Nettes’ end regular season strong

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Last night, the  PHS Dragonettes (17-8, 9-3) traveled up to Dalton to take on the Southeast Whitfield Lady Raiders (6-19, 2-10) in the final game of the regular season. Coming into the game, the Nettes knew they were going to be the 3rd seed in next week’s 6-AAAA region tournament. It was also a good possibility that their quarterfinal would be these same Lady Raiders. Pickens, gained momentum last night with an 80-39 win.

To start the game, Southeast Whitfield went on a 5-0 run. It seemed a lid was on the Nettes basket in the beginning, but a Reagan Harwood three helped start a 9-0 run to take a 9-5 lead. The teams would trade buckets in a very competitive opening quarter. Kealy Hillhouse, would hit a three to give the Nettes a 16-12 lead after one.

Nettes moving the ball early on

In the second quarter, after Southeast Whitfield cut the Nettes lead down to 27-19, Pickens went on a big run. Using a 10-0 run, the Nettes increased their lead to 37-19. Pickens, held a 40-21 lead going to the break.

Nettes defending the Lady Raiders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To begin the third, the Nettes went on an 8-0 run with threes by Mykenzie Weaver, Hillhouse, and a bucket by Chloe Walker. After a three by the Lady Raiders, Sarah Morris, Allie Presley, and Walker hit back to back to back threes to make it 57-24. Morris, would make another three, then just before the end of the quarter, Presley threw up a three point attempt and banked it in to make it 66-34 going to the fourth.

Chloe Walker going in for a layup

In a shortened 4th quarter, some of the younger Nettes got a chance to shine. Madison Powell made a pair of free throws, Jazmine Chastain made a bucket, Lilly Simmons made a bucket, and Emma Gleason hit a three and a free throw. Pickens, picked up the win, 80-39.

Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 24 points

Sarah Morris: 11 points

Allie Presley: 9 points

Chloe Walker: 7 points

Kealy Hillhouse: 6 points

Pickens, ends the regular season at 17-8 overall, and 9-3 in 6-AAAA play. They will next play on Monday at 6 pm at Southeast Whitfield in the 6-AAAA Region Tournament as the the 3rd seed when they take on the 6th seeded Southeast Lady Raiders. The entire tournament will be played at Southeast Whitfield. The winner earns a place in the 4A state tournament.

Pickens Dragonettes defeat Lady Cats in overtime

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On Tuesday, the Pickens Dragonettes (15-7, 8-2) hosted the Gilmer Lady Cats (14-6, (9-1) in a rivalry battle with big region implications. The Lady Cats, hadn’t lost in region play up until this point and the Nettes, were simply looking to keep pace with Northwest Whitfield. It was one of those classics last night as Pickens defeated Gilmer in overtime by a score of 70-66.

 

In the first quarter, Mykenzie Weaver got things going for the Nettes with an opening bucket. The Lady Cats, came back with a three by Hope Colwell, and a bucket by Elly Callihan to make it 5-2 early on. Weaver, went on a quick 5-0 run herself to make it 7-5 Pickens. Both teams played the opening quarter very close as no lead grew higher than three. Going to the second, Gilmer led, 17-16.

Weaver driving into the lane

To start the second quarter, the Lady Cats went on a 6-0 run to stretch their lead to 24-16. Carmyn Mullins, would make two layups back to back, to cut the Gilmer lead down to 24-20. Later on, Weaver connected on a three pointer to cut it to 27-26, then Marlee McClure stepped up and drained a three pointer as well to give the Nettes a 29-28 lead. Jalynn Ledford, would make two late free throws to give the Lady Cats a 30-29 lead going into the break.

Gilmer looking to inbound the ball underneath their goal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To start the third quarter, both Elly Callihan and Weaver traded buckets with Elly Callihan getting the slight upperhand, 6-4. Colwell added a free throw and the Lady Cats led 37-34. That lead disappeared quickly as Reagan Harwood hit a three to tie things up at 37. Emma Callihan came right back with a three of her own to make it 40-37 Gilmer. Sarah Morris then came down on the other end and knocked down a three as well as it was raining threes inside the Dragons Den. Just before the end of the quarter, Weaver put up a three pointer and it found it’s mark, giving the Nettes a 50-48 lead going to the fourth.

