Regular season end is near for Lady Dawgs

Posted February 8, 2017 at 10:10 am


The Clinton County Lady Dawgs played three games this week, resulting in three losses for Clinton County.

The first game for the ladies came Tuesday night at home against 4th Region rival Warren Central. Clinton County made it a game and stayed close to the Lady Dragons, but fell 43-39. On Friday night, Clinton County hosted Wayne County and fell 66-38, and on Saturday, the Lady Dawgs faced the number 11 ranked team in the state with Covington Holmes coming to The Castle. The Lady Dawgs lost that game as well, 61-25.

Clinton County 25

Holmes 61

It took some time for the Lady Dawgs to get their points on the scoreboard Saturday afternoon against the number 11th ranked team in the state as Holmes jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.

Christina Collins hit a three pointer at the 3:10 mark, which was the only basket Clinton County scored in the first quarter. The Lady Dawgs trailed 20-3 to start the second quarter.

The second quarter was a little better for Clinton County as Alexis Roberts hit two foul shots in the opening minute, but Holmes went on an 8-0 run for a 28-5 lead.

Collins hit another three pointer at the 4:40 mark, followed by a basket by Samantha Flowers with a minute left in the half. Clinton County trailed 29-11 at the end of the second period.

It was evident in the first half that Holmes was a highly ranked team for a reason and with the 18 point lead heading into the second half, Holmes had a reason to put on the cruise in the second half.

At the end of the third quarter, Holmes had reach a 33 point lead to start the final quarter, 49-16.

It didn’t take long in the fourth quarter for Holmes to reach a 35 point lead, which allowed the clock to run continuously during the final period.

Clinton County lost the contest, 61-25.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Collins 14

Stockton 6

Flowers 2

A. Roberts 2

Polston 1

Clinton County 38

Wayne County 66

The Lady Dawgs hosted neighboring Wayne County Friday night, February 3.

At the start of the game, Clinton County came out ready to play even though Wayne jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the early minutes.

Clinton County’s first basket came at the 5:40 mark when Flowers hit a field goal. Mackenzie Polston hit a basket at the 4:51 mark to cut the lead to three points, 7-4, but Wayne County extended the lead on a basket 11 seconds later.

During the next minute, Polston hit four shots from the foul line, and Bree Boils knocked down a three pointer to put the Lady Dawgs up by one with 3:40 on the clock, 10-9.

Wayne County then put together a 7-0 run to lead by six points, but another three pointer by Boils with 50 seconds remaining closed the gap on the Lady Cards at the end of the first period, 16-13.

Tessa Roberts hit a free throw in the beginning of the second quarter to cut the lead to two points, but a three pointer by Wayne County extended the lead to five, 19-14, with 6:30 on the clock.

Boils knocked down her third three pointer of the game at the 5:52 mark to cut the lead back to two points, and a mid-court steal by Flowers followed with a basket tied the score at 19.

Scoring for the Lady Dawgs came to a halt at this point in the game and allowed Wayne County to put together an 11-0 run. It wasn’t until the 1:02 mark that Clinton County would put more points on the board as Rylee Stockton hit a field goal, 30-21.

Wayne County scored a basket at the 45 second mark, but a three pointer by Alexis Roberts cut the lead to eight points, 32-24.

Wayne County hit a basket as time expired in the first half for a halftime score of 33-24.

The third quarter didn’t fare well for Clinton County as the Lady Dawgs only posted five points for the quarter. By the end of the third, Wayne County had taken a commanding lead, 54-29.

The final quarter went much the same way for the Lady Dawgs. As a team, Clinton County only posted nine points in the period compared to Wayne County’s 12. By the end of the final quarter, Wayne County came off with the 66-38 win.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Boils 10

Polston 5

Flowers 4

Beaty 3

I. Moons 3

Collins 3

Young 3

A. Roberts 3

T. Roberts 2

Stockton 2

Clinton County 39

Warren Central 43

The Lady Dawgs played host to 4th Region rival Warren Central Tuesday night at The Castle in what turned out to be good competition for the Lady Dawgs.

At the start of the game, Warren Central drew first blood with a three pointer, 3-0. At the 6:30 mark, Macy Campbell hit a field goal to cut the lead to one point, 3-2, but Warren Central held all scoring for Clinton County and finished the quarter with 10 point lead, 12-2.

During the second quarter, Clinton County started to show life on the hardwood as a three pointer from Campbell fell, followed by two from Boils to cut the lead to three points, 14-11.

Warren Central hit one of two from the foul line to push the lead to four points, but a three pointer by Campbell cut that lead down to one point with 3:30 on the clock, 15-14.

Clinton County’s first lead of the game came at the 1:10 mark as Campbell hit two of two from the line, 16-15.

Warren Central hit a basket and hit a free throw for the three point play to finish the half, 18-16.

Clinton County opened the second half up from three point range, but never connected going 0-3 to start the second half.

Warren Central started to rebuild its lead and other than a three pointer from Stockton, Clinton County was scoreless up to the 2:35 mark.

At the 2:35 mark, Flowers hit a field goal to cut the lead to five points, 26-21, but a field goal by Warren Central pushed the lead out to seven with 1:50 remaining, 28-21. Stockton hit a field goal to cut the lead back to five, followed by a three pointer by Boils to cut the lead to two points.

Warren Central finished the quarter with a basket to lead by four points at the end of three quarter, 30-26.

To start the fourth quarter, Campbell scored off a drive to the lane to cut the lead to two points, 30-28.

Warren Central followed up with a basket of its own and one basket from the foul line for a five point lead.

At the 5:10 mark, Boils dropped in another three pointer to cut the lead to two points, 33-31.

Warren Central seemed to counteract every basket made by the Lady Dawgs, keeping Clinton County from taking the lead.

With baskets back and forth for the remainder of the period, Clinton County finally got to within striking distance with eight seconds remaining on a three pointer, 41-39.

Clinton County fouled in the final seconds to stop the clock, but Warren Central hit its last two free throws to get to the final score of 43-39.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Boils 15

Campbell 15

Stockton 5

Flowers 2

A. Roberts 2

Clinton County will be back in action on Saturday at The Castle as the Lady Dawgs host McCreary County.

Bree Boils put up a three pointer Tuesday night against Warren Central. Clinton County lost the game, 43-39. Boils finished with 15 points.