Lady Dawgs end season with 9-20 record

Posted February 27, 2019 at 9:24 am



The Clinton County Lady Bulldogs ended its season last Tuesday in the semi-finals round of the 16th District Tournament at Metcalfe County.

Clinton County, the number three seed in the tournament, took on the number two seeded Russell County.

The Lady Dawgs drew first blood as Braylee Mann hit a field goal to take a 2-0 lead.

Russell County came back and dropped in a field goal to tie the score, but a basket by Rylee Stockton put the Lady Dawgs back up by two, 4-2, with 5:20 on the clock.

The Lady Hornets once again tied the score and then took the lead on two foul shots at the 3:24 mark, 6-4.

Although Clinton County was getting good looks at the basket, the shots weren’t falling for the Lady Dawgs.

At the 2:59 mark, Russell County hit another field goal to extend is lead to four points, 8-4, but Abbi Young dropped in a three pointer to cut the lead to one at the end of the first quarter, 8-7.

The second quarter went much the same for Clinton County as the Lady Dawgs fought tooth and nail for hope to reach the championship game of the district tournament.

Russell County put together a 11-2 run to lead, 19-9 at the 3:52 mark, but a small run by the Lady Dawgs would find Clinton County down by two at the half, 19-17.

Clinton County’s 8-0 run was charged by a three pointer by Stockton and Alexis Roberts and a field goal by Young.

During halftime, an issue arose with a leak in the roof. For a while, the issue was dealt with by someone wiping up the water every minute or so. Eventually the game resumed.

During the start of the second half, Landree Moons hit a field goal to tie the score at 19, but a three pointer put Russell County back out on top, 22-19.

Russell County added another field goal to the score, 24-19, just before the game was stopped to address the leaky roof issue even more.

The delay was about 30 minutes before play would resume. After the game started play, Russell County extended its lead to seven on a field goal, 26-19, but Clinton County’s Mann hit a field goal to cut the lead back to five points with 4:36 remaining in the third quarter, 26-21.

Clinton County’s Roberts then hit a field goal to cut the lead to three points, 26-23 with 3:47 on the clock.

With 3:26 on the clock, Russell County started an 8-0 run that would seal the deal for the Lady Dawgs.

At the end of the quarter, Mann hit a field goal with four seconds left to cut the Russell County lead to nine points, 34-25.

The Lady Dawgs seemed to fall apart in the fourth quarter as it took more than six minutes for Clinton County to make a field goal.

Russell County opened up with a 7-0 run to lead, 41-25.

Stockton made Clinton County’s first basket in the fourth quarter at the 1:55 mark. Clinton County would only make three more field goals for the remainder of the game, but it wasn’t enough to grab the win as Russell County moved on to the championship game with the 49-33 win over the Lady Dawgs.

Clinton County finished its season with a 9-20 record.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Roberts 9

Stockton 9

Mann 8

Young 5

Moons 2

Senior Alexis Roberts put up a three pointer during the first half against Russell County in the opening round of the district tournament. Roberts finished the game with nine points.

Senior Rylee Stockton put up a shot in the first half against Russell County in the opening round of the district tournament. Stockton finished the night with nine points.