Coach Thomas going over strategy with the Nettes

Elly Callihan made two free throws to start the fourth, to tie things up at 50. Morris, came down and hit another big three to give Pickens a 53-50 lead. Elly Callihan then hit four consecutive free throws to give the Lady Cats the lead, 54-53. Morris connected on a two pointer and the Nettes were back in front, 55-54. Gilmer, went on a 4-0 run to take a 58-55 lead. Harwood, split a double team, and found a wide open lane to the basket and made the layup to make it 58-57. After a Weaver basket cut the Lady Cats lead to one, the Nettes got a big stop on defense. Weaver, drove into the lane for a potential game winner and was fouled on the attempt. She would hit one of two free throws to tie it at 61. Gilmer had one final chance to win it in regulation as a desperation heave nearly went in. To overtime we went, tied at 61.

 

In the overtime period, Beth Burnette got things going for the Lady Cats with a three to make it 64-61. Morris, hit another three to tie it up at 64 a piece. Weaver then connected on a layup and a pair of free throws to give the Nettes a 68-64 lead. Gilmer hit a two pointer to make it 68-66. With little time remaining, Amanda Nelson stepped to the line, and calmly knocked down a pair of free throws to make it 70-66. The Lady Cats wanted a foul called after a three point attempt, but it was not called and time ran out as the Nettes handed Gilmer their first region loss of the season, 70-66.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 38 points

Sarah Morris: 16 points

Reagan Harwood: 7 points

 

Leading the way for the Lady Cats were:

Elly Callihan: 20 points

Bailey Teague: 15 points

Jalynn Ledford: 10 points

 

On Friday, the Nettes will travel to Tunnel Hill to take on the Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins in another key region meeting with the region tournament looming. Pickens, still has an outside shot at the #2 seed in the region tournament. They will need to defeat both Northwest and Southeast Whitfield and hope that the Lady Cats can defeat the Lady Bruins again. Tip off for the Nettes and Northwest Whitfield is set for 7 pm.

Nettes sweep Lafayette on senior night

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On Friday, the Pickens Dragonettes (14-7, 7-2) welcomed the Lafayette Lady Ramblers (12-8, 4-5) for a 6-AAAA contest. It was Senior Night in Jasper last night and the Nettes picked up another big win 59-56. Also, there was a little history made in the process.

 

The first quarter started out pretty evenly as we had a tie game, 6-6. From there, Pickens went on a 12-0 run to take an 18-6 lead before Lafayette hit a bucket. The Nettes, closed on a 5-0 run highlighted by a play by senior Mykenzie Weaver where she stole the ball in the corner, then turned around and shot a three pointer and sent the home crowd in a frenzy when it connected. Going to the second, Pickens led the Lady Ramblers 23-8.

Nettes setting up offense in the 1st

In the second quarter, Lafayette went on a run of their own and cut the Nettes lead down to 25-18 at one point. The Lady Ramblers would hit a layup just before the half ended to make it 28-21 Pickens as we went to the break.

Nettes looking to stop a drive through the lane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the third quarter, again, Lafayette made a run. The Lady Ramblers had the Nettes lead down to just 32-29 at one time. During the third, we saw history made. Weaver, scored a bucket and that would be her 2,000th career point scored in a Dragonettes jersey. Time was called and she received a standing ovation from the home crowd and hugs from her teammates and coaches. After the mini celebration, Pickens had to refocus as they maintained their close lead on Lafayette. Going to the fourth, the Nettes held a 44-39 lead.

Mykenzie Weaver drawing a foul

Early in the fourth quarter, Lafayette hit one of two free throws to cut the Pickens lead to 44-40. Cassidy Richards stepped up and hit a big three for the Nettes to make it 47-40. With the score 47-46 Pickens, senior Sarah Morris got an open look and nailed a three to make it 50-46. After the Lady Ramblers made a free throw, Morris again launched a three point attempt that found it’s mark. Lafayette, would not go away as they again cut the Nettes lead down to 57-54. Another Nettes senior, Chloe Walker, calmly stepped to the line and hit two free throws to make it 59-54. Lafayette made a layup at the buzzer as Pickens came away with this one, 59-56.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 31 points

