4th Region All ‘A’ Classic Champs

Posted January 24, 2018 at 9:48 am


4th Region All ‘A’ Classic


The Clinton County Bulldogs won two games in the All “A” Classic Regional Tournament in order to be crowned 4th Region All “A” Classic Champions Sunday afternoon against Monroe County.

Clinton County 51

Monroe County 47

The Clinton County Bulldogs played host to Monroe County in the finals of the All “A” 4th Region Championship game Sunday afternoon.

The Dawgs started out the game with a quick bucket by Jackson Harlan, 2-0.

Monroe County answered with a three pointer on the next possession, but Harlan had other plans as he dropped in a three pointer of his own to take a 5-3 lead at the 5:15 mark.

Monroe County finsihed the quarter with a 9-4 run to lead the Dawgs 13-9 at the end of first period.

During the second quarter, Clinton County begin to chip away at the lead. The Dawgs put together a 10-3 run to take a one point lead over the Falcons, 19-18.

Monroe County came back and put up four points for a three point lead, 22-19, with 4:14 on the clock.

The Falcons extended its lead from the foul line with two made free throws, 24-19, but then Harlan put together a 6-2 run to close out the half and move the Dawgs back to within one point at halftime, 26-25.

The third quarter went back and forth throughout the eight minutes, but frustrations on both sides led to a double technical foul after Monroe County had taken a six point lead, 33-27.

Clinton County then put together a 7-0 run to take a one point lead, 34-33.

After Monroe County tied the score on a free throw, Harlan pulled up and knocked down a three pointer for a three point lead, 37-34.

By the end of the third quarter, Clinton County had managed to hold on to a lead, 38-37. With eight minutes remaining in the game, this was working out to be everything a championship game is made of.

Right out of the gate, Harlan knocked down a three pointer to add a level of comfort to the Dawgs’ lead. Monroe County cut the lead to two points on a field goal, but Chase Stines hit one of two from the line, followed by two from Harlan to put the Dawgs’ up by five points, 44-39, with 4:43 remaining.

Monroe County added a basket to its side of the scoreboard to cut the lead to three points, 44-41, but a foul and a made basket by Harlan, followed by a technical foul on Monroe County’s Ben Massingille, was enough to give Clinton County an eight point lead, 49-41.

Down the stretch, Clinton County tries to use the clock to its advantage, but Monroe County’s defense stood strong.

Monroe County added a basket at the 2:30 mark, but a free throw by Stines put the Dawgs back up by seven.

The Falcons then hit two from the foul line and a basket to get to within three points with 1:31 remaining, 50-47.

Monroe County missed an attempt in the final seconds and the rebound went to Seth Stockton who was fouled with six seconds on the clock. Stockton hit one of two to put the Dawgs in the lead by four and as the final seconds ticked away, a turnover by Monroe County sealed the deal for the Dawgs.

Clinton County stormed the floor as the Dawgs won the game, 51-47.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Harlan 35

Stines 7

Stockton 7

Pruitt 2

Clinton County will play Robertson County on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. central time at Eastern Kentucky University’s McBrayer Arena in Richmond, Kentucky.

Clinton County 72

Todd County 62

It took a while for Clinton County to really find its rythum of play during the semi-finals game against Todd County Central on Saturday night.

During the first quarter, Clinton County found itself down, 8-3, with only having hit a field goal and a free throw. Harlan went to the line and hit one of two to cut the lead to four points, followed by a three pointer by Nick Brown to get to within one at the end of the first, 8-7.

The second quarter, Clinton County came alive and started putting points on the board.

The Dawgs put together a 16-1 run to lead 23-9 with 3:08 remaining in the half.

By the end of the second quarter, Clinton County had held on to a 12 point lead, 34-22.

The third quarter went much the same way for the Dawgs. Clinton County continued to control the game, but Todd County did cut the lead to six points at the beginning of the third, 36-30.

The rest of the quarter went back and forth after Clinton County extended its lead. By the end of the period, Clinton County had a nine point lead, 51-42.

At the start of the fourth, Chase Stines hit a field goal to put the Dawgs up by 11, 53-42, followed by a basket by Ely Baker for a 55-42 lead.

Todd County later cut the lead to six points, 59-53, but Clinton County was too much down the stretch as the Dawgs continued to have an answer for Todd County’s offense.

With two minutes remaining, Clinton County had a 10 point lead, 67-57. A three pointer by Todd County cut the lead to seven, but a three point play by Harlan pushed the lead back to 10 points.

By the time the final buzzer sounded, Clinton County held on to that 10 point lead for a 72-62 victory.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Harlan 30

Stines 16

Stockton 13

Brown 8

Baker 3

Hadley 2

Nick Brown put up a three pointer during the first half against Todd County in the semi-finals on Saturday. Clinton County won that game and won the championship against Monroe County.

Seth Stockton made a spin move into the lane to put up a shot during the first half Saturday against Todd County. Clinton County defeated the Rebels, 72-62, and defeated Monroe County, 51-47, in the finals on Sunday.