lead to 48-41. Walker, would end the run by making the layup and then completing the and-1 making it 51-41. Mullins, made her first three of the game to cut it down to 7, 51-44. Walker and Steinhauer then traded buckets and it remained a 7 point game, 53-46. After a timeout was called by Wesleyan with under a minute to go in the game, the Nettes had to go into foul mode. The Lady Wolves, were able to hit some free throws at the end of the game to get the 58-46 win.
Leading scorers for the Nettes:
Caroline Mullins: 17 points
Ellison Steinhauer: 15 points
Bella Hopkins: 9 points
Ellie Hollis: 3 points
Emma Gleason: 2 points
The Nettes, are locked in as the #4 seed in next week’s 7-AAA region tournament. They will take on the #5 seed Dawson Lady Tigers on Monday, February 13th at 4:30 for a chance to go to the 3A State Tournament. There’s still one more regular season game left before that as Pickens will travel to West Hall to take on the Lady Spartans on Friday, February 10th. Tip off is set for 6 pm.
Jasper, Ga — After defeating the Dawson Lady Tigers on Thursday, January 26th, the Pickens Dragonettes turned back the clock as they hosted the East Jackson Lady Eagles inside the gym of Pickens Junior High School. The Lady Eagles, were coming off of a big win against Union County earlier in the week and looked to pick up another one against a bigger school. The first quarter was back and forth, but after that, the Nettes took over and grabbed a 63-36 victory.
The Nettes, began the ball game with a quick three pointer to go up 3-0 early. The Lady Eagles responded with a 5-0 run as they got a three pointer from Antonia Pittman to tie things up, then a layup by Destiny Rakestraw to take a 5-3 lead. After Caroline Mullins tied the game up at 5 with a layup, Rakestraw hit a three to reclaim the lead for East Jackson. Bella Hopkins, tied things back up with a three of her own to make it 8 all. Pittman and Hopkins then traded buckets as the game was still tied at 10 a piece.
Freshman Ellison Steinhauer then got going as she would score the last 6 points of the quarter for the Nettes. Pittman, made a three in between Steinhauer’s scoring run, but Pickens found themselves ahead going to the second, 16-13.
Hopkins got the second quarter going with a layup to make it 18-13 Nettes. After the two teams traded turns scoring, Pickens went on a 10-0 run powered by Steinhauer as she scored 8 of the 10 points. Mullins added a layup during the run to make it 31-17. Pittman, ended the run with a tough layup to make it 31-19. Brylee Deering, hit a corner three to make it 34-19. After a Pittman three, Mullins made another layup to make it 36-22. A pair of free throws from Yasmine Clark made it 36-24. Hopkins, began the second quarter scoring and ended the second quarter scoring as she hit a three to make it 39-24 Nettes at the half.
Pickens began the second half with a 6-0 run as Steinhauer and Hopkins combined for the run to make it 45-24 early in the third. Pittman, continued her good game with another layup to end the run and make it 45-26. The Nettes, then went on an 8-0 run as Hopkins split a pair of free throws, hit a three, and Mullins made back to back layups to extend the lead to 53-26. After Pittman hit a pair of free throws, Deering closed the third quarter on a personal 4-0 run to give Pickens a 57-28 lead going to the fourth.
Pittman, got the fourth quarter going with a layup to make it 57-30. Adrienne Plumley, split a pair of free throws tomake it 58-30. After another Pittman layup, the older Steinhauer, Emery, hit a three pointer to stretch the lead to 61-32. Plumley, picked up her first field goal of the as she made it 63-32. The Lady Eagles, ended the game on a 4-0 run as Pittman made a pair of free throws and Alani David made a layup. The Nettes, pick up the non-region win, 63-36.
Pickens, will be back in action on Tuesday, January 31st as they will travel up to Dahlonega in a rematch against the Lumpkin County Lady Indians. The first meeting in Jasper earlier in the season went down to the final shot. Both teams have been playing well as of late as the Lady Indians have won 5 straight and the Nettes have won 4 straight. Tip off is set for 6 pm.
