Dragons get a big road win to start the season

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After the heart pounding overtime classic in the girls game, it was the boys turn to take the floor. The Dragons, came in looking to complete the varsity sweep of Gordon Central, while the Warriors came in looking to earn a split.

 

The first quarter saw the Dragons get out to what they would almost call a perfect start. Playing great defense that turned into offense, Pickens jumped out to a 22-7 lead over Gordon Central at the end of one.

The 2nd quarter, the Dragons stalled a bit on the offensive side of things as nothing would seem to fall for them. The Warriors, outscored Pickens 13-8, to cut the Dragon lead down to 30-20 at the break.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the 3rd, the Dragons offense picked up, as well as their defense. Pickens, showed a lot of hustle and determination going after rebounds, steals, & loose balls. The Dragons would outscore Gordon Central 23-7 in the 3rd, to take a 53-27 lead into the 4th.

In the 4th, the Dragons would go three crazy as every time you looked, someone new was hitting a three. Pickens closed out the game on a 21-6 quarter run to seal the season opening win, 74-33.

The Dragons, outscored Gordon Central 44-13 in the 2nd half. Junior Tucker Lowe led the Dragons with 25 points.

Much like the Nettes, the Dragons will also be in Blue Ridge this afternoon to begin day one of the annual Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament. They will also be playing Gilmer. Tip off for the Dragons & the Bobcats is set for 4:30.

Nettes’ win overtime thriller in season opener

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Last night, the PHS Nettes varsity basketball team took to the road to open the 2019-20 season against the Lady Warriors of Gordon Central. Gordon Central, is a AA school in Calhoun. Nettes coach Brandon Thomas, debuted a new style of play for this season. A more fast paced style of play. It was surely on display last night.

 

The opening quarter saw Pickens get off to a somewhat slow start. It picked up for the Nettes towards the end of the frame, but the Lady Warriors would take a 16-12 lead into the 2nd quarter.

In the 2nd quarter, things picked up for the Nettes on offense & that new fast paced style they implemented was a big part of that. Pickens, outscored the Lady Warriors 34-21 in the 2nd to take a 46-37 lead into the break.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the 3rd quarter, it was very much back & forth. Both teams were playing at a fast pace as a total of 41 points were scored between the two teams in the frame. Gordon Central outscored the Nettes, 21-20, but Pickens continued to lead with a score of 66-58, going to the 4th.

The 4th quarter, saw the Lady Warriors start out on a big run to tie the ball game up. For the majority of the quarter, each team would trade bucket for bucket, gaining no more than a four or five point lead. With under a minute left, the Nettes, were down five. Senior Mykenzie Weaver, a 1,000 point career scorer, drained a three to cut it to two. Pickens, got the turnover they needed, & called timeout to set up a game tying or potential winning bucket. Weaver, would miss the shot as time expired, but an official called a foul on the shot, much to the displeasure of the home crowd. With the crowd getting on her, Weaver calmly sank the two free throws to send us into overtime tied at 82.

 

In the overtime, both teams had opportunities to possibly put the game away with free throws, but it seemed like none of them would fall. Tied at 90, the Nettes decided to play keep away. Pickens, held the ball for what seemed like the entire final minute of the overtime period. With 3 seconds left, Sarah Morris found an opening, drove to the bucket, & made the layup as time expired to give the Nettes the 92-90 win over Gordon Central in an epic battle.

 

Mykenzie Weaver led the way for the Nettes on this night with 50 points. A career game high for her & possibly a school record for a single game (searching through the record books for that answer).

This afternoon, the Nettes will bring their fast paced style to Blue Ridge as they participate in day one of  the annual Thanksgiving Tournament. Today’s opponent, the Gilmer Lady Cats. Tip off is set for 3 pm.

Nettes’ Ground Lady Eagles, Face Gilmer In Tournament Championship Tonight

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Yesterday afternoon, the PHS Nettes’ varsity basketball team traveled back to Ellijay for the 2nd day of the annual Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament. Pickens, once again opened the day as they took on the Hiwassee Dam Lady Eagles from North Carolina.

 

In the opening quarter, once Pickens found it’s footing, they were able to build a lead on the Lady Eagles. Going to the 2nd quarter, the Nettes’ led, 14-7. In the 2nd, the Nettes’ extended their lead using a combination of good defense leading to offense. Outscoring Hiwassee Dam 17-9 in the 2nd, Pickens took a 31-16 lead into the half.

 

In the 3rd, the Nettes’ continued to build their lead on the Lady Eagles. Outscoring Hiwassee Dam, 16-13, Pickens held a 47-29 advantage going to the 4th. The Nettes’ took this one, 60-36.

 

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 23 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, & 2 steals

Torie Williams: 14 points, 7 assists, 2 rebounds, & 4 steals

Reagan Harwood: 6 points, & 5 rebounds

Amanda Nelson: 5 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, & 2 steals

Chloe Walker: 4 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 2 steals

Sarah Morris: 4 points, & 1 steal

Olivia Simmons: 2 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Hattie Baker: 2 points, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

 

Later today, the Nettes’ will head back to Ellijay to take part in the 3rd and final day of the Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament as they take on the host team, the Gilmer Lady Cats. This will also be a true championship game as both teams have won their other two games. Tip off is scheduled for 6 pm.

Nettes’ Open Tip-Off Tournament With Win Over Fannin

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Yes ladies & gentlemen it’s that time once again as high school basketball has started in the state of Georgia. With that, comes the annual Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament being held this year in Ellijay at Gilmer High School. The tournament, features Pickens, Gilmer, Fannin, & Hiwassee Dam. Kicking off the tournament this year, would be the Nettes’ & the Lady Rebels of Fannin.

 

It was a back & forth frame to start the opening quarter as you got the feeling this one might be closely contested the entire way through. Pickens, was able to grab an 8-6 lead after one. The action, & the offense picked up for both teams in the 2nd quarter as the Nettes’ scored 20 points, while the Lady Rebels scored 19. Pickens, continued to lead Fannin as we hit the half, 28-25.

 

In the 3rd quarter, Fannin, off the strength of good defensive effort, held the Nettes’ to just 5 points, while scoring 13, to take the lead going to the 4th, 38-33. In the 4th, the defense for Pickens stepped up and the offense fed off of that to close things out. The Nettes’, closed the 4th with a 17-8 run to get a 50-46 win.

 

The Nettes’ will be back on the court tomorrow afternoon as they will take on the Hiwassee Dam Lady Eagles at 3 pm. Reminder, the game will be played in Ellijay at Gilmer High School.

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 27 points, 1 assist, 9 rebounds, 5 steals, 1 block

Olivia Simmons: 10 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 block

Sarah Morris: 4 points, 2 assists

Torie Williams: 3 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, 1 steal

Ansley Parker: 3 points, 3 rebounds, 1 block

Amanda Nelson: 2 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, 1 steal

Reagan Harwood: 1 point, 3 rebounds

 

Dragons Fight Hard Against Hiwassee Dam, Face Bobcats This Evening

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After the Nettes’ picked up their 2nd win of the young season, the Dragons looked to capture their first win as they took on the Hiwassee Dam Eagles out of North Carolina.

 

The 1st quarter was packed with action as both teams saw offensive success early on. Pickens, got the upper hand & took a 19-15 lead over the Eagles going to the 2nd. In the 2nd quarter, Hiwassee Dam used a run to take the lead from the Dragons. Having outscored Pickens 18-12 in the frame, the Eagles grabbed the lead, 33-31, going to the break.

 

In a back and forth 3rd quarter, the Dragons made their own run to regain the lead from Hiwassee Dam. Using a slight 20-17 quarter advantage, Pickens found themselves ahead going to the 4th, 51-50. In the 4th, Hiwassee Dam was able to make shots late to take this one, 66-60.

 

Stats

Seth Bishop: 22 points, 5 assists, 10 rebounds, & 5 steals

Zach Goss: 15 points, 2 assists, 9 rebounds, 3 steals, & 1 block

Alex Snelgrove: 7 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 2 steals

Owen Moss: 6 points, 6 assists, 8 rebounds, 2 steals, & 2 blocks

Tucker Lowe: 6 points, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Brady Moore: 2 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals

Hayes Pickett: 2 points, & 2 rebounds

 

The Dragons, will be in Ellijay again tonight as they wrap up the Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament as they take on the Gilmer Bobcats. Tip off is set for 7:30.

Dragons Fall In Overtime To Bobcats, Face Heritage On Tuesday

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After the Nettes’ & the Lady Cats finished up their game, it was time for the nightcap as the Dragons took on the Bobcats. Gilmer, had already won both of their games from Saturday & Monday, while Pickens looked to gain some momentum heading into region play next week.

