Jasper, Ga — After the Dragonettes defeated the Lady Panthers in the opener, it was the Dragons turn to take the floor against the Panthers. Much like their counterparts, both of these teams made the playoffs last season. After a slow start, the Dragons picked things up and came away with a 68-37 win over Union.
The first quarter, was slow moving for both teams. The Dragons led 4-0 for the longest time before the Panthers got on the board. Heading to the second quarter, Pickens held an 8-3 lead over Union.
In the second quarter, the Dragons offense found their flow and extended their lead. Using a 24-9 quarter run, Pickens took a 32-12 lead over Union going to the break. Leading the Dragons in scoring at the half was Senior Tucker Lowe with 8 points.
In the third quarter, the Dragons offense struggled a bit as the Panthers tried clawing back into the game. Union outscored Pickens 17-14 in the third as the Dragons took a 46-29 lead into the fourth.
The Dragons, finished the ball game strong as they outscored the Panthers 22-8. The final in this one, Pickens 68 Union County 37.
Leading scorers for Union County:
Lake Hughes: 12 points:
Eli Underwood: 7 points
Leading scorers for Pickens:
Tucker Lowe: 19 points
Owen Moss: 11 points
Noah Sutton: 11 points