Nettes earn sweep over Heritage after road win

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The Pickens Dragonettes (12-7, 5-2) were on the road last night as they took on the Heritage Lady Generals (4-13, 1-6) in 6-AAAA region play. The Nettes, had already defeated the Lady Generals once this season, and came into this one looking for the regular season sweep to keep third place all to themselves.

 

The first quarter started out with an early free throw by the Lady Generals. Allie Presley, gave the Nettes their first lead of the game with a bucket to make it 2-1. Heritage then went on a 5-0 run, to reclaim the early lead, 6-2. Pickens, went on a run themselves led by Cassidy Richards and Carmyn Mullins. Richards, hit two free throws, then Mullins went on a personal 5-0 run including two buckets and a free throw to make it 9-7 Nettes. Pickens, outscored Heritage 12-4 for the remainder of the quarter to take a 21-11 lead into the second.

 

Nettes working the ball inside 

Early in the second quarter, the Nettes went on a 7-0 run fueled by three pointers by Presley and Richards. After a bucket by Heritage, Marlee McClure stepped into a three pointer and connected and Mullins nailed a bucket to make it 33-14. The Lady Generals hit a pair of free throws to close out the half with Pickens ahead, 33-16.

Nettes looking to prevent a bucket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Right out of the gates in the third quarter, Chloe Walker hit a three pointer to give the Nettes a 36-16 lead. Heritage, came right back with a three of their own and we were underway in the second half. Pickens went on a little 5-0 run after the Lady Generals three pointer with Mykenzie Weaver making a bucket and Richards hitting a three. Heritage, outscored the Nettes in the third. 13-9, but Pickens continued to lead, 45-29, going to the fourth.

Reagan Harwood attempting a three

In the fourth quarter, Heritage cut the Nettes lead down to 11 on two occasions, but a 9-0 sparked by five straight points from Sarah Morris helped put the game out of reach. The Nettes took this one, 67-47.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 15 points

Cassidy Richards: 12 points

Carmyn Mullins: 10 points

Allie Presley: 10 points

Sarah Morris: 6 points

 

6-AAAA Girls Standings:

Gilmer: 12-5 (7-0)

Northwest Whitfield: 10-4 (6-1)

Pickens: 12-7 (5-2)

Lafayette: 11-6 (3-3)

Ridgeland: 2-13 (1-6)

Heritage: 4-14 (1-6)

Southeast Whitfield: 4-14 (1-6)

 

Pickens, will be back at home on Friday as they welcome the Ridgeland Lady Panthers to the Dragons Den. The Nettes, have already earned one victory over the Lady Panthers and will look to do so again. Tip off is set for 6 pm.

 

 

 

Nettes fall to lady bruins in region match up

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The Pickens Dragonettes (11-7, 4-2) hosted the Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins (9-4, 5-1) on Saturday in a big time 6-AAAA ball game. Both teams came into the game tied for 2nd place in the region. For the Nettes, they came in riding a four game win streak as well and looked to build off of their win on Friday against Southeast Whitfield.

 

In the first quarter, the two teams trade three pointers to open the game. Allie Presley gave the Nettes their first lead of the game with a three pointer of her own. Northwest Whitfield, then went on an 11-0 run to reclaim the lead 14-6. Mykenzie Weaver went on a mini 4-0 run with two free throws and a bucket to cut the Lady Bruins lead down to four. Reagan Harwood and Presley would hit back to back three pointers to tie things up at 16. Northwest Whitfield would close the quarter on a 7-0 run, including a buzzer beating three, to take a 23-16 lead into the second.

Nettes looking for an open shot

In the second quarter, both teams would trade buckets for a time. The Lady Bruins were able to stretch their lead up to 11 at one point. Going towards halftime, the Nettes went on a 6-0 run to cut the Northwest Whitfield lead down to 37-32 at the break.

Nettes defending the pass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The third quarter, would turn out to be the turning point in this game. Northwest Whitfield, outscored the Nettes in the third, 25-11, to take a 62-43 lead as we headed to the fourth.

