Jasper, Ga — For the first time in a decade the Pickens Dragonettes hosted the Fannin County Lady Rebels at PHS on Tuesday, November 28th. Coming into the game, the Nettes, were 4-0 and ranked 4th in the 3A top ten. The Lady Rebels, had not played a game up until this point as they were looking to get their ’23-’24 season tipped off. The Nettes, jumped out to an early lead in this one and used it to propel themselves to a 56-29 win.
The first quarter started out slow for both teams as there were more fouls than points early on. Reese Lewis, split a pair of free throws to give the Lady Rebels a 1-0 lead. The Nettes, would then get things rolling and go on a 17-0 run highlighted by UVA-Wise signee Caroline Mullins becoming the 21st Nettes player to surpass the 1,000 career point mark. Pickens, finished the first quarter on a 20-2 run as the Nettes led it, 20-3 going to the second.
Maggie Ledford, got things going for the Lady Rebels to start the second quarter as she hit a bucket to make it 20-5. The Nettes, would go on a 12-0 run to make it 32-5. The Lady Rebels, would go on a 6-0 run as Callie Ensley hit two free throws, and Izzie Jabaley and Lewis made baskets to make it 32-11. Ellison Steinhauer got the final bucket of the first half as the Nettes held a 34-11 lead at the half.
Mullins, got things rolling for the Nettes to start the second half as her basket made it 36-11. Young Harris signee Courtney Davis, picked up her first points of the game with a tough bucket and Ledford followed with a basket of her own to make it 36-15. The Nettes, would then go on a 9-0 run as Steinhauer made two three pointers, and Mullins connected on one as well to make it 45-15. Davis, ended the run with her first three of the contest. The Nettes, closed out the third with an 8-0 run to make it 53-18 going to the fourth.
In a shortened fourth quarter, the Lady Rebels got 5 points from Davis, and buckets from Macy Hawkins, Ledford, and Jabaley. The Nettes, got a three pointer from Ashaela Buchanan. Final score from Jasper, Pickens 56 Fannin 29.
Scoring for the Nettes:
Caroline Mullins: 17 points
Ellison Steinhauer: 17 points
Bella Hopkins: 15 points
Ashaela Buchanan: 3 points
Brylee Deering: 2 points
Caleigh Hoffard: 2 points
The Nettes, will be off for the rest of the week as they get ready to begin region play next week as they make the short trip up to Ellijay to take on the Gilmer Lady Cats on Tuesday, December 5th. 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 — After coming off of a big 75-18 win over Southeast Whitfield on the road on Friday, the 14th, the Pickens Dragonettes turned right back around and welcomed the Gilmer Lady Cats to the Dragons Den for a non-region contest on Saturday, January 15th. Coming into the game, the Nettes were riding a 12-game winning streak. The Nettes won the prior two meetings with the Lady Cats this season and were looking to complete the season sweep. The first meeting saw the Nettes come away with a 56-50 win in Blue Ridge. The second meeting saw Pickens again come away with a 55-49 win in Ellijay. The Nettes, outscored the Lady Cats, 37-22 in the second half in route to a 53-38 win.
The Nettes got the first quarter going early with a bucket by Carmyn Mullins to make it 2-0 early. After Gilmer tied it up a 2, Pickens went on a 5-0 run after a three by Carmyn Mullins and a bucket by Emma Gleason to give the Nettes a 7-2 lead. A 4-0 run from the Lady Cats cut the lead down to 7-6. The Nettes would go on an 8-0 run to close the quarter as Amanda Nelson and Bella Hopkins both hit three’s, and Caroline Mullins nailed a jumper just as times expired to make it 15-6 Nettes, going to the second.
In the second quarter, after the teams traded a foul each, Caroline Mullins would go 1 for 2 from the line. Her sister, Carmyn, got the rebound and made the bucket to make it 18-6 Pickens. After a 4-0 run by the Lady Cats was stopped by a bucket from Gleason, Gilmer went on another 4-0 run to cut the Nettes lead down to 20-14. Hopkins, answered with a three to make it 23-14. After a bucket by the Lady Cats, Madison Powell got in on the act with a three of her own to make it 26-16 Pickens at the half.
