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