Allie Presley looking to drive

The fourth quarter, was again close like the majority of the game really was. The Lady Bruins, barely outscored Pickens 11-10 in the final frame to get the win, 73-53.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 22 points

Allie Presley: 12 points

Reagan Harwood: 7 points

 

6-AAAA Girls Standings:

Gilmer: 11-5 (6-0)

Northwest Whitfield: 9-4 (5-1)

Pickens: 11-7 (4-2)

Lafayette: 11-7 (3-3)

Southeast Whitfield: 4-13 (1-5)

Heritage: 4-13 (1-5)

Ridgeland: 2-12 (1-5)

 

Pickens, will be on the road Tuesday as they head to Catoosa County to take on the Lady Generals of Heritage. The Nettes, have already defeated Heritage once this season by a score of 67-58. Tip off is set for 6 pm.

Nettes’ come away with region win in home opener

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After 4 games either on the road or on a neutral floor, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team was finally at home as they welcomed the Heritage Lady Generals in to begin region play. Pickens, came into the game 2-2, & looked to get region play started on the right foot with a big win over Heritage.

 

In the opening quarter, after starting off quickly, the Nettes, using their run & gun style of play, grabbed a 23-15 lead over the Lady Generals.

In the 2nd quarter, the offense for both teams picked up as 39 points were scored between the two squads. The Nettes, barely outscored Heritage in the frame 20-19, as Pickens took a 43-34 lead over the Lady Generals into the half.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the 3rd quarter, both teams would find it difficult to sustain any sort of flow on offense. The Nettes, outscored Heritage, 9-4, to take a 52-38 lead into the 4th & final quarter.

In the 4th, the Lady Generals would make an attempt at a comeback outscoring Pickens 20-15 in the frame, but the Nettes were able to hold off Heritage & get the win, 67-58.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Sarah Morris: 17 points

Mykenzie Weaver: 14 points

Amanda Nelson: 7 points

Kealy Hillhouse: 7 points

Allie Presley: 5 points

Reagan Harwood: 5 points

 

The Nettes, are now 3-2 overall, & 1-0 in region play. Pickens, will be back on the road this Friday as they take on the Ridgeland Lady Panthers in another 6-AAAA match up. Tip off scheduled for 6 pm.

Nettes’ Suffer Tough Defeat In Region Opener

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team, traveled up to Ringgold to take on the Lady Generals of Heritage in the opening game of 6-AAAA region play. Pickens, was coming off of a 2nd place finish last week in the annual Thanksgiving Tournament & had confidence coming into this game with Heritage after sweep the regular season series, & besting them in the region tournament semifinals last season.

 

In the first quarter, the Nettes’ jumped out to a quick start in a big time early road game. After one quarter of play, Pickens found themselves ahead of the Lady Generals, 19-12. For the bulk of the 2nd quarter, both teams traded bucket for bucket. The Nettes’, outscored Heritage 10-8, giving them a 29-20 lead, going into the break.

 

In the 3rd, the tide began to turn ever so slightly. By outscoring Pickens in the 3rd, 13-8, the Lady Generals cut into the Nettes’ lead as we headed to the 4th, 37-33. In the 4th, Heritage would go on a big run before the Nettes’ got their first bucket of the frame. The Lady Generals, used a 24-12 quarter advantage to take this one, 57-49.

 

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 19 points, 3 assists, 6 rebounds, 2 steals

Torie Williams: 10 points, 6 assists, 2 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 block

Amanda Nelson: 8 points, 2 assists, 6 rebounds, 1 steal

Hattie Baker: 4 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds

Ansley Parker: 4 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, 1 steal

Olivia Simmons: 2 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal

Reagan Harwood: 2 points, 1 rebound

 

The Nettes’, will look to rebound from this one as they will finally be back home and welcome the Ridgeland Lady Panthers to the Dragons Den. Tip off is scheduled for 6 pm.

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.

Weaver Hits Game Winning Free Throws To Push Nettes’ Past Forsyth Central

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On Saturday afternoon, the PHS varsity Dragonettes traveled to Forsyth County to take on the Lady Bulldogs of Forsyth Central in non-region action. These two teams met in Jasper to begin the 22018-19 season, with Forsyth Central coming away with the win. Pickens, was coming off of a tough loss to Dawson on Thursday, & looked to even this season series before getting back into region play next week.

