Dragons Fight To The End Against Sonoraville

PHS Basketball, Sports

It was mid-afternoon basketball earlier today as the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team headed to Calhoun to take on the Phoenix of Sonoraville in a non-region contest. Sonoraville, took the first meeting between these two earlier in the season in Jasper, & the Dragons were looking to earn a season split.


The first quarter, was a hard fought, even frame. The Phoenix, came away from a close opening quarter with the slim lead, 13-12. The 2nd quarter, saw much of the same back and forth action as the 1st quarter provided. Both teams scored 18 points a piece, & it would be the Phoenix still on top of the Dragons going to the break, 31-30.


In the 3rd, Pickens began to chip away at the Sonoraville lead. Using a 16-14 quarter advantage, the Dragons cut the Phoenix lead down to single digits as they trailed 55-46, going to the final quarter. Sonoraville, would use an 18-9 quarter run in the 4th to seal the win, 73-55.


Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Seth Bishop: 16 points, & 9 rebounds

Zach Goss: 11 points, 5 assists, 6 rebounds, 1 steal, & 2 blocks

Keinyuan Hooks: 11 points, 8 assists, & 3 rebounds

Joseph Gossett: 7 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds

Chase Simmons: 4 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, & 2 blocks

Hunter Fowler: 3 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Tucker Lowe: 3 points


The Dragons, will now refocus, & prepare for a region match up with the Heritage Generals inside the Dragons Den on Tuesday night. Tip off scheduled for 7:30 pm.


Tale Of Two Halves For The Dragons & Sonoraville

PHS Basketball, Sports

We had mid-afternoon basketball yesterday as the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team hosted the Sonoraville Phoenix out of 6-AAA for a non-region match up. These two teams split the season series last season, with both teams winning away from each other’s home floor.


In the 1st quarter, both teams found offense quickly. Sonoraville, held the lead after a fast paced opening frame, 19-18. The 2nd quarter, mirrored the 1st as the offense for both teams stayed hot. Both teams scored 16 points each in the 2nd, & the Phoenix took a 35-34 lead over the Dragons going to the break.


The 2nd, half would be the difference of this ball game. In the 3rd, Sonoraville, outscored Pickens 21-11, & the Dragons found themselves down 56-45, going to the 4th, but as we’ve seen lately, they certainly were not out of it. The 4th quarter, was a back and forth frame, as most of the ball game turned out to be. The Phoenix, outscored the Dragons 25-16 in the final quarter to get the win, 81-61.


Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Seth Bishop: 20 points, 1 assist, 9 rebounds, & 1 steal

Zach Goss: 15 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 block

Joseph Gossett: 10 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, & 1 block

Keinyuan Hooks: 6 points, 10 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Chase Simmons: 5 points, 2 assists, & 1 rebound

Tucker Lowe: 3 points


The Dragons, will shift their focus now to region play as they will be on the road on Tuesday taking on the LaFayette Ramblers, looking for a season split. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 pm.


Despite Furious 2nd Half Comeback, Dragons Fall To Southeast Whitfield

PHS Basketball, Sports

It was Friday Night basketball last night as the Dragons began their 2018 portion of the schedule by hosting the Southeast Whitfield Raiders in a region match up. Coming into the game, both teams were in a similar situation as far as region standings go, & a win would be a big step for either team.


In the 1st, it was the Raiders jumping out to a quick lead. Pickens was able to corral it a bit before the end of the frame, but Southeast Whitfield held a 16-9 lead going to the 2nd. The 2nd quarter, was back and forth with both teams as the offense was working both ways. Using a 20-16 quarter run, the Raiders held a 36-25 lead going to the break.


In the 3rd, it looked like Southeast Whitfield was poised to break things open, going up by as much as 17 in the quarter. The Dragons however, had a lot of fight left in them as they cut that 17-point deficit to 8 after outscoring the Raiders 17-14 in the frame. Southeast Whitfield held a 50-42 lead going to the 4th. In the 4th, Pickens would continue to trim the Raider lead, getting as close as only being down 2. Despite the comeback, & outscoring the Raiders in the 2nd half 27-22, Southeast Whitfield was able to hit free throws late, to seal the win, 58-52.


Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Zach Goss: 18 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals, & 2 blocks

Seth Bishop: 16 points, & 2 rebounds

Keinyuan Hooks: 7 points, 9 assists, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals

Joseph Gossett: 6 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Chase Simmons: 3 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Tucker Lowe: 2 points, & 1 assist


Pickens, will have to put that tough loss last night aside as they will be right back on the court this afternoon as they host the 13-2 Sonoraville Phoenix in non region action. Tip off scheduled for 4:30 pm.


PHS Boys Golf Gets Win Over Sonoraville


Yesterday, the PHS Boys Golf team took on the Sonoraville Phoenix at Bent Tree Golf Club. In what started off as a drizzly afternoon, turned into a beautiful day for golf.


In what was a close match, the PHS Boys team came out on top over the Phoenix. Both boys & girls golf teams will take on Fannin & Lumpkin in a Tri-Match on Thursday as they get closer to the region tournament.





PHS Golf Seniors Get Win In Final Home Match


Earlier today, the PHS Golf team hosted the Sonoraville Phoenix at Bent Tree Golf Club. It was the final home match of the season for the PHS Golf team and it was also Senior Night as they honored Christopher Densmore, Logan Fountain, & Billy Reed.


The PHS Girls golf team won their match automatically as the Sonoraville Girls golf team did not make the trip, leaving both Boys teams to battle it out on the links. After each team got through their 9-hole round, The PHS Boys team came away with the win with a total score of 163-208. Jacob Brumby shot the low score on the day with a 39.


The PHS Girls team will have a practice round for the region tournament on the 13th of April at Indian Trace, followed by a match at Bent Tree with Creekview on the 14th of April at 4. The Boys will have their region practice round on April 15th, with the Tournament occurring on the 18th at LaFayette. The Girls side of the Tournament will take place on the 19th at Indian Trace. Both tee times are TBA at this time




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