Lady Dawgs showing signs of improvement

Posted January 29, 2020 at 9:25 am


The Clinton County Lady Bulldogs traveled to Campbellsville on Monday night only to come out on the losing end of a hard fought battle. However, signs of improvement are beginning to show.

“We played lock down defense,” Head Coach Ansley Nelson said. “We played man to man all game and our girls responded so well to it.”

During the first quarter, Clinton County fell behind early as Braylee Mann scored the only basket in the first quarter.

At the end of the eight minutes of play, Campbellsville led, 15-2.

The second quarter went a little better for Clinton County on offense, but Campbellsville started out the period with a three pointer, 18-2.

Clinton County managed to put up 11 points in the second quarter, while Campbellsville posted 17, to trail at the half, 32-13.

The Lady Dawgs came out after halftime time ready to play as Clinton County put together a 7-2 run to cut the lead to 14 points, 34-20.

Campbellsville then made a run on its own to finish the quarter that saw a 9-3 bump in the score in favor of the Lady Eagles, 43-23.

During the final quarter, Clinton County continued to struggle, but not as bad as during the first half of play.

The Lady Dawgs posted 16 points in the final quarter compared to Cambellsville’s 17.

By the time the final buzzer had sounded, Clinton County was on the bottom end of the score board with the 60-39 loss.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Mann 13

Moons 8

Young 7

Daniels 6

Sutton 4

Cope 1

Clinton County 31

Russell County 63

The Clinton County Lady Bulldogs played Tuesday night’s game at The Castle against 16th District rival Russell County in the final district game of the regular season.

Clinton County lost Tuesday night’s game against the Lady Lakers, 63-31.

The Lady Dawgs got off to a slow start Tuesday as Russell County jumped out to a 9-1 lead early in the game.

Russell County’s ability to move the ball and get good quality shots proved a key factor in its offense as they continued to score at will.

Cassie Thompson hit a field goal, along with two field goals by Landree Moons to put the lead to nine points after being down 11, 16-7.

Russell County then went on a 7-0 run to extend its lead to 23-7 before Abbi Young hit a three pointer to finish the quarter to cut the lead to 13 points, 23-10.

During the second quarter, Russell County continued to score as a 9-0 run put the Lady Lakers up 32-10 at the 5:24 mark.

Clinton County would only finish the quarter by scoring eight points, six of which came from Young on two three pointers. The remaining two came from Thompson who hit two of two from the foul line.

Clinton County headed into the locker room at the half trailing, 41-18.

The Lady Dawgs’ ability to put the ball in the basket didn’t get any better in the second half as Clinton County scored only 10 points in the third quarter and only three points in the fourth quarter.

Young and Ashton Daniels both hit three pointers, and both Braylee Mann and Moons dropped in a field goal each to make up the 10 points in the third quarter for the Lady Dawgs.

At the end of the third, Clinton County trailed, 53-28.

In the final quarter, Russell County outscored the Lady Dawgs 10-3, with Makenzie Cope dropping in a field goal and Mann hitting one free throw.

By the time the final buzzer sounded, Clinton County lost the contest by a final score of, 63-31.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Young 12

Moons 6

Thompson 4

Mann 4

Daniels 3

Cope 2

Even though there are other games to be played in the district and seedings for the tournament are not yet complete, Clinton County finished the regular season with a 1-5 record.

When the final games in the district have been completed, the seedings will be finalized.

Abbi Young put up a three pointer during Clinton County’s game against Russell County last week. Young finished the game with 12 points, but the Lady Dawgs lost the game, 63-31.