This week’s #TeamFYNSports Players of the Week are Kealy Hillhouse & Zach Goss. The Nettes & Dragons only had one game this week as they hosted Southeast Whitfield for Senior Night.
Kealy Hillhouse, has really stepped up her game as the season has gone by. She was a big part of the Nettes’ win over Christian Heritage the week before, & continued that play against the Lady Raiders finishing with 4 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal.
Zach Goss, led the Dragons in scoring in this, his final home game as a Senior. Goss, finished with 22 points, 2 assists, 8 rebounds, & 2 steals.
This week’s #TeamFYNSports Players of the Week are two Seniors. Olivia Simmons & Zach Goss. This week started region play for both the Nettes & the Dragons as they both went 1-1 during the week.
Olivia Simmons, can do just about anything you ask of her on the court. She can get rebounds, she has great vision when it comes to her passes. She can also knock down a three if you need her to. The Nettes’ faced Heritage & Ridgeland this week. Against the Lady Generals, Simmons had 2 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal. Against the Lady Panthers, Simmons tallied up 8 points, 8 assists, 10 rebounds, & 1 steal
For Zach Goss, he lit up the score book against Heritage & Ridgeland. Goss led the team in scoring during the week. Against Heritage, Goss had 24 points, 4 assists, 5 rebounds, & 2 steals. Against Ridgeland, Goss finished with 27 points, 3 assists, 6 rebounds, 1 steal, & 2 blocks.
Late afternoon yesterday, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team traveled to Southeast Whitfield to begin their part of the 6-AAAA Region Tournament. Pickens, came in as the #6 seed, while their opponent, the Heritage Generals, came in as the #3 seed. Pickens & Heritage split their meetings during the regular season. The winner, would advance to the 4A State Tournament, & to the semifinals.
In the 1st, the Dragons came out aggressive, & making three pointers early. Tucker Lowe hit 3 three’s, & Andrew Smith nailed a three to lead Pickens to a 18-16 lead after the 1st quarter. In the 2nd quarter, the Generals made a run, but the Dragons were able to keep it close. Going into the break, Heritage led Pickens, 32-28.
The 3rd quarter saw the Generals pull away a little bit using a 20-9 quarter run, but remember, we have seen Pickens come back from down double digits in the 2nd half in games late this season. Going to the 4th, Heritage held a 52-37 advantage. In the 4th, both teams scored 11 points a piece, as the Generals came away with the win, 63-48.
Tucker Lowe: 15 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Zach Goss: 14 points, 2 assists, 5 rebounds
Andrew Smith: 10 points, 2 blocks
Hunter Hermann: 5 points, 3 assists, 13 rebounds, 6 steals
Owen Moss: 2 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 steals
Noah Sutton: 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal
After the Nettes’ big win, the Dragons took the floor to take on the Raiders of Southeast Whitfield in their final game of the regular season. Coming into the game, Pickens knew where they would be next week when the region tournament starts, but looked to get some momentum built going into it.
Southeast Whitfield, got off to the quick start in the opening quarter, but the Dragons were able to cut into the lead & the Raiders held a 14-9 advantage going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the Raiders outscored Pickens 16-9, to extend their lead to 30-18 going into the break.
In the 3rd, the Raiders outscored the Dragons slightly, 14-12, to extend their lead to 44-30, going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, Pickens, did what they’ve done lately & made things interesting at the end. Trailing by 14 to start the frame, the Dragons stormed back and got within a couple of points of Southeast Whitfield. Pickens, outscored the Raiders 21-14 in the 4th, but Southeast Whitfield was able to hit a few late free throws to seal it, 58-51.
Zach Goss: 22 points, 2 assists, 8 rebounds, 2 steals
Hunter Hermann: 10 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 blocks
Brady Moore: 7 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 block
Seth Bishop: 6 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds
Owen Moss: 2 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal
Tucker Lowe: 2 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds
Hayes Pickett: 2 points
Pickens, will now look towards the 6-AAAA Region Tournament being held at Southeast Whitfield next week. The Dragons, will come in as the 6th seed, & take on the 3rd seeded Heritage Generals in the 1st round on Tuesday. Pickens & Heritage split their two regular season meetings with each winning on the others floor. Tip off is set for 6 pm.
