Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted January 3, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Speaking of holiday tournaments – II

First of all and most importantly is an offer of congratulations to our Clinton County Lady Bulldogs as well as to Coach Darrell Thompson and staff on adding a nice piece of hardware to the Clinton County trophy collection last week.

Clinton County picked up a runner-up trophy in our own Best of the Lakes Holiday Classic Tournament, just narrowly missing the first place title after falling in defeat earlier in the tournament in an exciting, down to the wire overtime loss that came at the hands of neighboring Pickett County.

The Lady Bobcats of Pickett managed to go unbeaten in our tournament last week to lay claim to that championship title when all was said and done.

Still, for a team with the youth that our Lady Dawgs have, that runner-up finish was a nice accomplishment.

The second round of kudos this week goes out to the entire athletic staff at Clinton County High School for their organizational efforts (again) in putting together last week’s Best of the Lakes Classic.

Of course there was a sore losing team or two when all was said and done, but that aside, the event was one of the best organized and put together tournaments we’ve hosted.

As I have noted time and time again, I’m not a fan at all of holiday tournaments, but if you have to participate, then doing so in your own back yard is certainly the best option.

Finally, the final offer of congratulations of course goes out to Lady Bulldog Ansley Stalcup, who with less than one second remaining Friday night in that overtime contest with Pickett County, dropped in a basket that made her the latest member of the 1000 point club.

With more than half of this season remaining, and another full season for the junior, Ansley should finish her career having climbed well toward the top of the scoring list for our Lady Dawgs.

And she does it all with that big smile!

Now, with that holiday stretch behind us, on to some normalcy and the rest of this 2013-14 roundball campaign.

See you on the hardwood!