Clinton County ends season with loss to Russell

Posted February 26, 2020 at 3:02 pm



The Clinton County Lady Dawgs finished its regular season with a 4-25 record and two losses during its final two games.

The Lady Dawgs’ post season also came to a close Monday night during the opening round of the 16th District Tournament as Clinton County lost to host Russell County, 61-43.

Clinton County 43

Russell County 61

Both teams started out sluggish, but Russell County jumped out to an early lead on a three pointer and a field goal, 5-0.

Abbi Young then hit a three pointer to cut the lead to two points, 5-3, followed by another three pointer to take a one point lead, 6-5 with 3:15 on the clock.

With Clinton County’s crowd on their feet and making some noise, Clinton County’s momentium picked up, but Russell County quickly added four points to calm the crowd and move up 10-6.

Landree Moons hit one of two from the foul line to cut the lead to three with 50 seconds remaining, but Russell County finished the quarter with one free throw to lead after one, 11-7.

The second quarter is where things went down hill for the Lady Dawgs.

Russell County completely went ballistic during the period and outscored the Lady Dawgs 23-2 during the eight minute period.

At the half, Clinton County was down, 34-9.

During the third quarter, Clinton County began to score more points, but Russell County matched those points and put up 14 during the period as the Lady Dawgs posted 13 for a 48-22 third quarter score.

Clinton County did outscore Russell County in the final quarter, 21-13, and what almost got to mercy rule status in the third quarter, saw the Lady Dawgs claw back and get to under 20 points by the time the final buzzer sounded.

The Lady Dawgs ended its season with the 61-43 loss.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Young 16

Mann 14

Cope 4

Sutton 4

Moons 3

Little 2

Clinton County 28

Barren County 61

Clinton County started out good against the Trojanettes with Braylee Mann scoring the first basket of the game, 2-0.

Barren County tied the score at the six minute mark, and Landree Moons regained the lead with a field goal, 4-2.

From that point on, it was all Barren County as the Trojanettes finished the quarter with an 11-0 run to lead, 13-4.

That lead continued into the second quarter and saw Barren County score 20 straight points before Clinton County would score again.

By the time halftime rolled around, Barren County led 34-12.

The rest of the game didn’t see much offense from Clinton County as the Lady Dawgs fell even further behind as the game went on.

Only scoring seven points in the third quarter, Barren County managed to put up 21 for a 53-19 lead.

Clinton County did outscore Barren County in the final quarter, 9-8, but the damage had already been done as Clinton County fell to the Trojanettes, 61-28.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Mann 9

Moons 8

Young 5

Cope 4

Little 2

Clinton County 27

Wayne County 61

Clinton County traveled to Wayne County Tuesday to take on the Lady Cardinals of Wayne County in a game that was mostly one sided.

The Lady Dawgs struggled from the floor and found it difficult to get its offense to work against the Lady Cardinals.

Wayne County started out with an 8-0 lead before Young’s three pointer finally fell through the hoop.

Clinton County had several good looks early, but failed to connect.

The Lady Dawgs only scored one other basket in the first quarter as Mann hit a field goal at the 40 second mark to cut the lead to six points, 11-5.

Wayne County started the second quarter with a 17-0 run to move ahead 28-5.

Cassie Thompson made a three point play to give the Lady Dawgs eight points and Young hit a free throw later in the quarter to trail 39-9 at the half.

The second half went much the same way for the Lady Dawgs as Wayne County hit a running clock with 3:20 remaining in the third quarter with a score of 52-16.

At the end of the third quarter, Clinton County trailed 56-21.

The Lady Dawgs did outscore Wayne County in the final quarter, but it was too little too late as the Lady Cardinals picked up the 61-27 win.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Young 12

Moons 4

Thompson 3

Daniels 3

Cope 2

Mann 2

Little 1

Abbi Young knocked down a deep three pointer during the first half against Russell County Monday night.

Landree Moons put up a shot in the first half during Clinton County’s game against Russell County in the 16th Distict Tournament.