The Dragons, like their Nettes’ contemporaries, have had an up & down week. On Tuesday, they fell at the last second to their rival Gilmer. On Friday, they went on the road to Northwest Whitfield, & stunned the Bruins after being down 14 in the 3rd quarter. Saturday, they went back on the road to take on a 17-4 Christian Heritage team in the final non-region game for the regular season.
In the first quarter, the Dragons started off on a 6-0 run. The Lions, closed the quarter on a 15-6 run to take a 15-12 lead over Pickens, going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, Christian Heritage was able to extend their lead using a 23-12 quarter run. Going into halftime, the Lions held a 38-24 lead over the Dragons.
In the 3rd, Pickens slowly started to make a comeback. Outscoring the Lions 16-14, the Dragons trailed Christian Heritage 52-40. In the 4th, the Dragons were able to cut the Lions lead all the way down to 4. However, Christian Heritage was able to hit some late free throws to pull away & get the win, 68-58.
Seth Bishop: 25 points, 1 assist, 8 rebounds, 1 steal
Hunter Hermann: 14 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 blocks
Tucker Lowe: 12 points, 1 assist, 1 steal
Owen Moss: 3 points, 8 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 steal
Zach Goss: 2 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks
Brady Moore: 2 points, 1 rebound
The Dragons, are scheduled to host the Southeast Whitfield Raiders for Senior Night on Tuesday at 7:30. However, that game might be moved due to the probability of some incoming winter weather. Keep an eye out for any game time changes this upcoming week.
The Dragons, came into this game looking to avenge a loss from earlier in the season, & to try and rebound after a tough last second loss in Ellijay on Tuesday night.
In the first quarter of this one, it was the away team that got out to the quick start as Pickens jumped out to a 9-2 lead early on. As the quarter came to a close, the Dragons kept their early lead, and took a 16-12 advantage over Northwest Whitfield going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the Bruins got things going on their end outscoring Pickens 25-14, to take a 37-30 lead going into the break.
Pickens came back in the 3rd quarter & cut into the Bruins lead, keeping it within striking distance. The Dragons, outscored Northwest Whitfield 18-17 in the frame as the Bruins held a 54-48 lead going to the 4th. In the 4th, the Pickens offense exploded. The Dragons, using a 30-17 run in the final quarter, took this one away from Northwest Whitfield & picked up the win, 78-71.
Seth Bishop: 22 points, 4 assists, 13 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 blocks
Tucker Lowe: 21 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds
Zach Goss: 14 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Hunter Hermann: 10 points, 6 assists, 8 rebounds, 3 steals
Brady Moore: 6 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds
Owen Moss: 4 points, 2 assist, 1 rebound
Alex Snelgrove: 1 point, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Like the Nettes’, the Dragons will also be in Dalton later today as they take on the Christian Heritage Lions in non-region action. Tip off scheduled for 5:30.
After the girls game, it was time for the Dragons to take the floor against the Bobcats. Like the Lady Cats, the Bobcats came in 2nd in the region, with Pickens a little further back in 6th, but still with time to make some noise prior to the region tournament.
Much like the game before this one, both teams traded buckets with one another the entire first quarter. Gilmer, took a 13-11 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, it remained close towards the end of the half when the Bobcats made a run. Gilmer, outscored the Dragons 21-12 to take a 34-23 lead into the break.
The scoring in the 3rd quarter remained close as the Bobcats barely outscored Pickens 12-11, but in the process stretched their lead by one, 46-34, going to the 4th & final quarter. In the 4th, the Dragons made a furious comeback. Down 12 to start the quarter, Pickens outscored the Bobcats 18-7 in the frame. As the clock was draining down to the final seconds, the Dragons had three opportunities for the the game winning shot. However, the shots wouldn’t fall, & the Bobcats escaped with a 53-52 win.
Seth Bishop: 23 points, 2 assists, 14 rebounds, 3 steals
Tucker Lowe: 12 points, 3 assists, 1 steal
Zach Goss: 11 points, 3 assists, 8 rebounds
Hunter Hermann: 4 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals
Owen Moss: 2 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 block
The Dragons, will look to shake off that tough defeat as they head to Northwest Whitfield to take on the Bruins in another region match up. Tip off scheduled for 8:30.
