Nettes’ Come Away With Big Road Region Win Over Southeast Whitfield

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team, traveled up to Dalton to take on the Lady Raiders of Southeast Whitfield. This game, would be the final region game of the 2018 portion of the schedule as the rest of 2018 for the Nettes’ will be filled with non-region games.

 

The first quarter, started out slow for both teams. As both squads looked to get things going, the Nettes’, were able to take an 11-8 lead into the 2nd. The 2nd quarter saw Pickens turn it up offensively & defensively. Offensively, the Nettes’ poured in 19 points, while only allowing 5 points in the frame to take a 30-11 lead into halftime.

 

The 3rd quarter, was a lot like the 1st quarter in a sense that it was closely played. Southeast Whitfield, outscored the Nettes’ 13-9 in the frame, but Pickens still held the advantage going to the 4th, 39-26. The Nettes’, closed out the game on a good run as they would only allow 3 4th quarter points, while scoring 21, to give them a 60-29 win over the Lady Raiders.

 

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 28 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds, 1 steal

Torie Williams: 16 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block

Hattie Baker: 6 points, 1 rebound

Cassidy Richards: 4 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal

Reagan Harwood: 2 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal

Olivia Simmons: 6 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 block

Amanda Nelson: 4 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal

 

The Nettes’, will be back at it tomorrow night as they begin their slew of out of region games to close out 2018. First up, the final home game of 2018 as Pickens will welcome the Christian Heritage Lady Lions to the Dragons Den. Tip off is set for 6 pm.

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Nettes’ Make Late Run, Fall To Northwest Whitfield

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This past Friday night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted the Lady Bruins of Northwest Whitfield in a big region match up. This, was the first meeting between the two teams since the region championship game last season.

 

In the opening quarter, the Nettes’ came out on fire. Northwest Whitfield got things going on their end by the end of the quarter, and took a 13-11 lead going to the 2nd. Both teams had success in the 2nd quarter, as the Lady Bruins stretched their lead slightly as they took a 31-23 advantage over Pickens going to the break.

 

The 3rd quarter, was closely contested with Northwest Whitfield scoring 19 points, & the Nettes’ scoring 15 points. The Lady Bruins, would take a 50-38 lead, going to the 4th. In the 4th, Pickens started making a late charge. At one point in the 4th, the Nettes’, cut the Northwest Whitfield lead down to 4. The Lady Bruins however, would be able to hold on and pick up a 66-59 win.

 

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 17 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block

Torie Williams: 16 points, 7 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block

Sarah Morris: 12 points, 2 rebounds

Ansley Parker: 6 points, 1 rebound

Olivia Simmons: 4 points, 5 assists, 8 rebounds, 1 block

Amanda Nelson: 3 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound

 

The Nettes’, will be back on the road on Tuesday as they will start a busy week in Dalton as they take on the Southeast Whitfield Lady Raiders. Tip off is set for 6 pm.

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‘Nettes Advance To 4-A State Tournament, Face Heritage In Semi-Finals On Thursday

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Dalton to take part in the first round of the 6-AAAA Region Tournament being held at Southeast Whitfield. Pickens, came in as the #2 seed and was matched up with the #7 seed & host team, the Southeast Whitfield Lady Raiders. The winner, would advance to the region semi-finals, & to the 2018 4-A State Tournament.

 

The 1st quarter, started off a little slow for the ‘Nettes to begin things. Pickens, got a big pick me up to end the frame as Junior Torie Williams nailed a buzzer beater from half court to give the ‘Nettes a 17-8 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd quarter, Pickens settled in and was able to get things going on both ends of the floor. Using a 23-7 quarter advantage, the ‘Nettes took a 40-15 lead over Southeast Whitfield going to the break.

 

Pickens, carried their solid play from the 2nd quarter over to the 3rd as they extended their lead over the Lady Raiders. With the help of a 21-9 run, the ‘Nettes took a 61-24 lead going to the 4th and final quarter. With a 12-10 quarter run in the 4th, the ‘Nettes sealed the win, 73-34.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Torie Williams: 17 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, & 1 block

Mykenzie Weaver: 16 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Sarah Morris: 13 points, 3 assists, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 10 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, & 3 blocks

Mackenzie Hampton: 8 points, 3 assists, 9 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block

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

Cassidy Richards: 2 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, & 2 blocks

Reagan Hardwood: 2 points, 1 assist, & 4 rebounds

Ansley Parker: 1 point, 4 rebounds, & 1 block

Kealy Hillhouse: 1 point, & 1 rebound

 

With the win, the ‘Nettes have secured a spot in the 2018 4-A State Tournament, & have advanced to the semi-finals of the 6-AAAA Region Tournament where they will meet the Heritage Lady Generals. Pickens, won both meetings during the regular season, but will need to win this one if they want to host a state tournament game. Tip off is scheduled for 4 pm on Thursday. Game will be played at Southeast Whitfield.

