Nettes’ Season Comes To An End Have Eyes On The Future

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Yesterday, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Southeast Whitfield for the 7-AAAA Region Tournament, looking for a 2nd straight state tournament appearance. To do that, they had to get past the #4 seed, and host school, Southeast Whitfield. These two teams split during the regular season. The rubber match, would be the most important one.

 

In the opening quarter, things were back and forth for the majority of the frame. Southeast Whitfield took the upper hand going to the 2nd, 13-8. The Nettes’ came back in the 2nd quarter, keeping this one close. Pickens outscored the Lady Raiders 10-9, to cut the Southeast Whitfield lead to 22-18 going into the break.

 

In the 3rd, the Nettes’ looked to again chip away at the lead. The Lady Raiders again pulled away towards the end of the quarter, taking a 40-29 advantage to the 4th. In the 4th, while Pickens fought hard, Southeast Whitfield grew the lead and got the win, 64-42, ending the Nettes’ season.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes’ were:

Mackenzie Hampton: 13 points, 1 assist, & 5 rebounds

Autumn Young: 11 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 2 steals

Shelby Cook: 9 points, 1 rebound, & 1 block

Madison McClure: 3 points, 1 assist, & 7 rebounds

Torie Williams: 3 points, 3 assists, & 2 rebounds

Shae Chadwick: 2 points, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Ashley Nelson: 1 point, 2 assists, 10 rebounds, & 2 steals

 

While their season may have ended in tough fashion, there is a lot to be excited about with this Nettes’ team. Every girl that was on the varsity team this season will be back, not to mention the up and coming young ladies on the JV & 9th grade teams. The future is definitely bright for the Pickens Dragonettes.

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Nettes’ Defeat LaFayette One Win From State Tournament

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Last night, PHS Dragonettes’ varsity basketball team traveled to Southeast Whitfield to take part in the opening round of the 7-AAAA Region Tournament. Pickens, came into the ball game as the #5 seed and needed two wins if they wanted to make it to state. First, they had to get past LaFayette.

 

In the 1st quarter, the Nettes’ got off to a quick start. The Lady Ramblers got back into things by the end of the frame as Pickens held a 13-6 advantage going into the 2nd. In the 2nd quarter, both teams were pretty much evenly matched. The Nettes’, outscored LaFayette 9-8, to take a 22-14 lead into the break.

 

Starting with the 3rd, the 2nd half belonged to Pickens. The Nettes’ used a 20-5 quarter run to break their lead wide open, 42-19 going to the 4th. Pickens used a 17-11 run in the 4th to close things out and advance, 59-30.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes’ were:

Shelby Cook: 15 points, 1 assist, 7 rebounds, & 1 block

Mackenzie Hampton: 8 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 2 steals

Tessa Duncan: 8 points, 2 assists, & 1 rebound

Autumn Young: 6 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Allie Stephens: 5 points, 1 rebound, & 3 steals

Shae Chadwick: 5 points, & 1 rebound

Torie Williams: 4 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Madison McClure: 3 points, 5 assists, 1 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block

Ashley Nelson: 3 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 2 steals

Kaitlin Redman: 2 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

 

The Nettes’ will now prepare for their third match up of the season with the Region Tournament host team, the Southeast Whitfield Lady Raiders. The two teams split their regular season meetings but this match up, is the most important one as the winner advances to the state tournament. Tip off is scheduled for 4 p.m. tomorrow.

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Nettes’ Split With Lady Raiders Ready For 515 Rivalry

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On Friday night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Dalton to take on the Lady Raiders of Southeast Whitfield in a big time region match up. Coming into the ball game, both teams found themselves tied for fourth in 7-AAAA. Pickens, came in, looking for the season sweep.

 

The first quarter, would turn out to be the deciding quarter in this one. Southeast Whitfield got out to a 23-7 lead over the Nettes’ going to the 2nd. The quarter totals in the 2nd were much closer as both teams went back and forth. The Lady Raiders still held the lead going to the half, 40-21.

 

In the 3rd, Southeast Whitfield doubled up the Nettes’ quarter total 16-8. Stretching their lead to 56-29, going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, Pickens had their best quarter as they outscored the Lady Raiders, 18-14. Southeast Whitfield however got the win and the split with a 70-45 final.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes’ were:

Allie Stephens: 8 points, & 4 rebounds

Autumn Young: 8 points, & 2 steals

Ashley Nelson: 7 points, 1 assist, & 8 rebounds

Mackenzie Hampton: 5 points, 1 assist, & 8 rebounds

Shae Chadwick, Shelby Cook, & Madison McClure each had 4 points.

 

The Nettes’ will now turn around and travel to Ellijay to take on the Gilmer Lady Cats later today. Tip off is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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Nettes’ Blow Past Lady Canes For 5th Straight Win

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This past Friday evening, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to take on the Lady Canes of Cartersville in 7-AAAA action. The Nettes’, came in riding a 4 game win streak with 3 of those 4 wins coming in region play.

 

In the first quarter, things went back and forth. Pickens came away with the first quarter lead, 12-9. Again in the 2nd, the ball game was tightly contested. The Nettes’ outscored the Lady Canes 13-8 to stretch their lead to 25-17 going into the half.

 

In the third, Pickens began to pull away. The Nettes’ used a 23-8 quarter run to grab a 48-25 lead going to the fourth. Cartersville outscored the Nettes’ 15-14 in the 4th, but that would not be enough. Pickens came away with a 62-40 win for their 5th straight. With the win, Pickens has now evened up their overall record at 9-9 and improved their region record to 6-2.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes’ were:

Autumn Young: 15 points, 2 assists, & 1 steal

Mackenzie Hampton: 11 points, 6 rebounds, & 3 steals

Madison McClure: 8 points, 9 assists, 1 rebound, & 3 steals

Ashley Nelson: 7 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Kaitlin Redman: 6 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Torie Williams finished with 6 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal, Tessa Duncan had 5 points, & 2 rebounds, Shae Chadwick had 3 points, & 1 rebound, & McKenna Kemp had 1 point & 2 rebounds.

