‘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 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.

‘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.

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.

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.

‘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.

‘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.

‘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.

‘Nettes Go Toe-To-Toe With 7A Roswell For Tournament Championship

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This past Friday night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled up to Blue Ridge for the final day of the Fannin Mountain Top Holiday Classic. The opponent that evening for the ‘Nettes would be the Roswell Lady Hornets out of the 7A classification. A win, would mean a tournament championship for one of these schools.

 

In the 1st, Roswell connected on some early three’s, but Pickens hung right there with them. After one, the Lady Hornets led the ‘Nettes, 12-8. In the 2nd, the defense for Pickens led to a big turnaround. The ‘Nettes outscored Roswell 12-6, to take a 20-18 advantage into the break.

 

In the 3rd, both teams found success offensively, & proved to be very evenly matched. The Lady Hornets outscored Pickens 18-16 in the frame to tie things up at 36 going to the 4th. This classic would come down to the final seconds as it could’ve gone either way. With Roswell leading by 3, the ‘Nettes had two chances to tie it up, but they would not fall. The Lady Hornets added a free throw to get the win, 49-45. Taylor Wigington, Torie Williams, & Autumn Young were named to the All-Tournament team for Pickens.

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Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Autumn Young: 13 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mykenzie Weaver: 10 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, & 2 steals

Ashley Nelson: 8 points, 1 assist, 7 rebounds, & 2 steals

Torie Williams: 6 points, 2 assists, & 2 rebounds

Taylor Wigington: 3 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds, & 3 steals

Tessa Duncan: 3 points, 1 rebound, & 2 steals

Mackenzie Hampton: 2 points, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

 

The ‘Nettes, will be back home on Tuesday evening as they host the Sonoraville Lady Phoenix in non region action. Tip off scheduled for 6 p.m.

‘Nettes Get Thrilling Comeback Win, Head To Tournament Championship

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During the mid afternoon hours of the day, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled north on 515 to take part in the 2nd day of the Fannin Mountain Top Holiday Classic. The opponent for the ‘Nettes this afternoon was the Lady Trojans of Gordon Lee. A win here, sealed a spot in the Championship game tomorrow night.

 

The 1st quarter couldn’t have gotten off to a better start if you were a ‘Nettes fan. Pickens, started the ball game on a 13-0 run. The Lady Trojans cut into that lead as the ‘Nettes led it, 13-6 going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, Gordon Lee made their run. They outscored Pickens 16-6 in the frame to take a 22-19 lead into the half.

 

The 3rd quarter was tightly contested between the two teams as the Lady Trojans used a 15-13 quarter advantage over the ‘Nettes to extend their lead to 37-32, going to the 4th. In the 4th, the offense & defense for Pickens woke up. The ‘Nettes, outscored Gordon Lee 30-18 in the final 8 minutes, to get the win, 62-55.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 17 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds, & 5 steals

Ashley Nelson: 13 points, 4 rebounds, & 3 steals

Taylor Wigington: 9 points, 4 assists, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, & 1 block

Torie Williams: 7 points, 4 assists, 5 rebounds, & 2 steals

Autumn Young: 5 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, & 2 steals

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

Mackenzie Hampton: 5 points, & 2 rebounds

Tessa Duncan: 1 point, 1 assist, & 1 rebound

 

The ‘Nettes will now advance to the Tournament Championship tomorrow night at 7 p.m. as they take on the winner of the Roswell & Fannin game. That will be the final game of 2016 for the ‘Nettes.

 

‘Nettes Kick Off Holiday Tournament With Win

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Early this morning, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Blue Ridge to take part in the Fannin Mountain Top Holiday Classic. This three day tournament began today, and will go through Friday. The ‘Nettes 1st opponent, would be the Lady Paladins of Fellowship Christian. Fellowship Christian, is in Class-A, & came in to the ball game 5-3 on the season while the ‘Nettes came in at 6-5.

