South Warren tops Dawgs

Posted February 13, 2019 at 9:44 am



Jackson Harlan went into Monday night’s game only four points shy of hitting the 2,000 mark for his career.

During the first quarter against South Warren, Harlan’s first two points were free throws, he hit two of two, leaving him with only two points remaining. At the 2:35 mark in the first quarter, Harlan knocked down a three pointer that surpassed the 2,000 point mark. He finished the game with 24 points and is now sitting on 2,021 career points with games still remaining on the schedule.

Harlan is the second in Clinton County School history to surpass 2,000 points for a career. Keifer Dalton currently sits at the top of the list with the most points scored in a career with 2,158.

Clinton County 57

South Warren 65

Clinton County traveled to Bowling Green Monday night to take on the Spartans of South Warren.

The two teams met earlier in the year at the Twin Lakes Holiday Classic that showed a different outcome with Clinton County taking the win, 66-52.

Both teams are neck-in-neck in the Cantrell Ratings with South Warren listed as number six in the region and the Bulldogs listed as number seven, with the two only being seperated by a half of a point.

Clinton County started off on a good note, putting up 22 points in the first quarter.

Seth Stockton came out on fire, scoring Clinton County’s first three baskets.

South Warren quickly recovered and tied the score at nine. Harlan hit two free throws at the 4:25 mark to put the Dawgs up by two, but a field goal by the Spartans tied the score again, 11-11.

South Warren took the lead on the next possession with a field goal, 13-11, but Caleb Guffey knocked down a one handed shot in the paint for a 13-13 score.

Guffey’s basket was the first two points of an 8-0 run that included Harlan’s three pointer to push him above 2,000 points for his career.

By the end of the period, Clinton County took a six point lead, 22-16.

The second quarter saw Clinton County struggle from the floor. The Bulldogs only put up nine points which included five from Harlan, and two each from Guffey and Stockton.

South Warren put up 14 points in the quarter to cut the lead at the half to one point, 31-30.

During the third quarter, Clinton County came alive somewhat on the offensive end of the floor, however, so did South Warren, as both teams put up 16 points in the period.

Nick Brown factored into scoring in the third quarter with a three pointer, as well as Stockton with four points, Guffey with five and four for Harlan.

At the end of the period, Clinton County held on to a one point lead, 47-46.

The final period is where Clinton County went downhill.

The Bulldogs only scored 10 points in the final eight minutes of play while South Warren put up 19 points.

Of South Warren’s 19 points, 10 of those came from the foul line where the Spartans were 10 of 10 in the final period.

By the time the final buzzer sounded, Clinton County failed to come off with a win, 65-57.

The Dawgs moved to 20-7 on the year.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Harlan 24

Stockton 15

Guffey 11

Brown 6

Dearborn 1

Clinton County 82

Monroe County 72

The Clinton County Bulldogs hosted Monroe County on Friday night for the final home game of the regular season.

This year, Clinton County saw three seniors take the floor for the final time at Lindle Castle Gymnasium with Seth Stockton, Noah Pruitt and Jackson Harlan.

Clinton County jumped out in front quickly scoring the first eight points of the game.

Monroe came back and put together a 10-2 run to tie the score at 10 with 3:26 remaining in the quarter.

Harlan hit a field goal at the 2:45 mark to put the Dawgs up by two, but a three pointer by Monroe gave the Falcons a one point lead, 13-12.

Clinton County finished the quarter with a 7-0 run to lead after one, 19-13.

During the second quarter, Clinton County continued its run, adding two baskets by Stockton, 23-13.

Monroe County hit two free throws, but a three point play by Harlan put the Dawgs up by 11 at the 5:49 mark, 26-15.

Both teams would match points for the remainder of the half and when halftime rolled around, Clinton County went into the locker room with a 10 point lead, 38-28.

The third quarter was a little more shaky for the Dawgs as Monroe County just wouldn’t go away.

Monroe County cut the lead to eight points by hitting the first shot of the second half, but a basket by Pruitt gave the Dawgs a 10 point lead with 7:20 on the clock, 40-30.

Monroe County eased back into the game and cut the lead to five points during the next couple of minutes, 42-35.

Both teams played determined during the final minutes of the third quarter and at the 2:39 mark, Monroe County had gotten back to within five points after being down by as many as eight points, 50-45.

Clinton County finished the quarter with a 7-6 run to lead after three quarters, 57-51.

Tension started to build for both teams during the final quarter.

Chase Stines scored a basket in the opening seconds of the fourth quarter to put the Dawgs up by eight points, 59-51. Monroe came back and hit four straight free throws to cut the lead to four points, 59-55, but baskets by Caleb Guffey, Harlan and Stines put Clinton County back on top with a double digit lead, 65-55, with 5:20 remaining.

Clinton County only scored two field goals in the final five minutes of the game, one from Harlan and one from Nick Brown, however, Clinton County had plenty of chances to score from the free throw line as the Dawgs hit 12 to close out the game.

By the time the final buzzer sounded, Clinton County had grabbed its 20th win of the season by a final score of, 82-72.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Harlan 28

Stines 21

Stockton 13

Guffey 9

Brown 4

Cross 3

Dearborn 2

Pruitt 2