Lady Dawgs pick up two wins, play impressive game against top regional opponent Monroe Co.

Posted February 19, 2014 at 7:57 pm

The Clinton County Lady Bulldogs won two games and lost a game this week improving its record to 12-14 on the year.

Clinton County 65

Warren East 46

The most recent win for the Lady Dawgs came Monday night as the team traveled to Bowling Green to take on Warren East. Head Coach Darrell Thompson said several players got some quality minutes during Monday night’s game due to Ansley Stalcup, Kayla Dicken and Shyanne McWhorter picking up two fouls each early in the game.

A total of 53 fouls were called during Monday’s game which resulted in 59 free throws shot for both teams combined.

During the first quarter, Clinton County had to rely on it’s bench to get the job done as three starters quickly got into foul trouble, however, the Lady Dawgs posted 17 points in the first quarter while holding Warren East to only six.

For the second quarter, the Lady Dawgs added to its lead by scoring 15 points while Warren East put up 12 for a 32-18 halftime lead.

Clinton County outscored Warren East in the third quarter 19-12, but was outscored in the final quarter 16-14. The damage had already been done and Clinton County secured the victory for it’s 12th win of the season, 65-46.

The Lady Dawgs out rebounded Warren East, 28-22 and hit 20 of 55 from the floor including knocking down four of 12 from behind the three point line.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Beard 16

Hicks 13

Dicken 9

Stalcup 9

Hopper 6

Bookout 4

Langford 4

Conn 2

McWhorter 2

Clinton County 54

Monroe County 58

The Lady Bulldogs hosted Monroe County Friday night for the final home game of the regular season.

Senior night for the Lady Dawgs saw Whitney Bookout, Tara Elmore and Alex Beard occupy three of the five starting positions.

Clinton County and Monroe County have faced each other three times this season with Monroe County taking victories in the previous two meetings, 73-39 and 67-44.

At tip off Friday night, Monroe County didn’t realize they would have their hands full after defeating the Lady Dawgs in the previous two meetings by double digits in both games.

Monroe County opened up with a 2-0 lead after the first two minutes of the game had ticked away.

The Lady Dawgs scored a minute later to tie the game, but a basket by Monroe County gave the Lady Falcons the lead with 4:19 on the clock, 4-2.

Monroe County added to its lead by hitting two free throws, 6-2, but back-to-back baskets by Ansley Stalcup tied the score at six points with 3:10 remaining in the period.

The Lady Falcons took the lead on the next possession, 8-6, but a 4-0 run with baskets by Stalcup and Beard put the Lady Dawgs up by four points, 12-8 with 1:01 on the clock.

With 44 seconds remaining, Monroe County cut the lead to two points, but a basket by Shyanne McWhorter put the Lady Dawgs back up by four points with 30 seconds on the clock, 14-10.

A three point play by Monroe County cut the lead to one point with 14 seconds on the clock. As the final seconds ticked away, Beard was fouled and sent to the line where she hit one of two for a two point lead to finish the quarter, 15-13 in favor of the Lady Dawgs.

Monroe County came out in the second quarter and quickly scored back-to-back goals to take a two point lead, 17-15, but a free throw and a basket by Kayla Dicken gave the Lady Dawgs a one point advantage, 18-17 with 5:26 remaining before halftime.

For the remainder of the period, both teams exchanged leads a couple more times until Monroe County took the lead at the 1:19 mark, 23-22.

At the 1:13 mark, with a difference of opinion between Head Coach Darrell Thompson and a referee, Thompson was charged with a technical foul. Monroe County hit only one of two from the line and failed to score on its next possession.

The Lady Dawgs scored one more point to cut the lead to one at the half when Tara Elmore hit one of two from the line, 24-23.

As the second half got underway, the Lady Dawgs continued to play with the Lady Falcons.

The score remained close, within one possession, until 59 seconds remaining when Monroe County took a five point lead, 44-39.

Clinton County cut the lead to three points just before the end of the period, 44-41.

The final quarter saw Monroe County grab a six point lead a couple of times during the eight minute period and even led by seven points once, but Clinton County continued to fight hard, putting up its best effort of the entire season.

During the final minute of the period, Monroe County led 52-46. Stalcup hit two free throws with 43 seconds on the clock to get to within four points, 52-48.

Monroe County hit two free throws on its next possession to extend its lead to six points, but a basket by Dicken cut the lead to four with 25 seconds on the clock.

With 21 ticks remaining, Clinton County stole the basketball, but Monroe County grabbed it right back and scored off the turnover for a six point lead, 56-50 with 17 seconds remaining.

With nine seconds left, Stalcup hit a basket to cut the lead to four points, but Monroe County was immediately fouled to stop the clock and the Lady Falcons hit both free throws to regain the six point lead, 58-52.

For the final possession of the game, Stalcup ran the ball down the floor and scored at the buzzer for a final of 58-54 in favor of Monroe County.

The Lady Dawgs’ four point loss was much improved since the two teams first met and ended in a 34 point loss for the Lady Dawgs.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Stalcup 24

Dicken 18

Beard 5

Elmore 4

McWhorter 3

Clinton County 72

McCreary Central 57

The Lady Dawgs picked up it’s 11th win of the season Tuesday night, February 11, against McCreary County Central, 72-57.

Clinton County started out a little rocky, but quickly found its groove and outscored the Lady Raiders 11-2 in the latter part of the first quarter. Clinton County led after one, 16-8 and continued their tempo in the second quarter by extending its lead to 13 by halftime, 38-25.

By the time the third quarter had ended, Clinton County put up 21 points, compared to McCreary Central’s 14, to lead the Lady Raiders, 59-39.

The largest lead of the game came in the second half of the period as Clinton County stretched the lead to 25 points, 72-47.

Clinton County failed to score in the final three minutes of the game, while McCreary Central added 10 points to the board, but the damage had already been done as the Lady Dawgs picked up the 15 point victory, 72-57.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Dicken 19

Stalcup 16

McWhorter 11

Beard 10

Hicks 6

Hopper 4

Langford 2

Bookout 2

Elmore 2

Clinton County will travel to Barren County on Thursday night for the first game of a two game double header with the Dawgs. Thursday night’s game will be the final game of the regular season for the Lady Dawgs before opening round of the 16th District Tournament takes place Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

Clinton County was in a three way tie with Russell and Cumberland Counties with a district record of 4-2 on the year.

During a draw for seeding, Clinton County drew the number three seed and will host Cumberland County during the first round.

Cumberland County is the only district team to have defeated the Lady Dawgs this season.

The Lady Dawgs’ game is set for a 6 p.m. tip off.


Kayla Dicken put up a shot in the first half against Monroe County Friday night. The Lady Dawgs played the top ranked 4th Region team to within four points, 58-54. Clinton County also picked up two wins this week against McCreary County Central and Warren East.


Tara Elmore, one of three seniors on this year’s team, went up for a shot during the first half against Monroe County Friday night. Clinton County played the top rated 4th Region team close, but finished the game with a four point loss. The Lady Dawgs picked up two wins this week against McCreary County Central and Warren East. Clinton County moved to 12-14 on the year.