Nettes hold off a scrappy Central-Carroll team for region win

PHS Basketball, Team FYN Sports

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.

Coach Roy Cowart at his court dedication

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.

Nettes moving the ball on offense








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.

Nettes allowed just 13 first half points

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.

Nettes on offense in the third

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.

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