Jasper, Ga — It was a big game feel inside the Dragons Den on Tuesday, January 25th as the top two teams in 7-AAAA were set for a rematch in Jasper. Coming into the game, the Pickens Dragonettes held a record of 16-2 (7-0) and riding a 14 game win streak. The Heritage Lady Generals, came into the game with a record of 14-4 (7-1) and a 10 game win streak of their own. Both teams came in ranked in the top ten of the 4A poll in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution with the Nettes at #5 and the Lady Generals at #8. The previous match up between these two teams in December saw the Nettes come away with a 31-23 win in a defensive contest. Thr Nettes, used a hot shooting second period and tough defense to help earn a 46-35 win.
The first quarter was very much back and forth between these two teams as was expected. The Nettes, jumped out to a 5-2 lead, but the Lady Generals quickly answered and took the lead, 6-5. Two three pointers by Bella Howell and Madison Powell gave Pickens an 11-6 lead over Heritage going to the second.
In the second quarter, the Nettes were lighting it up from beyond the arc. Caroline Mullins got it going with two three pointers in a row. After a bucket by the Lady Raiders made it 17-8, Pickens got three straight three pointers as Amanda Nelson connected for two three’s, and Powell hit her second three pointer of the game to give the Nettes a 26-8 lead over the Lady Generals going to the half.
In the third quarter, Caroline Mullins got things going with a bucket to make it 28-8. After a pair of free throws from the Lady Generals made it 28-10, Carmyn Mullins got a point back after going 1 for 2 from the line. Heritage got their first field goal of the quarter, then Hopkins answered with a three pointer to make in 32-12 Nettes. Later on in the quarter, after a bucket by Heritage, Amanda Nelson hit another three pointer, and Emma Gleason went 1-2 from the line to make it 36-14. The Lady Generals closed the third quarter on a 6-0 run to make it 36-20 going to the fourth.
The fourth quarter saw Caroline Mullins score 7 of her 17 points on the night. While Heritage outscored Pickens in the quarter, 15-10, the Nettes came away with the 46-35 win to earn an in season sweep of the Lady Generals. The win now gives the Nettes a 2 game lead in the loss column in the region for the top spot as we inch closer to region tournament time.
Leading Scorers For The Nettes:
Caroline Mullins: 17 points
Amanda Nelson: 12 points
Bella Hopkins: 7 points
Madison Powell 6 points
7-AAAA Region Standings:
Pickens: 17-2 (8-0)
Heritage: 14-5 (7-2)
Northwest Whitfield: 14-7 (7-2)
Central-Carroll: 7-12 (3-5)
Cedartown: 4-10 (3-5)
Ridgeland: 4-15 (1-7)
Southeast Whitfield: 0-19 (0-8)
The Nettes, will begin a quick two game road trip on Friday, January 28th when they head up to Rossville to take on the Lady Panthers of Ridgeland. These two teams met earlier this month, with the Nettes coming away with a 64-16 win. Tip off for this one is set for 6 pm.
Jasper, Ga — On a foggy, somewhat rainy Friday evening, the Pickens Dragonettes welcomed the Lady Lions of Central-Carroll to the Dragons Den for a 7-AAAA region tilt. Coming into this 0ne, the Nettes were 4-2 overall and 1-0 in region play while the Lady Lions were 2-4 overall and 0-1 in region play. Prior to the game starting, PHS recognized legendary Nettes basketball coach Roy Cowart as they dedicated the name of the court at PHS in his honor. Coach Cowart spoke to the crowd thanking everyone and showing his support to this year’s team.
Now on to the game. In the first quarter, the Nettes jumped out to an early lead thanks to a strong defensive effort. Going to the second quarter, Pickens held a 17-8 lead over Central-Carroll.
In the second quarter, both teams had their troubles finding consistent scoring as only 15 points were scored between the two schools. The Nettes, outscored the Lady Lions 10-5 in the quarter to take a 27-13 lead into the break.
In the third quarter, Central-Carroll looked to get back into the game. The Lady Lions, outscored Pickens 15-10 in the third to cut the Nettes lead down to 37-28 going to the fourth.
In the fourth quarter, the Nettes responded with a 15-8 run in the frame to close things out and pick up the win, 52-36 over a game Central-Carroll team.
Leading scorers for Pickens:
Caroline Mullins: 24 points
Amanda Nelson: 10 points
Emma Gleason: 4 points
Bella Hopkins: 3 points
Madison Powell: 3 points
7-AAAA Region Standings:
Pickens: 5-2 (2-0)
Heritage: 4-3 (2-0)
Northwest Whitfield: 4-3 (2-0)
Ridgeland: 1-4 (0-1)
Southeast Whitfield: 0-5 (0-1)
Central-Carroll: 2-5 (0-2)
Cedartown: 1-2 (0-2)
On Tuesday, the Nettes will be back on the road as they head to Heritage to take on the Lady Generals in what will surely be the biggest test for either team early on in 7-AAAA play. Tip off set for 6 pm.