 

This game, started out tight, & it had the looks of a close game early on. Both teams, scored 9 points in the frame, & we’d go to the 2nd, all tied up. Both teams remained close as it was a back & forth first half of play. The Lady Bulldogs, outscored Pickens 13-12 in the 2nd, to take a 22-21 lead into the half.

 

In the 3rd, the Nettes’, built up a little lead on Forsyth Central. Using a 14-10 quarter run, Pickens took a 35-32 lead, going to the 4th. In the 4th, the Lady Bulldogs were able to tie things up in the final minute. The Nettes’, were able to get a 5 second call on Forsyth Central, & Mykenzie Weaver was able to draw a foul with 1.8 seconds left. Weaver calmly stepped to the line, & drained both free throws to give Pickens the 46-44 win.

 

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 30 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal

Torie Williams: 14 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, 3 steals

Hattie Baker: 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal

Reagan Harwood: 1 assist, 4 rebounds, 1 steal

Amanda Nelson: 1 assist, 3 rebounds, 1 block

Olivia Simmons: 2 assists, 1 rebound, 1 block

Sarah Morris: 4 rebounds

 

Pickens, will be back home on Tuesday as they will welcome the Heritage Lady Generals to the Dragons Den in a key region match up. Heritage, comes into the game 13-2 overall & in 1st place at 6-0 in 6-AAAA. The Nettes’, are 10-8 overall, & 4th in 6-AAAA at 3-3. Tip off 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.

History Made With ‘Nettes Semi-Final Win, Play Northwest Whitfield For Region Title Tonight

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Yesterday afternoon, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team was back at Southeast Whitfield for their 2nd game in the 6-AAAA Region Tournament. This time, it was a semi-final match up with the #3 seeded Heritage Lady Generals. Pickens, won both games during the regular season, but a win here, & the ‘Nettes would host the 1st round of the 4-A State Tournament.

 

The first quarter, had a lot of action, and a lot of back and forth scoring. While Heritage started off with the lead early in the opening minutes, Pickens was able to take the lead going to the 2nd, 12-11. In the 2nd, the defense for the ‘Nettes stiffened up, & made it really tough for the Lady Generals. Using a 15-5 quarter run, Pickens went into the half with a 27-16 lead.

 

The defensive effort in the 2nd quarter, carried over to the 3rd for the ‘Nettes as they would double the scoring output of Heritage, 16-8, to stretch their lead going to the 4th, 43-24. The 4th quarter, saw the Lady Generals try for one final push. Heritage, would outscore Pickens 19-9 in the final quarter, but it would not be enough as the ‘Nettes came away with the win, 52-43.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Shelby Cook: 17 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Mykenzie Weaver: 17 points, 4 assists, & 5 rebounds

Mackenzie Hampton: 9 points, 2 assists, & 6 rebounds

Torie Williams: 4 points, 3 assists, 7 rebounds, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 3 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Hattie Baker: 2 points, & 1 rebound

 

For the ‘Nettes, the win gives them a home game for the first round of the 4-A State Tournament. Even with the ‘Nettes storied past, which includes several state titles, this will be the first ever tournament game that Pickens will be hosting. Pickens, has one more game at Southeast Whitfield this week as they will play the #1 seeded Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins tonight for the 6-AAAA Region Championship. Tip off is scheduled for 7 pm.

‘Nettes Advance To 4-A State Tournament, Face Heritage In Semi-Finals On Thursday

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Dalton to take part in the first round of the 6-AAAA Region Tournament being held at Southeast Whitfield. Pickens, came in as the #2 seed and was matched up with the #7 seed & host team, the Southeast Whitfield Lady Raiders. The winner, would advance to the region semi-finals, & to the 2018 4-A State Tournament.

 

The 1st quarter, started off a little slow for the ‘Nettes to begin things. Pickens, got a big pick me up to end the frame as Junior Torie Williams nailed a buzzer beater from half court to give the ‘Nettes a 17-8 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd quarter, Pickens settled in and was able to get things going on both ends of the floor. Using a 23-7 quarter advantage, the ‘Nettes took a 40-15 lead over Southeast Whitfield going to the break.

