Lady Dawgs fall in semi-finals of All ‘A’ regional against Todd Co.

Posted January 24, 2018 at 9:47 am


The 4th Region All “A” Classic got off to a slow start with the winter storm that moved through the area last week, pushing games back nearly a whole week.

On Saturday, the Clinton County Lady Dawgs finally got to take the floor after waiting for a winner in the Todd County Central/Cumberland County matchup.

Todd County defeated the Lady Panthers, 59-28, in the first round of the regional tournament on Thursday.

The Lady Dawgs played host to the Lady Rebels on Saturday in the first of a two-game double header with the boys’ varsity.

The Lady Dawgs started out on the slow side as Todd County scored the first basket of the game.

Todd County scored again on a free throw to take a 3-0 lead. The Lady Dawgs tied the game with a three pointer by Abby Young, which would be the only points scored in the quarter by the Lady Dawgs.

The Lady Rebels put up eight points total in the period for an 8-3 first quarter lead.

The second quarter was a little better for the Lady Dawgs, but remained cold from the floor, hitting only one of 10 from the three point line in the first half.

Alexis Roberts hit a free throw in the opening minute of the second quarter and scored again at the 3:30 mark. Todd County reached a six point lead, 12-6, and pushed the lead to 12 points before Joelie Hicks dropped in two free throws with .01 second remaining on the clock.

Clinton County went into the locker room at the half down by 10 points, 18-8.

The Lady Dawgs continued to fall behind in the third quarter as Todd County put several points on the board.

With just under three minutes, Todd County had reached a 19 point lead, 34-15.

Hicks went to the line for two free throws to make it 34-17 with 1:47 on the clock.

By the end of the quarter, Rylee Stockton nailed a three pointer to cut the lead to 12, 38-26.

With fire and intensity setting in during the latter part of the third quarter, that attitude moved on to the fourth quarter for the Lady Dawgs.

What started as a 19 point deficit for Clinton County, slowly turned in favor of the Lady Dawgs and the team began to chip away at the lead.

Roberts cut the Todd County lead back to 10 points on a basket to open up the fourth quarter, 38-28.

During the first 2:17 of the fourth quarter, Clinton County had erased a double digit lead and got to within one point, 38-37.

Gabby Beaty then took the lead when she knocked down a three pointer after Todd County had hit a free throw, 40-39.

The Lady Rebels came back on the next possession and scored a three pointer to take a two point lead, 42-40.

Roberts then drove the lane and put a basket up for two to tie the score at 42 with 3:43 on the clock.

One free throw by Young and two by Hicks put the Lady Dawgs up by three points with 3:05 on the clock, 45-42.

Back-to-back field goals by Todd County put the Lady Rebels up by one, then hit two free throws and a field goal for an 8-0 run, 50-45.

Roberts hit two free throws to cut the lead to three points with 1:01 remaining on the clock.

Todd County hit one from the line on the next possession for a four point lead, 51-47.

Clinton County lost the ball on a possession with only 20 seconds remaining, but manage to get the ball back only to send Stockton to the line for two shots. Stockton hit one of two from the line to cut the lead to three points, 51-48.

In the closing seconds, Clinton County wasn’t able to land a field goal as Todd County was able to add four points to the board for a final of 55-48.

Despite the great effort by the Lady Dawgs, Clinton County was put out of the All “A” tournament in the semi-finals round.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Roberts 15

Stockton 10

Hicks 8

Beaty 8

Young 4

Mann 3

As of press deadline, Clinton County’s game on Friday against Allen County/Scottsville has been cancelled. The next game for the Lady Dawgs will be Tuesday, January 30 at Warren Central.

Abby Young knocked down this three pointer in the first half against Todd County Central on Saturday during the All “A” Classic 4th Region semi-finals. Clinton County lost the game, 55-48.