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‘Nettes Get OT Win Over 6-A River Ridge To Close Regular Season, Start Region Tournament Monday

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted the Lady Knights of River Ridge out of the 6-A classification for the finale of the 2017-18 regular season. Pickens, came into this game with an overall record of 18-5, while the Lady Knights rolled in with a 17-7 record. It looked like it would be a good one, and that was the case.

 

The 1st quarter, was a back and forth frame as both squads traded buckets. Pickens, got the best of the opening quarter taking a 15-12 lead over River Ridge, heading to the 2nd. In the 2nd, it remained close as the ‘Nettes stretched out it’s narrow lead on the Lady Knights ever so slightly. Using an 11-8 quarter run, Pickens took a 26-20 lead into the half.

 

The 3rd quarter again saw Pickens add to it’s lead. A 15-11 quarter advantage for the home team gave the ‘Nettes a 41-31 lead over River Ridge heading to the 4th. In the 4th, the Lady Knights went on a massive run. They outscored Pickens, 22-12 in the final quarter of regulation, with the final two coming in the final seconds to tie the game at 53, sending this game to overtime. In the overtime period, the ‘Nettes made the most of their scoring chances, having to comeback from a small deficit, to come away with a 65-61 win.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 18 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 13 points, 5 assists, & 3 rebounds

Torie Williams: 10 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 10 points, 1 assist, & 5 rebounds

Mackenzie Hampton: 7 points, 11 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Hattie Baker: 4 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Olivia Simmons: 3 points, & 1 rebound

 

Pickens, wraps up the regular season with a record of 19-5. They will be the #2 seed in the 6-AAAA Region Tournament being held at Southeast Whitfield. The ‘Nettes, will play the #7 seed, Southeast Whitfield Lady Raiders in the first round on Monday at 7:30 pm. Winner will advance to the 4-A State Tournament.

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‘Nettes Finish Region Schedule At 9-3, Host 6-A River Ridge in Final Regular Season Test

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Dalton to take on the Southeast Whitfield Lady Raiders in their final 6-AAAA region ball game before the region tournament next week. Pickens, looked to regain momentum after a tough overtime loss to non-region opponent, Chestatee, this past Saturday.

 

In the 1st, the ‘Nettes got off to a quick start on both sides of the ball. Using defense to lead to offense, Pickens held a 16-3 lead over the Lady Raiders going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, it would be more of the same from the ‘Nettes as they would add to their lead. Using a 20-7 quarter run, Pickens took a 36-10 lead over Southeast Whitfield going to the break.

 

The 2nd unit & younger girls for Pickens got some very valuable playing time in the 2nd half of this one & they faired very well. A 14-6 quarter run for the ‘Nettes, extended their lead going to the 4th to 50-16. After closing things out in the 4th, Pickens took this one, 58-28.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mackenzie Hampton: 12 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block

Mykenzie Weaver: 10 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block

Torie Williams: 9 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals

Shelby Cook: 8 points, & 5 rebounds

Olivia Simmons: 8 points, & 2 rebounds

Sarah Morris: 3 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 block

Kealy Hillhouse: 3 points, & 1 assist

Cassidy Richards: 3 points

Hattie Baker: 2 points, 4 rebounds, & 2 steals

 

The ‘Nettes, finish the region portion of their schedule at 9-3. They will be the #2 seed heading into the 6-AAAA Region Tournament at Southeast Whitfield next week. There is one more game prior to that however as Pickens will host the 17-6 River Ridge Lady Knights out of the 6-A classification on Friday. Tip off scheduled for 6 pm.

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‘Nettes Fall In Overtime To Chestatee, Travel To Southeast Whitfield Tomorrow

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On Saturday afternoon, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team welcomed the Chestatee Lady War Eagles to the Dragons Den for a non-region tilt. Saturday, was also special because it was Senior Night. The last time these two teams met, it was at the very start of the season, & Pickens, came away with a close victory.

