Lady Dawgs grab 2 OT wins

Posted December 18, 2013 at 3:50 pm



The Clinton County Lady Bulldogs pulled off two impressive overtime wins this week on back-to-back nights. The first coming at Metcalfe County, 48-45, and the second win coming at home against Greenwood, 77-73.

Clinton County also added a loss to its record earlier in the week against Monroe County. Clinton County fell to the Lady Falcons by a final of, 73-39.

Clinton County 77

Greenwood 73 OT

During the start of the game, Clinton County took the first basket as Shyanne McWhorter hit a three pointer.

Greenwood answered with back-to-back goals to take a one point lead, 4-3, with 6:32 on the clock and from there on out it was a battle for both teams.

There were six lead changes during the first period and at the end of the quarter, Clinton County found itself up by one, 17-16.

During the second quarter, Clinton County’s offense struggled as did its defense allowing 15 points scored by Greenwood, which was five three pointers accounting for 15 of its 31 first half points.

As the buzzer sounded to end the half, Clinton County was only down by three, 31-28.

Greenwood came out of the locker room at halftime and started putting the ball in the basket, with a 6-1 run, leading 37-29 over the Lady Dawgs.

Clinton County struggled from the floor as the Lady Dawgs saw Greenwood continue to add to its lead.

With 30 seconds remaining in the third quarter, Greenwood scored a three point play to give the Lady Gators its largest lead of the game, 54-42.

Seeing the game going in the wrong direction, Ansley Stalcup drilled a three pointer at the buzzer to cut the lead to eight points, 54-46.

That basket was the beginning of the end for the Lady Gators.

During the first few minutes, both teams added points to the board, but at the 3:04 mark, Clinton County was still behind by five points, 59-54, when Greenwood added a free throw for a six point lead. Clinton County’s Alex Beard hit a three pointer to cut the lead to three, but a free throw by Greenwood extended its lead to four points, 61-57.

The Lady Gators added another two free throws for a six point lead, but the Lady Dawgs began a 6-0 run that ended with a steal and a basket from Bree Boils tying the score at 63 with a minute remaining.

Greenwood hit a field goal to regain the lead, 65-63, but Stalcup went to the line and drained both shots to tie the score at 65 with 41 seconds remaining in regulation.

With 30 seconds remaining, Clinton County forced a jump ball and gaind possession. Clinton County’s attempt to end the game failed, as did Greenwood’s shot with three seconds on the clock.

Tied at 65, both teams head ed into overtime and another four minutes on the clock.

During the overtime, Clinton County took control of the game with a 5-0 run, 70-65.

Greenwood added a free throw, but a basket by Kayla Dicken put the Lady Dawgs up by six with less than a minute remaining.

During the final 42 seconds, Clinton County was outscored by Greenwood from the line, 7-5, but with Clinton County’s six point lead before the free throws were shot, was enough to come out on top for its second win of the season, 77-73.

The Lady Dawgs moved to 2-2 on the year with both wins coming in overtime.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Stalcup 24

Dicken 19

Beard 18

McWhorter 5

Elmore 5

Boils 4

Bookout 2

Clinton County 48

Metcalfe County 45

The first win of the season for the Lady Dawgs, an overtime win against a district opponent, came on Friday night at Metcalfe County.

Clinton County struggled from the floor during the first quarter, falling behind 12-7 after one.

The Lady Dawgs outscored the Lady Hornets 15-7 in the second quarter for a 22-19 lead.

During the third quarter, Metcalfe County started adding points to the board while Clinton County struggled severely.

Clinton County only scored two points, from the foul line, the entire third quarter, allowing Metcalfe County to take a 29-24 lead to start the fourth.

During the fourth quarter, Clinton County buckled down and the baskets started to fall.

The Lady Dawgs cut the lead to one point at the 4:08 mark with a basket by Alex Beard, 33-32.

A three pointer by Metcalfe County extended its lead to four points, but a free throw by Dicken put Clinton County back to within one shot, 36-33.

Metcalfe County added two more points to its lead, 38-33, but then Clinton County started its comeback. The Lady Dawgs hit three free throws in the final 1:36 to cut the lead to two points, followed by a layup on the left side of the floor with 20 seconds on the clock from Dicken to tie the score at 38.

Metcalfe County couldn’t get a shot off in the final seconds and forced the game into overtime, tied at 38.

During the overtime period, Clinton County took the lead on a field goal in the first five seconds of the period. Metcalfe answered with a three pointer for the one point advantage, 41-40.

Two free throws later by Clinton County gave the Lady Dawgs a one point lead, 42-41.

Metcalfe County scored a basket to regain the lead, 43-42, but with 2:42 on the clock, Stalcup hit two free throws for the lead, 44-43.

On the next possession, Clinton County made a defensive stop and regained possession of the ball. A stall tactic was in place and it worked for a little while until Elmore received a pass while heading to the goal and was called for traveling.

Metcalfe took the lead with 1:16 on the clock, but Clinton County tied the score at 45 when Boils hit one of two from the foul line with 54.3 seconds remaining.

Metcalfe County was sent to the line on the next possession, but couldn’t make the free throws. Both teams ended up in a jump ball situation with the possession arrow in favor of the Lady Hornets. Metcalfe County missed a shot with 8.4, which forced another jump ball off the rebound. This time the arrow pointed to Clinton County.

After getting the ball to half court and calling a time out to set up a play, Clinton County inbounded the ball with the final seconds ticking away.

Stalcup came around a screen on the right side of the floor and pulled up for a three pointer with six seconds remaining. The ball went through the net giving Clinton County a three point lead, 48-45. Metcalfe County couldn’t get the ball in and down the floor before the buzzer sounded and giving the Lady Dawgs its first win of the season.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Stalcup 18

Dicken 11

Beard 9

Boils 5

Campbell 2

McWhorter 2

Elmore 1

Clinton County 39

Monroe County 73

The Lady Dawgs lost its second game of the season on Tuesday night of last week, as Clinton County traveled to Monroe County.

Clinton County was outmatched from the opening tip as Monroe County added points on the board quickly.

During the first quarter, Monroe County scored 13 points compared to Clinton County’s 10. As the second quarter got underway, Monroe County posted 26 on the board for a 39-20 halftime lead.

The third quarter saw much of the same for Clinton County, only scoring 12 points to trail 57-32. In the final quarter, Monroe County scored 16 points to Clinton County’s seven for a 73-39 final.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Stalcup 13

Dicken 11

Beard 8

Elmore 3

Hicks 3

Boils 1

Clinton County traveled to Cumberland County on Tuesday night, December 17, and will travel to South Oldham for games on December 20-22.

With six seconds remaining in overtime, Ansley Stalcup came off a screen on the right wing and dropped in a three pointer for the win during Friday night’s contest against Metcalfe County, 48-45.

Kayla Dicken hit this shot with time running out in regulation to tie the score at 38 and to send the game into overtime Friday night.