Dragons Season Ends At 6-AAAA Region Tournament

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Last night, it was the Dragons varsity basketball team’s turn to head to Dalton to start their region tournament, also being held at Southeast Whitfield. Pickens, came into the tournament as the #7 seed, & they would be taking on the #2 seed, Northwest Whitfield Bruins in the opening round.

 

The beginning of the 1st quarter saw the Dragons get out to a quick start. Midway through the frame both teams were going back and forth with each other, trading buckets. Northwest Whitfield took the lead heading to the 2nd, 22-15. In the 2nd, the Bruins stretched their lead a bit, but Pickens still found itself within striking distance. Using a 19-13 quarter advantage, Northwest Whitfield took a 41-28 lead into the break.

 

The 3rd quarter, was not kind to Pickens. Nothing would fall for the Dragons as the Bruins stretched their lead out more. A 20-6 quarter run by Northwest Whitfield, gave them a 61-34 lead over Pickens going to the 4th. The Bruins came away with this one, 83-49.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Seth Bishop: 18 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal (named to All-Region Team)

Chase Simmons: 10 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Joseph Gossett: 8 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds

Zach Goss: 5 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds, & 2 steals

Keinyuan Hooks: 4 points, 7 assists, & 1 steal

Austin Adams: 2 points, & 2 rebounds

Hayes Pickett: 1 point, & 2 rebounds

Tucker Lowe: 1 point

 

The Dragons, will be graduating 6 seniors from this season’s team. To Hunter Fowler, Joseph Gossett, Keinyuan Hooks, Avonta Johnson, Evan Jones, & Chase Simmons, TeamFYNSports thanks you for all you’ve done during your time at PHS, & good luck to you in the future!

Dragons 4th Quarter Comeback Falls Just Short At Southeast Whitfield, Host River Ridge Friday

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The PHS Dragons varsity basketball team played a big game last night in Dalton as they took on the Raiders of Southeast Whitfield. With a win, and a little help, Pickens would end the night in a three-way tie for 5th in the region.

 

In the 1st, the Raiders got off to a quick 4-0 start, but the remainder of the frame was tightly contested. Heading to the 2nd, Southeast Whitfield held a 16-10 lead over the Dragons. The 2nd quarter, would be a tough one for Pickens as nothing would seem to fall. The Raiders, outscored the Dragons 18-9 in the 2nd to take 34-19 lead into the half.

 

In the 3rd, Pickens started the comeback ever so slightly. The Dragons, outscored Southeast Whitfield 18-17, to cut the Raider lead to 51-37, going to the 4th. Pickens, started the 4th out hot. Cutting the Southeast Whitfield lead down in half and even further. Despite outscoring the Raiders 23-18 in the 4th, & 41-35 in the 2nd half, Southeast Whitfield was able to hold on and get the win, 69-60.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Seth Bishop: 25 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Chase Simmons: 13 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, & 1 block

Hunter Fowler: 6 points, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Tucker Lowe: 6 points, 1 assist, & 1 rebound

Zach Goss: 4 points, 6 assists, 9 rebounds, 1 steal, & 3 blocks

Joseph Gossett: 4 points, 1 assist, & 7 rebounds

Keinyuan Hooks: 2 points, 9 assists, 2 rebounds, & 3 steals

 

Pickens, will have one final game before the 6-AAAA Region Tournament next week as they will welcome the River Ridge Knights out of the 6-A classification to the Dragons Den on Friday. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 pm.

Dragons Drop Tough Game To War Eagles, Play Crucial Region Game At SE Whitfield Tuesday

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This past Saturday afternoon, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team hosted the Chestatee War Eagles in a non-region contest. This day, was also recognized as Senior Night. Pickens, was fresh off of a big road win the previous night against Ridgeland, & looked to carry over the momentum built in that game over to their game against Chestatee.

 

In the 1st quarter, the scoring happened early and the pace quickened just as fast. Chestatee raced out to an early 22-13 lead, heading to the 2nd. The 2nd quarter saw both teams go back & forth, bucket for bucket, including a big time thrown down from Junior Zach Goss for the Dragons. After using a 20-16 quarter run, the War Eagles took a 42-29 lead over Pickens into the break.

