The Clinton County Lady Dawgs pulled off an impressive win Saturday at The Castle against McCreary County, despite being down early in the game.
Clinton County did score the first basket when Alexis Roberts made a jumper at the 6:55 mark.
McCreary County then scored the next seven points as Clinton County went on a scoring drought that lasted until the one minute mark. Gabby Beaty hit one of two from the line to cut the lead to four points, followed by one free throw from Bree Boils and one from Roberts to end the first quarter with McCreary County up by two points, 7-5.
McCreary County scored the first three points of the second quarter to take a five point lead, 10-5.
The Lady Dawgs then found a player rotation on the floor that mixed well together and Clinton County started to come back.
During the next four minutes, Clinton County put together a 16-0 run, putting the Lady Dawgs out on top, 21-10.
McCreary County scored a basket late in the quarter, but Mackenzie Polston hit two from the line with 20 seconds remaining in the half for a 23-12 halftime lead.
During the third quarter, McCreary County started to score more against the Lady Dawgs’ defense, but Clinton County’s offense didn’t quit.
McCreary County cut the lead down to six points, 26-20, at the 4:20 mark, but a basket by Roberts pushed the lead back to eight points, 28-20.
The Lady Raiders hit a three pointer to cut the lead to five at the 3:59 mark, but a three pointer by Isabella Moons pushed the lead back to eight points.
McCreary County hit a basket with 3:20 on the clock to cut the lead to six points, 31-25, but a three pointer by Beaty and Boils, followed by a basket by Rylee Stockton and a free throw by Boils, put Clinton County up by 14 points with 1:24 on the clock, 41-27.
The Lady Raiders hit a three pointer with 1:04 remaining in the third, but a basket by Stockton gave Clinton County a 13 point lead after three quarters, 43-30.
McCreary County fought back in the fourth quarter and put together a 9-0 run to cut the lead to six points. At the 4:25 mark, Boils hit another three pointer, followed by a free throw from Beaty to extend the lead back to 10 points, 50-40. McCreary County got to within eight points during the final four minutes of play, but Clinton County stayed strong down the stretch and both teams finished the quarter scoring 10 points to give Clinton County the 10 point lead, 60-50.
Boils’ 14 points was Clinton County’s highest scorer and she also pulled down 11 rebounds for her first double-double of the season.
Clinton County played Tuesday night at The Castle for the final home game of the season, too late for press deadline.
The Lady Dawgs will also be in action for the final regular season game on Thursday against Barren County.
Individual scoring for Clinton County was:
A. Roberts 12
I. Moons 9
T. Roberts 2
Bree Boils drove the lane and was fouled during the first half against McCreary County. She finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds.