Dawgs continue to impress fans with 6-0 start

Posted December 18, 2013 at 3:50 pm



Three impressive wins by the Bulldogs last week, moves its record to 6-0 on the year.

The first win came on Tuesday night as the Dawgs traveled to Monroe County, 76-63. The second win came at the hands of the Australian team, 77-34 and the third was a district win at Metcalfe County, 70-33.

Clinton County 70

Metcalfe County 33

The Bulldogs started off slow Friday night against the Hornets, but picked up the pace somewhat toward the end of the period.

With 1:44 remaining in the first quarter, Clinton County led by six points, 12-6, but a small run by the Hornets cut the lead to two points with 34.4 on the clock. Clinton County hit a field goal and two free throws in the final seconds to regain a six point lead, 16-10, at the end of the first.

During the second quarter it was all Bulldogs as Clinton County put together a 10-4 run to lead by 10 points, 24-14, with 2:46 on the clock.

Metcalfe County would only score two more points to end the quarter, while Clinton County put up nine for a 33-16 halftime lead.

Clinton County remained in control during the third quarter as well and outscored the Hornets 23-8 during that eight minute stretch. At the end of the third, the Bulldogs led 54-24.

During the final period, Clinton County pulled members off the bench for some varsity experience. Clinton County’s bench added 14 points in the final quarter while holding Metcalfe County to only nine for the period. As the buzzer ended the game, Clinton County picked up its sixth win of the season, 70-33.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Langford 20

Dalton 17

Claywell 6

McWhorter 6

Colin Langford 5

Nelson 4

Tallent 4

Choate 2

Brown 2

England 2

Collins 2

Clinton County 78

Southern Peninsula 34

Clinton County played host to the Australian team Thursday night. The Southern Peninsula Sharks, in addition to learning about American basketball, were also invited into the players’ homes after the game for a cultural experience.

The game started off with a basket by the Sharks for an early lead. Colby Langford hit two free throws to tie the score, but the Sharks hit one of two from the line to regain the lead, 3-2. From there, Clinton County took off and really never looked back. The Dawgs finished the quarter with a 25-5 run for a 27-8 first quarter lead.

The second quarter was much the same as the first with Clinton County dominating both ends of the floor.

As Clinton County continued to add points to the board, Head Coach Todd Messer played everyone on his bench in the first half and everyone scored at least one point for the game.

The Dawgs headed into the locker room at halftime with a 52-19 lead.

During the third quarter, Clinton County added 20 more points to the board while holding the Sharks to only five points, 72-24.

The Sharks outscored Clinton County in the fourth quarter, 10-6, but the damage had already been done as the Bulldogs finished the game with the win, 78-34.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Claywell 16

Dalton 15

Langford 9

Nelson 8

Choate 7

England 7

Means 4

McWhorter 4

Anderson 2

Tallent 2

Collins 2

Brown 1

Colin Langford 1

Clinton County 76

Monroe County 63

The Bulldogs traveled to Monroe County on Tuesday of last week. Clinton County held on for the win 76-63.

The Bulldogs posted 19 points in the first quarter, 13 in the second, 20 in the third and 24 in the final quarter for the 76-63 win.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Dalton 21

Langford 18

Claywell 15

Nelson 10

Choate 5

Means 3

Tallent 2

McWhorter 2

Clinton County was back in action on Tuesday as the Dawgs traveled to Cumberland County. That game was too late for press deadline.

The Bulldogs will also be at home this week for the Twin Lakes Holiday Classic at The Castle.

Clinton County will play Metcalfe County and Knox Central at 5 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Friday respectively, Sevier County, TN on Saturday at 6:15 p.m. and Marshall County on Sunday at 4 p.m.

Clay Choate drove the lane against the Southern Peninsula Sharks Thursday night. Clinton County won the game, 78-34. Choate finished with five points.

Chase Anderson put up a shot in the lane Thursday night against the Southern Peninsula Sharks. Clinton County won the game easily and had contributions from every player on the bench.