Jasper, Ga — It was a rough week for the Pickens Dragonettes last week as they dropped three straight road games against Sonoraville, White County, and Wesleyan. On Tuesday, January 17th, they were back at home as they welcomed the West Hall Lady Spartans to Roy Cowart Court for a 7-AAA match up. It was also a reason to celebrate because it was also Senior Night. All three seniors had big nights as the Nettes got back on the winning track defeating the Lady Spartans 65-9.
The Nettes got off to a quick start in the first quarter as Senior Madison Powell began the scoring with a layup. Bella Hopkins then hit a three pointer, and Caroline Mullins made a pair of free throws to make it 7-0. Powell, got her second bucket of the quarter to make it 9-0 Nettes. After a bucket by Summer Orlick to put West Hall on the board, Pickens went on a 6-0 run getting baskets from Mullins and Hopkins to make it 15-2 going to the second.
The second quarter began with the Nettes continuing their run they ended the first quarter with as Mullins hit a pair of free throws, Hopkins, Emery Bryant, and Senior Adrienne Plumley all made buckets as all together it was a 14-0 run to make it 23-2. After Orlick got a crazy shot to fall, she converted the and-1 attempt to end the run and make it 23-5. Pickens, went on another 6-0 run as Plumley, Hopkins, and Brylee Deering made baskets to make it 29-5. Just before the end of the half, Xitlally Villeda split a pair of free throws to make it 29-6 Nettes going into the break.
To start the second half, Pickens went on a big run. The run started with Plumley who got her 5th and 6th point of the game. Then the Nettes would hit 4 straight three pointers as Emmie Moore, Mullins, and Emery Steinhauer, who hit two back to back. Emery’s sister Ellison, decided she wanted to get in on the act and she made a bucket for her first points of the game to make it 45-6. Cayla Radich, ended the Pickens run with a basket to make it 45-8. Pickens, got two free throws to end the third and it was 47-8 Nettes going to the fourth.
A free throw by Mullins and a bucket by Emory Bryant got the fourth quarter started for Pickens as they went up, 50-8. After Orlick split a pair of free throws to make it 50-9, the rest of the shortened fourth quarter became the Madison Powell and Emma Gleason show. Senior Emma Gleason, got her first points of the game with a layup. Powell followed up with a bucket and a three pointer. Gleason, then scored the last six points of the game as the Nettes got back to their winning ways defeating the West Hall Lady Spartans, 65-9.
Leading Scorers for the Nettes:
Caroline Mullins: 14 points
Emma Gleason: 10 points
Bella Hopkins: 9 points
Madison Powell: 9 points
Adrienne Plumley: 6 points
Emery Steinhauer: 6 points
Emory Bryant: 4 points
Emmie Moore: 3 points
Ellison Steinhauer: 2 points
The Nettes, will be back in action on Friday as they head to Ellijay to take on the Gilmer Lady Cats in another 7-AAA game. Pickens, has already won the season series between their 515 rival, but will look to go for the sweep on the road. Tip off is set for 7 pm.
Jasper, Ga — On Friday, December 16th, the Pickens Dragonettes welcomed the Lumpkin County Lady Indians to the Dragons Den for a massive game in the 7-AAA region. On Tuesday, December 13th, the Nettes picked up a big road region win over a good Dawson Lady Tiger team. The Lady Indians, got a win over the Lady Cats of Gilmer on Tuesday. In what was touted as a heavyweight fight, this game lived up to the billing as it came down to the final shot. The Lady Indians, came away with a close 59-56 win.
After winning the opening tip, Lumpkin wasted no time getting on the board first as Mary Mullinax hit a three to make it 3-0. Bella Hopkins, gave the Nettes their first points with a basket to make it 3-2. After a bucket by Kate Jackson made it 5-2, Hopkins tied the game with a three. The Lady Indians answered right back with a three from Averie Jones to make it 8-5. Pickens, went on a 4-0 run with back to back buckets from Ellison Steinhauer and Hopkins to make it 9-8 Nettes.