 

The 3rd saw the War Eagles extend their lead over the Dragons using an 18-12 advantage. Chestatee held the lead, 60-41 going to the 4th. Chestatee would take this one from Pickens, 75-54.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Seth Bishop: 14 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Hunter Fowler: 8 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal

Hunter Hermann: 7 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, & 3 blocks

Zach Goss: 6 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds, & 3 steals

Keinyuan Hooks: 6 points, 1 assist, & 1 rebound

Joseph Gossett: 5 points, 1 assist, & 1 rebound

Chase Simmons: 3 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Avonta Johnson: 3 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds

Evan Jones: 2 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 block

 

Tomorrow night, the Dragons will head to Dalton to take on the Southeast Whitfield Raiders, in what is most likely, the biggest game of the season so far. A win for Pickens, could mean that these same teams meet in the first round of the upcoming region tournament. Tip off time is scheduled for 7:30 pm.

Dragons Fight To The End Against Sonoraville

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It was mid-afternoon basketball earlier today as the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team headed to Calhoun to take on the Phoenix of Sonoraville in a non-region contest. Sonoraville, took the first meeting between these two earlier in the season in Jasper, & the Dragons were looking to earn a season split.

 

The first quarter, was a hard fought, even frame. The Phoenix, came away from a close opening quarter with the slim lead, 13-12. The 2nd quarter, saw much of the same back and forth action as the 1st quarter provided. Both teams scored 18 points a piece, & it would be the Phoenix still on top of the Dragons going to the break, 31-30.

 

In the 3rd, Pickens began to chip away at the Sonoraville lead. Using a 16-14 quarter advantage, the Dragons cut the Phoenix lead down to single digits as they trailed 55-46, going to the final quarter. Sonoraville, would use an 18-9 quarter run in the 4th to seal the win, 73-55.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Seth Bishop: 16 points, & 9 rebounds

Zach Goss: 11 points, 5 assists, 6 rebounds, 1 steal, & 2 blocks

Keinyuan Hooks: 11 points, 8 assists, & 3 rebounds

Joseph Gossett: 7 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds

Chase Simmons: 4 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, & 2 blocks

Hunter Fowler: 3 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Tucker Lowe: 3 points

 

The Dragons, will now refocus, & prepare for a region match up with the Heritage Generals inside the Dragons Den on Tuesday night. Tip off scheduled for 7:30 pm.

Dragons Fall To Northwest Whitfield

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The PHS Dragons basketball team made the trip up to Tunnel Hill to take on the Northwest Whitfield Bruins last night in a 6-AAAA region game. The previous meeting in Jasper went the way of the Bruins, & the Dragons, were looking to even up the season series.

 

The first quarter, was fairly even until the end of the frame as Northwest Whitfield took an early lead. Going to the 2nd, the Bruins held a 20-11 lead over the Dragons. The 2nd quarter, would be very unkind to Pickens. The Dragons, kept getting unlucky on offense as the Bruins stretched their lead out. Going into the half, Northwest Whitfield held a 47-21 advantage.

 

Pickens, finally saw the ball go in the bucket and found some consistent offense in a very competitive 3rd quarter. Northwest Whitfield, outscored the Dragons 19-17, to maintain the lead 66-38, going to the 4th. Northwest Whitfield, closed this one out in the 4th as the Bruins took this one, 79-42.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Seth Bishop: 13 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block

Keinyuan Hooks: 10 points, 6 assists, & 5 rebounds

Avonta Johnson: 5 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Zach Goss: 5 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Hunter Fowler: 5 points, & 3 rebounds

Dragons Fight Hard In Tough Road Game At Heritage

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Last night, the PHS varsity Dragons basketball team took to the road to face the Generals of Heritage in a 6-AAAA region game. Pickens, was coming off of a thrilling last second overtime win over their rivals, the Gilmer Bobcats, & hadn’t been able to play since then due to the weather over the weekend.

 

In the 1st, it was much like the girls game beforehand. Both teams trying to find their footing. Heritage, was able to build a 19-11 lead over the Dragons going into the 2nd. In the 2nd quarter, the Generals would take advantage of some miscues by Pickens and outscored the Dragons 25-13 in the frame to take a 44-24 lead into the break.

