On Friday afternoon, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled down to Flowery Branch to take on the Lady Falcons in the first round of the GHSA Girls 4A State Tournament. Pickens, came into the game as the #4 seed from region 6 & Flowery Branch came in as the region champions of region 7, & the #3 ranked girls team in 4A.
In the opening quarter, the Nettes got off to a quick start, but the Lady Falcons were able to take the lead going to the 2nd, 24-7. In the 2nd quarter, the offense for Pickens really picked up and they were able to do some good things against a tough Lady Falcon defense. Flowery Branch barely outscored the Nettes 18-17, to take a 42-24 lead into the break.
The 3rd quarter saw the Nettes get things going on both ends of the floor, as they outscored the Lady Falcons 14-12, but Flowery Branch still held the lead, 54-38. In the 4th, the Nettes made a little run to begin the quarter, but the Lady Falcons were able to pull away at the end, 70-43.
Torie Williams: 19 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal
Mykenzie Weaver: 12 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, 2 steals
Hattie Baker: 8 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds
Amanda Nelson: 3 points, 6 rebounds
Sarah Morris: 2 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Olivia Simmons: 4 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block
This past Friday afternoon, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team was once again in Dalton to take part in the consolation game of the 6-AAAA Region Tournament. Their opponent, the Gilmer Lady Cats. This would be the 4th meeting between the two this season. The winner, would be the regions 3rd seed in the state tournament. The other, will represent the region as it’s 4th seed.
The Lady Cats, jumped out to a quick start over the Nettes in the opening quarter of this one. Going to the 2nd, Gilmer held a 21-8 lead over Pickens. The 2nd quarter scoring was very close as the Lady Cats just did outscore the Nettes 8-7. Going into the break, Gilmer maintained their lead over Pickens, 29-15.
In the 3rd, the Nettes’ began to bounce back. The 3rd quarter saw the Nettes’ outscore the Lady Cats 18-11, to cut the Gilmer lead down to 40-33, going to the 4th. The 4th quarter, saw the Lady Cats hold on to secure the win, 52-43.
Torie Williams: 17 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound, 1 steal (All-Region Team)
Mykenzie Weaver: 17 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, 3 steals (All-Region Team)
Olivia Simmons: 3 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block
Cassidy Richards: 3 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block
Reagan Harwood: 2 points, 1 rebound
Sarah Morris: 1 point, 2 rebounds, 1 steal
Amanda Nelson: 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Hattie Baker: 1 assist, 4 rebounds
Pickens, will now turn it’s attention to the Girls 4-A State Tournament as they will travel to Gainesville to take on the #1 seed out of region 7, the Flowery Branch Lady Falcons. Game time & date are unknown as of this writing, but it will be next week.
Earlier tonight, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled back to Southeast Whitfield for a semifinal showdown with the #1 seed coming into the 6-AAAA Region Tournament, the Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins. The winner, would move on to take on the Heritage Lady Generals in the championship game.
In the 1st quarter, the Nettes got off to a 4-0 start. The Lady Bruins, were able to take the lead by the end of the 1st, 17-10. In the 2nd quarter, Pickens got going a little bit, & cut into the Northwest Whitfield lead. At the half, the Lady Bruins led, 27-22.
In the 3rd, the Nettes’ got right back into the game using an 11-6 quarter run. Going to the 4th & final quarter, we we’re all tied at 33. The 4th quarter, was back & forth with the Nettes coming back after trailing 39-33, to take the lead. Northwest Whitfield, was able to make a late run, outscoring Pickens 13-9, to get the win, 46-42.
Mykenzie Weaver: 19 points, 2 assists, 5 rebounds, 4 steals
Torie Williams: 15 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks
Sarah Morris: 3 points, 5 rebounds, 1 block
Kealy Hillhouse: 3 points
Hattie Baker: 2 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, 2 steals
Olivia Simmons: 2 assists, 5 rebounds, 3 steals
Pickens, will be back at Southeast Whitfield on Friday as they will battle the Gilmer Lady Cats for 3rd place. Tip off is scheduled for 4 pm.
This week’s #TeamFYNSports Players of the Week are two Seniors. Olivia Simmons & Zach Goss. This week started region play for both the Nettes & the Dragons as they both went 1-1 during the week.
Olivia Simmons, can do just about anything you ask of her on the court. She can get rebounds, she has great vision when it comes to her passes. She can also knock down a three if you need her to. The Nettes’ faced Heritage & Ridgeland this week. Against the Lady Generals, Simmons had 2 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal. Against the Lady Panthers, Simmons tallied up 8 points, 8 assists, 10 rebounds, & 1 steal
For Zach Goss, he lit up the score book against Heritage & Ridgeland. Goss led the team in scoring during the week. Against Heritage, Goss had 24 points, 4 assists, 5 rebounds, & 2 steals. Against Ridgeland, Goss finished with 27 points, 3 assists, 6 rebounds, 1 steal, & 2 blocks.
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.
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.
Yesterday afternoon, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled back up towards the Dalton area to take on the Christian Heritage Lady Lions in their final non-region game of the regular season. After tough region losses to Gilmer & Northwest Whitfield this week, Pickens looked to end the week on a high note going into the final week of the regular season.
The Lady Lions got off to a quick start in this one, running out to a 12-5 lead after one. The Nettes’, were able to cut into the Christian Heritage lead ever so slightly in the 2nd quarter outscoring the Lady Lions 9-8. Going into the break, Christian Heritage held a 21-14 lead over Pickens.
In the 3rd, the Nettes’ were able to chip away again at the lead of the Lady Lions. Outscoring Christian Heritage 15-12 in the frame, Pickens only trailed 33-29 going to the 4th. In the 4th, Pickens took full control of the game. Outscoring the Lady Lions 17-8, the Nettes’ were able to pull off the comeback and get the win, 46-41.
Mykenzie Weaver: 21 points, 1 assist, 7 rebounds, 2 steals
Torie Williams: 10 points, 4 assists, 6 rebounds, 1 steal
Olivia Simmons: 6 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds, 1 steal
Sarah Morris: 4 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, 1 steal
Kealy Hillhouse: 3 points, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks
Reagan Harwood: 2 points, 4 rebounds, 1 block
Pickens, is scheduled to host the Southeast Whitfield Lady Raiders on Tuesday at 6 for the regular season finale & Senior Night. As you might be aware of, there is a winter storm system on the way that is set to make it’s way in this area on Tuesday. As of now the game is still set for Tuesday, but it may very well change. Be on the lookout for any time changes for any games this week.
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.
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.
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.
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.