Ringgold, Ga — The Pickens Dragonettes came into their game against the Heritage Lady Generals on Friday, January 15th winners of 10 games in a row and in first place in 7-AAAA at 6-0. The Lady Generals, came in winners of 5 straight, and in 3rd place in 7-AAAA. The last time these two teams met the Nettes defeated Heritage 73-27 on December 8th in Jasper. The second meeting, was much closer. After a tough ball game, the Lady Generals came away with a 52-45 win.
Heritage got on the board first in the opening quarter with a three pointer. The Lady Generals, held a 6 point lead on two occasions, but a free throw by Emma Gleason and a three pointer from Reagan Harwood, cut the lead down to 12-10 going to the second.
Amanda Nelson made a bucket to tie things up at 12 early on in the second quarter. After a bucket by Heritage, Madison Powell put the Nettes up for the first time with a three. After a 9-0 run by the Lady Generals, Caroline Mullins went on a personal 5-0 run to cut the Heritage lead down to 23-20 as we hit halftime.
Heritage started the second half with a bucket to increase their lead to 25-20. Pickens then went on a 5-0 run getting a bucket from Powell and another three from Caroline Mullins to tie it up at 25 a piece. After the Lady Generals scored a bucket to retake the lead, Harwood and Caroline Mullins hit back to back buckets to give the Nettes a 29-27 lead. The two teams traded three pointers as Heritage hit one to take a 30-29 lead. Then, Powell hit another three to make it 32-30. The Lady Generals came back with a three to make it 33-32. Nelson then hit a three to give Pickens the 35-33 lead. Heritage finished the half with a bucket, and a free throw to make it 36-35 to send us to the fourth.
The start of the fourth quarter saw the Lady Generals go on a little 3-0 run to make it 39-35. Caroline Mullins and Cassidy Richards led an 8-0 run for the Nettes as Mullins hit a bucket and a free throw while Richards made a bucket and a three pointer to give Pickens the 43-39 lead. From there, Heritage would go on a 13-0 run including hitting 6 free throws to take a 52-43 lead. Richards added two late free throws, but the Lady Generals would take this one, 52-45.
Nettes leading scorers:
Caroline Mullins: 13 points
Madison Powell: 8 points
Amanda Nelson: 7 points
Cassidy Richards: 7 points
Reagan Harwood: 7 points
The Nettes, are now 11-3 overall and 6-1 in 7-AAAA play. They’ll step away from region play on Saturday afteroon as they welcome the Adairsville Lady Tigers to Jasper. Tip off is set for 3 pm.
Jasper, Ga — The Pickens Dragonettes, came into their game against the Lady Lions of Central Carrollton on January 12th in need of some butter because they have been on a roll winning 9 straight ball games. The Nettes defeated Central-Carroll back on December 4th by a score of 72-45 and were looking for the regular season sweep. After a very physical game that saw a technical called, an intentional foul called, Pickens came away with their 10th win in a row, 50-16.
The scoring started a few minutes into the ball game with the Lady Lions getting on the board first with a bucket Izzy Ripatti. From there, the Nettes went on a 13-0 run getting three pointers from Madison Powell & Cassidy Richards. Pickens also got buckets from Carmyn Mullins and Reagan Harwood during the run. Going to the second quarter, the Nettes held a 13-2 lead over the Lady Lions.
Central-Carroll made a free throw to begin the scoring for both teams but much like the first quarter, the second quarter saw Pickens go on a long run. The Nettes, went on an 8-0 run sparked by buckets from Harwood, Powell, a three pointer by Kealy Hillhouse, and a free throw from Marlee McClure. The Lady Lions put a stop to the run with a bucket by Kaiden Burkes. Pickens made four free throws before the first half was over, to give the Nettes a 25-5 lead over Central-Carroll.
The third quarter saw the Nettes go on a 17-0 run to begin the frame as they stretched the lead out to 42-5. Bella Howell, Richards, McClure, Powell, and Caroline Mullins all contributed to the run. Pickens outscored the Lady Lions 22-4 in the quarter to take a 47-9 lead into the fourth.
In the shortened fourth quarter, Central-Carroll had their best offensive output of the game scoring 7 points. The Nettes, improved their win streak to 10 in a row as they took this one, 50-16.
Nettes leading scorers:
Bella Howell: 13 points
Cassidy Richards: 8 points
Madison Powell: 7 points
Caroline Mullins: 6 points
Kealy Hillhouse: 5 points
7-AAAA Girls Basketball Standings:
Pickens: 11-2 (6-0)
Northwest Whitfield: 5-5 (5-0)
Heritage: 10-4 (4-2)
Cedartown: 7-4 (2-3)
Central-Carroll: 6-9 (1-3)
Southeast Whitfield: 1-12 (1-5)
Ridgeland: 1-12 (0-6)
The Nettes will be on the road on Friday as they head to Heritage to take on the Lady Generals in the 2nd game of their regular season home & home series. Pickens won the previous meeting on December 8th by a score of 73-27. Tip time for this one is set for 7 pm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.