Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted January 30, 2019 at 2:59 pm

The All “A” was a much shorter trip than we hoped for

Tournaments have a funny way of making us happy, or leaving us hurt and disappointed – often times both during what can be a roller coaster ride experience.

That was certainly the case last week for those who made the trip to Richmond to cheer on our Bulldogs as they hoped to work their way through the All “A” Classic state tournament brackets.

Despite drawing one of the tournament favorites in the bottom bracket, the Dawgs headed into battle on the hardwood and left it all on the floor, taking the Shelby Valley Wildcats into overtime before giving up a hard fought three- point loss.

Despite leaving sooner than expected, no one held their head down in shame when that game was over – it was a fun battle to watch and I for one was, as I know all of our fans were, certainly proud of our young men wearing the Clinton County blue and white that night.

So, you win some, you lose some, some hurt more than others, but at this stage of the game, you just lace ‘em up a little tighter and head onward and upward.

We’ve still got plenty of basketball ahead, for both our Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs.

Robbie’s tribute this weekend

A full afternoon of basketball action is in store for fans this Saturday with the annual Robbie Davis Memorial Classic in the Lindle Castle Gymnasium.

The four game event gets underway Saturday afternoon with the first game at 2:00 featuring Russell County and Wayne County girls’ varsity, followed at 3:30 by our Lady Dawgs going up against Logan County.

Boys action starts at 5:15 with Smith County High (Tennessee), going up against North Laurel High, followed at 7:00 p.m. with Clinton County facing Glasgow High.

One admission allows you to see all four of these games which should provide some absolutely outstanding basketball.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Robbie Davis Foundation, and each game will also see a Player of the Game being named.

Abbi ties the mark

Lady Bulldog Abbi Young found her spot Monday night during Clinton County’s loss against Wayne County on the local hardwood.

As it turned out, Abbi’s spot that night was just beyond the three-point arch on the floor, and she sank eight three point baskets on the night.

That mark ties a record that has stood since 2003 when standout guard Paige Guffey threw in eight from three point range in a game against Pickett County.

Congrats to Abbi, and with the rest of this season in front of her, not to mention two more years for the sophomore, maybe we’ll get to see a new record set in the near future.

I’m in the gym, don’t call me until April!