 

The Nettes’ will bring their 5 game winning streak back home on Tuesday as they host the region leading Heritage Lady Generals. Heritage is tied at the top with Northwest Whitfield at 7-2 with Pickens just one game back in third at 6-2. Tip off is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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Nettes Fall In Region Game Against Lady Bruins

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Earlier this evening, the PHS Dragonettes basketball team were again on the road. This time, they made their way to Tunnel Hill to take on region foe, the Lady Bruins of Northwest Whitfield. Pickens has been unlucky in their last several games and looked to end the skid and get a big region win.

 

In the 1st quarter it was back and forth at the beginning. The Lady Bruins took the lead going to the 2nd quarter 14-6. In the 2nd, Northwest Whitfield’s offense seemed to hit everything while their defense caused some trouble for the Nettes. The Lady Bruins found themselves ahead of Pickens at the half, 30-13.

 

In the 3rd quarter, offense was still hard to come by for the Nettes. Northwest Whitfield used a 17-5 run to take a 47-18 lead into the 4th quarter. The 4th quarter was the best offensive quarter for Pickens. The Nettes outscored the Lady Bruins, 13-11 in the frame. The final ended up being 58-31 in favor of Northwest Whitfield.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Autumn Young: 14 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mackenzie Hampton: 8 points, 1 assist, & 3 rebounds

Shelby Cook: 3 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Shae Chadwick: 2 points, 4 rebounds, & 2 steals

 

The Nettes will be back inside the Dragons Den on Friday when they host the Lady Canes of Cartersville in a makeup game. This game was originally scheduled for the 4th, but was moved to the 18th due to Cartersville’s playoff run during the football playoffs. Tip off scheduled for 6 p.m.

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Nettes’ Get A Big Win In Region Opener

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Earlier this evening, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted 7-AAAA foe, the LaFayette Lady Ramblers in the Dragons Den for the first home game of the season. The Nettes’ came into the ball game at 2-2 and looked to start off region play with a win.

 

After a bit of back and forth to start the ball game, Pickens took control by the end of the quarter to lead it, 15-8 going into the 2nd quarter. The Nettes’ were able to extend their lead in the frame with a 17-12 run. Giving them a 32-20 lead heading into the break.

 

The 3rd quarter was highly contested as both teams went back and forth. Both teams ended the quarter each scoring 9 points. Pickens still maintained the lead going to the 4th, 41-29. In the 4th and final quarter. the Nettes’ defense helped spark a 18-5 run to break things open. Pickens went on to take this one, 59-34.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes’ were:

Autumn Young: 20 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound, & 3 steals

Mackenzie Hampton: 15 points, 8 rebounds, & 2 steals

Shae Chadwick: 6 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & a steal

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

The Nettes’ were scheduled to host the Lady Purple Hurricanes of Cartersville on Friday but due to the State semi-final football game being played at Cartersville that night, that game has been rescheduled for the 18th. The Nettes’ next game will be next Tuesday at Heritage as they face the Lady Generals. Tip off scheduled for 6 p.m.

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Nettes’ Grab Momentum Heading Into Region Play Next Week

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Earlier this afternoon, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Fannin County for the third and final day of the annual Thanksgiving Tournament to take on the Lady Cougars of Copper Basin (TN). A win for Pickens meant a runner up finish in the tournament, and an even season record.

 

It was a slow start to the ball game for both teams in the first quarter. The Nettes’ were able to gain the lead going into the 2nd quarter, 10-5. In the 2nd quarter, Pickens extended it’s lead with a 14-8 quarter run to take a 24-13 lead into the break.

 

The Nettes’ offense & defense picked up in the 3rd quarter as they held the Lady Cougars to just 2 3rd quarter points while scoring 21 in the frame to stretch their lead to 45-15 going to the 4th. Pickens sealed their win in the 4th quarter with an 11-5 scoring run to take it, 56-20. With the win, the Nettes’ took home the runner up trophy and are now 2-2 on the season.

 

Every Nettes’ player the got into the game scored at least a point for the team. The Nettes held Copper Basin to just 7 2nd half points while scoring 32.

Mackenzie Hampton, Autumn Young, & Allie Stephens were named to the All-Tournament Team

Leading the way for the Nettes’ on the afternoon were:

Autumn Young: 10 points, 2 assists, & 3 steals

Torie Williams: 8 points, 1 assist, & 1 rebound

Mackenzie Hampton: 6 points, 3 assists, 6 rebounds, & 2 steals

Allie Stephens: 6 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, & 4 steals

McKenna Kemp: 6 points, 2 assists, & 2 rebounds

Kaitlin Redman finished with 4 points, 1 assist, & 8 rebounds, Shae Chadwick had 4 points, 4 rebounds, & a steal, and Madison McClure ended the night with 3 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, & a steal.

The Nettes will now prepare for 7-AAAA region play as they will welcome the LaFayette Lady Ramblers to the Dragons Den for the first true home game of the season Tuesday, Dec. 1st. Tip off scheduled for 6 p.m.

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Nettes Softball Lose A Tough One To Heritage

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Last Thursday, the Nettes softball team hosted the #2 team in 4A Lady Generals of Heritage. Prior to the game, the two teams came together in the infield to release red, white, and blue balloons in remembrance of the 9/11 attacks. (more…)

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