 

The first quarter was highly contested with both teams finding buckets early. The Bobcats had a 4 point lead until the Dragons’ Brady Moore made a 3-point bucket right as the horn sounded to cut the Gilmer lead to 18-17, going to the 2nd. The 2nd quarter mirrored the 1st as it seemed both teams were evenly matched. Pickens outscored the Bobcats 13-10, to take a 30-28 lead into the break.

 

In the 3rd, the action was still high paced and neither team could not pull away. Gilmer outscored the Dragons slightly in the frame, 13-11, to tie things up at 41, going to the 4th. Things went down to the wire in the 4th as the Dragons took a 2-point lead late in the period. Not to be outdone however, the Bobcats were able to get a bucket just before the final horn rang to send us into overtime. In the overtime period, Gilmer was able to make free throws late to pull away and pick up the win, 67-57.

 

Stats:

Seth Bishop: 15 points, 12 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block (All-Tournament Team selection)

Alex Snelgrove: 11 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 steal

Brady Moore: 9 points, 2 rebounds

Tucker Lowe: 8 points, 1 assist

Owen Moss: 6 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds, 4 steals (All-Tournament Team selection)

Zach Goss: 5 points, 7 assists, 9 rebounds, 1 steal (All-Tournament Team selection)

Noah Sutton: 3 points

 

The Dragons, will look to get more practice time together & get ready for region play next week as they travel to take on the Heritage Generals on Tuesday. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30.

Nettes’ Finish 2nd in Tip-Off Tournament, Begin Region Play Next Week

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On Tuesday, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team was once again back in Ellijay to close out the Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament. Their opponent on this day would be the host school, the Gilmer Lady Cats. This game, was a traditional championship game as both teams won their games on Saturday & Monday.

 

The 1st quarter, started off slow for both teams but picked up towards the middle and end of the frame. Pickens, took a 14-12 lead over Gilmer, going to the 2nd. This game had the makings of a classic as both teams poured in 15 points a piece in the 2nd as the Nettes’ continued to lead the Lady Cats going to the break, 29-27.

 

In the 3rd, Pickens could not get any flow on offense as Gilmer held them to just 4 third quarter points & the Lady Cats took the lead going to the 4th, 40-33. In the 4th, the Nettes’ kept threatening, but Gilmer was able to hold off any late charge & get the win, 51-42.

 

Stats:

Torie Williams: 16 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds (All-Tournament Team selection)

Mykenzie Weaver: 10 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal (All-Tournament Team selection)

Sarah Morris: 9 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds (All-Tournament Team selection)

Reagan Harwood: 4 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block

Amanda Nelson: 3 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 block

 

The Nettes’ will now have the rest of the week to rest up & get ready for a big week next week as region play starts. Pickens, will be on the road this Tuesday as they take on the Hertiage Lady Generals. Tip off is scheduled for 6 pm.

Dragons Fall In Close Contest With Fannin In Tip-Off Tournament Opener

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After the thrilling win for the Nettes’, it was the Dragons turn to take the floor. This was the first game for the Dragons in this freshly new 2018-19 season. As you may know, the Dragons have a new coach on the sidelines in Mike Duffie, who comes to Pickens after several years at Dalton High School.

 

Pickens, came out of the game looking strong in their season opener. The Dragons used good offensive execution to build up a 13-8 lead after the 1st frame. In the 2nd quarter, Pickens at one point built up a double digit lead. The Rebels, used a late run to end the quarter, and cut the Dragon lead to 26-22, going to the half.

 

In the 3rd, Fannin carried over the momentum they built late in the 1st half to propel them to the lead using a 19-9 run. Going to the 4th, the Rebels led Pickens, 41-35. In the 4th, Pickens made a run by outscoring the Rebels 19-18, but it would not be enough. Fannin takes this one, 59-54.

 

Pickens, will be back in action on Monday afternoon at 4:30 pm when they face the Hiwassee Dam Eagles

Stats:

Seth Bishop: 18 points

Zach Goss: 16 points

Noah Sutton: 7 points

Owen Moss: 5 points

Andrew Smith: 3 points

Tucker Lowe: 3 points

Jordan Pendley: 2 points

Dragons Battle, Fall Short To War Eagles In Season Opener

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Last night, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team headed down to Gainesville to take on the War Eagles of Chestatee in the season opener for the 2017-18 season. This one had a little of everything you want in sports. Excitement, drama, great plays.

