Nettes Battle Top 3 Team In 4A In First Round Of State Tournament

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On Friday afternoon, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled down to Flowery Branch to take on the Lady Falcons in the first round of the GHSA Girls 4A State Tournament. Pickens, came into the game as the #4 seed from region 6 & Flowery Branch came in as the region champions of region 7, & the #3 ranked girls team in 4A.

 

In the opening quarter, the Nettes got off to a quick start, but the Lady Falcons were able to take the lead going to the 2nd, 24-7. In the 2nd quarter, the offense for Pickens really picked up and they were able to do some good things against a tough Lady Falcon defense. Flowery Branch barely outscored the Nettes 18-17, to take a 42-24 lead into the break.

 

The 3rd quarter saw the Nettes get things going on both ends of the floor, as they outscored the Lady Falcons 14-12, but Flowery Branch still held the lead, 54-38. In the 4th, the Nettes made a little run to begin the quarter, but the Lady Falcons were able to pull away at the end, 70-43.

 

Stats:

Torie Williams: 19 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal

Mykenzie Weaver: 12 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, 2 steals

Hattie Baker: 8 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds

Amanda Nelson: 3 points, 6 rebounds

Sarah Morris: 2 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal

Olivia Simmons: 4 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block

 

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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.

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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.

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Nettes’ Close Out Regular Season With Big Win On Senior Night

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted the Southeast Whitfield Lady Raiders for the regular season finale & Senior night. This game, was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but winter weather forced it to be moved to last night. Prior to the game beginning, Senior Torie Williams was recognized for scoring her 1,000th career point last Friday at Northwest Whitfield. Williams, became the 21st Nettes player with 1,000 career points, & the 2nd this season to join the club (Junior Mykenzie Weaver hit the feat prior to Christmas).

 

In the first quarter, it was neck & neck with both teams. The home team held a 11-8 lead over the Lady Raiders going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, Pickens extended their lead turning great defense into offense as they outscored Southeast Whitfield 25-9 in the frame. Williams, also broke her own record for most three’s in a season with the two she made in the quarter, Going into the half, the Nettes led, 36-17.

 

In the 3rd, the Nettes’ carried over the defense they displayed in the 2nd quarter as it led to some great transition opportunities for Pickens. The Nettes’, outscored the Lady Raiders 18-5 in the 3rd to take a 54-22 lead into the 4th. The Nettes’, closed things out in the 4th taking this one, 67-31.

 

Stats:

Torie Williams: 17 points, 7 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 steals

Sarah Morris: 11 points, 3 rebounds

Amanda Nelson: 10 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, 1 steal

Mykenzie Weaver: 8 points, 1 steal

Olivia Simmons: 6 points, 6 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal

Kealy Hillhouse: 4 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal

Cassidy Richards: 4 points, 2 rebounds, 1 block

Chloe Walker: 3 points, 1 assist, 2 steals

Ansley Parker: 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal, 1 block

Reagan Harwood: 2 points

Hattie Baker: 2 rebounds, 1 steal

 

Pickens, will now turn it’s attention to the 6-AAAA region tournament next week being held at Southeast Whitfield. The Nettes’, are the number 4 seed and will take on the number 5 seeded Lafayette Lady Ramblers in the first round on Monday. A win there puts you in the state tournament. Tip off is scheduled for 4:30.

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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.

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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.

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Nettes’, Complete Season Sweep Of Ridgeland In A Big Way

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team made the long trip up to Rossville to take on the Ridgeland Lady Panthers in 6-AAAA action. Pickens, came into the game coming off of a big upset over the Heritage Lady Generals, handing them their first region loss in the process, & were looking to keep momentum going with another region win.

 

The 1st quarter, started out slow for the road team until the 2nd unit came into the game. That 2nd unit, propelled the Nettes’ into the lead as we headed to the 2nd, Pickens up, 18-11. The Nettes’, extended their lead in the 2nd quarter with defense. The defense of the Nettes’ helped them to a 25-6 quarter run, to take a 43-17 lead going into the half.

 

In the 3rd, Pickens continued to lead as they used a 15-8 quarter run to extend their lead to 58-25 going to the fourth. In the 4th, the Nettes’, closed out the game with a 23-6 run to grab the win, 81-33.

 

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 29 points, 8 rebounds, 10 steals

Torie Williams: 12 points, 5 assists, 1 rebound, 3 steals

Chloe Walker: 9 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound, 4 steals

Cassidy Richards: 8 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, 3 steals

Sarah Morris: 7 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, 2 steals

Kealy Hillhouse: 5 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, 1 steal

Reagan Harwood: 3 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound

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

Ansley Parker: 2 points, 6 rebounds

Hattie Baker: 2 points, 2 rebounds

Amanda Nelson: 2 assists, 3 rebounds

 

Pickens, will have the majority of next week off as they get ready for a home game next Friday as they host the LaFayette Lady Ramblers. Tip off is set for 7 pm.

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Nettes’ Hand Heritage Their First Region Loss With Overtime Win

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team, hosted the Heritage Lady Generals in a crucial 6-AAAA region match up. Heritage, came into the game atop the region standings at 6-0, while the Nettes’, came in at 3-3. Good for 4th. The Lady Generals, took the first game of the series earlier in the season, with Pickens looking for the split.

 

It was clear early on that these two teams were evenly matched. After the first quarter, Pickens held a slim 12-11 lead over the Lady Generals. In the 2nd, both teams traded buckets, with Heritage outscoring the Nettes’ 12-9, to take a 23-21 lead into the break.

 

This game remained tight as we entered the 2nd half. The 3rd quarter, saw Pickens outscore the Lady Generals 12-9, to tie things up going to the 4th, at 32 a piece. In the 4th, it came down to the final seconds as senior Torie Williams hit game tying free throws, & Heritage missed a potential game winning three, to send us into overtime, tied at 42. In the overtime period, the Nettes’ outscored the Lady Generals, 8-4, to get a big win, 50-46.

 

Stats:

Torie Williams: 24 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, 3 steals

Mykenzie Weaver: 12 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, 2 steals

Hattie Baker: 4 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block

Amanda Nelson: 3 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds

Sarah Morris: 3 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds

Reagan Harwood: 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal

Olivia Simmons: 1 point, 3 assists, 6 rebounds, 1 block

Chloe Walker: 1 point, 1 steal, 1 block

 

Pickens, will look to keep rolling on Friday as they will take to the road to face the Ridgeland Lady Panthers in another big region game. Tip off is set for 6 pm.

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