 

In the 1st quarter, the early tip time had a little effect on the ‘Nettes offense as the Lady Paladins took an early lead. Pickens would be able to shake it off by the end of the frame as Fellowship Christian took a 19-14 lead into the 2nd. The ‘Nettes, got things going more consistently in the 2nd quarter. Pickens, would outscore the Lady Paladins 13-6, to take a 27-25 lead in to the half.

 

In the 3rd, the offense for Pickens kept up the pace it began to set in the 2nd quarter. The ‘Nettes, outscored Fellowship Christian 24-14 to extend their lead to 51-39, going to the 4th. In the 4th, the ‘Nettes were able to stop any comeback attempt by the Lady Paladins, and come away with a 63-52 win.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Torie Williams: 18 points, 3 assists, & 5 rebounds

Mykenzie Weaver: 12 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, & 3 steals

Shelby Cook: 9 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds, & 1 block

Taylor Wigington: 8 points, 4 assists, & 6 rebounds

Mackenzie Hampton: 8 points, 15 rebounds, & 1 block

Ashley Nelson: 4 points, 2 assists, & 4 rebounds

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

Bailey Payne: 2 points, & 2 assists

Autumn Young: 3 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Tessa Duncan: 7 rebounds

 

The ‘Nettes will advance and play the Gordon Lee Lady Trojans tomorrow at 4 p.m. A win seals a spot in the championship game on Friday. Gordon Lee is 5-5 on the season.

‘Nettes Comeback Falls Just Short Against Ridgeland

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Rossville to take on the Lady Panthers of Ridgeland in a 6-AAAA region contest. Pickens, coming off of a tough mini stretch, looked to get back on track prior to a little break before heading to Fannin on the 28th to start a 3-day Holiday Tournament.

 

In the 1st, Ridgeland’s starting five got off to a strong start. The ‘Nettes 2nd unit got Pickens back into things towards the end of the frame as the Lady Panthers led it, 17-13. In the 2nd, both teams had success offensively. Ridgeland barely outscored the ‘Nettes 15-14, to take a 32-27 lead into the break.

 

In the 3rd, the offense kept pouring in for both squads. The Lady Panthers outscored the ‘Nettes 27-19 to extend their lead to 59-46, going to the 4th. In the 4th, Pickens twice cut the Lady Panthers lead down to three after a furious comeback. Ridgeland, however, was able to put the game away with free throws at the end to get the win, 77-68.

 

Leading the was for the ‘Nettes would be:

Mackenzie Hampton: 14 points, 1 assist, 8 rebounds, & 1 steal

Autumn Young: 13 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound, & 2 steals

Torie Williams: 13 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound, & 2 steals

Shelby Cook: 9 points, & 4 rebounds

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

Allie Stephens: 4 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, & 2 steals

Mykenzie Weaver: 4 points, & 1 rebound

Ashley Nelson: 3 points, 2 assists, & 6 rebounds

Bailey Payne: 2 points, & 1 assist

Tessa Duncan: 2 steals

 

The ‘Nettes, will get a 12-day break before heading up to Blue Ridge to take part in the Mountaintop Holiday Classic. Pickens will be in the first game of the first day on December 28th, as they take on Fellowship Christian at 10 a.m. Yes, you read that right, 10 a.m.

‘Nettes Fall In Close One With Top Ten Lady Generals

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted the Lady Generals of Heritage in a tough 6-AAAA match up. Pickens, were looking to bounce back after a tough loss last Friday to the Lady Bruins of Northwest Whitfield. Heritage, came in ranked in the top ten of the 4A poll just like the Lady Bruins and were 8-0, 3-0 in the region coming into last night.

 

In the 1st, the 2nd unit for the ‘Nettes acted like a spark plug. The ‘Nettes caught fire early to jump out to a 19-10 lead over the Lady Generals. In the 2nd, Heritage used a 16-8 quarter run to get back into it. At the half, Pickens held a slim lead, 27-26.