 

In the 1st quarter, Chestatee got out to a quick lead, & built it up prior to the end of the frame. Heading to the 2nd, the War Eagles held a 21-8 lead after one. In the 2nd, Pickens got things going, and made a massive run. The Dragons, outscored Chestatee in the 2nd quarter, 25-16, to trim the War Eagle lead to 37-33, going into halftime.

 

In the 3rd, the Dragons kept the momentum built from the 2nd quarter, and used it to take the lead from Chestatee after a 26-19 quarter run. Going to the 4th, Pickens led the War Eagles, 59-56. In the 4th, the two teams took turns with the lead. Several players would foul out for both teams, & a couple of technicals were handed out as well. Chestatee would use a 26-21 run, & several late free throws to get the win, 85-77.

 

Leading the Dragons in points were:

Joseph Gossett: 26 (18 in the 2nd half)

Seth Bishop: 19

Keinyuan Hooks: 14

 

Pickens, will now look forward to the annual Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament that is starting on Saturday, & will be held in Ellijay this year. The tournament features Pickens, Gilmer, Fannin, & Hiwassee Dam. The Dragons, will start the tournament off with their rival, the Gilmer Bobcats on Saturday at 4:30 pm.

‘Nettes Tip Off 2017-18 Season With Road Win Over Chestatee

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Gainesville to take on the Lady War Eagles of Chestatee High School in the opening game of the 2017-18 season. Not only was it the first game of a new season, it was the first game for new ‘Nettes head coach Brandon Thomas, who made his return to PHS after several years as the head coach of the Winder-Barrow Lady Bulldogs.

 

These two teams went back and forth all evening and it started in the first quarter. The ‘Nettes were able to get out to a 13-7 lead over the Lady War Eagles after picking it up late in the quarter. In the 2nd, Both teams used defense to lead to success offensively. Chestatee would outscore Pickens in the 2nd, 15-14, but the ‘Nettes still held the advantage at the half, 27-22.

 

The 3rd quarter saw the action continue on where it left off in the 2nd. The Lady War Eagles used a 16-12 3rd quarter run to cut the Pickens lead to 39-38 going to the 4th and final period. In the 4th, with the help of a 15-11 run, clutch free throws, & a late technical, the ‘Nettes were able to hold onto the lead, & the win taking this one, 54-49.

 

Leading the way in points for the ‘Nettes were:

Torie Williams: 16

Mykenzie Weaver: 14

Shelby Cook: 10

 

The ‘Nettes will be back in action on Saturday afternoon as they head to Ellijay for the annual Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament featuring Pickens, Gilmer, Fannin, & Hiwassee Dam. Pickens, will be taking on the host team, the Gilmer Lady Cats on Saturday at 3 pm.

Dragons Fall In Region Opener To LaFayette, Face Gilmer In Ellijay Friday Night

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On Tuesday evening, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team hosted the LaFayette Ramblers for their first home game of the season & the first region game of the season. Pickens, was coming off being named co-champions of the Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament, while LaFayette came in as a favorite in the region heading into the season after barely losing to Northwest Whitfield in the region title game last season. It would be a good test for a Dragons team that came in 2-2.

 

In the 1st quarter, LaFayette got off to the better start, pulling ahead early. However, the back end of the 1st saw things pick up for Pickens as they cut the Rambler lead to 22-14 going to the 2nd. In the 2nd quarter, both teams struggled to have some consistent offense. LaFayette outscored the Dragons 9-6 in the frame to give them a lead of 31-20 going into the break.

 

The 2nd half, would not be kind to the home standing Dragons unfortunately. The Ramblers had everything go their way while it seemed nothing would fall for Pickens. In the 3rd, LaFayette would use a 17-3 quarter advantage to take a 48-23 lead into the 4th. The Ramblers, would be able to close this game out and get the win, 65-30.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Seth Bishop: 9 points, & 3 rebounds

Keinyuan Hooks: 5 points, 4 assists, 2 rebounds, & 4 steals

Zach Goss: 4 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 block

Joseph Gossett: 4 points, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Avonta Johnson: 4 points, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Chase Simmons: 3 points, & 1 assist

 

The Dragons will now turn to Friday Night as they will make the short trip up 515 and head to Ellijay to take on the Gilmer Bobcats in a region match up. These two teams met in Fannin not too long ago and Pickens came away with a 10 point win. Both finished with 2-1 records & a share of the tournament trophy. Tip off scheduled for 8:30 pm.

