Dawgs move to 18-6

Posted February 12, 2020 at 12:43 pm



The Clinton County Bulldogs hosted Breathitt County on Saturday during the Robbie Davis Memorial Foundation Classic held at Lindle Castle Gymnasium.

Clinton County opened up with a free throw from Chase Stines, followed by a field goal by Nick Brown, 3-0.

Breathitt County scored a basket to cut the lead to one point, but a three point play by Nick Delk put Clinton County up by four points with 3:36 on the clock, 6-2.

Both teams struggled from the offensive side of the floor, but Breathitt County tied the score at six from the foul line at the 2:59 mark.

Caleb Guffey then went to work in the paint scoring back-to-back-to-back baskets for a 12-6 lead.

Breathitt County cut the lead to three points on a three pointer, but a field goal by Parker Tallent with 10 seconds remaining in the quarter put the Dawgs up by five, 14-9.

Breathitt County hit a three pointer at the buzzer to cut the lead to two points at the end of the first period, 14-12.

During the second quarter, things picked up somewhat for the Bulldogs as Blake Melton hit a floater in the lane at the 7:20 mark.

Scoring continued for the Dawgs as Stines and Bryson Cross both hit field goals for a 20-12 lead.

Another basket by the Dawgs as well as a free throw by Tallent put Clinton County up 23-17, after Breathitt County added a couple baskets to the board.

The Bobcats cut the lead to three points on a three pointer, but a free throw by Stines put Clinton County back up by four with 3:23 on the clock, 24-20.

Breathitt County then went on a 5-0 run to take a one point lead, 25-24, but Brown added a field goal to regain the lead, 26-25.

The Bobcats tied the score at 26 on a foul shot and then took the lead on a three pointer with 55 seconds remaining in the half.

Evan Dearborn then drilled a three pointer to tie the score at 29 and Brown hit a basket to end the half with a two point lead going into the locker room at halftime, 31-29.

As the third quarter got underway, Clinton County started to pull ahead and execute its offense.

After Breathitt County tied the score at 31 to start the quarter, Clinton County then went on top with a three pointer by Melton, 34-31.

The Bobcats tied the score again with a three point answer, 34-34, at the 5:40 mark.

From that point to the remainder of the third quarter, Clinton County put together a 14-3 run for a 48-37 lead.

The Bulldogs continued to dominate in the fourth quarter.

By the 2:39 mark, Clinton County had gained a 12 point lead, 55-43 and only allowed the Bobcats one more point to finish the game.

Clinton County had put up 18 points during the period including the final bucket of the game which came from Thomas Oesterreicher on a three pointer from the right corner just seconds before the buzzer sounded.

Clinton County picked up its 18th win of the season with the 66-44 victory over the Bobcats of Breathitt County.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Melton 12

Stines 12

Brown 10

Guffey 8

Dearborn 7

Tallent 5

Delk 5

Cross 4

Oesterreicher 3

Clinton County was back in action on Tuesday night (too late for press deadline), traveling to McCreary Central. The Dawgs will also travel to Monroe County on Friday night with the second game of a girls’/boys’ double header.

The Dawgs will also be at home on Monday, February 17 to host South Warren with a 7:30 tip off.

Sweetheart festivities were also rescheduled from last week to take place during the South Warren game on Monday.

Nick Brown put up a three pointer during the first half of Clinton County’s game against Breathitt County in the Robbie Davis Memorial Foundation Classic on Saturday. Brown finished with 10 points on the night as the Dawgs won the contest, 66-44.

Caleb Guffey hit one of his three back-to-back-to-back baskets in the first half against Breathitt County on Saturday. The Dawgs won the game and Guffey finished with eight points on the night. Clinton County moved its record to 18-6 on the year.