‘Nettes Best Lady Cats In Early Season Thiller

PHS Basketball, Team FYN Sports

Yesterday afternoon, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team made the hour or so trip up north on 515 to Fannin County High School to participate in the annual Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament. Their first opponent, the Gilmer Lady Cats. Much like anything involving Pickens & Gilmer, this one did not disappoint.

 

In the opening quarter, both teams took a bit to get going with the mid afternoon tip. The ‘Nettes were able to get a hold of a 7-6 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd quarter, the scoring would pick up for both sides. Pickens outscored the Lady Cats 18-12 in the 2nd to take a 25-18 lead going into the break.

 

The action really picked up in the 2nd half, starting with the 3rd quarter. Gilmer, would slowly claw their way back into the game after outscoring the ‘Nettes 15-14 in the 3rd to cut the lead down to 39-33 going to the 4th and final quarter. Despite the Lady Cats outscoring Pickens 14-9 in the 4th, the ‘Nettes final two points was the most important. With Gilmer ahead 47-46, the ‘Nettes got a steal from Torie Williams. Williams then drove the length of the floor, & passed it off to Mykenzie Weaver for the game winning layup with 6 seconds left to give Pickens the 48-47 win.

 

Leading the way for Gilmer was:

Michaela Staley: 18 points

Mary Lee Callihan: 16 points

Mallory Kiser: 7 points

Leading the way for Pickens was:

Torie Williams: 17 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, & 2 blocks

Mykenzie Weaver: 17 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, & 3 steals

Mackenzie Hampton: 6 points, 2 assists, 5 rebounds, 3 steals, & 3 blocks

Shelby Cook: 3 points, 4 rebounds, & 3 steals

Allie Stephens: 1 point, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

 

For Gilmer, they will play host team Fannin tomorrow. Tip time for that one is scheduled for 6 pm. For the ‘Nettes, they will once again open up the day as they will take on the Hiwassee Dam Lady Eagles. Tip off is scheduled for 3 pm.

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‘Nettes Take 3rd In 6-AAAA After Defeating Rival Gilmer For 3rd Time This Season

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Yesterday afternoon, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team was once again at Southeast Whitfield High School to take part in the final day of the 2017 6-AAAA Region Tournament. Pickens, faced a familiar foe yesterday as they took on the Lady Cats of Gilmer for the 4th time on the season for the #3 seed for 6-AAAA heading into the 4-A State Tournament next week.

 

In the 1st, Gilmer, got off to a quick start in the early tip time. The Lady Cats, pounced out to a 16-9 lead over the ‘Nettes going to the 2nd. In the 2nd quarter, the offense and defense picked up for Pickens. The ‘Nettes, used a 19-10 quarter advantage to take a 28-26 lead over Gilmer going to the break.

 

In a very physical 3rd quarter, both teams found success scoring. Pickens barely outscored the Lady Cats 20-17, to take a 48-43 lead going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, the ‘Nettes used another huge run to close this game out. Using a big 24-10 quarter run, Pickens, got the win, their 3rd over Gilmer on the season, 72-53.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Autumn Young: 18 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Taylor Wigington: 15 points, 4 assists, & 9 rebounds

Mackenzie Hampton: 12 points, 1 assist, 8 rebounds, & 1 block

Mykenzie Weaver: 8 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds

Torie Williams: 6 points, 4 assists, 1 rebound, & 2 steals

Shelby Cook: 6 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 block

Madison McClure: 3 points, 4 assists, & 8 rebounds

Ashley Nelson: 2 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal

 

The ‘Nettes will now wait to see where they will be off to next week for the 1st round of the 4-A State Tournament. Region 6, is facing region 8 in the first round. In the 8-AAAA Championship, Jefferson is taking on North Oconee. The ‘Nettes, will travel to whoever loses that game next week.