To start the third quarter, Caroline Mullins hit a three pointer to make it 29-16. After a bucket and a free throw by Gilmer, Hopkins hit two free throws of her own to make it 31-19. After the two free throws, the Nettes turned on the defense and Caroline Mullins went on an 8-0 run by herself to make it 39-19. After a bucket by the Lady Cats to stop the run, Nelson hit a free throw to make it 40-21. The two teams then traded three pointers to make it 43-24 Nettes. A bucket by Gilmer to close the third quarter made it 43-26 Pickens going to the fourth.
A pair of free throws by the Lady Cats started the scoring in the fourth quarter. After a bucket from Caroline Mullins, Gilmer went on a 4-0 run to make it 45-32. A bucket by Gleason and a free throw make from Caroline Mullins made it 48-32. The teams traded free throws for a bit, then Gilmer made a bucket to make it 49-36. The Nettes, then got back to back buckets from Caroline Mullins and Powell to make it 53-36. The Lady Cats would make two final free throws before the end of the quarter to make it a 53-38 Pickens win.
Leading Scorers For Gilmer:
Elly Callihan: 9 points
Lucy Ray: 8 points
Charley Poteet: 6 points
Aliza Chastain: 5 points
Leading Scorers For Pickens:
Caroline Mullins: 20 points
Bella Hopkins: 8 points
Madison Powell: 8 points
Carmyn Mullins: 7 points
Emma Gleason: 6 points
Amanda Nelson: 4 points
7-AAAA Girls Region Standings:
Pickens: 15-2 (6-0)
Heritage: 12-4 (5-1)
Northwest Whitfield: 10-7 (4-2)
Central-Carroll: 7-9 (3-3)
Cedartown: 3-8 (2-4)
Ridgeland: 4-12 (1-5)
Southeast Whitfield: 0-16 (0-6)
The Nettes, will be back at it on Tuesday, January 18th (weather permitting) as they welcome the Cedartown Lady Bulldogs to Jasper for a 7-AAAA match up. Pickens defeated Cedartown earlier in the season, 62-31 at Cedartown. Tip off for this one is set for 6 pm.
Jasper, Ga — On Thursday, December 2nd, it was the Pickens Dragonettes turn to have their home opener of the 2021-22 season as they welcomed the Calhoun Lady Jackets out of the AAAAA classification. This game was originally scheduled for Friday, December 3rd, but was bumped up a day due to the Calhoun football team hosting a semi-final playoff game. The ‘Nettes, came into the game at 2-1 on the season getting wins over Gilmer and Copper Basin. Calhoun came in with a record of 4-1 on the season playing several big sized schools. Entering the game short handed, the Nettes did all they could, but the Lady Jackets took this one, 61-46.
In the first quarter, Calhoun got things going with the opening bucket of the game. Carmyn Mullins tied things up at 2 for the Nettes. The Lady Jackets then went on a 6-0 run to make it 8-2. After a pair of free throws from Mullins, Bella Hopkins connected on a three to make it 8-7. The two teams traded buckets for the rest of the quarter with Calhoun grabbing a 15-12 lead going to the second quarter.
In the second quarter, the Lady Jackets added to their lead with a three pointer to make it 18-12. From there, the Nettes went on a 7-0 run getting 5 points from Hopkins and a bucket from Amanda Nelson to give Pickens its first lead of the game, 19-18. The rest of the quarter saw Calhoun go on a 17-0 run to give them a 35-19 lead going to the break.
After Calhoun got things started in the third quarter with a bucket, Mullins went on a quick 4-0 run to make it 37-23. The teams again traded buckets for the majority of the quarter as the Lady Jackets kept their lead, 46-31, going to the fourth quarter.
The fourth quarter saw the Nettes go on a 5-0 run to cut the Calhoun lead down to 46-36. After extending their lead back to 15, Pickens cut it down to 53-42. The Lady Jackets closed the game on an 8-4 run to give them the 61-46 win.
Leading scorers for Pickens:
Bella Hopkins: 17 points
Amanda Nelson: 12 points
Carmyn Mullins: 8 points
The Nettes, will be back on the road on Saturday afternoon as they head to Ellijay to battle the Lady Cats of Gilmer. Pickens won in a close one during the ETC Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament in Blue Ridge and more than likely this one will be a close, exciting one as well. Tip off is set for 3 pm.