 

Pickens, carried their solid play from the 2nd quarter over to the 3rd as they extended their lead over the Lady Raiders. With the help of a 21-9 run, the ‘Nettes took a 61-24 lead going to the 4th and final quarter. With a 12-10 quarter run in the 4th, the ‘Nettes sealed the win, 73-34.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Torie Williams: 17 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, & 1 block

Mykenzie Weaver: 16 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Sarah Morris: 13 points, 3 assists, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 10 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, & 3 blocks

Mackenzie Hampton: 8 points, 3 assists, 9 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block

Allie Stephens: 3 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, & 3 steals

Cassidy Richards: 2 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, & 2 blocks

Reagan Hardwood: 2 points, 1 assist, & 4 rebounds

Ansley Parker: 1 point, 4 rebounds, & 1 block

Kealy Hillhouse: 1 point, & 1 rebound

 

With the win, the ‘Nettes have secured a spot in the 2018 4-A State Tournament, & have advanced to the semi-finals of the 6-AAAA Region Tournament where they will meet the Heritage Lady Generals. Pickens, won both meetings during the regular season, but will need to win this one if they want to host a state tournament game. Tip off is scheduled for 4 pm on Thursday. Game will be played at Southeast Whitfield.

‘Nettes Sweep Lady Generals, Take Over 2nd Place In 6-AAAA

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team, hosted the Heritage Lady Generals inside the Dragons Den. This game, was critical as far as region standings were concerned as the winner of this one, would take over sole possession of 2nd place, with the region tournament fast approaching. The last time these two met, the ‘Nettes came away with a big road victory.

 

It was a slow start for both teams in the first quarter as shots were just refusing to fall. Mid-way through the frame, the scoring picked up, & it would be Pickens taking a 15-8 lead over Heritage going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, again, points were hard to come by. The Lady Generals, used a 10-6 quarter run, to trim the ‘Nettes lead down to 21-18, going to the break.

 

The 3rd, saw back and forth action as they score remained close. Pickens, used a slim 14-13 quarter advantage over the Lady Generals to take a 35-31 lead into the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, the ‘Nettes, were able to pull away using a 22-9 quarter advantage to get a big win, 57-40.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 21 points, 2 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Torie Williams: 12 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Shelby Cook: 9 points, 2 assists, & 7 rebounds

Mackenzie Hampton: 7 points, 4 assists, & 9 rebounds

Hattie Baker: 5 points, & 3 rebounds

Sarah Morris: 2 points, & 1 rebound

Allie Stephens: 1 point, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

 

The ‘Nettes, will be back on the road this coming Friday as they will travel to Rossville to take on the Ridgeland Lady Panthers. Tip off is scheduled for 6 pm.

‘Nettes Bounce Back With Non-Region Win Over Sonoraville

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Earlier today, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Calhoun to take on the Sonoraville Lady Phoenix. Pickens, came into the game sporting a small, two game losing streak & looked to right the ship before getting back to region play. The last time these two teams met, the ‘Nettes bested the Lady Phoenix by 12 in Jasper.

 

In the 1st quarter, it was the home team that would get off to the fast start. The Lady Phoenix, held a 17-12 lead over Pickens going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the ‘Nettes offense woke up. Using a 16-9 quarter advantage, Pickens took the lead from Sonoraville going to the half, 28-26.

 

Pickens, kept up the stellar play from the 2nd quarter during the 3rd quarter as they stretched out their lead. Using a 19-9 run, the ‘Nettes held a 47-35 lead going to the 4th. In the 4th, despite getting outscored 16-13 in the frame, Pickens held on to come away with the win, 60-51.

 

Leading the way for Pickens were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 20 points, 2 assists, 7 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block

Mackenzie Hampton: 17 points, 3 assists, 13 rebounds, & 2 steals

Torie Williams: 10 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 7 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Olivia Simmons: 4 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, & 2 steals

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

 

Pickens, is now 15-4 overall & sitting in 3rd in 6-AAAA at 6-3. The ‘Nettes, will be back home on Tuesday night, hosting the 2nd place team in 6-AAAA, the Heritage Lady Generals. Pickens, already holds a victory over the Lady Generals, & this game will go a long way to determine seeding in the upcoming region tournament with just 3 region games left for the ‘Nettes. Tip off is scheduled for 6 pm.

