Dragonettes use big third quarter to help punch ticket to state

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Earlier tonight, Feb. 3, the Pickens Dragonettes traveled up to Dalton to take on the Southeast Whitfield Lady Raiders in the first round of the 6-AAAA Region Tournament. The Nettes, were the #3 seed, while the Lady Raiders came in a the #6 seed. The winner, would not only advance to the semifinals, but also to the 4A state tournament. After withstanding a tremendous effort by the Lady Raiders, Pickens pulled out the win, 70-53.

The Nettes, got off to a quick start in the first quarter getting several big buckets by Kealy Hillhouse and Mykenzie Weaver. Southeast Whitfield closed the gap to end the quarter as Pickens took a 16-12 lead into the second.

Nettes defending a fast break

The second quarter saw a ton of action by both teams. The frame saw the Nettes and Lady Raiders go bucket for bucket as this three versus six match up stayed very close. Southeast Whitfield outscored Pickens 19-18, as the Nettes took a slim 34-31 lead into the break.

Sarah Morris with the corner three

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the third quarter, the Nettes started to pull away. Combining great defense into offensive opportunities, and using a big 23-8 quarter run, Pickens took a 57-38 lead over the Lady Raiders heading to the 4th.

Mykenzie Weaver with the layup

In the fourth quarter, the Nettes were able to sustain any rally that the Lady Raiders had in mind and came away with the win over a very game Southeast Whitfield, 70-53.

Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 27 points

Sarah Morris: 17 points (five three pointers)

Kealy Hillhouse: 6 points

Cassidy Richards: 6 points

Carmyn Mullins: 6 points

With the win, the Nettes will now move on to the 4A state tournament for the fourth year in a row, the eighth time in the last 10 years, and the 27th time overall. Before they can think about that though, they have a semifinal date with the #2 seed Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins on Thursday. Winner advances to the region championship and secures a home game in the first round of the state tournament. Tip off is set for 4 pm with the game being played at Southeast Whitfield.

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.

‘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 end 2019 in big fashion

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The PHS Dragonettes, (10-6, 3-1) looked to end the decade on a high note as they hosted the Lassiter Lady Trojans (1-13, 0-2) in the third and final day of the Pickens Holiday Tournament. Coming into the game, Pickens won their first two games of the tournament, and looked to sweep the whole thing.

 

In the first quarter, the Lady Trojans were first on the board with a three pointer. Senior Mykenzie Weaver, would then go on a personal 7-0 run for the Nettes as Pickens claimed the lead. Lassiter would hit a shot, then the Nettes went on a 9-0 run courtesy of three pointers from Sarah Morris, Chloe Walker, and Kealy Hillhouse. From then on, Pickens outscored the Lady Trojans 11-2, to take a 27-7 lead going to the second.

Nettes setting up offense

In the second quarter, the Nettes would go to work offensively and defensively using a big 21-0 run in the frame to stretch the lead out. Lassiter went on a mini 4-0 run to close the half, but Pickens held a 48-11 advantage at the break.

Nettes defending against the Lady Trojans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the third quarter, the Nettes carried over their impressive first half into the second half. Pickens outscored Lassiter 19-8, to go into the fourth quarter with a 67-18 lead.

Weaver driving on a fast break

In the fourth quarter, the Nettes outscored the Lady Trojans 9-5, getting three pointers from Allie Presley, Madison Powell, and Jazmine Chastain. The final score in this one, 76-23.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 33 points

Allie Presley: 9 points

Sarah Morris: 8 points

Jazmine Chastain: 5 points

Madison Powell: 5 points

 

Pickens, will be back home on Friday to ring in the new decade with a home region game. They’ll host the Lady Raiders of Southeast Whitfield. Tip off is set for 7 pm.

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.

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.

‘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.

‘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.

‘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.

‘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.

 

‘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.

‘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.

‘Nettes Get Exciting Win On Senior Night, Will Be Fourth Seed In Region Tourny

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Yesterday evening, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted the Lady Raiders from Southeast Whitfield in the final game of the regular season & also Senior Night. With a win, Pickens, would seal up the 4th seed heading into next week’s 6-AAAA region tournament. Prior to the game, ‘Nettes head coach Donna Enis was recognized for getting her 400th win as a coach.

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The 1st quarter, was a back and forth frame as both teams looked to maintain an early lead. The Lady Raiders ended up with the lead heading into the 2nd, 16-14. In the 2nd, Southeast Whitfield stretched their lead out just a little bit. A 16-11 quarter run gave the Lady Raiders a 33-25 lead over Pickens going into the half.

 

In the 3rd, the ‘Nettes started a big time run. After being down double digits for a time in the quarter, Pickens used 14-11 overall run, & a 6-0 run to end the frame including a buzzer beater from Madison McClure to cut the Southeast Whitfield lead to 44-39. In the 4th, the ‘Nettes took over. With help from an 18-7 quarter run and timely free throws, Pickens sent Seniors Tessa Duncan, McKenna Kemp, Madison McClure, Ashley Nelson, Taylor Wigington, & Autumn Young out with a win, 57-51.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Autumn Young: 11 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Madison McClure: 11 points, 1 assist, & 2 steals

Taylor Wigington: 10 points, 5 assists, & 5 rebounds

Torie Williams: 9 points, 3 assists, & 4 rebounds

Mackenzie Hampton: 7 points, 1 assist, & 5 rebounds

Mykenzie Weaver: 6 points, & 2 assists

Tessa Duncan: 2 points, & 2 rebounds

Ashley Nelson: 1 point, 2 assists, 6 rebounds, & 3 steals

 

With that win, the ‘Nettes have assured themselves of the 4th seed in the upcoming 6-AAAA Region Tournament being held at Southeast Whitfield starting next Monday. Their opponent should be more clear as the week progresses.

