Nettes sweep Lafayette on senior night

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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.

Nettes setting up offense in the 1st

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.

Nettes looking to stop a drive through the lane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Mykenzie Weaver drawing a foul

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.

‘Nettes fall in region meeting with Gilmer

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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

Gilmer: 4-0

Pickens: 3-1

Lafayette: 2-2

SE Whitfield: 1-3

Ridgeland: 1-4

Heritage: 0-5

 

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.

‘Nettes comeback attempt falls just short against Gordon Central

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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.

Nettes running on a fast break

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.

Dragonettes defending against the Lady Warriors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Amanda Nelson going in for a layup

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.

Nettes’ win overtime thriller in season opener

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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.

Nettes’ Finish Fourth In Region, Face Flowery Branch In State Tournament

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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.

Stats:

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.

Nettes’ Fight Till The End Against Lady Bruins, Face Gilmer Tomorrow

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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.

Stats:

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.

Nettes Fall To Lady Cats, Travel To Northwest Whitfield Friday

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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.

 

Stats:

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.

Weaver & Williams Power Nettes’ Past LaFayette, Showdown With Gilmer On Tuesday

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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.

 

Stats:

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.

Nettes’ Fall To Lady Cats In Closing Seconds, Host Northwest Whitfield Friday

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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.

 

Stats:

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.

Nettes’ Win Third Straight, Host Gilmer On Tuesday

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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.

 

Stats:

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.

 

Nettes’ Finish 2nd in Tip-Off Tournament, Begin Region Play Next Week

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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.

 

Stats:

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.

Nettes’ Ground Lady Eagles, Face Gilmer In Tournament Championship Tonight

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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.

 

Stats:

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.

‘Nettes Winning Streak Ended By Lady Cats, Host Union On Tuesday

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Last night, we had round three as the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team welcomed their rival, the Gilmer Lady Cats, to the Dragons Den for their 3rd meeting overall, & their 2nd region match up. Pickens, came into the game winners of 6 straight, & winners of the first two meetings with Gilmer earlier in the season.

 

In the first, it was a closely contested opening frame as was to be expected in a rivalry game such as this one. Both teams found offense early, but it was the ‘Nettes getting the upperhand going to the 2nd leading 17-13. The 2nd quarter, saw more of the same action as the first with the defense coming into play. The Lady Cats, outscored Pickens in the 2nd 10-9, to cut the ‘Nettes lead to 26-23, going into the break.

 

In the 3rd, the defense for Gilmer held the ‘Nettes offense in check, while the Lady Cat offense scored just enough in the quarter to take the lead from Pickens. Using a 13-6 run in the 3rd, Gilmer went into the 4th leading the ‘Nettes, 36-32. In the 4th, after going back and forth for most of the quarter, Gilmer, was able to hold on after some late free throws. The Lady Cats took this one, 46-40.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Torie Williams: 11 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals

Mackenzie Hampton: 9 points, 1 assist, 13 rebounds, 3 steals, & 2 blocks

Shelby Cook: 7 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, & 2 steals

Allie Stephens: 7 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

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

 

For Pickens, they still find themselves in 2nd in the region even after the loss at 6-2. The ‘Nettes, will be back in action on Tuesday as they will be home once again welcoming the Union County Lady Panthers for non-region action. Tip off is scheduled for 6 pm.

‘Nettes Earn Sweep Over LaFayette, Host Gilmer Friday Night

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team made the long trip up to LaFayette to take on the LaFayette Lady Ramblers in a 6-AAAA match up. Pickens, won the first meeting between these two teams, & came in winners of five in a row.

 

In the opening quarter, the defense for the ‘Nettes made it’s mark early on this game as it helped transition to buckets on the offensive end. Going to the 2nd, Pickens held a 14-4 advantage over LaFayette. In the 2nd, the defensive effort from the first quarter carried over, & the ‘Nettes were able to stretch their lead on the Lady Ramblers. Using a 20-10 quarter advantage, Pickens took a 34-14 lead into the break.