Dragons Win Share Of Tip-Off Tournament Title, Begin Region Play Tuesday

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The PHS Dragons varsity basketball team was again in Blue Ridge last night for the third and final day of the Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament. Pickens, would be taking on the host team, the Fannin Rebels. Both teams were coming off tough losses on Tuesday, & looked to end the tournament on a good note.

 

Much like the ‘Nettes in the game beforehand, the Dragons got off to a fast start against the Rebels. Pickens held a 26-14 advantage after the 1st. In the 2nd, both teams traded buckets in high paced action. The Dragons outscored Fannin by a slight edge of 12-11 to take a 38-25 lead into the break.

 

In the 3rd, Pickens kept holding off any Rebel comeback chance, while adding to their lead. The highlight of the half, & maybe the game, was a thunderous slam by the Dragons’ Seth Bishop. The Dragons used a 12-9 run in the 3rd to stretch their lead over Fannin to 50-34 going to the 4th. A 20-12 4th quarter run would seal the victory for the Dragons. Your final score, 70-46. With the win, Pickens shares a piece of the championship with Gilmer. Both finished at 2-1.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Joseph Gossett: 16 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, & 4 steals (All-Tournament selection)

Seth Bishop: 15 points, 2 assists, 8 rebounds, & 1 steal (All-Tournament selection)

Hunter Hermann: 12 points, 2 rebounds, & 2 steals

Keinyuan Hooks: 10 points, 12 assists, 3 rebounds, & 5 steals

Zach Goss: 6 points, 3 assists, & 4 rebounds (All-Tournament selection)

Chase Simmons: 5 points, 2 rebounds, & 2 steals

 

With the win, Pickens now moves to 2-2 on the season. The Dragons, will finally be home on Tuesday as they host the LaFayette Ramblers in a game that will open region play. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 pm.

 

 

Dragons Fall In Final Second Heartbreak, Play Rebels Tonight

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Yesterday, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team was yet again back in Blue Ridge for the second day of the annual Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament. After getting a double digit win over their rival Gilmer on Saturday, Pickens turned their focus on the Eagles of Hiwassee Dam.

 

In the 1st quarter, the Eagles would be the team to get off to the quick start in the boys match up. Hiwassee Dam would take a 21-13 lead into the 2nd quarter. In that 2nd quarter, Pickens got things going. The Dragons doubled the Eagles 2nd quarter scoring output 14-7, to cut the Hiwassee Dam lead down to just one going into the break, 28-27.

 

The 2nd half of this one was one to see. The 3rd quarter belonged to the Dragons as they carried over the momentum built in the 2nd quarter over to the start of the 2nd half outscoring the Eagles 19-14 to take a 46-42 lead going into the 4th. In the 4th, it was back and forth with both teams. With time draining down, Pickens ran an inbounds play perfectly to take the late lead 58-57. However, the excitement would not be done there as Hiwassee Dam used an inbounds play of their own to drive the baseline, & make a tough layup as time expired to get the win, 59-58.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Zach Goss: 16 points, 2 assists, & 4 rebounds

Joseph Gossett: 14 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Seth Bishop: 12 points, 7 rebounds, & 2 blocks

Tucker Lowe: 12 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds

Hunter Fowler: 3 points, 3 assists, & 4 rebounds

 

On the boys side of the tournament, everyone has one loss. Pickens beat Gilmer, Gilmer beat Fannin, Fannin beat Hiwassee Dam, & Hiwassee Dam beat Pickens. Everyone is still in play for the title as we head into the final day of the tournament today. It very well may come down to points to determine the winner. Pickens will face the host team, the Fannin Rebels tonight at 7:30 pm.

‘Nettes Best Lady Cats In Early Season Thiller

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Yesterday afternoon, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team made the hour or so trip up north on 515 to Fannin County High School to participate in the annual Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament. Their first opponent, the Gilmer Lady Cats. Much like anything involving Pickens & Gilmer, this one did not disappoint.

 

In the opening quarter, both teams took a bit to get going with the mid afternoon tip. The ‘Nettes were able to get a hold of a 7-6 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd quarter, the scoring would pick up for both sides. Pickens outscored the Lady Cats 18-12 in the 2nd to take a 25-18 lead going into the break.

