Pickens Dragonettes defeat Lady Cats in overtime

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On Tuesday, the Pickens Dragonettes (15-7, 8-2) hosted the Gilmer Lady Cats (14-6, (9-1) in a rivalry battle with big region implications. The Lady Cats, hadn’t lost in region play up until this point and the Nettes, were simply looking to keep pace with Northwest Whitfield. It was one of those classics last night as Pickens defeated Gilmer in overtime by a score of 70-66.

 

In the first quarter, Mykenzie Weaver got things going for the Nettes with an opening bucket. The Lady Cats, came back with a three by Hope Colwell, and a bucket by Elly Callihan to make it 5-2 early on. Weaver, went on a quick 5-0 run herself to make it 7-5 Pickens. Both teams played the opening quarter very close as no lead grew higher than three. Going to the second, Gilmer led, 17-16.

Weaver driving into the lane

To start the second quarter, the Lady Cats went on a 6-0 run to stretch their lead to 24-16. Carmyn Mullins, would make two layups back to back, to cut the Gilmer lead down to 24-20. Later on, Weaver connected on a three pointer to cut it to 27-26, then Marlee McClure stepped up and drained a three pointer as well to give the Nettes a 29-28 lead. Jalynn Ledford, would make two late free throws to give the Lady Cats a 30-29 lead going into the break.

Gilmer looking to inbound the ball underneath their goal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To start the third quarter, both Elly Callihan and Weaver traded buckets with Elly Callihan getting the slight upperhand, 6-4. Colwell added a free throw and the Lady Cats led 37-34. That lead disappeared quickly as Reagan Harwood hit a three to tie things up at 37. Emma Callihan came right back with a three of her own to make it 40-37 Gilmer. Sarah Morris then came down on the other end and knocked down a three as well as it was raining threes inside the Dragons Den. Just before the end of the quarter, Weaver put up a three pointer and it found it’s mark, giving the Nettes a 50-48 lead going to the fourth.

Coach Thomas going over strategy with the Nettes

Elly Callihan made two free throws to start the fourth, to tie things up at 50. Morris, came down and hit another big three to give Pickens a 53-50 lead. Elly Callihan then hit four consecutive free throws to give the Lady Cats the lead, 54-53. Morris connected on a two pointer and the Nettes were back in front, 55-54. Gilmer, went on a 4-0 run to take a 58-55 lead. Harwood, split a double team, and found a wide open lane to the basket and made the layup to make it 58-57. After a Weaver basket cut the Lady Cats lead to one, the Nettes got a big stop on defense. Weaver, drove into the lane for a potential game winner and was fouled on the attempt. She would hit one of two free throws to tie it at 61. Gilmer had one final chance to win it in regulation as a desperation heave nearly went in. To overtime we went, tied at 61.

 

In the overtime period, Beth Burnette got things going for the Lady Cats with a three to make it 64-61. Morris, hit another three to tie it up at 64 a piece. Weaver then connected on a layup and a pair of free throws to give the Nettes a 68-64 lead. Gilmer hit a two pointer to make it 68-66. With little time remaining, Amanda Nelson stepped to the line, and calmly knocked down a pair of free throws to make it 70-66. The Lady Cats wanted a foul called after a three point attempt, but it was not called and time ran out as the Nettes handed Gilmer their first region loss of the season, 70-66.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 38 points

Sarah Morris: 16 points

Reagan Harwood: 7 points

 

Leading the way for the Lady Cats were:

Elly Callihan: 20 points

Bailey Teague: 15 points

Jalynn Ledford: 10 points

 

On Friday, the Nettes will travel to Tunnel Hill to take on the Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins in another key region meeting with the region tournament looming. Pickens, still has an outside shot at the #2 seed in the region tournament. They will need to defeat both Northwest and Southeast Whitfield and hope that the Lady Cats can defeat the Lady Bruins again. Tip off for the Nettes and Northwest Whitfield is set for 7 pm.

‘Nettes Best Lady Cats In Early Season Thiller

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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.

‘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.

‘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.

‘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.

‘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.

‘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.

‘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.

‘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.

Nettes’ Fall To Gilmer Will Face LaFayette On Monday

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Yesterday, the PHS Dragonettes’ varsity basketball team hosted the Gilmer Lady Cats in a make up game that was postponed due to a power outage. The two teams had already played the first half prior to the outage, and we set to play the 2nd half with the Nettes’ ahead, 28-24.

 

In the 3rd, both teams went back and forth as it was as intense as a rivalry game should be. Pickens and the Lady Cats each poured in 17 points a piece, and the Nettes’ still held the advantage going to the 4th, 45-41.

 

In the 4th and final quarter, Gilmer seized control. The Lady Cats used a 19-8 run and hit late free throws to take this one, 60-53. With the win, the Gilmer Lady Cats sealed up the #3 seed in next week’s region tournament.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes’ were:

Mackenzie Hampton: 18 points, 1 assist, 8 rebounds, & 2 steals

Autumn Young: 10 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, & 4 steals

Shelby Cook: 8 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Madison McClure: 6 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Torie Williams: 6 points, & 2 assists

Ashley Nelson ended the night with 5 points, 2 assists, & 1 rebound & Kaitlin Redman added 4 rebounds.