‘Nettes Get Big Road Region Win Over Lady Generals, Now 7-0

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team made the trip up to Ringgold to take on the Lady Generals of Heritage in a big 6-AAAA region game. Coming into the ball game, Pickens, hadn’t played since the Gilmer game due to the snow, & came in 6-0, and in a three-way tie for 1st in the region. Heritage, came in 5-2, & also a part of that three-way tie at the top of the region standings.

 

In the 1st quarter, both teams got things going offensively as buckets would be traded back and forth. Heading in to the 2nd, the ‘Nettes held a 17-16 lead over Heritage. In the 2nd quarter, Pickens, as they have a few times early in the season, held a good Lady Generals team to single digits in the frame as they outscored Heritage 14-9 to take a 31-25 lead into the break.

 

In the 3rd, that high powered Lady General offense got things going. Heritage, would outscore the ‘Nettes 20-12 in the 3rd to take a 45-43 lead going to the 4th & the final quarter. In the 4th quarter, Pickens, made a 22-13 run using some timely buckets and clutch free throws to come away with the huge road win, 65-58.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 22 points, 7 rebounds, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 12 points, 2 assists, & 5 rebounds

Torie Williams: 8 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal

Hattie Baker: 8 points, & 1 rebound

Mackenzie Hampton: 7 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, & 3 steals

Olivia Simmons: 6 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 2 points, 1 assist, & 5 rebounds

 

Pickens, are now 7-0 on the season & in 1st place in 6-AAAA at 3-0. The ‘Nettes will be back in action on Friday as they host the Lady Panthers of Ridgeland in another region contest. Tip off scheduled for 6 pm.

Slow Start Hinders ‘Nettes Against 4A Num. 7 Heritage

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Yesterday, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team made the trip up to Ringgold, to take on the 7th ranked team in 4-A according to sandysspiel.com, & region 6 foe, Heritage Lady Generals. Pickens, came in to last night’s game with a little momentum after defeating Sonoraville on Saturday to give Coach Enis her 400th career win & looked to even the season series against Heritage.

 

The 1st quarter, was not kind to the team in green last night. Heritage, got off to a 21-5 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the ‘Nettes offense came alive. Pickens, outscored the Lady Generals 19-14 in the frame to cut the Heritage lead to 35-24 going into the break.

 

In the 3rd, Pickens cut into the lead even more, dropping it to single digits. The Lady Generals used a 24-18 quarter advantage to extend their lead to 59-42 going to the 4th. Heritage, closed out the 4th quarter with a 17-12 advantage to get the win over the ‘Nettes, 76-54.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 25 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds, & 2 steals

Mackenzie Hampton: 6 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Torie Williams: 6 points, 3 assists, & 3 rebounds

Taylor Wigington: 5 points, 2 assists, 10 rebounds, & 2 steals

Madison McClure: 5 points, 3 assists, & 6 rebounds

Ashley Nelson: 5 points, & 4 rebounds

Tessa Duncan: 2 points, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals

 

The ‘Nettes, will finally be back home on Friday as they host the Lady Panthers of Ridgeland in a critical region match up. With three games left, & all of them being region games, each game is crucial to the ‘Nettes region tournament seeding. Tip off is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Coach Donna Enis Gets Win 400 As ‘Nettes Sweep Sonoraville

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Calhoun to take on the Sonoraville Lady Phoenix in non region action. These two teams met earlier this season with Pickens coming away with the narrow victory.

 

In the 1st, both teams jockeyed for the lead trading bucket after bucket. Going to the 2nd, it would be the ‘Nettes who had a 13-10 lead. In the 2nd, it was again tightly contested as Pickens held a slight 10-9 quarter advantage over the Lady Phoenix to head into the break, up 23-19.

