Lady Dawgs fall hard to Pickett

Posted January 10, 2018 at 9:53 am


The Clinton County Lady Dawgs dropped two games last week after coming off the holiday break and back into regular season play.

The first loss came on Thursday night at neighboring Pickett County, Tennessee, 95-12, and the second came the following night at home against Metcalfe County, 64-61.

The Lady Dawgs have moved to 4-14 on the year.

Clinton County 61

Metcalfe County 64

Friday night’s game saw the Lady Dawgs host Metcalfe County for the second of two regular season meetings. The first meeting between the two teams came on December 8, 2017, in which Metcalfe County defeated the Lady Dawgs, 78-41.

The second meeting between the two teams turned out to be a much better ballgame for the Lady Dawgs, and proved that the team has improved over the past month.

Metcalfe County opened up the game with a field goal, but Clinton County quickly responded with a basket by Alexis Roberts and a three pointer by Gabby Beaty, 5-2.

The Lady Hornets hit one of two from the line to cut the lead to two points, but a field goal by Rylee Stockton put the Lady Dawgs up by four with 5:40 on the clock.

Metcalfe County tied the score at seven with 4:50 remaining in the quarter, but a basket by Beaty put the Lady Dawgs back on top, 9-7.

Clinton County continued to move the ball well throughout the period, but passed up a lot of open shots that could have extended the lead.

A second three pointer from Beaty came at the 2:45 mark to put the Lady Dawgs up by three, 12-9.

Metcalfe County then put together a 5-0 run to lead Clinton County by four points, 16-12 with 12 seconds remaining in the period.

Joelie Hicks made two free throws with one second remaining to cut the lead to two points just before the quarter ended, 16-14.

The Lady Hornets continued to add to the lead in the second quarter, putting up five unanswered points, 21-14.

The Lady Dawgs then put together a 6-0 run to cut the lead to one point, 21-20, with 4:06 on the clock.

From that point, Metcalfe County put together a 9-2 run for an eight point lead with 1:30 remaining before halftime.

The Lady Hornets added five more points to the board before halftime, but the Lady Dawgs only added two for a halftime score of, 35-24.

The third quarter went much the same for the Lady Dawgs as its offense struggled to put points on the board. Metcalfe County continued to control the game and by the end of the third quarter, the Lady Hornets had built up a 13 point lead, 50-37.

The fourth quarter went much differently for the Lady Dawgs as Clinton County started to fight back and cut the Lady Hornet’s lead down.

Right off the bat, Clinton County put up a 7-0 run to cut the lead to six points, 50-44.

Metcalfe County added a basket, but a basket by Roberts and a follow up free throw cut the lead to five with 3:56 on the clock, 52-47.

Metcalfe County then extended its lead out to seven at one point, 58-51, but the Lady Dawgs fought back and cut the lead to one point with 37 seconds remaining, 60-59.

The Lady Hornets hit four free throws in a row to lead by five points with 19 seconds remaining. Hicks dropped in two from the line with nine seconds to cut the lead to three points and give the Lady Dawgs a chance to tie the game and send it into overtime.

Metcalfe County missed two free throws with four seconds remaining forcing Head Coach Darrell Thompson to call a timeout to set up a last second shot.

The final shot didn’t connect, giving Clinton County the 64-61 loss.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Roberts 15

Beaty 14

Stockton 12

Young 10

Hicks 8

Clinton County 12

Pickett County 95

The Clinton County Lady Dawgs traveled to Pickett County, Tennessee on Thursday night to take on the Lady Bobcats in what turned out to be a very poor outing for the Lady Dawgs.

In the first quarter, Pickett County opened up by scoring the first 21 points of the game. It wasn’t until 45 seconds remaining when Stockton put the first points on the board for the Lady Dawgs, 24-2.

Stockton added two more points to the board in the opening minute of the second quarter, 24-4, but Pickett County added a field goal and a free throw for a 27-4 lead.

Roberts hit one of two from the foul line to give the Lady Dawgs five points, but the Lady Bobcats continued to dominate the game.

By the end of the second quarter, Clinton County had managed to put up seven points in the quarter, but Pickett County posted 45 for the half.

Clinton County scored only three points in the third quarter for a score of, 82-12, and didn’t score a single point in the fourth quarter for a final score of 95-12.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Stockton 4

Roberts 3

Young 2

Cope 2

Clinton County was back in action Tuesday night as the Lady Dawgs traveled to Cumberland County, too late for press deadline. The Lady Dawgs will round out regular season district play Friday night at home against Russell County. Both games are set to tip off at 6 p.m.

Joelie Hicks drove the lane during the first half against Pickett County on Thursday night. Clinton County lost the game by a final score of 95-12.