Nettes’ Open Tip-Off Tournament With Win Over Fannin

PHS Basketball, Team FYN Sports

Yes ladies & gentlemen it’s that time once again as high school basketball has started in the state of Georgia. With that, comes the annual Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament being held this year in Ellijay at Gilmer High School. The tournament, features Pickens, Gilmer, Fannin, & Hiwassee Dam. Kicking off the tournament this year, would be the Nettes’ & the Lady Rebels of Fannin.

 

It was a back & forth frame to start the opening quarter as you got the feeling this one might be closely contested the entire way through. Pickens, was able to grab an 8-6 lead after one. The action, & the offense picked up for both teams in the 2nd quarter as the Nettes’ scored 20 points, while the Lady Rebels scored 19. Pickens, continued to lead Fannin as we hit the half, 28-25.

 

In the 3rd quarter, Fannin, off the strength of good defensive effort, held the Nettes’ to just 5 points, while scoring 13, to take the lead going to the 4th, 38-33. In the 4th, the defense for Pickens stepped up and the offense fed off of that to close things out. The Nettes’, closed the 4th with a 17-8 run to get a 50-46 win.

 

The Nettes’ will be back on the court tomorrow afternoon as they will take on the Hiwassee Dam Lady Eagles at 3 pm. Reminder, the game will be played in Ellijay at Gilmer High School.

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 27 points, 1 assist, 9 rebounds, 5 steals, 1 block

Olivia Simmons: 10 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 block

Sarah Morris: 4 points, 2 assists

Torie Williams: 3 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, 1 steal

Ansley Parker: 3 points, 3 rebounds, 1 block

Amanda Nelson: 2 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, 1 steal

Reagan Harwood: 1 point, 3 rebounds

 

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‘Nettes Cap Off 2017 With Holiday Classic Champioship

PHS Basketball, Team FYN Sports

In a late afternoon match up, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team made their way up to Blue Ridge one last time to take on the host team, the Fannin Lady Rebels, in the Girls championship game for the 2017 Mountain Top Holiday Classic. These two teams met in November for the Thanksgiving Tournament title held in Fannin & Pickens came away the victor.

 

The 1st quarter of this championship game was a tight one. Both teams found scoring, but it was a battle to get those points as both were sound defensively. The ‘Nettes held a 9-8 lead over Fannin going to the 2nd quarter. In the 2nd, it remained close as Pickens held a slim lead going into the break. The ‘Nettes used a 14-11 quarter advantage to increase their lead to 23-19 over the Lady Rebels.

 

It would start to get a little chippy in the 3rd quarter as there were multiple technical fouls handed out by officials. Through all of the physical play, Pickens outscored Fannin in the 3rd, 14-11, to take a 37-30 lead into the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, the Lady Rebels would try to rally. Every time Fannin would get within striking distance, the ‘Nettes would get a stop on defense, or make a shot. Pickens, was able to hold off the Lady Rebels to get the win 49-44, to capture the 2017 Mountain Top Holiday Classic.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 23 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals (named All-Tournament)

Allie Stephens: 11 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals (named All-Tournament)

Torie Williams: 5 points, 2 assists, & 3 rebounds

Mackenzie Hampton: 4 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds, & 1 block (named All-Tournament)

Shelby Cook: 4 points, 1 assist, & 7 rebounds (named All-Tournament)

Olivia Simmons: 2 points

 

The ‘Nettes, finish 2017 at 11-2, and will have most of next week to rest and prepare for their next game this coming Friday night when they welcome the Southeast Whitfield Lady Raiders to the Dragons Den for a region match up. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 pm.

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Pickens’ Nets Their 10th Win Of The Season, Play Host Fannin For Tournament Title Tomorrow

PHS Basketball, Team FYN Sports

This afternoon, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team headed back up to Fannin County High School to compete in the 2nd day of the 2017 Mountain Top Holiday Classic. Their opponent, the White County Lady Warriors, who defeated the Adairsville Lady Tigers yesterday to advance to the winners bracket. The ‘Nettes, knocked off the Christian Heritage Lady Lions yesterday to get to this game.

 

In the 1st quarter, the Lady Warriors of White County got out to a quick start using a hard pressing defense to create scoring chances. Pickens, got things going towards the end of the frame, but found themselves down 19-12 going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, things picked up on both ends of the floor for the the ‘Nettes. They used a 21-15 2nd quarter run to cut the White County lead down to 34-33, going into the break.

 

The 3rd quarter, saw Pickens take the lead from the Lady Warriors in an action packed frame. The ‘Nettes, off the strength of a 15-11 quarter advantage, took a 48-45 lead into the 4th. In the 4th, Pickens closed things out with a 14-9 run to get the win, 62-54.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 23 points, 1 assist, 7 rebounds, 3 steals, & 1 block

Shelby Cook: 14 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, & 2 steals

Mackenzie Hampton: 12 points, 3 assists, 6 rebounds, & 1 block

Torie Williams: 8 points, 4 assists, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 5 points, 4 assists, 1 rebound, & 3 steals

 

The ‘Nettes, will now face the host team, the Fannin County Lady Rebels, in the championship game tomorrow afternoon. Tip off is scheduled for 5 pm.