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‘Nettes To Face Rival Lady Cats For 3rd Seed Heading Into State Tournament

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team were back in Dalton to take part in the 2017 6-AAAA Region Tournament Semi-finals. Their opponent, the top seeded, & 4-A top ten ranked Lady Bruins of Northwest Whitfield. The winner, not only would advance to the championship game, but would also ensure a home game in the state tournament.

 

In the 1st, It took a bit for both teams to get anything consistent. In a back and forth opening quarter, the Lady Bruins held a 12-7 over the ‘Nettes going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, Pickens stayed within striking distance of top seeded Northwest Whitfield. A 14-8 quarter advantage gave the Lady Bruins a 26-15 lead going to the half.

 

The 3rd quarter, was relatively low scoring as both teams combined for 17 total points. An 11-6 quarter advantage game Northwest Whitfield a 37-21 lead over Pickens going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, the Lady Bruins used a 16-12 quarter run to get the win over the ‘Nettes, 53-33.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mackenzie Hampton: 10 points, 1 assist, 9 rebounds, & 1 steal

Autumn Young: 8 points, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals

Shelby Cook: 7 points, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals

MyKenzie Weaver: 3 points, & 2 rebounds

Torie Williams: 2 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Ashley Nelson: 2 points, & 8 rebounds

Taylor Wigington: 4 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Madison McClure: 2 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

 

Later today, the ‘Nettes will be back in Dalton to take on their bitter rial, the Gilmer Lady Cats, in the 3rd place game of the 6-AAAA Region Tournament. The winner, will be the 3rd seed for region 6 when they take on region 8 in the 1st round of the 4-A State Tournament. Tip off is scheduled for 4 p.m.

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‘Nettes Get Region Win Over Lady Cats In Ellijay

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Ellijay to take on their rival Lady Cats of Gilmer in a big region match up. This was the final meeting between the two schools during the regular season and it had big time implications.

 

In the 1st, as usual, both teams were very evenly matched. Both Pickens & Gilmer got things going offensively as the ‘Nettes came away with an 18-17 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, Pickens stretched out their lead over the Lady Cats ever so slightly. A 14-9 quarter run for the ‘Nettes, gave them a 32-26 lead over Gilmer going into the half.

 

In the 3rd, Pickens would again increase the lead by using a 14-8 quarter run. Going to the 4th and final quarter, the ‘Nettes led the Lady Cats, 46-34. In the 4th, Pickens held off a couple mini comeback attempts by Gilmer to get the much needed region win, 55-43.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Torie Williams: 11 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 block

Mykenzie Weaver: 10 points, 7 rebounds, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 9 points, & 9 rebounds

Ashley Nelson: 8 points, 1 assist, 8 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mackenzie Hampton: 5 points, 7 rebounds, & 2 steals

Taylor Wigington: 3 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Autumn Young: 3 points, & 3 assists

Madison McClure: 2 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 2 points, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Tessa Duncan: 2 points, & 1 assist

 

The ‘Nettes will be back in action at home this afternoon as they take on the Adairsville Lady Tigers in a non region ball game. Tip off scheduled for 3 p.m.

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‘Nettes Get Big Region Win Over Lady Cats

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Tonight, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted their rival, Gilmer Lady Cats in the Dragons Den for a highly anticipated match up. These two teams came down to the wire last week in the Thanksgiving Tournament, with Gilmer coming out on top. This time, it counts in the region standings with both coming in at 1-0.

 

In the 1st, it would be the Lady Cats getting out to an early lead. The ‘Nettes however, got the three ball working and took a 19-10 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, Pickens turned up the intensity both offensively and defensively. The ‘Nettes outscored Gilmer 22-11 in the frame to extend their lead 41-21 going into the half.

 

In the 3rd, Pickens continued it’s success from the 1st half. Outscoring the Lady Cats in the 3rd, 17-13, the ‘Nettes took a 58-34 lead going to the 4th and final quarter of play. The 4th saw Pickens close things out and get a 72-47 win over Gilmer. With the win, Pickensis now 5-2 on the season and tied for 1st in 6-AAAA at 2-0.