Mullinax, hit her second three of the quarter to give Lumpkin the lead back, 11-9. In true back and forth fashion, Steinhauer tied the game up with a layup to even it at 11 a piece. Mullinax, then went on a 4-0 self run giving her 10 points in the first quarter to make it 15-11. Emma Gleason cut the lead down to 15-13 with a bucket as we’d head to the second quarter.
Gleason, liked ending the first quarter so much that she decided to begin the second quarter with a layup to tie things at 15. Jones came right back down and gave the Lady Indians the lead back with a three to make it 18-15. The Nettes, went on a 9-0 run as Caroline Mullins scored 4 points. Hopkins with 2 points, and Steinhauer with 3 points to give the Pickens its largest lead of the game, 24-18. After Mullinax split a pair of free throws, she made a layup to make it 24-21 Nettes. Hopkins continued her hot first half with a bucket to make it 26-21. Lumpkin closed on a 4-0 run getting baskets from Jones an Lexi Pierce to give us a halftime score of 26-25 in favor of Pickens.
The Lady Indians began the third quarter with a bucket by Jones to give Lumpkin the lead back, 27-26. Steinhauer, gave the Nettes the lead right back with a bucket to make it 28-27. The Lady Indians then got back to back three pointers from Jackson and Jones to make it 33-28 Lumpkin. Mullins, ended the run with a layup to make it 33-30. After a basket by Mullinax, Steinhauer and Mullins combined for a 5-0 run and the ball game was tied at 35.
The Lady Indians top scorer on the night up to this point, Mullinax, gave Lumpkin the lead back with a bucker making it 37-35. Hopkins, got her first points of the quarter to tie it back up. Jones, gave the Lady Indians the lead back with a three to make it 40-37. Steinhauer, matched her with a three of her own to tie it at 40. After a Mullinax bucket gave Lumpkin the lead, Steinhauer, ended the third with a bucket to send us to the fourth all tied at 42.
Brylee Deering, began the fourth quarter with a three to give the Nettes a 45-42 lead. Ciera Brooks, tied it back up with her first points of the game. Mullins, retook the lead for Pickens after a bucket. After a couple of fouls on each team, Jones gave Lumpkin the lead with a three to make it 48-47. Mullinax then followed with a basket to make it 50-47. Mullinax then split a pair of free throws to make it 51-47. Brooks, made a bucket to stretch the lead to 53-47. Mullins, split a pair of free throws and cut the lead down to 53-48. Jackson, stretched it up to 7 with a basket to make it 55-48.
Mullins and Jackson, traded buckets and the Lady Indians led it, 57-50. Steinhauer, cut the lead to four with a three to make it 57-53. Mullins, then cut the lead down to two with a basket to make it 57-55. Jones, got a big shot to fall as she stretched the lead to 59-55. After a mistimed foul by Jones, Mullins split a pair of free throws to make it 59-56. Lumpkin, then turned the ball over on the ensuing in bounds play and Pickens got the timeout with 1 second left. The potential game tying shot fell just short and the Lady Indians survived 59-56.
Leading scorers for Pickens:
Ellison Steinhauer: 19 points
Caroline Mullins: 17 points
Bella Hopkins: 13 points
Emma Gleason: 4 points
Brylee Deering: 3 points
The Nettes, were back in action early on Saturday, December 17th as they took on the Kennesaw Mountain Lady Mustangs at Pope High School as part of the Pope-Alpharetta Holiday Tournament. Pickens, came away with the win, 62-17 to improve their record to 10-1. There next game in the three game tournament, will be on Monday, December 19th. They will face Cambridge at 5:30.
Jasper, Ga — After coming away with a win against their biggest rial on Tuesday to begin 7-AAA play, the Pickens Dragonettes welcomed the Sonoraville Lady Phoenix to the Dragons Den on Friday, December 9th for what was set up as a really good non-region contest. Both teams, came into the game with identical 6-0 records. Pickens, led throughout the game and came away with a hard fought 51-41 win.