 

In the 2nd half, the ‘Nettes continued their solid play from the first two quarters. The 3rd quarter, would end up being the closest quarter in terms of scoring as Pickens outscored the Lady Ramblers 18-11, but still held a lead of 52-25 going to the 4th. In the 4th, the ‘Nettes finished the ball game strong with the 2nd unit & younger girls in. Pickens, would close the game on a 22-3 run. The ‘Nettes, picked up the win, 74-28.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mackenzie Hampton: 19 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, & 7 steals

Torie Williams: 15 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mykenzie Weaver: 9 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, & 3 steals

Sarah Morris: 8 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 6 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 5 points, 2 assists, & 6 rebounds

Ansley Parker: 5 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds

 

Pickens, is now 14-2 overall on the season & now 6-1 in region play after last night’s win. They have now tied Northwest Whitfield in the win column with 6 victories. The ‘Nettes, will now turn their focus to Friday night as they will welcome their rivals from just up 515, the Gilmer Lady Cats, to the Dragons Den for a region meeting. Tip off is scheduled for 7 pm.

‘Nettes Dominate 2nd Half In Win Over Rival Lady Cats

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This past Friday night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled up 515 for their 2nd game of three scheduled regular season meetings with their rival, the Gilmer Lady Cats. The last time these two teams met, it was a non-region affair during the Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament held in Fannin. The ‘Nettes won that one by one point at the buzzer.

 

In the opening quarter of this one, both teams saw success on the offensive end, but it would be Pickens who came out of the 1st with the lead. The ‘Nettes held a 14-8 advantage going to the 2nd quarter. In the 2nd, the quarter scoring for both teams were fairly even. Pickens outscored the Lady Cats 11-9, to give them a 25-17 lead going into the break.

 

The 2nd half would belong to the young ladies in green. In the 3rd, the ‘Nettes worked tirelessly on both ends of the floor, leading to a 15-4 quarter advantage. Going to the 4th, Pickens held the lead over Gilmer, 40-21. In the 4th, the ‘Nettes closed out the game with a 17-3 run, giving up just 7 points in the 2nd half. Pickens moved to 6-0 overall & 2-0 in region with a 57-24 win over the Lady Cats.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Torie Williams: 17 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mykenzie Weaver: 14 points, & 6 rebounds

Shelby Cook: 7 points, 1 assist, 10 rebounds, & 3 steals

Mackenzie Hampton: 6 points, 2 assists, 9 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Hattie Baker: 6 points, & 3 rebounds

Sarah Morris: 3 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds

Olivia Simmons: 3 points, 1 assist, & 1 rebound

Allie Stephens: 2 points, 2 assists, & 5 rebounds

 

Pickens, will now begin to prepare for a big test as they will host the Lady Bruins of Northwest Whitfield next Friday. Tip-off for this big game is set for 7  pm.

‘Nettes Start Region Play In A Big Way

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted the Lady Ramblers of LaFayette in what was the region & home opener for Pickens. The ‘Nettes, fresh off their Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament title win last week in Fannin, came into this game at 4-0, looking to start region play off on the right foot.

 

In the first quarter, the Nettes got things rolling early against the Lady Ramblers. Pickens, had five players collect points in the opening frame as they took a 19-6 lead over LaFayette to the 2nd. In the 2nd, it was more of the same from the ‘Nettes as they used a suffocating defense, & capitalized on Lady Rambler turnovers to extend their lead going into the half. Using a 16-9 quarter run, Pickens gathered a 35-15 lead over LaFayette after two quarters of play.

 

In the 3rd, Pickens picked up where they left off in the first half, again stretching out their lead on the Lady Ramblers. With a 19-9 quarter advantage, the Nettes took a 54-24 lead into the 4th and final quarter. With a shortened 4th quarter, the Nettes closed this one out with a 7-1 run to take the win, 61-25.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Torie Williams: 17 points, 4 assists, & 2 rebounds

Mykenzie Weaver: 13 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mackenzie Hampton: 10 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals, & 2 blocks

Allie Stephens: 7 points, 2 assists, & 1 rebound

Hattie Baker: 6 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal, & 2 blocks

Shelby Cook: 4 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals

 

Pickens, will now turn it’s attention to Friday night as they will travel up to Ellijay to take on their rival, the Gilmer Lady Cats in their second meeting of three scheduled for this season. The ‘Nettes, won the first meeting in Fannin after a go ahead bucket by sophomore Mykenzie Weaver gave Pickens the win in the final seconds. Tip off for the first region match up of these two teams is set for 7 pm.

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