Sarah Morris: 13 points

Reagan Harwood: 5 points

Cassidy Richards: 4 points

Carmyn Mullins: 2 points

Amanda Nelson: 2 points

Chloe Walker: 2 points

 

6-AAAA Girls Standings:

Gilmer: 14-5 (9-0)\

Northwest Whitfield: 16-5 (9-1)

Pickens: 14-7 (7-2)

Lafayette: 12-8 (4-5)

Southeast Whitfield: 5-15 (2-7)

Ridgeland: 2-16 (1-9)

Heritage: 4-17 (1-9)

 

Pickens, will again be home on Tuesday as they welcome the Gilmer Lady Cats to the Dragons Den. The Lady Cats, as you see above, lead 6-AAAA and the Nettes are two games back in third. This will surely be another exciting installment in the Pickens/Gilmer rivalry. 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 ring in new year with fourth-straight win

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On Friday, Jan. 3, the Pickens Dragonettes (11-6, 4-1 Region 6-AAAA) welcomed the Southeast Whitfield Lady Raiders (4-13, 1-5) to the Dragons Den to open up the 2020 portion of the schedule. Pickens came in winners of three straight to close out 2019 and looked to carry that momentum into the new decade.

The first quarter saw a really close contest as both teams seemed to trade made shots for the better portion of the frame. With the score tied early at six, the ‘Nettes went on a quick 6-0 run with 3-pointers from Kealy Hillhouse and Chole Walker to take a 12-6 lead. The Lady Raiders outscored Pickens 7-5 the rest of the quarter, but the ‘Nettes took a 17-13 lead going to the second.

The ‘Nettes started the second quarter with a 6-0 run thanks to a made shot by Cassidy Richards, a 3-pointer by Sarah Morris, and a free throw by Hillhouse. Southeast Whitfield went on an 8-0 run to cut the lead down to 23-21. Pickens followed that with a big 15-0 run to open the game up a little bit. Going into halftime, the ‘Nettes led the Lady Raiders, 38-23.

The third quarter mirrored the first quarter as the two teams went back-and-forth. Pickens outscored Southeast Whitfield 21-15 in the frame to maintain their lead at 59-38.

In the fourth quarter the ‘Nettes brought in a few reserve players to get more varsity experience, and they played well. Both teams scored 13 points in the fourth quarter as the ‘Nettes picked up their first win of the new decade and their fourth-straight overall by a score of 72-51.

Leading the way for the Nettes were Sarah Morris (17 points), Mykenzie Weaver (11 points), Kealy Hillhouse (nine points), Reagan Harwood (seven points), and Cassidy Richards (six points).

6-AAAA Girls Region Standings:

Gilmer: 11-4 (6-0)

Pickens: 11-6 (4-1)

Northwest Whitfield: 8-4 (4-1)

Lafayette: 10-6 (3-3)

Southeast Whitfield: 4-13 (1-5)

Heritage: 4-12 (1-5)

Ridgeland: 2-12 (1-5)

On Saturday, Jan. 3, the ‘Nettes will be right back at it as they host the Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins in another big 6-AAAA game. Tip-off is set for 3 pm. During halftime, the 1999-’00 Dragons basketball team will be recognized.

‘Nettes tame lady mustangs for second tournament win

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The PHS Dragonettes (9-6, 3-1) welcomed the Kennesaw Mountain Lady Mustangs (6-8, 0-2) for the second day of the Pickens Holiday Tournament. The Nettes, were coming off of a win over Murray County, while the Lady Mustangs came back late against Lassiter to get a win of their own.

 

In the opening quarter, Kennesaw Mountain got the scoring started with an opening bucket. Pickens, came back with an 8-0 run highlighted by three pointers by Amanda Nelson and Sarah Morris. The Nettes, outscored the Lady Mustangs 5-3 for the rest of the quarter to take a 13-5 lead going to the second.

Amanda Nelson attempting a three pointer

In the second quarter, Pickens started it off with a 8-0 run with free throws by Mykenzie Weaver and Marlee McClure and three’s by Morris and Weaver. Kennesaw Mountain, outscored the Nettes 13-7 the rest of the quarter, but it was Pickens taking a 28-18 lead into the break.

