Lady Dawgs come from behind to take nine point victory

Posted March 5, 2014 at 2:17 pm

The Clinton County Lady Bulldogs were the third team in Clinton County to take a district title this week with a first round win over the Lady Panthers of Cumberland County, 47-28, and picking up a win in the championship game against Russell County, 61-50.

During the first round game against Cumberland County, both teams started off extremely slow with a first quarter score of 4-2 in favor of the Lady Dawgs.

The second quarter picked up offensively from both teams. The Lady Dawgs posted 16 points while Cumberland County put up 12 for a 20-14 Lady Dawg lead at the half.

The third quarter saw much of the same as the Lady Dawgs posted 10 points in the third quarter compared to Cumberland County’s six points.

The final quarter is where Clinton County shined as the Lady Dawgs scored 17 points in the period while holding Cumberland County to only eight for the 47-28 win and to advance to the finals and the regional tournament.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Stalcup 22

Dicken 10

Beard 6

McWhorter 6

Hopper 2

Hicks 1

16th District Championship

Clinton County 60

Russell County 51

The Lady Dawgs won its fourth game in a row, moved to 15-14 on the year and hoisted the championship trophy in front of a home crowd Thursday night as Clinton County defeated Russell County, 60-51.

It was a game of runs for both teams. Russell County broke the ice and scored on the first possession, but Alex Beard knocked down back-to-back three pointers for a 6-2 lead. Ansley Stalcup hit a basket for an 8-2 lead, but Russell County scored to cut the lead to four with 6:15 on the clock.

Two free throws made by Stalcup put the Lady Dawgs up by six points with 6:04 on the clock, but Russell County scored two baskets in a row to cut the lead to only two points, 10-8.

The Lady Dawgs then put together a 7-2 run to finish the quarter with a 17-10 lead.

Up until the middle of the second quarter, Clinton County remained in control of the game.

With 3:22 remaining in the half, the Lady Dawgs were up 11 points on Russell County, 24-13, but the remainder of the period took a turn that no one saw coming.

Russell County managed to score 12 unanswered points in the final three minutes of the half to take a one point lead at halftime, 25-24.

That run continued into the first four minutes of the third quarter, as Russell County put up 10 points to Clinton County’s one for a 22-1 run and a 10 point lead, 35-25.

Toward the end of the period, Clinton County fought back and slowly inched its way closer to the lead. With a basket by Stalcup at the buzzer, Clinton County had cut the double digit lead down to six points, 42-36, with the final quarter left to play.

It took the better part of the first half of the fourth quarter, but Clinton County put together a 9-2 run to take the lead with 4:52 on the clock.

The turn of events continued to go Clinton County’s direction as fouls plagued the Russell County bench. With three minutes to play, Russell County lost two players to fouls and Clinton County did solid work from the free throw line.

With 22 seconds remaining, Clinton County grabbed a 10 point lead, 58-48. Stalcup hit two from the line to reach 60 points for the game, while Russell County hit a three pointer at the buzzer to shorten the lead, but it wasn’t enough, giving Clinton County the win and District Championship.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Stalcup 31

Beard 12

Dicken 7

Hicks 6

Campbell 2

Hopper 2

The Lady Dawgs will play its first round of the 4th Region Tournament at Allen County/Scottsville Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. against Franklin-Simpson. The Lady Dawgs were originally scheduled to play Tuesday night, but with weather conditions canceling Monday night’s match-ups, the tournament was forced to move ahead two days. This will also effect the boys’ regional tournament held at Barren County. The boys’ regional game information can be found elsewhere in this edition of the NEWS.


Kayla Dicken went through the lane during Clinton County’s first round game against Cumberland County. The Lady Dawgs defeated the Lady Panthers in the first round, and defeated Russell County in the finals to take the championship, 60-51.