On Friday, the Pickens Dragonettes (14-7, 7-2) welcomed the Lafayette Lady Ramblers (12-8, 4-5) for a 6-AAAA contest. It was Senior Night in Jasper last night and the Nettes picked up another big win 59-56. Also, there was a little history made in the process.
The first quarter started out pretty evenly as we had a tie game, 6-6. From there, Pickens went on a 12-0 run to take an 18-6 lead before Lafayette hit a bucket. The Nettes, closed on a 5-0 run highlighted by a play by senior Mykenzie Weaver where she stole the ball in the corner, then turned around and shot a three pointer and sent the home crowd in a frenzy when it connected. Going to the second, Pickens led the Lady Ramblers 23-8.
In the second quarter, Lafayette went on a run of their own and cut the Nettes lead down to 25-18 at one point. The Lady Ramblers would hit a layup just before the half ended to make it 28-21 Pickens as we went to the break.
In the third quarter, again, Lafayette made a run. The Lady Ramblers had the Nettes lead down to just 32-29 at one time. During the third, we saw history made. Weaver, scored a bucket and that would be her 2,000th career point scored in a Dragonettes jersey. Time was called and she received a standing ovation from the home crowd and hugs from her teammates and coaches. After the mini celebration, Pickens had to refocus as they maintained their close lead on Lafayette. Going to the fourth, the Nettes held a 44-39 lead.
Early in the fourth quarter, Lafayette hit one of two free throws to cut the Pickens lead to 44-40. Cassidy Richards stepped up and hit a big three for the Nettes to make it 47-40. With the score 47-46 Pickens, senior Sarah Morris got an open look and nailed a three to make it 50-46. After the Lady Ramblers made a free throw, Morris again launched a three point attempt that found it’s mark. Lafayette, would not go away as they again cut the Nettes lead down to 57-54. Another Nettes senior, Chloe Walker, calmly stepped to the line and hit two free throws to make it 59-54. Lafayette made a layup at the buzzer as Pickens came away with this one, 59-56.
Leading the way for the Nettes were:
Mykenzie Weaver: 31 points
Sarah Morris: 13 points
Reagan Harwood: 5 points
Cassidy Richards: 4 points
Carmyn Mullins: 2 points
Amanda Nelson: 2 points
Chloe Walker: 2 points
6-AAAA Girls Standings:
Gilmer: 14-5 (9-0)\
Northwest Whitfield: 16-5 (9-1)
Pickens: 14-7 (7-2)
Lafayette: 12-8 (4-5)
Southeast Whitfield: 5-15 (2-7)
Ridgeland: 2-16 (1-9)
Heritage: 4-17 (1-9)
Pickens, will again be home on Tuesday as they welcome the Gilmer Lady Cats to the Dragons Den. The Lady Cats, as you see above, lead 6-AAAA and the Nettes are two games back in third. This will surely be another exciting installment in the Pickens/Gilmer rivalry. Tip off is set for 6 pm.
The Pickens girls basketball team (6-4, 3-1 Region 6-4A), came into the game against the Gilmer Lady ‘Cats looking to shake off a tough loss to Gordon Central last Saturday and to keep their region record spotless. Of the three region games the ‘Nettes have played, two have been on the road. Both teams came in with identical 3-0 region records.
Early on in the first quarter, both teams got some quick buckets. Mykenzie Weaver got the first five points for the ‘Nettes to give them an early 5-2 lead. From there the Lady ‘Cats made a big run. Gilmer went on a 15-0 run to give them a 17-5 lead. To their credit, Pickens battled back and outscored the Lady ‘Cats 9-7. Gilmer led 24-14 going to the second.
In the second quarter, the ‘Nettes battled back, cutting the Lady Cat lead down to four late in the first half. A 5-0 run by Gilmer to close the half made it 46-37 Lady ‘Cats going into the break.
In the third quarter the Lady ‘Cats were able to add to their lead by outscoring the ‘Nettes 25-15. The run was led by Elly Callihan, Jalynn Ledford, and Emma Callihan. Going to the fourth, Gilmer led Pickens, 71-52.
In the fourth, the Lady ‘Cats were able to keep their offensive output going on the way to a 94-67 win. Gilmer outscored Pickens 48-30 in the second half on the way to the win.
Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:
Mykenzie Weaver: 36 points
Allie Presley: 10 points
Amanda Nelson: 5 points
Sarah Morris: 4 points
Chloe Walker: 4 points
6-AAAA Girls Standings:
NW Whitfield: 4-0
SE Whitfield: 1-3
Next up for the ‘Nettes is the Gordon Lee Holiday Tournament. This three-day event starts Thursday, Dec. 17. Pickens, will head to Chattooga to take on the Lady Indians on Thursday at Chattooga. Tip off for that one is set for 7 p.m. They will again play at Chattooga on Friday, with an opponent yet to be determined. To wrap the tournament up, they will play at Gordon Lee on Saturday. The opponent there is yet to be determined as well.
After a tough, hard fought win last night at Lafayette, the PHS Dragonettes turned right around and hosted the Gordon Central Lady Warriors. The last time these two teams faced each other, it went into overtime with the Nettes coming away victorious 92-90.
To start the 1st quarter, the away team got off to a very fast start. The Lady Warriors kicked off the game on a 13-0 run. The Nettes, shook off their cold start to the game and got right back into it with a 10-0 run themselves. The run was powered by Kealy Hillhouse and Chloe Walker. Going to the 2nd quarter, Gordon Central took a 17-12 lead.
In the 2nd quarter, the Lady Warriors went on an 11-2 run to begin the frame. Sarah Morris and Allie Presley helped the Nettes go on a 5-0 run, but Gordon Central maintained a 30-19 going to the break.
The 3rd quarter, saw the Nettes offense finally come alive. Pickens, used a 23-17 quarter run to cut the Gordon Central lead down to five, 47-42. The Nettes got buckets from Marlee McClure, Amanda Nelson, Mykenzie Weaver, Walker, and Reagan Harwood in the frame.
In the 4th and final quarter, the Nettes, got within three of the lady Warriors in the closing seconds. Pickens, had one last chance with 1.2 seconds left. The potential game tying three fell short and Gordon Central came away with a 55-52 win.
Leading the way for the Nettes were:
Amanda Nelson: 10 points
Kealy Hillhouse: 8 points
Sarah Morris: 7 points
Marlee McClure: 6 points
Allie Presley: 6 points
Chloe Walker: 5 points
Mykenzie Weaver: 5 points
Pickens, will be back on the road on Tuesday night as they head to Ellijay to take on the Lady Cats of Gilmer. The game, originally scheduled for 6 pm, has now been moved back to 7 pm due to the addition of a JV boys game.
Last night, the PHS Nettes varsity basketball team took to the road to open the 2019-20 season against the Lady Warriors of Gordon Central. Gordon Central, is a AA school in Calhoun. Nettes coach Brandon Thomas, debuted a new style of play for this season. A more fast paced style of play. It was surely on display last night.
The opening quarter saw Pickens get off to a somewhat slow start. It picked up for the Nettes towards the end of the frame, but the Lady Warriors would take a 16-12 lead into the 2nd quarter.
In the 2nd quarter, things picked up for the Nettes on offense & that new fast paced style they implemented was a big part of that. Pickens, outscored the Lady Warriors 34-21 in the 2nd to take a 46-37 lead into the break.
In the 3rd quarter, it was very much back & forth. Both teams were playing at a fast pace as a total of 41 points were scored between the two teams in the frame. Gordon Central outscored the Nettes, 21-20, but Pickens continued to lead with a score of 66-58, going to the 4th.
The 4th quarter, saw the Lady Warriors start out on a big run to tie the ball game up. For the majority of the quarter, each team would trade bucket for bucket, gaining no more than a four or five point lead. With under a minute left, the Nettes, were down five. Senior Mykenzie Weaver, a 1,000 point career scorer, drained a three to cut it to two. Pickens, got the turnover they needed, & called timeout to set up a game tying or potential winning bucket. Weaver, would miss the shot as time expired, but an official called a foul on the shot, much to the displeasure of the home crowd. With the crowd getting on her, Weaver calmly sank the two free throws to send us into overtime tied at 82.
In the overtime, both teams had opportunities to possibly put the game away with free throws, but it seemed like none of them would fall. Tied at 90, the Nettes decided to play keep away. Pickens, held the ball for what seemed like the entire final minute of the overtime period. With 3 seconds left, Sarah Morris found an opening, drove to the bucket, & made the layup as time expired to give the Nettes the 92-90 win over Gordon Central in an epic battle.
