Dawgs pick up OT win in style

Posted February 1, 2017 at 9:38 am

The Clinton County Bulldogs picked up three impressive wins last week to move its record to 17-6 on the year.

Tuesday night, the Dawgs secured the number one spot in the district rankings by defeating Metcalfe County to move to a perfect 6-0 district record.

On Friday night, Clinton County played host to Allen County/Scottsville and pulled off the one point victory in overtime.

The team’s final game of the week came on Saturday when the Bulldogs traveled to Jackson County. Clinton County hit a season high 18 three pointers for the game, including a career high and school record 11 three pointers by Brett Gibson.

Clinton County won that game, 86-54.

Clinton County 86

Jackson County 54

The Bulldogs traveled to Jackson County on Saturday and right out of the gate, Clinton County took control of the game.

During the first quarter, the Bulldogs put up 28 points, including three three pointers by Gibson, two from Jamison Summers and one from Jackson Harlan.

By the end of the period, Clinton County led Jackson County, 28-14.

During the second quarter, Clinton County remained in control and scored 25 points in the eight minute period. John Davis scored all 13 of his points in the second quarter including a three pointer by Gibson and one by Seth Stockton for a 53-28 halftime lead.

During the third quarter, Gibson’s hot hand continued as he knocked down five three pointers for 15 of the team’s 23 third quarter points.

By the end of the third, Clinton County jumped out to a 36 point lead, 76-40.

Jackson County did outscore Clinton County in the fourth quarter, 14-10, but the damage had already been done by the Dawgs in the previous three quarters.

The Dawgs picked up win number 17 on the year with the 86-54 victory.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Gibson 33

Davis 13

Summers 9

Harlan 7

Stockton 7

Langford 6

Choate 6

Guffey 3

Stines 2

Clinton County 55

Allen Co./Scottsville 54

Clinton County hosted Allen County/Scottsville Friday night and started the game off on a slow start, but reached a 5-0 lead in the first three minutes. Neither team was on a scoring spree during the first several minutes, but the Dawgs got out to a seven point lead, 9-2, before Allen County cut the lead to three by the end of the first quarter, 9-6.

The Dawgs remained somewhat in control during the second quarter, as Summers hit the first basket of the period, 11-6.

Allen County responded with a field goal to cut the lead to three at the seven minute mark, but Langford extended the lead to four on a free throw.

At the 6:30 mark, Allen County cut the lead to two points, but back-to-back goals by Davis put the Dawgs up by six points with 5:16 on the clock, 16-10.

Clinton County finished the quarter just out of reach of the Patriots with a 25-19 halftime lead.

The Bulldogs drew first blood in the second half with a basket by Harlan, 27-19, but a field goal by the Patriots cut the lead to six points with 7:06 on the clock.

Gibson hit a three pointer at the 6:44 mark and the cold streak from Clinton County hit like a semi-truck. Allen County went on a 16-0 run to take a seven point lead with 40 seconds on the clock, 37-30.

Davis hit a field goal to cut the lead to 14 points, but Allen County finished the quarter with a basket for a 39-32 lead after three.

During the fourth quarter, Clinton County began to cut down the lead Allen County obtained in the third quarter.

Langford hit a field goal to cut it to four, but a basket by Allen County pushed the lead to six, 41-35.

Another basket by Langford cut the lead to four, but a 7-0 run put Allen County up by 11 points with 4:45 remaining in the game, 48-35.

Clinton County then put together a 9-0 run to cut the lead to two points, 48-46, with 2:50 on the clock. Allen County scored a field goal at the 2:33 mark, 50-46.

With 1:47 on the clock, Harlan hit two free throws to cut the lead to two points, followed by Summers hitting one of two to cut the lead to one, 50-49 with 1:29 remaining.

Allen County hit one of two from the line with 41 seconds remaining to regain a two point lead.

During the final seconds, Allen County missed two free throws and fouled Summers on the rebound, sending him to the line for two shots. Summers hit both shots and tied the game at 51 with 11 seconds remaining. Allen County’s final attempt to score failed sending the game into overtime.

During the overtime period, Head Coach Todd Messer installed a plan. Once the tip was controlled by Clinton County, Messer instructed Summers to hold the ball.

Allen County’s plan was to let Summers hold the ball as they sat back in a zone.

Summers dribbled the ball for a two minutes before passing it off and getting it back to hold it for the remainder of the time.

With 52 seconds on the clock, Allen County’s zone came up to guard Summers. After a couple of passes, Harlan was found on the baseline where he made a jumper under the goal to take a two point lead with 42 seconds remaining, 53-51.

On Allen County’s possession, a player control foul was called on Allen County giving Clinton County the ball. The Dawgs lost the ball on an inbounds pass allowing Allen County to take a timeout.

Clinton County’s defense stepped up on the inbounds play and forced a five second count to be called on Allen County. With 11 seconds remaining, Clinton County’s Harlan was fouled sending him to the line for two shots. Harlan made both and gave Clinton County a four point lead, 55-51.

Allen County’s last second three pointer went in cutting the lead to one point, but with only four seconds remaining, Clinton County held the ball out of bounds until time expired, giving Clinton County the one point win, 55-54.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Harlan 14

Davis 12

Gibson 12

Summers 10

Langford 7

Clinton County 60

Metcalfe County 37

The Bulldogs traveled to Metcalfe County Tuesday night for a district make up game that was postponed due to weather.

Tuesday night’s matchup was the final district game of the season for Clinton County and the Dawgs finished with a perfect 6-0 district record.

During the first quarter, Clinton County took control from the tipoff and never looked back. At the end of the first period, Clinton County had a 29-2 lead over the Hornets.

The second quarter went much the same way for the Dawgs, outscoring Metcalfe County 17-9 in the period for a halftime lead of, 46-11.

Building a comfortable lead in the first half, Clinton County coasted in the second half scoring 10 points in the third and nine in the fourth. Metcalfe County put up eight points and 18 points respectively and Clinton County finished the game with a win, 60-37.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Harlan 11

Choate 10

Caleb Guffey 8

Gibson 8

Davis 8

Langford 7

Chase Guffey 3

Summers 3

Hadley 2

Clinton County will be back in action on Friday as the Dawgs travel to Madison Southern and will be at home for the Robbie Davis Memorial Classic against Holmes on Saturday. Tip off for that game is set for 6:15 p.m.


Jackson Harlan knocked down this 12 foot jumper in the first half against Allen County/Scottsville on Friday.


John Davis drove the lane to make a layup in the first half against Allen County/Scottsville Friday night. Davis finished the game with 12 points.


Colin Langford put up a jumper in the second half against Allen County/Scottsville. The Dawgs won the game in overtime, 55-54. Langford finished with seven points.