 

Pickens, got things working in the 3rd quarter as they looked to get back into the game. The Dragons, at one time cut the lead down to single digits after being down 20 to start the frame. They outscored Heritage 23-18 in the 3rd, but found themselves still trailing going to the 4th, 62-47. In the 4th, the Generals closed it out with a 16-14 quarter run to take this one, 78-61.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Hunter Hermann: 11 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Chase Simmons: 11 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 block

Joseph Gossett: 11 points, 2 assists, & 5 rebounds

Keinyuan Hooks: 9 points, 3 assists, & 3 rebounds

Zach Goss: 6 points, 5 assists, 6 rebounds, & 4 steals

Seth Bishop: 6 points, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal

Hunter Fowler: 5 points, 1 assist, & 6 rebounds

Owen Moss: 2 points

 

Pickens, will be back home friday night as they host the Ridgeland Panthers in a region match up. Tip off scheduled for 7:30 pm.

Dragons Fall In Final Second Heartbreak, Play Rebels Tonight

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Yesterday, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team was yet again back in Blue Ridge for the second day of the annual Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament. After getting a double digit win over their rival Gilmer on Saturday, Pickens turned their focus on the Eagles of Hiwassee Dam.

 

In the 1st quarter, the Eagles would be the team to get off to the quick start in the boys match up. Hiwassee Dam would take a 21-13 lead into the 2nd quarter. In that 2nd quarter, Pickens got things going. The Dragons doubled the Eagles 2nd quarter scoring output 14-7, to cut the Hiwassee Dam lead down to just one going into the break, 28-27.

 

The 2nd half of this one was one to see. The 3rd quarter belonged to the Dragons as they carried over the momentum built in the 2nd quarter over to the start of the 2nd half outscoring the Eagles 19-14 to take a 46-42 lead going into the 4th. In the 4th, it was back and forth with both teams. With time draining down, Pickens ran an inbounds play perfectly to take the late lead 58-57. However, the excitement would not be done there as Hiwassee Dam used an inbounds play of their own to drive the baseline, & make a tough layup as time expired to get the win, 59-58.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Zach Goss: 16 points, 2 assists, & 4 rebounds

Joseph Gossett: 14 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Seth Bishop: 12 points, 7 rebounds, & 2 blocks

Tucker Lowe: 12 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds

Hunter Fowler: 3 points, 3 assists, & 4 rebounds

 

On the boys side of the tournament, everyone has one loss. Pickens beat Gilmer, Gilmer beat Fannin, Fannin beat Hiwassee Dam, & Hiwassee Dam beat Pickens. Everyone is still in play for the title as we head into the final day of the tournament today. It very well may come down to points to determine the winner. Pickens will face the host team, the Fannin Rebels tonight at 7:30 pm.

Dragons Shock Bobcats With Last Second Win In Overtime

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Last Friday night, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team took the short ride up to Ellijay to take on the Gilmer Bobcats in a 6-AAAA region match up. Pickens, is up one in the three regular season meetings after their 10 point win during the Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament. This game, much like a lot of Pickens/Gilmer games, did not disappoint.

 

In the 1st quarter, it was the home team that got off to a quick start. Going to the 2nd, the Bobcats led the Dragons, 17-10. In the 2nd, Pickens turned the tide and got things going. The Dragons, would have their own 17-10 quarter run to give us a tie ball game at 27 a piece going to the half.

 

In the 3rd, both teams went back and forth trading buckets. A 19-14 run for the Bobcats, gave them a 46-41 lead over Pickens going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, the two teams combined for 47 total points. The Dragons, were able to make some clutch baskets, and outscore Gilmer 26-21, to send us into overtime tied at 67. Much like regulation, the overtime period was exciting & heart stopping all at once. With just over 10 seconds left, the Bobcats, went 1/2 at the free throw line, the Dragons got the rebound, drove down the court, & Senior Joseph Gossett found an opening in the lane and drove in for a layup with 1.5 seconds left, giving Pickens the 80-79 win over Gilmer.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Hunter Hermann: 23 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block

Seth Bishop: 18 points, 1 assist, 14 rebounds, & 1 steal

Zach Goss: 14 points, 5 rebounds, & 2 steals

Chase Simmons: 8 points, 4 assists, 7 rebounds, & 3 steals

Joseph Gossett: 7 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, & 3 steals

Keinyuan Hooks: 5 points, 12 assists, 6 rebounds, & 6 steals

Hunter Fowler: 3 points

 

Pickens, is now 3-3 overall & 1-1 in region play. They will be back in action next Friday as they welcome the Northwest Whitfield Bruins to the Dragons Den. Tip off is scheduled for 8:30 pm.