 

Leading the way for Pickens would be:

Torie Williams: 22 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, & 2 steals 4-5 on three pointers

Mykenzie Weaver: 11 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Tessa Duncan: 9 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals

Madison McClure: 6 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Mackenzie Hampton: 6 points, 1 assist, & 10 rebounds

Taylor Wigington: 5 points, 4 assists, & 4 rebounds

Ashley Nelson: 4 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal

Autumn Young: 3 points, 7 assists, 1 rebound, & 3 steals

Shelby Cook: 3 points, 2 rebounds, & 1 block

 

Pickens will have little rest time as they will be on the road tomorrow as they take on out of region opponent, the Forsyth Central Lady Bulldogs. The ‘Nettes picked up an early win against the 7A school at home and look to sweep the season series tomorrow afternoon. Tip off scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

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‘Nettes Make Statement With Region Opening Win

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Walker County to take on the Lady Ramblers of LaFayette in the opening game of region 6-AAAA play. Pickens, coming off of a good showing at the annual Thanksgiving Tournament last week, looked to get region play started off on a good note.

 

In the 1st, the ‘Nettes jumped out to a quick lead. Pickens used a nice offensive start to jump out to a 23-10 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the ‘Nettes continued to pour it on using defense to lead to offense, outscoring the Lady Ramblers, 17-4 in the frame. Pickens led LaFayette, 40-14 at the break.

 

The success the ‘Nettes had in the 1st half, carried over to the 3rd quarter, as they continued to add to their lead. Using a 19-9 run, Pickens held a 59-23 advantage going to the 4th. The final in this one would be 64-26. The ‘Nettes are now 4-2 on the season and now 1-0 in region play.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 19 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block

Mackenzie Hampton: 10 points, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Tessa Duncan: 8 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, & 2 blocks

Taylor Wigington: 6 points, 5 assists, & 5 rebounds

Ashley Nelson: 6 points, 7 rebounds, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 5 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, & 2 blocks

Autumn Young: 3 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, & 3 steals

 

The ‘Nettes will be back in the Dragons Den for the 1st time in a long time it seems as they host the Gilmer Lady Cats on Friday. Gilmer is 5-0 on the season and 1-0 in region play after their 57-50 win over the Lady Panthers of Ridgeland last night. Tip off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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‘Nettes Finish Runner-Up In Tip-Off Tourney, Start Region Play Tuesday

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled again to Ellijay, this time to take on their rival, the Gilmer Lady Cats in the third and final day of the annual Thanksgiving Tournament. By virtue of both teams wins on Saturday & Monday, this game, was a true championship game.

 

The 1st quarter started with the Lady Cats getting the upper hand. The Nettes however scratched their way back into it as Gilmer took a 21-18 lead to the 2nd. In the 2nd, both teams started to trade buckets. The Lady Cats used a slight 15-11 quarter advantage to stretch their lead over Pickens to 36-29 as we hit halftime.

 

In the 3rd, the Nettes got things going using their defense to spark a big run. Pickens used a 21-12 quarter run to take the lead from Gilmer, 50-48, going to the 4th. The 4th quarter was an emotional thrill ride for both parties. The Lady Cats used a 16-12 run to pull this one out, 64-62.

 

Leading the Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 24 points, & 5 rebounds

Torie Williams: 14 points, 2 assists, & 2 rebounds

Taylor Wigington: 8 points, 5 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Autumn Young: 6 points, & 2 rebounds

Mackenzie Hampton: 3 points, 2 assists, 6 rebounds, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 3 points, & 1 rebound

Ashley Nelson: 2 points, 5 assists, & 9 rebounds

Madison McClure: 2 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

 

The Nettes will have the rest of the week off as they begin to prepare for the start of region play next week. Pickens will travel to LaFayette to take on the Lady Ramblers in the opening region contest of the season this coming Tuesday. Tip off time scheduled for 6 p.m.

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‘Nettes Get Back & Forth Win Over Lady Eagles, Face Gilmer Tonight

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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.

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