 

The action really picked up in the 2nd half, starting with the 3rd quarter. Gilmer, would slowly claw their way back into the game after outscoring the ‘Nettes 15-14 in the 3rd to cut the lead down to 39-33 going to the 4th and final quarter. Despite the Lady Cats outscoring Pickens 14-9 in the 4th, the ‘Nettes final two points was the most important. With Gilmer ahead 47-46, the ‘Nettes got a steal from Torie Williams. Williams then drove the length of the floor, & passed it off to Mykenzie Weaver for the game winning layup with 6 seconds left to give Pickens the 48-47 win.

 

Leading the way for Gilmer was:

Michaela Staley: 18 points

Mary Lee Callihan: 16 points

Mallory Kiser: 7 points

Leading the way for Pickens was:

Torie Williams: 17 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, & 2 blocks

Mykenzie Weaver: 17 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, & 3 steals

Mackenzie Hampton: 6 points, 2 assists, 5 rebounds, 3 steals, & 3 blocks

Shelby Cook: 3 points, 4 rebounds, & 3 steals

Allie Stephens: 1 point, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

 

For Gilmer, they will play host team Fannin tomorrow. Tip time for that one is scheduled for 6 pm. For the ‘Nettes, they will once again open up the day as they will take on the Hiwassee Dam Lady Eagles. Tip off is scheduled for 3 pm.

‘Nettes Get Win Over Hiwassee Dam, Play Host Fannin In True Championship Game

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The PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team, was again in Blue Ridge yesterday afternoon for day 2 of the Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament. Their opponent on this day, the Hiwassee Dam Lady Eagles.

 

In the opening quarter of play, the ‘Nettes, would seize control early. Pickens took a 14-7 lead over the Lady Eagles going to the 2nd quarter. The defense for Pickens helped lead to offense as they would build on their 1st quarter lead on Hiwassee Dam. Using a 16-9 quarter run, The ‘Nettes held a 30-16 advantage as we hit the half.

 

In the 3rd, the both teams would slightly struggle finding consistent offense, but Pickens would still maintain a lead. The ‘Nettes held a 37-22 lead over the Lady Eagles going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, an 11-8 quarter run for Pickens helped seal the victory as the ‘Nettes took this one, 48-30.

 

Leading the way for Pickens would be:

Mykenzie Weaver: 19 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mackenzie Hampton: 12 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds, & 3 steals

Torie Williams: 9 points, 3 assists, & 1 steal

Hattie Baker: 4 points, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals

Olivia Simmons: 3 points, 1 assist, & 9 rebounds

 

With wins by Pickens & Fannin yesterday, it sets up a true championship game between the two teams this evening. The ‘Nettes & Lady Rebels will tip-off at a scheduled 6 pm.

‘Nettes Start Region Play In A Big Way

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted the Lady Ramblers of LaFayette in what was the region & home opener for Pickens. The ‘Nettes, fresh off their Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament title win last week in Fannin, came into this game at 4-0, looking to start region play off on the right foot.

 

In the first quarter, the Nettes got things rolling early against the Lady Ramblers. Pickens, had five players collect points in the opening frame as they took a 19-6 lead over LaFayette to the 2nd. In the 2nd, it was more of the same from the ‘Nettes as they used a suffocating defense, & capitalized on Lady Rambler turnovers to extend their lead going into the half. Using a 16-9 quarter run, Pickens gathered a 35-15 lead over LaFayette after two quarters of play.

 

In the 3rd, Pickens picked up where they left off in the first half, again stretching out their lead on the Lady Ramblers. With a 19-9 quarter advantage, the Nettes took a 54-24 lead into the 4th and final quarter. With a shortened 4th quarter, the Nettes closed this one out with a 7-1 run to take the win, 61-25.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Torie Williams: 17 points, 4 assists, & 2 rebounds

Mykenzie Weaver: 13 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mackenzie Hampton: 10 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals, & 2 blocks

Allie Stephens: 7 points, 2 assists, & 1 rebound

Hattie Baker: 6 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal, & 2 blocks

Shelby Cook: 4 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals

 

Pickens, will now turn it’s attention to Friday night as they will travel up to Ellijay to take on their rival, the Gilmer Lady Cats in their second meeting of three scheduled for this season. The ‘Nettes, won the first meeting in Fannin after a go ahead bucket by sophomore Mykenzie Weaver gave Pickens the win in the final seconds. Tip off for the first region match up of these two teams is set for 7 pm.

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