‘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.

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‘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.

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‘Nettes Earn Hard Fought Win Over Ridgeland, Host LaFayette Today

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted the Ridgeland Lady Panthers for a big 6-AAAA region match up inside the Dragons Den. Coming into the game, Ridgeland was a game ahead of the ‘Nettes for 4th in the region standings, & with a win, Pickens would tie things up in the standings.

 

In the 1st, both the ‘Nettes & Lady Panthers took turns scoring. The back and forth opening frame ended with Pickens in front, 10-9. In the 2nd, Ridgeland made a run to pull ahead. Using a 13-10 run, the Lady Panthers went into the half with a 22-20 lead over the ‘Nettes.

 

In the 3rd, Pickens used a run of their own to reclaim the lead back. A 17-12 3rd quarter advantage gave the ‘Nettes a 37-34 lead over Ridgeland going to the 4th and final quarter. The 4th, was a tightly contested end to a really close game all the way through. Using a 12-8 run, & timely free throws, Pickens came away with the win over the Lady Panthers, 49-42.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 23 points, & 8 rebounds

Mackenzie Hampton: 8 points, 2 assists, & 5 rebounds

Torie Williams: 8 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 1 block

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

Shelby Cook: 4 points, & 5 rebounds

Tessa Duncan: 2 points, 2 assists, & 2 rebounds

Taylor Wigington: 4 assists, 11 rebounds, 3 steals, & 1 block

Madison McClure: 3 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 1 assist, & 1 rebound

 

The ‘Nettes, will be right back at it this afternoon as they host the Lady Ramblers of LaFayette in another big region game. With a win, the ‘Nettes could have 4th place all to themselves. Game time is set for 3 p.m.

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Slow Start Hinders ‘Nettes Against 4A Num. 7 Heritage

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Yesterday, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team made the trip up to Ringgold, to take on the 7th ranked team in 4-A according to sandysspiel.com, & region 6 foe, Heritage Lady Generals. Pickens, came in to last night’s game with a little momentum after defeating Sonoraville on Saturday to give Coach Enis her 400th career win & looked to even the season series against Heritage.

 

The 1st quarter, was not kind to the team in green last night. Heritage, got off to a 21-5 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the ‘Nettes offense came alive. Pickens, outscored the Lady Generals 19-14 in the frame to cut the Heritage lead to 35-24 going into the break.

 

In the 3rd, Pickens cut into the lead even more, dropping it to single digits. The Lady Generals used a 24-18 quarter advantage to extend their lead to 59-42 going to the 4th. Heritage, closed out the 4th quarter with a 17-12 advantage to get the win over the ‘Nettes, 76-54.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 25 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds, & 2 steals

Mackenzie Hampton: 6 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Torie Williams: 6 points, 3 assists, & 3 rebounds

Taylor Wigington: 5 points, 2 assists, 10 rebounds, & 2 steals

Madison McClure: 5 points, 3 assists, & 6 rebounds

Ashley Nelson: 5 points, & 4 rebounds

Tessa Duncan: 2 points, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals

 

The ‘Nettes, will finally be back home on Friday as they host the Lady Panthers of Ridgeland in a critical region match up. With three games left, & all of them being region games, each game is crucial to the ‘Nettes region tournament seeding. Tip off is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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Coach Donna Enis Gets Win 400 As ‘Nettes Sweep Sonoraville

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Calhoun to take on the Sonoraville Lady Phoenix in non region action. These two teams met earlier this season with Pickens coming away with the narrow victory.

 

In the 1st, both teams jockeyed for the lead trading bucket after bucket. Going to the 2nd, it would be the ‘Nettes who had a 13-10 lead. In the 2nd, it was again tightly contested as Pickens held a slight 10-9 quarter advantage over the Lady Phoenix to head into the break, up 23-19.

