Big Second Half Sends Nettes’ Into State Tourney, Region Semi-finals

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Earlier today the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team made their way up to Dalton for the first round of the 2019 6-AAAA Region Tournament being held at Southeast Whitfield. Coming into the game, the Nettes, were the #4 seed & their opponent, the LaFayette Lady Ramblers, were the #5 seed. The winner, would not only punch their ticket to the 4A State Tournament, but advance to the semi-finals against the defending region champions Northwest Whitfield.

 

The Lady Ramblers came out and took control of the game early. This one looked like it had the makings of a tight one as the two teams headed to the 2nd quarter tied at 17. The 2nd quarter saw it stay very competitive. The Nettes, outscored LaFayette 15-9, with Sarah Morris hitting a three right before the buzzer to give Pickens a 32-26 lead at the half.

 

In the 3rd quarter, the Nettes, started to get a handle on things. Using great defense in the frame, Pickens outscored the Lady Ramblers 15-10 to increase their lead to 47-36, going to the 4th. Powered by a tremendous effort of defense in the 2nd half, the Nettes got the win over LaFayette, 58-44.

 

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 23 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block

Torie Williams: 16 points, 9 assists, 7 rebounds

Sarah Morris: 12 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, 4 steals, 1 block

Amanda Nelson: 5 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds

Reagan Harwood: 2 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal

 

As mentioned above, with the win, the Nettes now advance to the 4A State Tournament, & move on to the semi-finals where they will take on the #4 seed Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins. Tip off is scheduled for 7 pm on Thursday.

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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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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’ Win Third Straight, Host Gilmer On Tuesday

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team made the trip up to Walker County to take on the LaFayette Lady Ramblers in a 6-AAAA region match up. Pickens, came in winners of two straight, & looking to improve to 2-1 in the region.

 

In the 1st quarter, it was the home team that took control early. After one, the Lady Ramblers led Pickens, 13-10. In the 2nd, the offense & defense for the Nettes’ picked  up. Pickens, outscored LaFayette 15-13 in the frame to cut the Lady Rambler lead to 26-25 at the half. In the 2nd quarter, Junior Mykenzie Weaver reached the 1,000 point mark for her career.

In the 3rd, the Nettes’ would grab the lead from LaFayette. Outscoring the Lady Ramblers 18-16, Pickens held a 43-42 lead going to the 4th. The 4th saw the Nettes’ pull away. Pickens, outscored LaFayette 22-12 in the final frame to get the win, 65-54.

 

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 32 points, 2 assists, 6 rebounds, 5 steals

Torie Williams: 17 points, 9 assists, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, 1 block

Ansley Parker: 4 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block

Amanda Nelson: 3 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals

Kealy Hillhouse: 3 points, 2 rebounds

Olivia Simmons: 2 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, 3 blocks

Sarah Morris: 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 block

Reagan Harwood: 2 points, 1 rebound

 

The Nettes’ will be back home on Tuesday as they will welcome the Gilmer Lady Cats to the Dragons Den. Tip off is scheduled for 6 pm.

 

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Weaver’s 34 Points Powers Nettes’ Past Cedartown

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Last night, the PHS varsity Dragonettes basketball team was once again at home as they hosted some out of region competition in the form of the Cedartown Lady Bulldogs. Cedartown, is out of region 5 in 4A, & used to be a region opponent for Pickens. The Nettes’ were looking to build off of a big win over Ridgeland last Friday.

 

In the first quarter, the Lady Bulldogs got off to a real fast start. Things started to pick up for the Nettes’ towards the middle of the quarter, especially for Junior Mykenzie Weaver. Weaver, scored all of the 15 1st quarter points for the Nettes’ as Pickens led Cedartown 15-10, going to the 2nd. Weaver, continued her hot streak into the 2nd quarter as she scored 8 of the 11 Pickens points in the frame. The Nettes’, outscored the Lady Bulldogs 11-7 in the quarter, to give themselves a 26-17 lead, going into the break.

 

In the 3rd quarter, Cedartown looked to get back into the ball game. The Lady Bulldogs, outscored Pickens 13-10, to cut the Nettes’ lead down to 36-30, going to the 4th. In the 4th, the Nettes’ turned things up. Pickens, would outscore Cedartown 21-12 in the final frame, to secure a 57-42 win.

 

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 34 points, 2 assists, 8 rebounds, 4 steals

Olivia Simmons: 10 points, 2 assists, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks

Torie Williams: 9 points, 7 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal

Hattie Baker: 2 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds, 3 steals

Kealy Hillhouse: 2 points

Amanda Nelson: 2 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals

Sarah Morris: 2 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 steals

 

The Nettes’, will be back on the road on Friday as they head to take on the LaFayette Lady Ramblers in a region contest. Tip off is scheduled for 7 pm.

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‘Nettes Earn Sweep Over LaFayette, Host Gilmer Friday Night

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

 

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

 

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

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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‘Nettes Get Non-Region Win Over Sonoraville

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Yesterday, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team welcomed the Sonoraville Lady Phoenix out of 6-AAA to the Dragons den for a little non-region tussle. Coming into the ball game, the ‘Nettes, were winners of 4 straight, & looked to go 2-0 for the weekend.

 

Much like Friday night against Southeast Whitfield, the ‘Nettes got off to a fast start in the opening quarter. Pickens, raced out to an early 17-4 lead over the Lady Phoenix going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the ‘Nettes, added to their lead, using a 19-11 quarter run. Pickens, held a 36-15 lead going to the break.

 

In the 3rd, the Sonoraville offense got going. The Lady Phoenix outscored Pickens 14-8 in the 3rd, but the ‘Nettes still held the lead going to the 4th, 44-29. The 4th quarter, was a very competitive 8 minutes as both teams finished strong. Sonoraville, outscored the ‘Nettes 17-14 in the 4th, but Pickens held on to get their 5th straight win, 58-46.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 18 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds

Torie Williams: 10 points, 7 assists, & 3 rebounds

Mackenzie Hampton: 9 points, 1 assist, 9 rebounds, & 1 block

Olivia Simmons: 6 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 5 points, 2 assists, & 9 rebounds

Allie Stephens: 4 points, 7 assists, 1 rebound, 1 steal, & 1 block

Ansley Parker: 3 points, & 1 rebound

Hattie Baker: 2 points, & 1 rebound

Sarah Morris: 1 point, & 2 rebounds

 

Pickens, will take to the road this coming Tuesday as they head to LaFayette for region action. The ‘Nettes, will look for the season sweep over the Lady Ramblers, & stay in the 2nd spot in 6-AAAA play. Tip off scheduled for 6 pm.

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