This week’s #TeamFYNSports Sports Writer basketball Players of the Week are Mykenzie Weaver & Zach Goss. The Nettes’ & Dragons, only had one game this week, and these two played big roles in their games.
For Mykenzie Weaver, she has played well all season, even surpassing the 1,000 career point mark before Christmas of her Junior year. Weaver, led the Nettes in scoring on Friday in their win against the LaFayette Lady Ramblers. Weaver finished with 32 points, 4 assists, 5 rebounds, & 2 steals.
Zach Goss, has been a leader on this Dragons team in this his Senior year. The Tennessee Tech football commit, has helped out the Dragons basketball team in many ways. Goss, finished with 12 points, 4 assists, & 2 steals against the LaFayette Ramblers Friday night.
The Nettes & the Dragons will be on the road this week as they have two region games, & their final non-region game of the season on tap. First up, a match up with their 515 rival Gilmer in Ellijay on Tuesday night. The Nettes, will tip of at 6, followed by the Dragons at 7:30.
After the Nettes’ took care of business in their game, it was the Dragons turn to take the court. Their opponent, the region leading LaFayette Ramblers who, coming into the game, had only lost one game the entire season. The Ramblers, took game one of the season series earlier in the year, & Pickens looked to even the series, & shock the region in the process.
In the opening quarter, the Dragons came out on fire. Pickens, used a great combination of offense & defense to jump out to a 21-11 lead over LaFayette going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the Ramblers started getting things going for themselves. They used a 21-6 quarter run, to take a 32-27 lead over the Dragons going into halftime.
In the 3rd quarter, the scoring in the quarter remained close as LaFayette barely outscored Pickens 19-15. Going to the 4th, the away team held the lead, 51-42. In the 4th & final quarter, the Ramblers used a 21-18 run, & some late free throws to seal the win, 72-60.
Hunter Hermann: 16 points, 3 assists, 6 rebounds
Zach Goss: 12 points, 4 assists, 2 rebounds
Tucker Lowe: 12 points
Seth Bishop: 10 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks
Brady Moore: 6 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds
Alex Snelgrove: 4 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds
Owen Moss: 4 assists, 6 rebounds, 2 steals
The Dragons, will kick off a 3 game road trip on Tuesday as they’ll head to Ellijay to take on the Gilmer Bobcats in a big time region game. Like the Lady Cats, the Bobcats sit in 2nd place in the region standings while the Dragons currently sit in 6th. Tip off is set for 7:30 pm.
Yesterday afternoon, the Dragons varsity basketball team hosted the Forsyth Central Bulldogs out of the 7A classification for a non-region contest. Pickens, came into the ball game having won back to back region games against Heritage & Ridgeland, & looked to end the week with their 3rd straight win.
The first quarter of this game was much like the Dragons game against Ridgeland the other night, back & forth. The visiting Bulldogs, took a one point lead going to the 2nd, 13-12. In the 2nd quarter, the two teams remained close, but Forsyth Central was able to extend it’s lead slightly over Pickens going to the break, 28-22.
In the 3rd, the Bulldogs, would outscore the Dragons by ten, 20-10, to take a 48-32 lead going to the 4th & final quarter of play. The 4th quarter was closely played as Forsyth Central outscored Pickens 20-14, to seal the win, 68-46.
Seth Bishop: 23 points, 2 assists, 9 rebounds, 1 steal
Zach Goss: 7 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds
Tucker Lowe: 4 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound
Owen Moss: 4 points, 1 rebound
Hunter Hermann: 3 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal
Brady Moore: 3 points, 2 rebounds
Alex Snelgrove: 2 points, 1 rebound
Pickens, will be in action on Friday as they host the LaFayette Lady Ramblers & Ramblers for key region match ups. The Nettes’, will start things off at 7 pm, followed by the Dragons at 8:30 pm.
After the Nettes’ picked up a big win to keep their winning streak alive, the Dragons, looked to create a winning streak. After defeating Heritage the other night, Pickens came into Ridgeland not only for their 2nd win in a row, but a season sweep over the Panthers.