 

This ball game started out slow for both teams as buckets would be tough to come by in this opening frame. Both squads finally got things going towards the end of the first as the Lady War Eagles took a 9-4 lead over the ‘Nettes going to the 2nd. Pickens, would pull momentum over to their side in the the 2nd as they would use a 10-4 quarter advantage to take the lead heading into the half, 14-13.

 

In the 3rd, their was much more scoring as both teams finally found something that worked for them. An 18-11 quarter run gave Pickens a 32-24 lead over Chestatee going to the 4th. In the 4th, the Lady War Eagles used a 17-9 run to tie things up with the ‘Nettes at 41, to send us to overtime. In the extra period, Chestatee outscored Pickens 8-4, as a desperation three as time expired would not fall for the ‘Nettes as the Lady War Eagles took this one, 48-45.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Torie Williams: 14 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds, & 2 steals

Mackenzie Hampton: 12 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals, & 1 block

Mykenzie Weaver: 11 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 8 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

 

Pickens, will be on the road tomorrow as they head to Dalton to take on the Lady Raiders of Southeast Whitfield in their final 6-AAAA region game of the regular season. Tip off is scheduled for 6 pm.

 

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‘Nettes Ring In New Year With Big Region Win

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team, welcomed the Southeast Whitfield Lady Raiders to the Dragons Den to begin the 2018 portion of the schedule. Pickens, was coming off an impressive end to 2017 as they won the Mountain Top Holiday Classic last week.

 

In the opening quarter, the ‘Nettes jumped out to a quick lead as they were hot from beyond the arc to start. Pickens would use a combination of solid offense, & tough defense to grab a 23-8 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, more of the same from the opening frame continued as the ‘Nettes would extend their lead over the Lady Raiders. Using an 18-10 quarter run, Pickens went into the locker room up 41-18 at the break.

 

In the 3rd, the momentum built in the 1st half by Pickens, carried over into the 2nd half as the offense would continue to find consistent good looks at the basket, & the defense stayed tough throughout. A 22-12 quarter run in the 3rd gave the ‘Nettes a 63-30 lead over Southeast Whitfield, going to the 4th. In the 4th, Pickens, got some younger girls in to gain experience on the varsity level, & to close out the ball game. The ‘Nettes, would take this one by a final of 69-36.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Torie Williams: 20 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Mykenzie Weaver: 14 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 7 points, 1 assist, 7 rebounds, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 6 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Mackenzie Hampton: 6 points, 2 assists, & 1 rebound

Olivia Simmons: 5 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Sarah Morris: 4 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 block

Chloe Walker: 3 points, 2 assists, & 1 rebound

 

Pickens, will be back in action later this afternoon as they will host the 10-3, Sonoraville Lady Phoenix in a non region game. Tip off is scheduled for 3 pm.

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‘Nettes Cap Off 2017 With Holiday Classic Champioship

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In a late afternoon match up, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team made their way up to Blue Ridge one last time to take on the host team, the Fannin Lady Rebels, in the Girls championship game for the 2017 Mountain Top Holiday Classic. These two teams met in November for the Thanksgiving Tournament title held in Fannin & Pickens came away the victor.

 

The 1st quarter of this championship game was a tight one. Both teams found scoring, but it was a battle to get those points as both were sound defensively. The ‘Nettes held a 9-8 lead over Fannin going to the 2nd quarter. In the 2nd, it remained close as Pickens held a slim lead going into the break. The ‘Nettes used a 14-11 quarter advantage to increase their lead to 23-19 over the Lady Rebels.

 

It would start to get a little chippy in the 3rd quarter as there were multiple technical fouls handed out by officials. Through all of the physical play, Pickens outscored Fannin in the 3rd, 14-11, to take a 37-30 lead into the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, the Lady Rebels would try to rally. Every time Fannin would get within striking distance, the ‘Nettes would get a stop on defense, or make a shot. Pickens, was able to hold off the Lady Rebels to get the win 49-44, to capture the 2017 Mountain Top Holiday Classic.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 23 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals (named All-Tournament)

Allie Stephens: 11 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals (named All-Tournament)

Torie Williams: 5 points, 2 assists, & 3 rebounds

Mackenzie Hampton: 4 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds, & 1 block (named All-Tournament)

Shelby Cook: 4 points, 1 assist, & 7 rebounds (named All-Tournament)

Olivia Simmons: 2 points

 

The ‘Nettes, finish 2017 at 11-2, and will have most of next week to rest and prepare for their next game this coming Friday night when they welcome the Southeast Whitfield Lady Raiders to the Dragons Den for a region match up. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 pm.

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