Kennesaw Mountain setting up a play

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To begin the third quarter, Reagan Harwood opened the scoring with a three pointer. Kennesaw Mountain would connect on a free throw, then the Nettes countered with a 5-0 run with a three pointer by Cassidy Richards and a bucket by Weaver. The lead got up to as high as 19 for Pickens in the third as they went into the fourth quarter up 43-27.

Mykenzie Weaver on a fast break

The fourth quarter, saw some younger Nettes players get their name in score book as Jazmine Chastain hit a three pointer, and McKayla Kirchoff hit a pair of free throws. Pickens held on and picked up the win, 57-36. Defensively, the Nettes held Kennesaw Mountain to single digit scoring in three of the four quarters while scoring 13, 15, 15, and 14 each quarter respectively.

 

Leading the Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 15 points

Sarah Morris: 9 points

Reagan Harwood: 8 points

Amanda Nelson: 6 points

Cassidy Richards: 6 points

 

On Monday, the Nettes will compete in the third and final day of the Pickens Holiday Tournament as they host the Lassiter Lady Trojans. Tip off is set for 4 pm.

‘Nettes get day one win in holiday tournament

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The Pickens Dragonettes (8-6, 3-1), finally got back to there home court this afternoon after a 3rd place finish in the Gordon Lee Holiday Tournament last week. The Pickens Holiday Tournament tipped off this afternoon and the host team welcomed the Murray County Lady Indians (5-9, 2-4), for day one action.

 

In the first quarter, the Nettes got off to a quick start early with two buckets from senior Mykenzie Weaver. The Lady Indians clawed back after a back and forth beginning to the frame to take a one point lead. Towards the end of the first, right before the buzzer as a matter of fact, Allie Presley knocked down a three to give the Nettes a 23-16 lead over the Lady Indians.

Mykenzie Weaver on a fast break

In the second quarter, after a pair of free throws from Kerra Lowe of Murray County, Pickens went on an 8-0 run highlighted by two more three pointers by Presley to make it 31-18. The Lady Indians, did outscore the Nettes 16-15 to close the half, but Pickens took a 46-34 lead into the break.

Nettes on defense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The third quarter, started off slow for both teams as neither squad could find points. The first point came from a free throw from Marlee McClure. The Nettes closed the quarter on a big run to extend their lead over Murray County to 63-44 after three.

Chloe Walker looking to inbound the ball

In the 4th quarter, the Nettes got in some younger girls to get some varsity experience. Pickens, held onto their lead and picked up a much needed win, 76-57.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 29 points

Sarah Morris: 12 points

Allie Presley: 11 points

Cassidy Richards: 7 points

Reagan Harwood: 4 points

Amanda Nelson: 4 points

 

Tomorrow, Day two of the Pickens Holiday Tournament will take place. The Nettes, will take on the Kennesaw Mountain Lady Mustangs. Tip off, is set for 4 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.

Late Free Throws From Williams Lifts Nettes’ Past Christian Heritage

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted the Christian Heritage Lady Lions in the final home game of 2018. The Lady Lions, are out of the A-Private classification. After coming away with a big road win on Tuesday, the Nettes’ were looking to continue the momentum as they wrapped up the 2018 portion of their home schedule.

 

The Nettes’, started off the game hot jumping out to a good lead. By the end of the quarter, the Lady Lions got back into it, as Pickens held the lead, 13-8. In the 2nd quarter, the scoring was nearly identical to the first. Pickens, outscored Christian Heritage 13-9, to take a 26-17 lead into the break.

 

The 3rd quarter saw the Lady Lions claw their way back into the game. Christian Heritage, started off the half with a run before the Nettes’ settled it down. The Lady Lions would outscored Pickens 14-10 in the quarter, but the Nettes’ still held onto the lead going to the 4th, 36-31. In the 4th, the Lady Lions again made a big run as they would cut the Nettes’ lead down to one on several occasions. Late in the game, PHS Senior Torie Williams stepped to the free throw line, & would hit 3 free throws, the last two coming with 2 seconds left, to help seal a Nettes’ win over a very game Christian Heritage team, 51-48.