The Nettes got the scoring going in the first quarter as Caroline Mullins hit a mid-range jumper to make it 2-0. Sonoraville responded as Diana Smith was able to grab a couple of offensive rebounds and make back to back baskets to give the Lady Phoenix their first lead of the game at 4-2. After a foul by each team, Mullins hit a pair of free throws to tie things up at 4. Bella Hopkins, turned defense into offense as she picked up the steal, then drove down the court for the layup to make it 6-4 Pickens.
Madison Powell added to the lead with a corner three to make it 9-4. The Lady Phoenix, then went on a 9-0 run sparked by Erin Garland, who scored 6 of the 9 points during the run. Hopkins ended the run with a mid-range shot to make it 13-11 Sonoraville. Just before the end of the quarter, Ellison Steinhauer was fouled on a three point attempt. The freshman calmly knocked down all three free throws to give the Nettes a 14-13 lead going to the second.
Steinhauer, began the second quarter with a three pointer to make it 17-13 Pickens. After Ella kate Walraven answered with a three of her own, Steinhauer, drove in the paint a few steps and hit a mid-range bucket to make it 19-16. Hopkins then added to the lead as she split a pair of free throws to make it 20-16. The Lady Phoenix, responded with a 6-0 run getting buckets from Smith, Garland, and Camden Steely to make it 22-20 Sonoraville. The Nettes countered with a 6-0 run of their own as Emma Gleason, Brylee Deering, and Steinhauer combined to give Pickens a 26-22 lead at the break.
Sonoraville got on the board first to start the second half as Brynley Walraven made a bucket to make it a two point game. The Nettes then went on a 5-0 run as Mullins made a shot just inside the free throw line and Streinhauer hit a three to make it 31-24. After a couple of fouls by both teams, Brynley Walraven hit a three to make it 31-27. From then on it was all Pickens as the Nettes went on a 9-0 run to close out the third quarter. Mullins, scored 7 of the 9 points during the run with Gleason making a layup in-between. Going to the fourth, it was 40-27 Nettes.
Garland and Ella kate Walraven got things going for the Lady Phoenix in the fourth with a combined 5-0 run to make it 40-32 Nettes. Mullins and Ella kate Walraven then traded buckets and the score was now 44-34. Taylor West then split a pair of free throws making it 44-35 Pickens. Gleason, went on a 4-0 run by herself to make it 48-35. After Kayleigh Kelley hit a pair of free throws, Hopkins hit a three to make it 51-37. Kelley, would get the final four points of the night for Sonoraville as she again made a pair of free throws and then made a layup. The Nettes, come away with the 51-41 win.
Leading scorers for the Nettes:
Caroline Mullins: 17 points
Ellison Steinhauer: 13 points
Emma Gleason: 8 points
Bella Hopkins: 8 points
Madison Powell: 3 points
Brylee Deering: 2 points
The Nettes, will be on the road on Saturday, December 10th as they take on a familiar foe in the Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins. They gone back in forth the last couple of years as region opponents. Now, it’s a non-region game. Tip off is set for 3 pm in Tunnel Hill.
Jasper, Ga — On Tuesday, December 6th, 7-AAA region play began. The 515 rivalry made its way to the court. Back on November 22nd, the Nettes and Lady Cats faced each other in the ETC Tip-Off Tournament. On that night, the Nettes came away with a 67-39 victory. This go around, would be a little bit more important as it was a region game. While the Nettes may not have had the best of shooting nights, they were able to come away with a 50-29 win over the Lady Cats.
Emmie Moore got the scoring started for the Nettes in the first quarter as she hit a 3 pointer to make it 3-0. Caroline Mullins, Brylee Deering, Ellison Steinhauer, and Emery Bryant all scored for the Nettes in the first quarter. The Defense for Pickens came up big early on as they held the Lady Cats scoreless in the opening quarter to give the Nettes an 11-0 lead going to the second.
