Lady Dawgs pick up much needed win over Metcalfe

Posted January 15, 2014 at 2:48 pm



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Macy Campbell put up a shot in the lane Friday night against Metcalfe County. The Lady Dawgs moved to 3-1 in district play with the 51-40 win over the Lady Hornets.

The Clinton County Lady Dawgs won a game and lost a game last week, which brings its record to 8-8 on the year.

Clinton County’s win came at home Friday night against 16th District rival Metcalfe County 51-40 and lost on Saturday to Edmonson County 63-57.

Clinton County 57

Edmonson County 63

The Lady Dawgs traveled to Russell County Saturday to play in the Bankers Hardwood Classic. The classic was hosted by the Lady Lakers, and saw Clinton County take on Edmonson County.

The Lady Dawgs trailed after the first quarter, 17-12 and at the half, 33-26.

Edmonson County outscored the Lady Dawgs 21-10 in the third quarter to extend its lead 54-36, but a small surge in the fourth quarter saw Clinton County put up 21 points and hold Edmonson County to only nine. Buy then, however, the damage had already been done as Clinton County picked up its eighth loss of the year, 63-57.

The Lady Dawgs hit 18 of 52 from the floor for 34.6 percent, including three of 12 from the three point line for 25 percent.

From the foul line, the Lady Dawgs hit 18 of 27 for 66.6 percent.

The Lady Dawgs pulled down 25 rebounds compared to 18 by Edmonson County, and committed three less turnovers than the Lady Wildcats, 18-15.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Stalcup 21

Dicken 14

Beard 11

Campbell 5

Bookout 2

Elmore 2

Hopper 2

Clinton County 51

Metcalfe County 40

The Lady Dawgs won it’s eighth game of the season Friday night and moved to 3-1 in district play, with its only district loss coming to Cumberland County on December 17 at Burkesville.

Friday night’s game started well for Clinton County’s Alex Beard as she put up the Lady Dawgs first 13 points of the game. At the 1:09 mark, Beard hit a three pointer to grab a 10 point lead all by herself, 13-3.

Kayla Dicken scored with 40 seconds on the clock to give the Lady Dawgs a 15-3 first quarter lead.

Metcalfe finally made its first field goal in the second quarter, after Shyanne McWhorter made a three pointer to extend the lead.

Ansley Stalcup made a basket at the 6:02 mark to give Clinton County a 15 point lead, followed by a free throw by Tara Elmore for a 21-5 lead.

Metcalfe then started making baskets and finished the quarter with a 10-2 run to cut Clinton County’s lead to six points at halftime, 23-17.

The third quarter saw Metcalfe County cut the lead to five points, but that was as close as they would come in that quarter as the Lady Dawgs stretched its lead to 10 points by the end of the third, 40-30.

During the final quarter, Clinton County put up 11 points in the period while Metcalfe County posted 10. The 10 point advantage Clinton County gained in the third quarter was enough to seal the deal in the final period, 51-40.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Beard 20

Stalcup 16

Dicken 7

McWhorter 5

Hopper 2

Elmore 1

Clinton County was back in action Tuesday night hosting Cumberland County, too late for press deadline, and will travel to Russell County Friday night for the final district game of the regular season.

The Lady Dawgs will also play host to the first round game of the All “A” Classic against Monroe County on Monday, January 20, at The Castle. That game is set for a 6 p.m. tipoff.

Shyanne McWhorter put up a shot in the lane against Metcalfe County Friday night. Clinton County won the game, 51-40. McWhorter finished with five points.