Back to some “normal” basketball – or not

Posted January 8, 2014 at 3:06 pm

With the holiday tournaments behind us, Clinton County’s Lady Bulldogs returned back to the “normal” portion of the basketball schedule last week, playing host to neighboring rival and 16th District member Russell County in the Castle on Friday night.

The Lady Dawgs and Bulldogs picked up two extremely important wins with our Lady Dawgs earning a nice 73-69 victory over the Lady Lakers while the Bulldogs earned a 65-52 victory over the Lakers.

Both wins were significant in that they came over 16th District opponents and will greatly effect the race for that coveted top seeded position when the post-season tournament brackets are put together in about a month down the road.

The win over the Lady Lakers sets Clinton County’s “half-way” record at 2-1 against 16th District opponents in a race that is shaping up to be a three-way contest for that top seed between our Lady Dawgs (2-1), Cumberland County (2-0) and Russell County (1-1). Metcalfe trails with a 0-3 mark so far.

The Bulldogs are sitting in the cat-bird seat so to speak at this point, with a nice 3-0 mark against the other 16th District schools, with Russell County posting a 1-1 mark, Metcalfe at 1-2 and Cumberland at 0-2.

Then Mother Nature stepped in and put a halt to regular season games with that winter blast that forced officials to call off games on Monday and Tuesday nights, but fortunately neither of those matchups were against 16th District opponents.

What lies directly in front of Clinton County is a totally different story however, as within the next 10 days, the Lady Dawgs and Bulldogs will face all three of their 16th District opponents – again – to end their stretch of regular season 16th District contests.

We play host to Metcalfe County this Friday night (January 10), we host Cumberland County on Tuesday night of next week (January 14) and then we finish the run next Friday night (January 17) with a trip across Wolf Creek Dam to take on the Lady Lakers and Lakers of Russell County.

Fans, that’s a pretty important run for our teams, so find a way to get out to the games this week and next if at all possible. Besides the need to show support – it should end up being some fantastic basketball competition as well.

Don’t forget the proper colors next Tuesday – Go Big Pink!

Bulldog blue is usually the color of choice for home basketball games in Clinton County, but next Tuesday night (January 14) will be an exception to that rule when a planned “pink-out” is being staged in the Castle for the double-header between the Lady Dawgs and Bulldogs and their counterparts from neighboring Cumberland County.

The planned “pink-out” night is to raise awareness for cancer and the special activities and recognition ceremonies will also include a silent auction being held by the C.C.H.S. Cheerleaders that night in an effort to raise money for their Relay for Life Team.