The Lady Cats got on the board first in the second quarter thanks to a three pointer by Charley Poteet. The Nettes, countered with an 8-0 run that included a three pointer by Bella Hopkins, and a 5-0 self run by Steinhauer to make it 19-3 Pickens. Lucy Ray put an end to the Nettes run with a bucket to make it 19-5. Moore got her second three pointer of the game to make it 22-5. Madison Bradshaw answered with a bucket to make it 22-7. Deering got her second field goal of the game as she hit a three to make it 25-7. Amayah Jones got her first bucket of the game to make it 25-9. After battling foul trouble for most of the first half picking up two quick ones in the first quarter, Mullins split a pair of free throws to make it 26-9. Hopkins connected on her second three pointer to make it 29-9 Nettes at the break.
To begin the second half, Steinhauer went on another personal 5-0 run as she hit a three pointer and a pair of free throws to make it 34-9 Nettes. After a bucket by Jones that ended the run, Mullins went on a 5-0 run of her own as she made two shots and a free throw to make it 39-11. Ray and Steinhauer would then trade buckets as Pickens led, 41-15. Aliza Chastain ended the third quarter with a make for the Lady Cats as Pickens led 41-17 going to the fourth quarter.
Chastain, who ended the third quarter with a bucket, began the fourth quarter with a bucket as well to make it 41-19. Mullins, then got a bucket and the foul. Mullins completed the three point play and made it 44-19. Jones then went on a personal 4-0 run to make it 44-23. Steinhauer ended the run with a three pointer. Sophia Riblet responded with a bucket to make it 47-25. After a bucket by Steinhauer and a free throw by Deering, the Nettes led 50-25. The Lady Cats got on a 4-0 run to close the game. Pickens, picks up the win, 50-29.
Lady Cats Leading Scorers:
Amayah Jones: 8 points
Lucy Ray: 8 points
Aliza Chastain: 4 points
Charley Pateet: 3 points
Nettes Leading Scorers:
Ellison Steinhauer: 19 points
Caroline Mullins: 11 points
Brylee Deering: 6 points
Bella Hopkins: 6 points
Emmie Moore: 6 points
Emery Bryant: 2 points
7-AAA Girls Region Standings:
Pickens: 6-0 (1-0)
Wesleyan: 5-0 (1-0)
Dawson: 4-2 (1-0)
White County: 7-1 (0-0)
Lumpkin County: 5-1 (0-1)
West Hall: 2-6 (0-1)
Gilmer: 1-6 (0-1)
With the win, head coach Brandon Thomas picks up win number 200 of his career. Coach Thomas and the Nettes will be back on their home floor on Friday as they host an undefeated Sonoraville Lady Phoenix team. Both clubs will come into the game with similar 6-0 records. Tip off is set for 7 pm.
Ellijay, Ga — As the weather starts to cool, it means that we are getting into basketball season. On Saturday, November 19th, the annual Thanksgiving Tournament that features Copper Basin, Fannin, Gilmer, and Pickens, began. This year, it is being played in the newly redesigned gym known as “The Cage” on the campus of Gilmer High School. The first game of the tournament featured a pair of top ten teams going at it as the #6 team in 3A the Pickens Dragonettes, took on the #4 team in 2A, the Fannin Lady Rebels.
For the Nettes, it was their second game on the young season as they defeated Cherokee Bluff 71-25 on November the 12th to open the season. For the Lady Rebels, it was their first “official” game of the 2022-23 season, but they did look impressive in their scrimmage earlier in the week. The Nettes, led throughout this one and came away with the 54-40 win.
In the first quarter, Pickens got on the board quickly as Emma Gleason made the layup after the feed from Caroline Mullins and converted on the and-1 to give the Nettes a quick 3-0 lead. Ava Queen got the Lady Rebels on the board with a layup of her own to make it 3-2. After a steal by Fannin, Reigan O’Neal went 1-2 from the free throw line to tie the game up at 3. The Nettes, would come up with a takeaway of their own and Emmie Moore would find Gleason under the bucket for two to make it 5-3. Madison Powell took the hand off from Gleason and made the layup to make it 7-3 Nettes. Highly touted Lady Rebel Courtney Davis got into the score book with a scoop layup to make it 7-5.