 

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 24 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, 5 steals

Torie Williams: 18 points, (5 3-pointers), 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 3 steals

Sarah Morris: 2 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals

Reagan Harwood: 3 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, 1 steal, 1 block

Ansley Parker: 2 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound

Kealy Hillhouse: 2 points

Olivia Simmons: 5 assists, 1 rebound, 2 steals, 1 block

Amanda Nelson: 2 assists, 7 rebounds

 

The Nettes’, will be right back at it tonight as they head on the road to Dawsonville as they will take on the Dawson Lady Tigers. Dawson, is a top ten ranked team in the AAA classification. Tip off is set for 7 pm.

Nettes’ Host Lady Tigers To Begin 2019

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team welcomed the Dawson Lady Tigers to begin the 2019 portion of their schedule. After closing 2018 out going 2-1 in the Carolina Invitational, Pickens, looked to even the season series with the Lady Tigers, & get a big win at home.

 

The Lady Tigers, got off to a quick start, but the Nettes’ closed the gap to end the 1st. Dawson held the lead, 14-9. In the 2nd quarter, Pickens & Dawson both scored 9 points in the frame as the Lady Tigers continued to lead going to the break, 23-18.

 

In the 3rd, the Lady Tigers were able to extend their lead by using a 12-5 quarter run. Going to the 4th, Dawson led Pickens, 35-23. In the 4th, the Lady Tigers closed things out & picked up the win, 51-27.

 

Stats:

Torie Williams: 12 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals

Mykenzie Weaver: 8 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal

Reagan Harwood: 3 points, 2 rebounds

Olivia Simmons: 2 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds

Ansley Parker: 2 points, 1 rebound

 

The Nettes’, will again be in out of region competition tomorrow as they head to Forsyth County to take on Forsyth Central. These two teams met in the first game of the season, with the Lady Bulldogs coming out on top. This will be an early afternoon game as the tip off is scheduled for 2:30 pm.

Nettes’ Ground Lady Eagles, Face Gilmer In Tournament Championship Tonight

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Yesterday afternoon, the PHS Nettes’ varsity basketball team traveled back to Ellijay for the 2nd day of the annual Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament. Pickens, once again opened the day as they took on the Hiwassee Dam Lady Eagles from North Carolina.

 

In the opening quarter, once Pickens found it’s footing, they were able to build a lead on the Lady Eagles. Going to the 2nd quarter, the Nettes’ led, 14-7. In the 2nd, the Nettes’ extended their lead using a combination of good defense leading to offense. Outscoring Hiwassee Dam 17-9 in the 2nd, Pickens took a 31-16 lead into the half.

 

In the 3rd, the Nettes’ continued to build their lead on the Lady Eagles. Outscoring Hiwassee Dam, 16-13, Pickens held a 47-29 advantage going to the 4th. The Nettes’ took this one, 60-36.

 

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 23 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, & 2 steals

Torie Williams: 14 points, 7 assists, 2 rebounds, & 4 steals

Reagan Harwood: 6 points, & 5 rebounds

Amanda Nelson: 5 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, & 2 steals

Chloe Walker: 4 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 2 steals

Sarah Morris: 4 points, & 1 steal

Olivia Simmons: 2 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Hattie Baker: 2 points, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

 

Later today, the Nettes’ will head back to Ellijay to take part in the 3rd and final day of the Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament as they take on the host team, the Gilmer Lady Cats. This will also be a true championship game as both teams have won their other two games. Tip off is scheduled for 6 pm.

Nettes’ Open Tip-Off Tournament With Win Over Fannin

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Yes ladies & gentlemen it’s that time once again as high school basketball has started in the state of Georgia. With that, comes the annual Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament being held this year in Ellijay at Gilmer High School. The tournament, features Pickens, Gilmer, Fannin, & Hiwassee Dam. Kicking off the tournament this year, would be the Nettes’ & the Lady Rebels of Fannin.

 

It was a back & forth frame to start the opening quarter as you got the feeling this one might be closely contested the entire way through. Pickens, was able to grab an 8-6 lead after one. The action, & the offense picked up for both teams in the 2nd quarter as the Nettes’ scored 20 points, while the Lady Rebels scored 19. Pickens, continued to lead Fannin as we hit the half, 28-25.