 

The loss didn’t have any effect on the Nettes’ in the standings as they had already locked up the #5 seed in the upcoming region tournament. Their opponent will be the #8 seeded Lady Ramblers of LaFayette. The match up will take place at Southeast Whitfield and will be on Monday at 7:30 p.m.

Nettes’ Fall To Lady Cats; Prepare For Regular Season’s Final Week

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team made the trek up 515 to take on their rival, the Gilmer Lady Cats. This game was the first of two make up games these teams have due to a power outage, and the snow storm.

 

In the first quarter, both teams tried to find a groove on offense. The Lady Cats were able to get something going as they took a 12-6 lead going into the 2nd. In the 2nd, Gilmer stretched their lead out to double digits. Using a 15-7 quarter run, the Lady Cats went into the break, up 27-13.

 

In the 3rd, the Nettes’ were in comeback mode as they made a little run in the quarter. Pickens outscored Gilmer 14-11, to make it 38-27. In the 4th, the Nettes’ tried everything they could to get back into the it using the inside game to draw fouls on the Lady Cat players, cutting the lead to 7 at one point. It would not be enough however as Gilmer was able to hit key shots down the stretch to take this one, 50-41.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes’ were:

Mackenzie Hampton: 10 points, 1 assist, 11 rebounds, & 2 steals

Ashley Nelson: 10 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 7 points, 1 assist, 7 rebounds, & 1 steal

Kaitlin Redman: 3 points, 10 rebounds, & 2 steals

Madison McClure, Torie Williams, & Autumn Young each had 3 on the night.

 

The Nettes’ now will turn their focus on the final week of the regular season in hopes of moving up from the 5th spot in the standings prior to the region tournament. Pickens will host the Lady Panthers of Ridgeland on Tuesday for Senior Night in the Dragons Den. Tip off is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Nettes’ Split With Lady Raiders Ready For 515 Rivalry

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On Friday night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Dalton to take on the Lady Raiders of Southeast Whitfield in a big time region match up. Coming into the ball game, both teams found themselves tied for fourth in 7-AAAA. Pickens, came in, looking for the season sweep.

 

The first quarter, would turn out to be the deciding quarter in this one. Southeast Whitfield got out to a 23-7 lead over the Nettes’ going to the 2nd. The quarter totals in the 2nd were much closer as both teams went back and forth. The Lady Raiders still held the lead going to the half, 40-21.

 

In the 3rd, Southeast Whitfield doubled up the Nettes’ quarter total 16-8. Stretching their lead to 56-29, going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, Pickens had their best quarter as they outscored the Lady Raiders, 18-14. Southeast Whitfield however got the win and the split with a 70-45 final.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes’ were:

Allie Stephens: 8 points, & 4 rebounds

Autumn Young: 8 points, & 2 steals

Ashley Nelson: 7 points, 1 assist, & 8 rebounds

Mackenzie Hampton: 5 points, 1 assist, & 8 rebounds

Shae Chadwick, Shelby Cook, & Madison McClure each had 4 points.

 

The Nettes’ will now turn around and travel to Ellijay to take on the Gilmer Lady Cats later today. Tip off is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Nettes’ Fall To Lady Generals Now 1-1 In Region Play

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Earlier this evening, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Ringgold to take on the Lady Generals of Heritage in a 7-AAAA region match up. Pickens came into the ball game with a 3-2 record and a 1-0 record in region play.

 

The 1st quarter, didn’t start off too well for the Nettes’ The Lady Generals came out to a 9-0 start to the game. The Pickens offense however got settled down, and were able to climb back into things. Heritage led after one, 20-15. The Nettes’ took the lead for a brief moment in the 2nd quarter, but the Lady Generals grabbed the lead back prior to the half using a 15-10 quarter run. Heritage led the Nettes’ at the break, 35-25.

 

A slow start to the 2nd half hindered Pickens early on. The Nettes’ again though, were able to get things going towards the middle of the 3rd. The Lady Generals took a 50-38 lead going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, Heritage used a 14-8 run to close things out and get the win over Pickens, 64-46. With the loss, The Nettes’ are now 3-3 on the season & 1-1 in region play.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes’ tonight were:

Mackenzie Hampton: 11 points, & 11 rebounds

Autumn Young: 9 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Torie Williams: 7 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 6 points, & 5 rebounds

Kaitlin Redman added 4 points, 2 assists, 5 rebounds, & 2 steals, & Ashley Nelson chipped in 3 points, 4 rebounds, & a steal.

 

The Nettes’ will be back home in the Dragons Den this Friday night as they host 515 rival, the Gilmer Lady Cats in a big 7-AAAA region game. Tip off scheduled for 7 p.m.

Nettes Drop Opening Tournament Game

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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.

The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat: Pickens Splits Games with Sonoraville

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The Pickens High School basketball teams left the court on Saturday, January 12 with very different emotions on their performances against Sonoraville, as the Dragonettes fought hard but ultimately fell to a talented Lady Phoenix squad and the Dragons rallied in the fourth quarter to force an overtime session, which resulted in a thrilling victory.
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