Dragons Start Tip-Off Tournament With Win Over Rival Bobcats

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Yesterday afternoon, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team matched up with the Gilmer Bobcats in the first of three meetings during the season as they kicked off the annual Thanksgiving Tournament at Fannin High School. Pickens, was coming off a hard fought loss to Chestatee on Tuesday, while Gilmer looked to turn around a long week after tough defeats to Murray County & Union County.

 

The 1st quarter saw Pickens jump out to an early lead on their rival Bobcats. The Dragons held a 19-12 advantage over Gilmer going to the 2nd. In the 2nd quarter, Pickens used momentum gained in the opening frame, & carried it over to the 2nd. The Dragons would use a 20-12 quarter scoring advantage to take a 39-24 lead over the Bobcats going into the break.

 

In the 3rd, the Bobcat fans saw their team get back into it with a strong quarter performance. Gilmer would outscore the Dragons 12-6 in the 3rd to cut it down to 45-36 going to the 4th. However in the 4th, the Dragons were able to outscore the Bobcats 16-15, and close out any chance of a comeback, to get the win over their rival, 61-51.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Joseph Gossett: 20 points, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal

Zach Goss: 14 points, 6 assists, 6 rebounds, & 2 steals

Seth Bishop: 12 points, 2 assists, 7 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block

Hunter Hermann: 4 points, 2 assists, 8 rebounds, 3 steals, & 1 block

Chase Simmons: 4 points, 4 assists, 5 rebounds,  & 1 block

Tucker Lowe: 4 points, 1 assist, & 1 rebound

Hunter Fowler: 3 points, 1 assist, & 1 steal

 

Pickens will be back in Blue Ridge tomorrow as they will take on the Hiwassee Dam Eagles. Scheduled tip off time is 4:30.

Dragons Big Comeback Falls Just Short Against Ridgeland, Host Ramblers This Afternoon

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Last night, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team hosted the Panthers of Ridgeland in a 6-AAAA battle inside the Dragons Den. Pickens, came into the ball game looking to build some momentum up heading into the final couple games of the season ahead of the region tournament.

 

In the 1st, both teams were locked in offensively. The Panthers came out of the 1st with an 18-14 lead over the Dragons going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, Ridgeland looked to extend their lead over Pickens. Using a 24-17 2nd quarter advantage, the Panthers went into the half with 42-31 lead.

 

In the 3rd, Pickens looked to make a comeback. Down 16 at one point, the Dragons used a 17-14 3rd quarter advantage to cut the Ridgeland lead down to 56-48, going to the 4th. Still trailing in the 4th, Pickens used momentum built in the 3rd to cut the Panthers lead down to 66-63 with several seconds remaining. However, despite outscoring Ridgeland in the 2nd half 32-26, it would not be enough as the Panthers hung on for the win, 67-63.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Joseph Gossett: 11 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, & 3 steals

Hunter Hermann: 11 points, 6 rebounds, & 1 steal

Avery Luke: 8 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, & 1 block

Jacob Brumby: 6 points, & 8 rebounds

Hunter Jordan: 6 points, 1 rebound, & 1 block

Keinyuan Hooks: 5 points, 8 assists, 1 rebound, & 2 steals

Blake Gorth: 4 points, & 4 rebounds

Hunter Fowler: 4 points, & 1 steal

 

The Dragons, will have a quick turnaround as they will welcome the LaFayette Ramblers to the Dragons Den this afternoon. Tip off scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

Dragons Fall In Road Game Against Heritage, Back At Home Friday

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Last night, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team traveled to take on the Generals of Heritage in a big 6-AAAA region game. Pickens, came into the ball game on a high note after defeating the Sonoraville Phoenix after a late three & free throws last Saturday and looked to carry that over against a Heritage team that occupied the 3rd spot in the region coming into last night.