 

Much like the 1st half, the 3rd quarter again was neck in neck. Pickens, maintained it’s lead over Sonoraville with a 14-13 3rd quarter run to lead it 37-32 going to the 4th. In the 4th, the ‘Nettes pulled away from the Lady Phoenix. Pickens used a 17-5 quarter run to close out the win, 54-37. That win, would give Dragonettes head coach Donna Enis her 400th for her career.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mackenzie Hampton: 18 points, & 10 rebounds

Mykenzie Weaver: 12 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Ashley Nelson: 10 points, 1 assist, & 4 rebounds

Torie Williams: 9 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Tessa Duncan: 3 points, & 4 rebounds

Autumn Young: 2 points, 1 assist, & 3 rebounds

Taylor Wigington: 6 assists, 6 rebounds, 1 steal, & 2 blocks

Madison McClure: 2 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

 

The ‘Nettes, will get back to region action on Tuesday night as they travel to take on the Lady Generals of Heritage in a big region game for both teams. Tip off scheduled for 6 p.m.

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‘Nettes Get Home Win Against 3A Adairsville

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Yesterday afternoon, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted the Adairsville Lady Tigers inside the Dragons Den for non region action, coming off of a big win against their rival Gilmer, Pickens looked to continue building momentum heading into a busy week next week.

 

In the 1st, it took a bit for both teams to get going with the early tip. The ‘Nettes were able to take a 10-7 lead going to the 2nd. In that 2nd quarter, the offense for both schools found success more often. Pickens, used an 18-16 quarter advantage to take a 28-23 lead into the half.

 

In the 3rd, The Lady Tigers made a run getting back into the game. Adairsville used an 18-17 quarter run to cut the ‘Nettes lead to 45-41 going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, a total of 48 points were scored between the two teams. Pickens used a 28-21 quarter run, and hit free throws to get the win, 72-62.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Autumn Young: 16 points, 1 assist, & 1 steal

Mykenzie Weaver: 15 points, & 2 rebounds

Shelby Cook: 11 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Torie Williams: 8 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, & 2 steals

Mackenzie Hampton: 5 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, 1 steal, & 1 block

Taylor Wigington: 4 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal

Madison McClure: 4 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, & 2 steals

Ashley Nelson: 4 points, 2 assists, 6 rebounds, & 1 steal

Tessa Duncan: 3 points, 1 assist, & 1 rebound

Allie Stephens: 2 points, 1 assist, & 5 rebounds

 

These same two teams will meet again on Tuesday evening. This time, it’ll be in Adairsville as this game will start a road trip week for the ‘Nettes. Tip off scheduled for 6 p.m.

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‘Nettes Get Region Win Over Lady Cats In Ellijay

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Ellijay to take on their rival Lady Cats of Gilmer in a big region match up. This was the final meeting between the two schools during the regular season and it had big time implications.

 

In the 1st, as usual, both teams were very evenly matched. Both Pickens & Gilmer got things going offensively as the ‘Nettes came away with an 18-17 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, Pickens stretched out their lead over the Lady Cats ever so slightly. A 14-9 quarter run for the ‘Nettes, gave them a 32-26 lead over Gilmer going into the half.

 

In the 3rd, Pickens would again increase the lead by using a 14-8 quarter run. Going to the 4th and final quarter, the ‘Nettes led the Lady Cats, 46-34. In the 4th, Pickens held off a couple mini comeback attempts by Gilmer to get the much needed region win, 55-43.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Torie Williams: 11 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 block

Mykenzie Weaver: 10 points, 7 rebounds, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 9 points, & 9 rebounds

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

Mackenzie Hampton: 5 points, 7 rebounds, & 2 steals

Taylor Wigington: 3 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Autumn Young: 3 points, & 3 assists

Madison McClure: 2 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 2 points, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Tessa Duncan: 2 points, & 1 assist

 

The ‘Nettes will be back in action at home this afternoon as they take on the Adairsville Lady Tigers in a non region ball game. Tip off scheduled for 3 p.m.

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‘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.

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