‘Nettes Takeover 4th In Region Standings After Win Over LaFayette

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Yesterday, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted the Lady Ramblers of LaFayette in another big 6-AAAA region match up. Coming into the game, Pickens was tied for 4th in the 6-AAAA standings with Ridgeland after defeating the Lady Panthers 49-42 the previous night. With A win against LaFayette, the ‘Nettes would have sole possession of 4th place.

 

The 1st quarter started out very close as both team were able to get offense in. By the end of the frame, Pickens gathered a 16-9 lead over the Lady Ramblers going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the ‘Nettes were able to extend their lead over LaFayette with the help of their defense. Using a good defensive strategy, & a 22-14 quarter advantage, Pickens led LaFayette going into the break, 38-23.

 

In the 3rd, the ‘Nettes again added to their lead. Using a 23-12 quarter advantage, Pickens held a 61-35 lead over the Lady Ramblers going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, the ‘Nettes closed things out and came away with a 76-45 victory.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 17 points, 2 assists, & 12 rebounds

Torie Williams: 12 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound, & 3 steals

Ashley Nelson: 12 points, 2 assists, 5 rebounds, & 2 steals

Mackenzie Hampton: 7 points, 1 assist, & 4 rebounds

Tessa Duncan: 6 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block

Taylor Wigington: 6 points, 5 assists, & 3 rebounds

Bailey Payne: 5 points, & 3 rebounds

Shelby Cook: 4 points, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal

Autumn Young: 2 points, 5 assists, 1 rebound, & 4 steals

 

The ‘Nettes will be at home on Tuesday night to close out the regular season as they host the Lady Raiders of Southeast Whitfield. This coming Tuesday will also be Senior Night as the ‘Nettes will honor the departing seniors. Game time scheduled for 6 p.m.

‘Nettes Fall In Region Game Against Southeast Whitfield

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Dalton to take on the Lady Raiders of Southeast Whitfield in a 6-AAAA region battle. This game, was originally scheduled for tonight, but with the weather uncertain for the weekend, it was bumped up to last night.

 

In the 1st, the Lady Raiders got off to a hot start, leading early on 20-5. The ‘Nettes would begin a big time comeback towards the end of the 1st to cut the Southeast Whitfield lead to 20-12 going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, Pickens stayed hot. Going back to the 1st, the ‘Nettes went on a 21-6 run to tie things up at 26 in the 2nd. The Lady Raiders went on a 5-0 run to end the 2nd and took a 31-26 lead into the break.

 

In the 3rd, Pickens made yet another big run. They outscored Southeast Whitfield 21-15 in the frame to take a 47-46 lead going to the 4th. In the 4th, both teams went back and forth with the lead. The Lady Raiders were able to use an 18-13 quarter run, and late free throws to get the win, 64-60.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mackenzie Hampton: 11 points, 1 assist, & 4 rebounds

Mykenzie Weaver: 11 points, & 4 rebounds

Shelby Cook: 10 points, 8 rebounds, & 1 steal

Taylor Wigington: 8 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block

Autumn Young: 8 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Madison McClure: 6 points, 5 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 4 points, & 1 rebound

Ashley Nelson: 2 points, 2 assists, 7 rebounds, & 2 steals

Torie Williams: 6 assists, & 1 rebound

Tessa Duncan: 1 rebound, & 2 steals

 

The ‘Nettes were originally scheduled to host the Adairsville Lady Tigers on Saturday, but that game has been moved to next Saturday due to the expected weather. Pickens will host LaFayette on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

‘Nettes Open 2017 Up With Win Over Sonoraville

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Yesterday evening, the PHS ‘Nettes varsity basketball team kicked off the 2017 portion of this years schedule against the Lady Phoenix of Sonoraville inside the Dragons Den. After a tough game against 7-A Roswell in the Fannin Mountian Top Holiday Classic championship last Friday, Pickens looked to get back on track before heading into region play.

 

In the 1st, both squads were going back and forth getting bucket after bucket. We would go to 2nd, tied at 13 a piece. In the 2nd the ‘Nettes would take control of the lead. Pickens, used a 19-11 quarter run to take a 32-24 lead into the half.

 

In the 3rd, both teams again would trade buckets as the offense got going for both sides. The ‘Nettes held a 16-15 advantage in scoring for the quarter to take a 48-39 lead into the 4th. The 4th quarter was a really exciting one as the Lady Phoenix made a big comeback attempt outscoring Pickens 18-14. The ‘Nettes hung on however hitting late free throws to sealthe win, 62-58.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Torie Williams: 15 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mykenzie Weaver: 13 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals

Mackenzie Hampton: 8 points, & 2 rebounds

Autumn Young: 6 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals & 1 block

Taylor Wigington: 5 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 block

Allie Stephens: 5 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Ashley Nelson: 4 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 3 steals

Shelby Cook: 2 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, & 1 block

Madison McClure: 2 points, 4 assists, & 1 rebound

Tessa Duncan: 2 points, 1 assist, & 1 rebound

 

The ‘Nettes will be on the road on Thursday as they take on the Lady Raiders of Southeast Whitfield in a 6-AAAA region clash. This game, was originally scheduled for Friday but was moved up a day due to impending weather. Tip off is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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