 

In the 1st, both teams found the bucket early. After one quarter of play, the Generals led the Dragons 20-13. In the 2nd, the offense continued to pour in. Using a 27-18 quarter advantage, Heritage took a 47-31 lead over Pickens into the break.

 

In the 3rd, the Dragons made a run of their own. Pickens, outscored the Generals in the 3rd, 19-15, to cut the Heritage lead down to 62-50 going to the 4th. In the 4th, an 18-11 quarter adavantage for Heritage  and mounting foul trouble would be too much to overcome as the Generals took this one, 80-61.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Hunter Hermann: 17 points, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal

Zach Goss: 9 points, 2 assists, & 4 rebounds

Avery Luke: 8 points, 1 assist, & 5 rebounds

Keinyuan Hooks: 7 points, 6 assists, 4 steals, & 1 block

Blake Gorth: 6 points, 2 assists, 6 rebounds, & 1 block

Joseph Gossett: 6 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds

Jacob Brumby: 3 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds

Hunter Fowler: 3 points

Hunter Jordan: 2 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 1 block

 

Pickens, will return home on Friday after a four game road trip. The Dragons, will host the Ridgeland Panthers in a huge 6-AAAA region game as we head down the stretch of the regular season. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Foul Trouble, Turnovers, Hurt Dragons Against Adairsville

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During the early afternoon hours of the day, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team traveled to Blue Ridge again to compete in the 2nd day of the three day, Fannin Mountain Top Holiday Classic. Their opponent, the Adairsville Tigers. A team the Dragons & Nettes will host inside the Dragons Den a week from Saturday. A win here meant one of these teams would be playing at 2:30 tomorrow, the other, would be back bright and early at 11:30.

 

In the 1st, both the Tigers and Dragons went back and forth, battling for the lead. Adairsville came away with the 1st quarter lead, 14-12 as we went to the 2nd. In the 2nd the Tigers expanded their lead a bit on Pickens. Adairsville outscored the Dragons 16-8 in the 2nd to take a 30-20 lead going into the break.

 

The 3rd quarter saw the Tigers break things open a bit. They outscored Pickens 19-11 in the frame to take a 49-31 lead going to the 4th and final quarter. The 4th quarter proved to be the best offensive quarter for the Dragons as they outscored the Adairsville 16-11, but it would not be enough. The Tigers took this one, 60-47.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Seth Bishop: 23 points, 1 assist, 11 rebounds, 2 steals, & 2 blocks

Jacob Brumby: 6 points, & 4 rebounds

Joseph Gossett: 6 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Hunter Hermann: 4 points, 1 assist, & 6 rebounds

Avery Luke: 4 points, 1 rebound, & 2 blocks

Keinyuan Hooks: 2 points, 1 assist, & 2 steals

Hunter Jordan: 1 point

Blake Gorth: 2 assists, 3 rebounds, & 2 blocks

Zach Goss: 5 rebounds & 1 steal

Chase Simmons: 2 assists, & 2 rebounds

Hunter Fowler: 3 assists

Avonta Johnson: 1 assist, & 1 rebound

 

The Dragons will again be playing at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow morning in Fannin as they take on the Oak Grove Tigers out of Alabama. Pickens, will look to end 2016 on a high note going into more region action next Tuesday.

Dragons Fall To Bruins After Record Night For Northwest Whitfield

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This past Friday, the Dragons varsity basketball team hosted the Bruins of Northwest Whitfield in a 6-AAAA match up. After going through a tough stretch, Pickens looked to get their first region win at home.

 

In the 1st, the Bruins came out on fire. Northwest Whitfield used aggressive defense, and a hot shooting start to jump out to a 31-10 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the Bruins kept up their pace they set in the 1st. The Dragons, got a bit more offense in during the 2nd, but Northwest Whitfield held a 53-23 lead at the break.