After a block by Bella Hopkins, Freshman Ellison Steinhauer took it down the floor and got fouled on the layup attempt. Steinhauer would go 2-2 from the line to make it 9-5 Nettes. O’Neal, would answer right back with a tough layup in traffic to make it 9-7. Hopkins got in on the scoring with a three to make it 12-7. Moore used a nice pump fake to drive into the lane for the layup. The free throw was good and that made it 15-7 Nettes. After a back and forth first quarter, Pickens led Fannin, 15-7.
Steinhauer got the scoring started in the second quarter with a nice drive to the bucket and gave the Nettes a 17-7 lead. Pickens added to the lead with a Hopkins three. Her second of the first half to make it 20-7. After a steal by Emory Bryant, Steinhauer connected on a three to make it 23-7 Nettes. A nice find by Steinhauer led to a made three by Moore to make it 26-7. Davis, put an end to the 11-0 scoring run by Pickens and gave Fannin its first points of the second quarter with a layup making it 26-9. After grabbing a rebound, Mullins threw a long outlet pass to Steinhauer who connected with her second three of the first half to make it 29-9. Queen came back on the other end and connected on her first three of the first half to make it 29-12. At the break, the Nettes would lead the Lady Rebels by a score of 29-12.
To begin the third quarter, Ellie Cook of the Lady Rebels gave Fannin the first points of the second half as she caught the deflected pass and made a nice reverse layup to make it 29-14. Mullins, got her first two points of the ball game as she answered on the other end with a nice spin and drive to the bucket to make it 31-14. Davis, then raced down the floor and made a layup as the two teams were now trading buckets. After the Nettes kept a possession alive with an offensive rebound by Gleason, Mullins was fouled driving to the basket. She made 1 of 2 to make it 32-16 Pickens.
Davis, using her speed, drove down the floor, went underneath the basket, and found Cook who connected on the three to make it 32-19. Mullins, was able to draw the foul on the next trip down the floor and make both free throws to give the Nettes a 34-19 advantage. Jayden Bailey, was able to grab the rebound and get the bucket. After a miss on the free throw attempt, the Lady Rebels were able to get the rebound and get another tough bucket. This time by Riley Reeves. She completed the and-1 and it was down to a 34-24 Pickens lead.
Steinhauer, setteled things down just a little as she went 2-2 from the line to make it 36-24. Davis, again using her speed, raced down the floor for the layup to once again make it a 10 point game. After a no call on one end, the Nettes were able to drive down the other end a connect on a three by Steinhauer. Her third of the game. O’Neal, was able to drive down the lane and went 2-2 on the free throw line. Mullins answered with a layup to make it 41-28. Reeves, would get fouled on the layup attempt and go 1-2 from the line to make it 41-29 Pickens going to the fourth.
Davis, got the scoring started in the fourth with a layup to make it 41-31. Mullins, then did one of the many things she excels at and that’s driving down the lane and getting contact on shot attempts. Mullins would go to the line and make both shots to make it 43-31. Hopkins then collected the rebound off the Reeves miss and drove it the length of the floor and made the layup to make it 45-31. After a steal by the Nettes, Mullins had a breakaway all alone and made the layup to stretch the lead out to 47-31. Gleason, after getting a steal, passed it ahead to Steinhauer. After missing her first attempt, Steinhauer grabbed her own rebound and got the put back.
On the next Nettes possession, Steinhauer again grabbed an offensive rebound, got the ball out to Gleason, who found an open Mullins in the corner for the three to make it 52-31. O’Neal then came back with a nice three of her own to make it 52-34. Pickens, had a nice play in-bounding the ball as Hopkins found a cutting Bryant for the layup to make it 54-34. Queen, came back on the other end and drove for a layup to make it 54-36. After a rebound by the Lady Rebels, Reeves drove to the basket and got the layup to make it 54-38. A nice pass down inside by O’Neal led to another layup by Queen to make it 54-40. The Nettes, were able to run out the rest of the clock and Pickens came away with a 54-40 win.
Both these teams will be back in action on Monday as the Nettes will take on the Copper Basin Lady Cougars at 3 pm. The Lady Rebels, will take on the hosting Gilmer Lady Cats at 6 pm.