 

Much like the 1st half, the 3rd quarter again was neck in neck. Pickens, maintained it’s lead over Sonoraville with a 14-13 3rd quarter run to lead it 37-32 going to the 4th. In the 4th, the ‘Nettes pulled away from the Lady Phoenix. Pickens used a 17-5 quarter run to close out the win, 54-37. That win, would give Dragonettes head coach Donna Enis her 400th for her career.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mackenzie Hampton: 18 points, & 10 rebounds

Mykenzie Weaver: 12 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Ashley Nelson: 10 points, 1 assist, & 4 rebounds

Torie Williams: 9 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Tessa Duncan: 3 points, & 4 rebounds

Autumn Young: 2 points, 1 assist, & 3 rebounds

Taylor Wigington: 6 assists, 6 rebounds, 1 steal, & 2 blocks

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

Shelby Cook: 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

 

The ‘Nettes, will get back to region action on Tuesday night as they travel to take on the Lady Generals of Heritage in a big region game for both teams. Tip off scheduled for 6 p.m.

‘Nettes Fall In Close One With Top Ten Lady Generals

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted the Lady Generals of Heritage in a tough 6-AAAA match up. Pickens, were looking to bounce back after a tough loss last Friday to the Lady Bruins of Northwest Whitfield. Heritage, came in ranked in the top ten of the 4A poll just like the Lady Bruins and were 8-0, 3-0 in the region coming into last night.

 

In the 1st, the 2nd unit for the ‘Nettes acted like a spark plug. The ‘Nettes caught fire early to jump out to a 19-10 lead over the Lady Generals. In the 2nd, Heritage used a 16-8 quarter run to get back into it. At the half, Pickens held a slim lead, 27-26.

 

In the 3rd, it was more back and forth between the two teams as they proved to be very evenly matched throughout the game. The Lady Generals had a slight 13-12 quarter advantage to send us to the 4th, tied at 39. In the 4th, the physicality that this game had kept up as fans from both sides of the stands were clamoring for fouls through the majority of the contest. Heritage was able to hit their free throws at the end of the game to come out with the win, 53-46.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Autumn Young: 11 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, & 3 steals

Torie Williams: 7 points, 3 assists, & 1 rebound

Mackenzie Hampton: 6 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Ashley Nelson: 5 points, 5 rebounds, & 4 steals

Mykenzie Weaver: 4 points, 1 assist, & 3 rebounds

Bailey Payne: 4 points, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Taylor Wigington: 3 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 block

Shelby Cook: 3 points, & 3 rebounds

Allie Stephens: 3 points, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Madison McClure: 5 assists, 1 rebound, & 2 steals

Tessa Duncan: 1 assist, & 4 rebounds

 

The ‘Nettes will look to get back to their winning ways on Friday as they make the long trek to Rossville to take on the Ridgeland Lady Panthers. Tip off scheduled for 6 p.m.

‘Nettes 3-Game Win Streak Ends At The Hands Of Num. 9 Bruins

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On Friday, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted the 9th ranked team in all of 4A, the Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins in what was an early region showdown. The ‘Nettes, came in winners of their last three games, two being region games to stand atop the standings and were looking for number four.

 

In the first, it was the Lady Bruins getting out to the quick start. Pickens, however, got things rolling towards the end of the frame to cut the Northwest Whitfield lead to 15-10 going to the 2nd. In what was a very physical first half, the Lady Bruins began to build their lead. Northwest Whitfield led the ‘Nettes going into the break, 32-20.

 

In the 3rd, The Lady Bruins used their smothering pressure defense to contain the ‘Nettes. While the quarter score was close at 16-13, Northwest Whitfield stretched their lead out slightly, 48-33 going to the 4th. In the 4th, the Lady Bruins began to pull away. Northwest Whitfield would use a 25-13 quarter run to defeat Pickens, 73-46.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Autumn Young: 13 points, 1 assist, & 1 steal

Taylor Wigington: 11 points, 2 assists, 7 rebounds, & 2 steals

Mykenzie Weaver: 8 points, 2 assists, & 6 rebounds

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

Mackenzie Hampton: 3 points, 3 assists, 6 rebounds, & 1 block

Allie Stephens: 3 points

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

Madison McClure: 1 point, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, & 2 steals

 

The ‘Nettes will be at home again this Tuesday as they host the Lady Generals of Heritage. Heritage, is undefeated on the season at 8-0 and tied with Northwest Whitfield for 1st in the region at 3-0. The ‘Nettes, are currently tied for 3rd with Southeast Whitfield at 2-1. Tip off scheduled for 6 p.m.

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