Dawgs pick up two wins

Posted January 9, 2019 at 9:27 am



The Clinton County Bulldogs pulled off two wins this week including a large margin of victory against neighboring Pickett County and a somewhat closer game against Metcalfe County of Friday.

Clinton County 70

Metcalfe County 61

Clinton County got off to a slow start against the Hornets of Metcalfe County on Friday night.

In the two teams’ first game of the season, Clinton County more than doubled the score of the Hornets for the win, 78-35.

Friday night’s game would be a differnet story, however, the same ending would occur.

During the first quarter, Clinton County led at the end by a score of 14-11, with eight points from Jackson Harlan, four points from Seth Stockton and two points from Caleb Guffey.

During the second quarter, Clinton County managed to put up more points, 17, during the eight minute period, compared to Metcalfe County’s 12.

Harlan scored seven, Nick Delk put up two, Stockton had four, Chase Stines had a couple of free throws and Guffey posted a basket.

At the end of the first half, it was the Dawgs with a 31-23 lead.

As the second half got underway, Clinton County’s offense still continued to struggle somewhat. Metcalfe County didn’t respond well enough to make a run at the Dawgs during the second half.

Bryson Cross added a three pointer during the quarter, followed by Harlan with three, Stockton with six points, and Evan Dearborn with three points for a total of 15 third quarter points.

Clinton County was outscored in the fourth quarter, 25-24, but the Dawgs had already built up a commanding lead in the previous three quarters.

Guffey came on in the fourth quarter and scored 15 of his game total of 19 points, while Dearborn added one, Stockton scored six, and Harlan scored two, for a total of 24 points in the final quarter.

By the time the buzzer sounded, Clinton County came out of top by nine points, 70-61, picking up its 11th win of the season.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Harlan 20

Stockton 20

Guffey 19

Dearborn 4

Cross 3

Stines 2

Delk 2

Clinton County 72

Pickett County 39

Thursday night’s game against Pickett County went well for the Dawgs as everyone got a chance to be on the floor and contribute to the win.

In the first quarter, Clinton County jumped out quickly to a 7-2 lead, but Pickett County came back and cut the lead to three points, 10-7.

Clinton County then put together a 9-1 run to finish out the quarter, 19-8.

The second quarter went much the same way as the Bulldogs continued to control the game and the pace.

The Dawgs put up another 19 points in the second quarter while Pickett County put up nine for a 38-17 halftime lead.

The distance of the Dawgs’ lead only got greater in the second half.

Harlan added 12 points in the third quarter alone, along with five from Stockton and two from Stines for a 57-31 lead.

During the fourth quarter, Clinton County coasted to a 72-39 victory. Scoring was provided by five points from Guffey, one point from Lance Madison, Delk with four points, Parker Tallent with a basket, Cross with a free throw, Adam Hay with a field goal, and Blake Melton hitting one of two from the foul line.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Harlan 23

Stockton 12

Dearborn 11

Stines 10

Guffey 6

Delk 4

Tallent 2

Hay 2

Cross 1

Madison 1

Melton 1

Clinton County was back in action at home on Tuesday, too late for press deadline, against Cumberland County and will travel to Russell County on Friday to wrap up the regular season district play.

The Dawgs are currently 4-0 in district play.

Chase Stines drove the lane and put up a jumper from the foul line during the second half against Pickett County last Thursday night. He finished with 10 points.

Jackson Harlan drove the lane for a layup during the second half against Pickett County. Clinton County won the game, 72-39. Harlan finished with 23 points.