The first quarter, saw it go back and forth between both teams. The Panthers, took a 15-12 lead into the 2nd quarter. In the 2nd, it looked like we were going into the break tied at 32, but Ridgeland was able to get 5 quick points, including a buzzer beating three to take a 37-32 lead over the Dragons, going into halftime.
In the 3rd, Pickens started it’s comeback. The Dragons, would outscore Ridgeland 14-9 in the 3rd to cut the Panther lead down to 46-44, going to the 4th. In the 4th quarter, Pickens used defense to create offense as they outscored the Panthers 23-14 to complete the season sweep & get the win, 67-60.
Seth Bishop: 23 points, 4 assists, 11 rebounds, 4 steals
Hunter Hermann: 12 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 3 steals
Zach Goss: 10 points, 4 assists, 6 rebounds, 2 steals
Tucker Lowe: 10 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals
Brady Moore: 10 points, 5 rebounds
Owen Moss: 2 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds, 3 steals
The Dragons, will be right back at it this afternoon as they host the Forsyth Central Bulldogs in non-region action. The day kicks off with the C-Team at 11:30 am, the Jv Boys at 1 pm, & finally the varsity Dragons at 2:30 pm
After the Nettes’ took down the Lady Generals in overtime, the Dragons looked to complete the jv/varsity sweep as earlier on in the day, the jv Nettes’ defeated Heritage 36-29. If the season had ended prior to the game, the Dragons would be the 6th seed & would take on these Heritage Generals in the first round of the 6-AAAA region tournament. There’s still a lot of time to improve on that before tournament time however, & Pickens looked to do that. Prior to the game, PHS senior Seth Bishop was recognized for scoring his 1,000th career point last Saturday against Forsyth Central.
Early on in the 1st, it was the Generals getting things started. Pickens, was able to get back into it prior to the end of the frame as Heritage led the Dragons 16-11, going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the Dragons offense came alive. The defense led to offense with Pickens outscoring the Generals 18-10. Those final 3 points of the half came by way of a buzzer beater from sophomore Tucker Lowe. Going to the break, the Dragons held a 29-26 lead over Heritage.
In the 3rd, the Dragons kept up the pace they set in the 2nd quarter as they held the vc
Generals to 12 3rd quarter points, while scoring 23 points, to extend their lead going to the 4th, 53-38. In the 4th, the Generals made a big run, cutting the Pickens lead down to single digits. The Dragons, were able to hold off Heritage, getting the win, 75-65 & ending a 12 game losing streak.
Seth Bishop: 25 points, 3 assists, 13 rebounds, 1 block
Tucker Lowe: 19 points, 2 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 steal
Zach Goss: 15 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block
Hunter Hermann: 13 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks
Owen Moss: 3 points, 10 assists, 1 rebound, 2 steals
The Dragons, will look to build off of this win when they head to Rossville to take on the Panthers of Ridgeland. Pickens, defeated Ridgeland earlier on in the season & will be looking to complete the season sweep. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 pm.
After the JV Nettes’ & varsity Nettes’ picked up big wins, the Dragons varsity basketball team looked to complete the afternoon sweep over 7A Forsyth Central.
The Bulldogs, started the game on a 7-0 run. Pickens, fought back and after one, Forsyth Central led the Dragons, 21-16. In the 2nd quarter, the Dragons stayed within striking distance as the Bulldogs kept the lead going into halftime, 41-30.
The 3rd quarter, saw a career achievement reached as Senior Seth Bishop surpassed 1,000 points during his time at PHS. Forsyth Central, used a 23-12 quarter run to extend their lead going to the 4th, 64-42. The 4th quarter was closly contested with the Bulldogs barely outscoring the dragons, 17-15. Forsyth Central took the win however, 81-57.
Seth Bishop: 23 points, 2 assists, 8 rebounds
Zach Goss: 9 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds
Brady Moore: 7 points, 4 rebounds
Owen Moss: 3 points, 4 assists, 1 rebound, 1 steal
Tucker Lowe: 3 points, 3 assists, 1 steal
Alex Snelgrove: 3 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, 1 steal
Hayes Pickett: 3 points, 1 rebound
Noah Sutton: 3 points
Andrew Smith: 2 points
Hunter Hermann: 1 assist, 5 rebounds
The Dragons, will be back in region action on Tuesday as they host the Heritage Generals in a big region contest. Tip off is set for 7:30 pm.