 

In the 3rd, Pickens had their best offensive output of the game as it was the closest quarter between the teams as the Bruins held a 21-18 quarter advantage to hold a 74-41 lead going to the 4th. In the 4th, the Dragons outscored Northwest Whitfield 15-14 ending the game on a positive note. The Bruins took this one, 88-56.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Blake Gorth: 15 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Seth Bishop: 11 points, & 1 rebound

Zach Goss: 7 points, & 1 assist

Hunter Fowler: 6 points, & 3 rebounds

Hunter Hermann: 4 points, 2 assists, & 3 rebounds

Jacob Brumby: 4 points, & 1 rebound

Joseph Gossett: 2 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Chase Simmons: 2 points, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Hunter Jordan: 2 points, & 2 rebounds

Matthew Stewart: 2 points, & 1 rebound

Keinyuan Hooks: 1 point, 5 assists, & 3 steals

Avery Luke: 2 assists, 6 rebounds, & 1 steal

 

The Dragons, will be back in action again this Tuesday at home as they host the Generals of Heritage inside the Dragons Den. Tip off is set for 7:30 p.m.

3rd Quarter A Difference Maker As Dragons Fall To 7A Forsyth Central

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Yesterday, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team traveled to Cumming, Ga to take on the Forsyth Central Bulldogs of 7A. The Bulldogs, got the win over Pickens last month in the opening game of the season and the Dragons were looking to return the favor in the Forsyth Central Arena.

 

In the 1st, both teams played it pretty close. The Bulldogs lead things going to the 2nd, 15-11. In the 2nd, Forsyth Central went on a little run to stretch their lead out. A 20-8 run gave the Bulldogs a 35-19 lead going into halftime.

 

In the 3rd, nothing would fall for the Dragons. Forsyth Central used a 14-3 quarter run to widen the gap on Pickens 49-22 going to the 4th. The Dragon offense got back on track in the fourth outscoring the Bulldogs 13-12. It would not be enough as Forsyth Central picked up the win, 61-35.

 

The Dragons were led by:

Avery Luke: 9 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Zach Goss: 6 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal & 1 block

Blake Gorth: 4 points, 4 rebounds, & 3 blocks

Seth Bishop: 3 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, & 1 block

Matthew Stewart: 3 points, 1 assist, & 1 rebound

Avonta Johnson: 3 points

Hunter Jordan: 2 points, 5 rebounds, & 1 block

Joseph Gossett: 2 points, & 1 steal

Hunter Fowler: 2 points, & 1 rebound

Chase Simmons: 1 point, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds

Hunter Hermann: 1 assist, 1 rebound, & 1 block

 

Pickens, will have the bulk of next week to get ready for region play once again as they’ll host the Bruins of Northwest Whitfield this coming Friday. The Dragons will look to end the skid and pick up their first region win.

Dragons Get 1st Win In Big Way, Face Bobcats This Evening

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Yesterday, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team found themselves once again in Ellijay for the 2nd day of the annual Thanksgiving Tournament. Their opponent, the Hiwassee Dam Eagles out of North Carolina. Both of these teams were coming off of tough losses on Saturday.

 

In the opening quarter, much like the game against Fannin, Pickens got off to a quick start. The Eagles made a mini run before the end of the quarter, as the Dragons took a 24-16 lead to the 2nd. In the 2nd, both teams found balance on offense. Pickens outscored Hiwassee Dam 17-15, to take a 41-31 lead into the break.

 

The defense got going along with the offense in the 3rd for the Dragons. Pickens went on a 19-9 run in the frame to take a 60-40 lead heading to the 4th and final quarter. The Dragons finished the game off on a 25-12 run to secure their first win of the young season, 85-52.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Seth Bishop: 20 points, 1 assist, 8 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block

Hunter Hermann: 14 points, 6 assists, 10 rebounds, & 2 steals

Joseph Gossett: 12 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, & 2 blocks

Blake Gorth: 11 points, 4 assists, 9 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block

Matthew Stewart: 8 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds, & 2 steals

Avonta Johnson: 6 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Hunter Fowler: 5 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Zach Goss: 2 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 2 steals

Hunter Jordan: 2 points, & 1 rebound

Chase Simmons: 1 point, 1 rebound, & 2 steals

 

Tonight, the Dragons will head to Ellijay for the third and final day of the Thanksgiving Tournament where they will take on the host team, & rival, Gilmer Bobcats. Tip off for this tilt is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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