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‘Nettes Win Thanksgiving Tournament, Host LaFayette In Home Opener Tuesday

PHS Basketball, Team FYN Sports

Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team headed to Fannin County High School for the third and final day of the Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament. Their opponent on this day, the Fannin Lady Rebels. Both teams won their games on Saturday & Monday, so this game would determine the winner of this annual round robin tournament.

 

The ‘Nettes, got off to a roaring start against the Lady Rebels in the opening quarter. Pickens held a lead of 21-5 going to the 2nd quarter. In the 2nd, the scoring stalled a little as Fannin tried to climb back into it. An 8-3 quarter advantage for the Lady Rebels gave us a score of 24-13, with Pickens out in front.

 

In the 3rd quarter, both teams were neck and neck as far as scoring goes in the frame. The ‘Nettes outscored Fannin 12-11 in the third to keep their lead going to the 4th, 36-24. The 4th and final quarter would belong to Pickens. They used a combination of tough defense to convert to offense to grow their lead. Using a 17-5 quarter run, the ‘Nettes closed the game out and came away with the win, 53-29.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 22 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals (All-Tournament selection)

Torie Williams: 13 points, 3 assists, & 2 steals (All-Tournament selection)

Mackenzie Hampton: 8 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, & 2 blocks (All-Tournament selection)

Sarah Morris: 6 points

Shelby Cook: 2 points, 2 assists, & 5 rebounds

Allie Stephens: 2 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 3 steals

 

Pickens, is now 4-0 on the young season and is slated to start region play on Tuesday as they welcome the LaFayette Lady Ramblers to the Dragons Den. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 pm.

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‘Nettes Get Win Over Hiwassee Dam, Play Host Fannin In True Championship Game

PHS Basketball, Team FYN Sports

The PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team, was again in Blue Ridge yesterday afternoon for day 2 of the Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament. Their opponent on this day, the Hiwassee Dam Lady Eagles.

 

In the opening quarter of play, the ‘Nettes, would seize control early. Pickens took a 14-7 lead over the Lady Eagles going to the 2nd quarter. The defense for Pickens helped lead to offense as they would build on their 1st quarter lead on Hiwassee Dam. Using a 16-9 quarter run, The ‘Nettes held a 30-16 advantage as we hit the half.

 

In the 3rd, the both teams would slightly struggle finding consistent offense, but Pickens would still maintain a lead. The ‘Nettes held a 37-22 lead over the Lady Eagles going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, an 11-8 quarter run for Pickens helped seal the victory as the ‘Nettes took this one, 48-30.

 

Leading the way for Pickens would be:

Mykenzie Weaver: 19 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mackenzie Hampton: 12 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds, & 3 steals

Torie Williams: 9 points, 3 assists, & 1 steal

Hattie Baker: 4 points, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals

Olivia Simmons: 3 points, 1 assist, & 9 rebounds

 

With wins by Pickens & Fannin yesterday, it sets up a true championship game between the two teams this evening. The ‘Nettes & Lady Rebels will tip-off at a scheduled 6 pm.

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‘Nettes Get Thrilling Comeback Win, Head To Tournament Championship

PHS Basketball, Team FYN Sports

During the mid afternoon hours of the day, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled north on 515 to take part in the 2nd day of the Fannin Mountain Top Holiday Classic. The opponent for the ‘Nettes this afternoon was the Lady Trojans of Gordon Lee. A win here, sealed a spot in the Championship game tomorrow night.

 

The 1st quarter couldn’t have gotten off to a better start if you were a ‘Nettes fan. Pickens, started the ball game on a 13-0 run. The Lady Trojans cut into that lead as the ‘Nettes led it, 13-6 going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, Gordon Lee made their run. They outscored Pickens 16-6 in the frame to take a 22-19 lead into the half.

 

The 3rd quarter was tightly contested between the two teams as the Lady Trojans used a 15-13 quarter advantage over the ‘Nettes to extend their lead to 37-32, going to the 4th. In the 4th, the offense & defense for Pickens woke up. The ‘Nettes, outscored Gordon Lee 30-18 in the final 8 minutes, to get the win, 62-55.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 17 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds, & 5 steals

Ashley Nelson: 13 points, 4 rebounds, & 3 steals

Taylor Wigington: 9 points, 4 assists, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, & 1 block

Torie Williams: 7 points, 4 assists, 5 rebounds, & 2 steals

Autumn Young: 5 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, & 2 steals

Shelby Cook: 5 points, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mackenzie Hampton: 5 points, & 2 rebounds

Tessa Duncan: 1 point, 1 assist, & 1 rebound

 

The ‘Nettes will now advance to the Tournament Championship tomorrow night at 7 p.m. as they take on the winner of the Roswell & Fannin game. That will be the final game of 2016 for the ‘Nettes.

 

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“Nettes” Nab Second Place for Pickens at Tip-Off Tournament

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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…)

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Pickens Nettes Lose to Fannin but Have Bright Future

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