Dawgs win big on ‘Pink Out’ night

Posted February 8, 2017 at 10:11 am



The Clinton County Bulldogs went 1-2 on the week with wins over Holmes in the Robbie Davis Memorial Classic on Saturday and the Dawgs picked up a win on Monday night against McCreary County. The only loss for the week came on Friday night, when the Dawgs traveled to Madison Southern, to move to 19-7 on the year.

Clinton County 59

McCreary County 43

The Clinton County Bulldogs started Monday night’s game on a somewhat of a slow start as McCreary County jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead in the first three minutes of the game.

Clinton County’s first basket came from the foul line as Colin Langford hit two of two to cut the lead to four points.

John Davis hit a basket in the middle of the lane to cut the lead to two points before McCreary County hit one of two from the line to lead, 7-4.

Brett Gibson hit a three pointer to tie the score at seven, but McCreary County answered with a three pointer and a field goal to move up by five points, 12-7 with 2:10 remaining in the first period.

The Dawgs then went on an 8-0 run to finish out the quarter and lead the Raiders 15-12.

That run continued into the second quarter as Jackson Harlan hit a field goal in the first 15 seconds of the period, 17-12.

McCreary County answered with a field goal, but Harlan knocked down another shot, followed by one of two from the line from Jamison Summers for a 20-14 lead midway through the period.

Not much scoring went on for the Dawgs for the remainder of the period other than a three pointer by Gibson. By the end of the half, Clinton County went into the locker room with a three point lead, 23-20.

The third quarter was back and forth for both teams. McCreary County took the lead on several occasions including hitting the first two baskets of the second half for a 24-23 lead over the Dawgs.

A three pointer by Gibson and a basket by Harlan put the Dawgs back up by four points with 5:12 on the clock. McCreary answered with a three pointer and a field goal to regain a one point lead, 29-28 with 4:15 remaining.

Harlan’s two points from the line put the Dawgs up by one, 30-29, but a two pointer from McCreary County pushed the lead back to its side, 31-30 with 3:45 remaining in the quarter.

Clinton County finished the quarter on a 7-2 run to take a five four point lead heading into the final period, 37-33.

The third quarter run for the Dawgs continued in the fourth quarter as baskets from Gibson and Harlan, combined with two foul shots and a field goal by Summers put Clinton County up by 13 with 6:23 on the clock, 46-33.

For the remainder of the period, Clinton County continued to add to its lead and by the time the final seconds ran out, Clinton County had got its 19th win of the season, 59-43.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Harlan 17

Gibson 14

Summers 13

Davis 11

Langford 4

Clinton County 75

Holmes 54

The Bulldogs played host to several teams this past weekend during the Robbie Davis Memorial Classic held at Clinton County High School, but only one team the Dawgs had to play on the hardwood.

Saturday night Clinton County faced Holmes in the final game of the “shootout” tournament Saturday.

Clinton County started off on fire and in total control of Saturday’s game with a quick 10-2 lead in the first four minutes.

Clinton County held Holmes to only seven points during the quarter while the Dawgs posted a total of 21 points.

The effort continued during the second quarter for Clinton County as the Dawgs jumped out to a 21 point lead with 3:21 on the clock when Seth Stockton made a field goal in the lane, 33-12.

Clinton County’s Brett Gibson hit a short jumper to push the lead out to 23, but Holmes hit a free throw and a field goal to cut the lead to 19 points with 2:20 remaining in the half.

John Davis, who was awarded the player of the game, hit a field goal and three pointer back-to-back to extend the Dawgs lead with less than two minutes to play, 40-16.

Holmes would finish the quarter with a three pointer and a field goal, but another three pointer by Davis gave the Dawgs a 43-21 halftime lead.

During the third quarter, Clinton County’s scoring went somewhat cold as Holmes put together a 10-2 run on the Dawgs to cut the lead 16 points, 47-31 with 3:15 remaining in the quarter.

Harlan hit a field goal to extend the lead, but back-to-back baskets by Holmes put them within 12 points with 2:24 on the clock.

Davis hit a field goal at the 2:15 mark, followed by another three pointer to extend the lead for the Dawgs, 52-35.

By the end of the period, Clinton County still remained in control of the game with a 17 point lead, 56-39.

Clinton County finished the game and never let Holmes get to within reach of the lead. The Dawgs cruised in the final eight minutes and took the win, 75-54.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Davis 24

Summers 16

Harlan 13

Langford 8

Choate 6

Gibson 4

Stockton 4

Clinton County 53

Madison Southern 73

The Dawgs didn’t show up on Friday night during their road trip although after the first quarter Clinton County was only down by five points, 9-4.

During the second quarter, Clinton County only posted 11 points compared to Madison Southern’s 18 points for a 27-15 halftime score.

The third quarter saw the Dawgs put up 13 points. Madison Southern kept adding to its side of the scoreboard by posting 21 points for a 48-28 score.

During the final quarter, Clinton County finally started scoring by putting up 25 fourth quarter points, however, Madison Southern put up 26 fourth quarter points and picked up the 73-53 win over the Dawgs.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Gibson 11

Langford 11

Harlan 10

Summers 8

Davis 4

Guffey 3

Fulton 2

Choate 2

Pruitt 1

Stockton 1

Clinton County will be back in action on Friday as the Dawgs head to Monroe County. The Dawgs will also host South Warren on Monday of next week and will finish out the regular season on Thursday with a trip to Barren County.


Jamison Summers drove the lane during Clinton County’s game against Holmes on Saturday in the Robbie Davis Memorial Classic held at The Castle. Summers finished the game with eight points.

John Davis pulled up for this three pointer during Saturday’s game against Holmes. Davis finished the game with 24 points and was named player of the game. Clinton County won, 75-54.

Kyle Choate put up a shot in the lane Saturday against Holmes during the Robbie Davis Memorial Classic held at The Castle.