 

In the 3rd, it was more back and forth between the two teams as they proved to be very evenly matched throughout the game. The Lady Generals had a slight 13-12 quarter advantage to send us to the 4th, tied at 39. In the 4th, the physicality that this game had kept up as fans from both sides of the stands were clamoring for fouls through the majority of the contest. Heritage was able to hit their free throws at the end of the game to come out with the win, 53-46.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Autumn Young: 11 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, & 3 steals

Torie Williams: 7 points, 3 assists, & 1 rebound

Mackenzie Hampton: 6 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Ashley Nelson: 5 points, 5 rebounds, & 4 steals

Mykenzie Weaver: 4 points, 1 assist, & 3 rebounds

Bailey Payne: 4 points, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Taylor Wigington: 3 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 block

Shelby Cook: 3 points, & 3 rebounds

Allie Stephens: 3 points, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Madison McClure: 5 assists, 1 rebound, & 2 steals

Tessa Duncan: 1 assist, & 4 rebounds

 

The ‘Nettes will look to get back to their winning ways on Friday as they make the long trek to Rossville to take on the Ridgeland Lady Panthers. Tip off scheduled for 6 p.m.

‘Nettes Get Big Region Win Over Lady Cats

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Tonight, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted their rival, Gilmer Lady Cats in the Dragons Den for a highly anticipated match up. These two teams came down to the wire last week in the Thanksgiving Tournament, with Gilmer coming out on top. This time, it counts in the region standings with both coming in at 1-0.

 

In the 1st, it would be the Lady Cats getting out to an early lead. The ‘Nettes however, got the three ball working and took a 19-10 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, Pickens turned up the intensity both offensively and defensively. The ‘Nettes outscored Gilmer 22-11 in the frame to extend their lead 41-21 going into the half.

 

In the 3rd, Pickens continued it’s success from the 1st half. Outscoring the Lady Cats in the 3rd, 17-13, the ‘Nettes took a 58-34 lead going to the 4th and final quarter of play. The 4th saw Pickens close things out and get a 72-47 win over Gilmer. With the win, Pickensis now 5-2 on the season and tied for 1st in 6-AAAA at 2-0.

 

Leading the way for Pickens would be:

Torie Williams: 22 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, & 2 steals 4-5 on three pointers

Mykenzie Weaver: 11 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Tessa Duncan: 9 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals

Madison McClure: 6 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Mackenzie Hampton: 6 points, 1 assist, & 10 rebounds

Taylor Wigington: 5 points, 4 assists, & 4 rebounds

Ashley Nelson: 4 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal

Autumn Young: 3 points, 7 assists, 1 rebound, & 3 steals

Shelby Cook: 3 points, 2 rebounds, & 1 block

 

Pickens will have little rest time as they will be on the road tomorrow as they take on out of region opponent, the Forsyth Central Lady Bulldogs. The ‘Nettes picked up an early win against the 7A school at home and look to sweep the season series tomorrow afternoon. Tip off scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

‘Nettes Make Statement With Region Opening Win

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Walker County to take on the Lady Ramblers of LaFayette in the opening game of region 6-AAAA play. Pickens, coming off of a good showing at the annual Thanksgiving Tournament last week, looked to get region play started off on a good note.

 

In the 1st, the ‘Nettes jumped out to a quick lead. Pickens used a nice offensive start to jump out to a 23-10 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the ‘Nettes continued to pour it on using defense to lead to offense, outscoring the Lady Ramblers, 17-4 in the frame. Pickens led LaFayette, 40-14 at the break.

 

The success the ‘Nettes had in the 1st half, carried over to the 3rd quarter, as they continued to add to their lead. Using a 19-9 run, Pickens held a 59-23 advantage going to the 4th. The final in this one would be 64-26. The ‘Nettes are now 4-2 on the season and now 1-0 in region play.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 19 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block

Mackenzie Hampton: 10 points, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Tessa Duncan: 8 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, & 2 blocks

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

Ashley Nelson: 6 points, 7 rebounds, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 5 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, & 2 blocks

Autumn Young: 3 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, & 3 steals

 

The ‘Nettes will be back in the Dragons Den for the 1st time in a long time it seems as they host the Gilmer Lady Cats on Friday. Gilmer is 5-0 on the season and 1-0 in region play after their 57-50 win over the Lady Panthers of Ridgeland last night. Tip off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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