Mykenzie Weaver led the way for the Nettes on this night with 50 points. A career game high for her & possibly a school record for a single game (searching through the record books for that answer).
This afternoon, the Nettes will bring their fast paced style to Blue Ridge as they participate in day one of the annual Thanksgiving Tournament. Today’s opponent, the Gilmer Lady Cats. Tip off is set for 3 pm.
Earlier tonight, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled back to Southeast Whitfield for a semifinal showdown with the #1 seed coming into the 6-AAAA Region Tournament, the Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins. The winner, would move on to take on the Heritage Lady Generals in the championship game.
In the 1st quarter, the Nettes got off to a 4-0 start. The Lady Bruins, were able to take the lead by the end of the 1st, 17-10. In the 2nd quarter, Pickens got going a little bit, & cut into the Northwest Whitfield lead. At the half, the Lady Bruins led, 27-22.
In the 3rd, the Nettes’ got right back into the game using an 11-6 quarter run. Going to the 4th & final quarter, we we’re all tied at 33. The 4th quarter, was back & forth with the Nettes coming back after trailing 39-33, to take the lead. Northwest Whitfield, was able to make a late run, outscoring Pickens 13-9, to get the win, 46-42.
Mykenzie Weaver: 19 points, 2 assists, 5 rebounds, 4 steals
Torie Williams: 15 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks
Sarah Morris: 3 points, 5 rebounds, 1 block
Kealy Hillhouse: 3 points
Hattie Baker: 2 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, 2 steals
Olivia Simmons: 2 assists, 5 rebounds, 3 steals
Pickens, will be back at Southeast Whitfield on Friday as they will battle the Gilmer Lady Cats for 3rd place. Tip off is scheduled for 4 pm.
Yesterday afternoon, the PHS Nettes’ varsity basketball team traveled back to Ellijay for the 2nd day of the annual Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament. Pickens, once again opened the day as they took on the Hiwassee Dam Lady Eagles from North Carolina.
In the opening quarter, once Pickens found it’s footing, they were able to build a lead on the Lady Eagles. Going to the 2nd quarter, the Nettes’ led, 14-7. In the 2nd, the Nettes’ extended their lead using a combination of good defense leading to offense. Outscoring Hiwassee Dam 17-9 in the 2nd, Pickens took a 31-16 lead into the half.
In the 3rd, the Nettes’ continued to build their lead on the Lady Eagles. Outscoring Hiwassee Dam, 16-13, Pickens held a 47-29 advantage going to the 4th. The Nettes’ took this one, 60-36.
Mykenzie Weaver: 23 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, & 2 steals
Torie Williams: 14 points, 7 assists, 2 rebounds, & 4 steals
Reagan Harwood: 6 points, & 5 rebounds
Amanda Nelson: 5 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, & 2 steals
Chloe Walker: 4 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 2 steals
Sarah Morris: 4 points, & 1 steal
Olivia Simmons: 2 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal
Hattie Baker: 2 points, 1 rebound, & 1 steal
Later today, the Nettes’ will head back to Ellijay to take part in the 3rd and final day of the Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament as they take on the host team, the Gilmer Lady Cats. This will also be a true championship game as both teams have won their other two games. Tip off is scheduled for 6 pm.
Earlier tonight, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team welcomed the Gilmer Lady Cats to the Dragons Den for their 2nd overall meeting of the season, and the 1st region meeting of the season. The Nettes’, came into the game winners of 3 straight, & 2-1 in region play. The Lady Cats, came in an impressive 8-1 on the early season & also 2-1 in 6-AAAA.
In the 1st, the Nettes’, came out hot on a cold evening. Junior Mykenzie Weaver, scored the 1st 7 points for Pickens, & the Nettes held a 10 point advantage at one point. After one, Pickens led the Lady Cats, 16-8. In the 2nd quarter, the defense for Gilmer got them into it. The Lady Cats, went on an 18-9 quarter run, to take a 26-25 lead over Pickens, going to the break.
