Jasper, Ga — The Pickens Dragonettes welcomed the Heritage Lady Generals to the Dragons Den on Tuesday, December 8th for an early 7-AAAA region showdown. The Lady Generals came into the game 4-2 overall and 2-0 in region play. The Nettes, came in 2-2 overall and 1-0 in region play after going to Central Carroll on last Friday and defeating the Lady Lions 73-45.
The first quarter saw a back and forth start between the two squads as both were making shots early. Late in the quarter, the Nettes were able to pull in front 14-9 heading into the second quarter.
The second quarter started with the Nettes going on a 13-0 run to jump out to a 27-9 advantage. Pickens gave up only 4 points in the frame as they held a 33-13 lead over the Lady Generals as we hit halftime.
The third quarter began with a 9-0 run by the Nettes to make it 42-13 early on in the frame. Pickens outscored Heritage in the quarter, 28-9 to make it 61-22 going to the fourth.
In a shortened fourth quarter, the Nettes were able to cap off a big night and get their 2nd big region win in a row defeating Heritage, 73-27.
7-AAAA Girls Basketball Standings:
*these are from MaxPreps
Pickens: 3-2 (2-0)
Cedartown: 2-0 (1-0)
NW Whitfield: 1-2 (1-0)
Heritage: 4-3 (2-1)
Central-Carroll: 2-4 (0-1)
Ridgeland: 1-3 (0-1)
SE Whitfield: 0-4 (0-1)
Kealy Hillhouse: 15 points
Marlee McClure: 10 points
Amanda Nelson: 9 points
Carmyn Mullins: 8 points
Cassidy Richards: 8 points
Isabella Howell: 6 points
Reagan Harwood: 5 points
Caroline Mullins: 5 points
The Nettes, will be back at home on Friday as they host the Lady Panthers of Ridgeland in another 7-AAAA region clash. With how unpredictable this year has been and this season will be, Friday will be Senior Night for the Nettes. Tip off will be a 7 pm.
Jasper, Ga — The Pickens Dragonettes tipped off their season on Thursday night as they welcomed the Union County Lady Panthers to the Dragons Den for a preseason tilt. Both the Nettes and the Lady Panthers were coming off of playoff appearances last season. Pickens, using a style of play they like to call “the system”, were able to come away with an impressive 79-67 win over Union County.
One of the newer rules laid out by the GHSA for this basketball season is no opening jump ball. The away team will get the opening possession of the game. In what was a high scoring first quarter, the Nettes jumped out in front of the Lady Panthers, 23-16.
In the second quarter, Pickens extended it’s lead over Union with a 20-13 quarter advantage to take a 43-29 lead into the break. Leading the way for the Nettes at the break was Cassidy Richards with 8 points.
Both offenses came alive in the the third quarter as a combined 48 points were scored between the two teams. The Nettes, outscored the Lady Panthers 25-23 in the third to extend their lead to 68-52 going to the fourth.
In the fourth and final quarter, Union County would outscore Pickens 15-11, but the Nettes would come away with the win, 79-67.
Leading the way for Union County:
Ellie Cook: 24 points
Ava Hunter: 23 points
Leading the way for Pickens:
Caroline Mullins: 12 points
Carmyn Mullins: 11 points
Cassidy Richards: 9 points
Madison Powell: 9 points
It might have been Valentine’s Day, but it was also game day for the Pickens Dragonettes as they traveled down to Watkinsville to take on the Oconee County Lady Warriors in the first round of the GHSA 4A Girls State Basketball Tournament. Coming into the game, the Nettes were the #3 seed out of region 6 while the Lady Warriors were the #2 seed out of region 8. After a tough battle back and forth, Oconee County came away with a 67-49 win.
The first quarter started out slow for both teams as neither team could find a bucket early on. Halfway through the frame, the scoring started to come more frequently as the Lady Warriors took an 11-6 lead over the Nettes going to the second.
In the second quarter, Pickens cut into the Oconee County lead several times, including only being down by one on more than one occasion. To end the first half, the Lady Warriors went on a run to stretch their lead over the Nettes to 32-23 going into the half.
In the third quarter, the Nettes continued to fight as they attempted to climb back into the ball game. The Lady Warriors kept finding answers for anything Pickens would do it seemed as they outscored the Nettes 15-10 in the frame to take a 47-33 lead into the fourth.
In the fourth and final quarter, the Nettes battled until the very end as they never quit the entire game. The Oconee Lady Warriors got the win in this one, 67-49.
Leading the way for the Nettes were:
Mykenzie Weaver: 31 points
Sarah Morris: 8 points
Cassidy Richards: 4 points
Carmyn Mullins: 3 points
Reagan Harwood: 3 points