After the girls varsity game, it was time for the nightcap as the Dragons hosted the Dawson Tigers to open their portion of the 2019 schedule. Pickens, looked to split the series with the Tigers after falling to Dawson in Dawsonville.
Much like the girls game, the visitors got off to the quick start, but the home team was able to rally back. In a back & forth opening quarter, the Tigers held a 21-18 lead. In the 2nd, Pickens went on a run sparked by the returning Hunter Hermann. The Senior changed the tempo of the ball game & helped the Dragons go on a 16-9 quarter run to take a 34-30 lead into the break.
The 3rd quarter, saw a lot of scoring from both teams. Both teams combined to score 47 points in the frame, with Dawson outscoring Pickens 28-19, to retake the lead going to the 4th, 58-53. The Tigers, would be able to hold off any Dragon run as they outscored Pickens in the 4th, 26-16, to take a 84-69 win.
Seth Bishop: 26 points, 3 assists, 10 rebounds
Zach Goss: 15 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds
Hunter Hermann: 12 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, 1 steal
Owen Moss: 6 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal
Alex Snelgrove: 4 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Brady Moore: 4 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds
Tucker Lowe: 2 points, 2 assists
Pickens, will take to the road tomorrow as they head to Forsyth Central to take on the Bulldogs in non-region action. Tip off is set for 4 pm.
After the Nettes’ & Lady Tigers game concluded, it was time for the Dragons & the Tigers to take the floor. Dawson, much like their Lady Tiger teammates, came into this game ranked in the top ten in the 3A classification while Pickens came in looking to snap a bad streak and pick up a big non region win.
The game got off to a slow start with both teams trying to get that first bucket to go down. Eventually, both teams got points on the board and it would be Dawson taking a 21-12 lead over the Dragons going to the 2nd. Scoring in the 2nd quarter was close as the Tigers just managed to outscore Pickens 21-15 in the frame. Taking a 42-27 lead into the half.
The 3 pointer was falling for the Tigers last night & they used it to stop any run the Dragons would muster. Going to the 4th, Dawson led Pickens 67-41. The final from Dawsonville would be 80-47, Dawson.
Seth Bishop: 17 points
Owen Moss: 8 points
Zach Goss: 8 points
Brady Moore: 4 points
Hayes Pickett: 4 points
Tucker Lowe: 3 points
Alex Snelgrove: 2 points
Andrew Smith: 1 point
Much like the Nettes’, the Dragons, will be participating in a holiday tournament next week. They will be competing in the Model Big Blue Classic being held at Model High School in Rome starting next Thursday as they take on the Calhoun Yellow Jackets at 3 pm.
After the Nettes’ took home an exciting win, the Dragons looked to pull off a big win as their 2018 home portion of their season came to a close. The Christian Heritage Lions, came in ranked in the top 10 in the A-Private classification.
In the first, it was the away team that got off to the quick start. The Dragons, got back into it just before the end of the frame as the Lions held a 14-6 lead going to the 2nd. The 2nd quarter, saw Christian Heritage get the three ball working. The Lions used a 26-14 2nd quarter run to take a 40-20 lead into the half.
The 3rd quarter, saw the Lions extend their lead on Pickens as they took a 65-29 advantage into the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, the younger players for the Dragons got in and looked good. Pickens outscored Christian Heritage in the 4th, 11-8. The Lions would take this one however, 73-40.
Tucker Lowe: 14 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound
Seth Bishop: 12 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal
Hayes Pickett: 4 points, 2 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 block
Zach Tetterton: 3 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound
Daniel Tetterton: 2 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, 1 steal
Alex Snelgrove: 2 points, 1 assist, 2 steals
Andrew Smith: 2 points
Zach Goss: 1 point, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 block
Brady Moore: 1 assist, 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Noah Sutton: 2 rebounds, 1 block
Pickens, will be on the road tonight as they will head to Dawsonville to face the Dawson Tigers in a non-region contest. The Tigers, much like the Lady Tigers, are ranked in the top 10 of the AAA classification. Tip off set for 8:30.