In the 3rd, both teams remained close as you would expect in a heated rivalry game. Gilmer, outscored the Nettes’ 15-14 in the 3rd, to take a 41-39 lead into the 4th and final quarter. Coming down to the wire in the 4th, the Nettes’ & the Lady Cats were tied at 58. Gilmer, would make 1 of 2 free throws to take a 59-58 lead. With 1.8 seconds left, the Nettes’ got a good look off of the in-bounds play, but the shot would not fall & the Lady Cats came away with the 59-58 win.
Mykenzie Weaver: 22 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 5 steals
Torie Williams: 13 points, 8 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals
Olivia Simmons: 8 points, 2 assists, 9 rebounds
Hattie Baker: 5 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds
Sarah Morris: 4 points, 1 rebound
Amanda Nelson: 3 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds
Reagan Harwood: 2 points, 2 rebounds
Chloe Walker: 1 point
The Nettes’, will look to bounce back from this tough loss as they host the defending region champion Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins on Friday. Tip off scheduled for 7 pm.
Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team made the trip up to Walker County to take on the LaFayette Lady Ramblers in a 6-AAAA region match up. Pickens, came in winners of two straight, & looking to improve to 2-1 in the region.
In the 1st quarter, it was the home team that took control early. After one, the Lady Ramblers led Pickens, 13-10. In the 2nd, the offense & defense for the Nettes’ picked up. Pickens, outscored LaFayette 15-13 in the frame to cut the Lady Rambler lead to 26-25 at the half. In the 2nd quarter, Junior Mykenzie Weaver reached the 1,000 point mark for her career.
In the 3rd, the Nettes’ would grab the lead from LaFayette. Outscoring the Lady Ramblers 18-16, Pickens held a 43-42 lead going to the 4th. The 4th saw the Nettes’ pull away. Pickens, outscored LaFayette 22-12 in the final frame to get the win, 65-54.
Mykenzie Weaver: 32 points, 2 assists, 6 rebounds, 5 steals
Torie Williams: 17 points, 9 assists, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, 1 block
Ansley Parker: 4 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block
Amanda Nelson: 3 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals
Kealy Hillhouse: 3 points, 2 rebounds
Olivia Simmons: 2 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, 3 blocks
Sarah Morris: 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 block
Reagan Harwood: 2 points, 1 rebound
The Nettes’ will be back home on Tuesday as they will welcome the Gilmer Lady Cats to the Dragons Den. Tip off is scheduled for 6 pm.
This past Friday afternoon, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team was once again in Dalton to take part in the consolation game of the 6-AAAA Region Tournament. Their opponent, the Gilmer Lady Cats. This would be the 4th meeting between the two this season. The winner, would be the regions 3rd seed in the state tournament. The other, will represent the region as it’s 4th seed.
The Lady Cats, jumped out to a quick start over the Nettes in the opening quarter of this one. Going to the 2nd, Gilmer held a 21-8 lead over Pickens. The 2nd quarter scoring was very close as the Lady Cats just did outscore the Nettes 8-7. Going into the break, Gilmer maintained their lead over Pickens, 29-15.
In the 3rd, the Nettes’ began to bounce back. The 3rd quarter saw the Nettes’ outscore the Lady Cats 18-11, to cut the Gilmer lead down to 40-33, going to the 4th. The 4th quarter, saw the Lady Cats hold on to secure the win, 52-43.
Torie Williams: 17 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound, 1 steal (All-Region Team)
Mykenzie Weaver: 17 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, 3 steals (All-Region Team)
Olivia Simmons: 3 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block
Cassidy Richards: 3 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block
Reagan Harwood: 2 points, 1 rebound
Sarah Morris: 1 point, 2 rebounds, 1 steal
Amanda Nelson: 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Hattie Baker: 1 assist, 4 rebounds
Pickens, will now turn it’s attention to the Girls 4-A State Tournament as they will travel to Gainesville to take on the #1 seed out of region 7, the Flowery Branch Lady Falcons. Game time & date are unknown as of this writing, but it will be next week.
Last night the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team made the short trip up 515 to take on their rival, the Gilmer Lady Cats. Coming into the game, Gilmer, was a game ahead of Pickens in the region standings. Making this game, even more important than it already was.
These two rivals went back & forth in the opening quarter, matching bucket for bucket. After one, the Lady Cats held a 12-11 lead. In the 2nd quarter, the ball just would not fall in the hoop for the Nettes. Gilmer, went on a 14-5 quarter run to make it 26-16, going to the half.
The 3rd quarter saw Pickens continue to try to get their shots to fall while the Lady Cats extended their lead. Using a 20-8 run, Gilmer took a 46-24 lead into the 4th. The Lady Cats, were able to finish this one off & get the win, 65-31.
Torie Williams: 8 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound
Mykenzie Weaver: 7 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound
Sarah Morris: 7 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal
Hattie Baker: 3 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, 2 blocks
Ansley Parker: 3 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal
Reagan Harwood: 3 points, 1 rebound
Pickens, will be back on the road again this Friday as they’ll head to Tunnel Hill to take on the region leading Lady Bruins of Northwest Whitfield. Tip off for that game is set for 7 pm.
This past Friday night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted the Lady Ramblers of LaFayette in another key 6-AAAA meeting. Coming into the game, the Nettes’, firmly held onto the 4th spot in the region standings, with LaFayette behind them in 5th. Pickens, defeated a much improved LaFayette team earlier in the season, & came in looking for the sweep.
We saw a back & forth 1st quarter to start this ball game. In their last game, LaFayette gave the top team, Northwest Whitfield, all they could handle & this game had the makings of a tight one. Pickens, held a 12-10 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the Lady Ramblers made a run to take the lead from the Nettes’. Using a 16-12 quarter advantage, LaFayette grabbed a 26-24 lead into the break.
At the half, the 2018-19 PHS Athletics Hall of Fame inductees were recognized. The inductees included: former coach Harold Culbreth, baseball player Matthew Dunn, the Lawson Family, & former basketball/football/golf player & current Dragons assistant football & boys basketball coach Stephen Hunter.
In the 3rd, the offense for the Nettes’ came to life and reclaimed the lead from the Lady Ramblers. Using a 26-15 3rd quarter run, Pickens took a 50-41 lead over LaFayette going to the 4th & final quarter. In a close 4th quarter which saw the Nettes’ just outscore the Lady Ramblers 16-15, Pickens held on for a very important win, 66-56.
Mykenzie Weaver: 32 points, 4 assists, 5 rebounds, 2 steals
Torie Williams: 26 points, 7 assists, 2 rebounds, & 4 steals
Kealy Hillhouse: 4 points, 1 assist
Hattie Baker: 2 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, & 2 blocks
Ansley Parker: 2 points, 1 rebound
Olivia Simmons: 3 assists, 4 rebounds
Amanda Nelson: 1 assist, 5 rebounds
Reagan Harwood: 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Sarah Morris: 3 rebounds
Chloe Walker: 1 steal
The Nettes’, will have a busy week next week as they will have 3 games, all on the road. First up, the third & final regular season meeting with the Lady Cats of Gilmer. Gilmer, is currently in 2nd in the region standings at 7-2, just one game in front of Pickens who sit at 6-3. Tip off is set for 6 pm.
On Tuesday, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team was once again back in Ellijay to close out the Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament. Their opponent on this day would be the host school, the Gilmer Lady Cats. This game, was a traditional championship game as both teams won their games on Saturday & Monday.
The 1st quarter, started off slow for both teams but picked up towards the middle and end of the frame. Pickens, took a 14-12 lead over Gilmer, going to the 2nd. This game had the makings of a classic as both teams poured in 15 points a piece in the 2nd as the Nettes’ continued to lead the Lady Cats going to the break, 29-27.
In the 3rd, Pickens could not get any flow on offense as Gilmer held them to just 4 third quarter points & the Lady Cats took the lead going to the 4th, 40-33. In the 4th, the Nettes’ kept threatening, but Gilmer was able to hold off any late charge & get the win, 51-42.
Torie Williams: 16 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds (All-Tournament Team selection)
Mykenzie Weaver: 10 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal (All-Tournament Team selection)
Sarah Morris: 9 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds (All-Tournament Team selection)
Reagan Harwood: 4 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block
Amanda Nelson: 3 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 block
The Nettes’ will now have the rest of the week to rest up & get ready for a big week next week as region play starts. Pickens, will be on the road this Tuesday as they take on the Hertiage Lady Generals. Tip off is scheduled for 6 pm.