Dawgs get two wins in Carroll Co.

Posted January 3, 2018 at 9:56 am

The Bulldogs picked up two wins in three games as Clinton County traveled to Carroll County to play in the NAS Tournament.

Clinton County 54

Central Hardin 55

The Bulldogs lost its first game of the NAS Tournament in Carroll County over the holiday break in a game that came down to the wire.

The Bulldogs led after the first quarter as Clinton County put up 11 points in the first eight minutes, compared to Central Hardin’s seven.

During the second quarter, Clinton County continued to remain in control of the game by putting up 13 points compared to Central Hardin’s 11, for a 24-19 halftime lead.

The second half is when things changed for the Bulldogs. The low scoring game seemed to be a factor for the Bulldogs as they struggled to put points on the board. Central Hardin outscored the Bulldogs 18-14 to pull to within one point at the end of the third.

As the fourth quarter rolled around, Clinton County maintained the lead for nearly the entire eight minutes of play. According to Head Coach Todd Messer, the Bulldogs led up until the final shot was made by Central Hardin with 2.1 seconds on the clock, which gave them the lead and the one point win, 55-54.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Guffey 15

Stockton 13

Harlan 11

Brown 10

Stines 5

Clinton County 80

Frankfort 64

Clinton County’s second game of the tournament came out with better results for the Bulldogs as Clinton County picked up the 16 point victory. During the first quarter, Clinton County started out in control by putting up 26 points compared to Frankfort’s 18. Jackson Harlan led scorers for Clinton County with 11 in the first quarter, followed by Nick Brown with 10 and Seth Stockton with five.

During the second quarter, Clinton County was outscored, but only by one points, 16-15. At the half, the Bulldogs still maintained control of the game and led Frankfort 41-34.

As the second half got underway, Clinton County came out a little on the slow side. Both teams matched each other for points, but the Bulldogs still controlled the lead for the game, 54-47. During the fourth quarter, Clinton County came out blazing hot and put the final nail in the coffin for Frankfort. The Bulldogs put up 26 fourth quarter points compared to Frankfort’s 17 to pick up the 80-64 win, its eighth of the year.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Harlan 25

Brown 15

Stockton 12

Stines 9

Guffey 8

Baker 6

Hadley 3

Hill 2

Clinton County 67

Carroll County 55

The Bulldogs picked up its ninth win of the season on Friday, December 29, against host of the NAS Tournament Carroll County.

During the first quarter, Clinton County was able to get it done, only on defense instead of offense, holding Carroll County to only six points during the first eight minutes. Clinton County was able to score 14 points for a 14-6 lead.

As the second quarter got underway, Clinton County put up 22 points, but allowed Carroll County to score 23 points, which gave Carroll County a little momentum in the second quarter. By the time halftime had rolled around, Clinton County still led the game by seven points, 36-29,

After halftime, both teams struggled from the floor. Eight points was all both teams managed to put up during the third eight minutes of play, but Clinton County’s first quarter lead remained intact and the Bulldogs led by seven at the beginning of the final quarter.

During the fourth quarter, Clinton County’s offense begin to take shape. Harlan scored 10 of his game high 37 points in the fourth quarter, and had help from other Bulldogs as well. Caleb Guffey hit two field goals, followed by a three pointer from Brown, a field goal from Chase Guffey and two free throws from both Stockton and Stines for 23 total fourth quarter points.

Carroll County managed to put up 18 points in the quarter, but Clinton County’s determination held strong in the end as the Dawgs pulled off the 67-55 win.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Harlan 37

Stockton 9

Brown 6

Pruitt 5

Caleb Guffey 4

Chase Guffey 2

Hadley 2

Stines 2

Clinton County will be back in action on Thursday as the Dawgs travel to Pickett County, Tennessee, which is always one of the most highly anticipated game of the year. The Dawgs will tip off immediately following the Lady Dawgs’ game, which is scheduled to start at 6 p.m.