 

In the 3rd quarter, Fannin, off the strength of good defensive effort, held the Nettes’ to just 5 points, while scoring 13, to take the lead going to the 4th, 38-33. In the 4th, the defense for Pickens stepped up and the offense fed off of that to close things out. The Nettes’, closed the 4th with a 17-8 run to get a 50-46 win.

 

The Nettes’ will be back on the court tomorrow afternoon as they will take on the Hiwassee Dam Lady Eagles at 3 pm. Reminder, the game will be played in Ellijay at Gilmer High School.

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 27 points, 1 assist, 9 rebounds, 5 steals, 1 block

Olivia Simmons: 10 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 block

Sarah Morris: 4 points, 2 assists

Torie Williams: 3 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, 1 steal

Ansley Parker: 3 points, 3 rebounds, 1 block

Amanda Nelson: 2 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, 1 steal

Reagan Harwood: 1 point, 3 rebounds

 

Nettes’ Fall To Region Leading Lady Bruins, Face Christian Heritage This Afternoon

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team made the trip up to the Varnell/Tunnel Hill area to take on the Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins. Coming into the game, the Lady Bruins were leading the region, while the Nettes’ were slotted into the 4th spot, but came in looking to bounce back after a tough loss in Ellijay on Tuesday.

 

The home team got off to a quick start in the opening quarter as the Nettes’ just couldn’t get anything to go into the basket. After one, the Lady Bruins led Pickens, 14-3. In the 2nd quarter, the Nettes’ offense found a little more consistency, but Northwest Whitfield maintained their lead going into the half, 30-12.

 

The 3rd quarter, turned out to be a special quarter for Nettes’ Senior Torie Williams as she surpassed the 1,000 career point mark in the frame. Willams, joins Seth Bishop of the Dragons, & her teammate Mykenzie Weaver as the third active player to enter the 1,000 career point club. The 3rd quarter was also the best quarter from an offensive standpoint as they put up 16 points to the Lady Bruins 20. Going to the 4th, Northwest Whitfield held a 50-28 lead. The Lady Bruins, took this one by a score of 65-34.

 

Stats:

Torie Williams: 21 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block

Reagan Harwood: 5 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound

Mykenzie Weaver: 4 points

Cassidy Richards: 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 block

Kealy Hillhouse: 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal

 

The Nettes’, will be right back at it this afternoon as they head to Dalton to take on the Christian Heritage Lady Lions in their final non-region game of the regular season. Tip off is set for 4 pm.

Nettes’ Fall To Lady Cats In Closing Seconds, Host Northwest Whitfield Friday

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Earlier tonight, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team welcomed the Gilmer Lady Cats to the Dragons Den for their 2nd overall meeting of the season, and the 1st region meeting of the season. The Nettes’, came into the game winners of 3 straight, & 2-1 in region play. The Lady Cats, came in an impressive 8-1 on the early season & also 2-1 in 6-AAAA.

 

In the 1st, the Nettes’, came out hot on a cold evening. Junior Mykenzie Weaver, scored the 1st 7 points for Pickens, & the Nettes held a 10 point advantage at one point. After one, Pickens led the Lady Cats, 16-8. In the 2nd quarter, the defense for Gilmer got them into it. The Lady Cats, went on an 18-9 quarter run, to take a 26-25 lead over Pickens, going to the break.

 

In the 3rd, both teams remained close as you would expect in a heated rivalry game. Gilmer, outscored the Nettes’ 15-14 in the 3rd, to take a 41-39 lead into the 4th and final quarter. Coming down to the wire in the 4th, the Nettes’ & the Lady Cats were tied at 58. Gilmer, would make 1 of 2 free throws to take a 59-58 lead. With 1.8 seconds left, the Nettes’ got a good look off of the in-bounds play, but the shot would not fall & the Lady Cats came away with the 59-58 win.

 

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 22 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 5 steals

Torie Williams: 13 points, 8 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals

Olivia Simmons: 8 points, 2 assists, 9 rebounds

Hattie Baker: 5 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds

Sarah Morris: 4 points, 1 rebound

Amanda Nelson: 3 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds

Reagan Harwood: 2 points, 2 rebounds

Chloe Walker: 1 point

 

The Nettes’, will look to bounce back from this tough loss as they host the defending region champion Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins on Friday. Tip off scheduled for 7 pm.

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.

 

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.

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