Lady Dawgs move to 12-6 on the year

Posted March 9, 2021 at 2:20 pm



The Clinton County Lady Bulldogs played host Monday night to McCreary Central.

In a game that was close all the way through to the end, Clinton County was able to hold on to get the win and move its record to 12-6 on the year.

Clinton County 63

McCreary Central 60

The Lady Dawgs took to the local hardwood Monday night to host McCreary Central. The game started with McCreary Central putting the first basket in the hoop for a quick 2-0 lead.

The Lady Dawgs answered with a 13-3 run to take a 13-5 lead.

Clinton County managed to score two more baskets to finish out the quarter, one by Landree Moons and the other by Makenzie Cope. McCreary Central was able to get back in the game by outscoring the Lady Dawgs 8-4 in the final 3:25 of the first quarter.

With Clinton County taking a 17-13 lead into the second quarter, McCreary Central cut the lead to two points in the first minute.

Abbi Young had other plans as she knocked down a three pointer at the 6:40 mark for a 20-15 lead.

Both teams would score on their respective ends of the floor, but Clinton County never gave McCreary Central a chance to take the lead. By the end of the period, Clinton County held on to the lead at 33-28.

McCreary Central was able to outscore Clinton County in the third period alone, 16-14, but that still would keep the Lady Dawgs on top, 47-44, at the end of the quarter.

Clinton County saw Moons score eight of her game high 20 points in the third quarter, along with two points from Sara Turner, three points from Jayleigh McIntyre and one free throw from Aysha Sutton.

Moons started the fourth quarter by putting in a basket to extend the Lady Dawgs’ lead to five, 49-44.

McCreary Central scored on its next possession, but then Sutton made two free throws and a field goal, followed by back-to-back field goals by Mann to take a 57-46 lead midway through the final period.

McCreary Central then put a stop to Clinton County’s scoring ability and managed to put together a 10-0 run to trail by one point with less than two minutes to play, 57-56.

With 48 seconds remaining, Cope managed to get a steal and drive the floor for a layup to extend Clinton County’s lead, 59-56.

McCreary Central would never lead during the game despite cutting the score down to one point several times.

With 7.8 seconds remaining, McCreary Central hit two foul shots to cut the lead to one once again, 61-60.

Mann scored two of her game high 13 points from the foul line with 5.9 seconds remaining to give Clinton County a three point edge.

At this point, all McCreary could hope for was a tie and four more minutes in overtime. However, their final shot to do that missed the mark and Clinton County held on to the three point victory, 63-60.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Moons 20

Mann 13

Sutton 8

Young 8

Cope 6

Little 3

McIntyre 3

Turner 2

Clinton County 49

Somerset 64

The Clinton County Lady Bulldogs hosted Somerset Saturday night for the third game of four games this week.

Clinton County struggled from the get go as Somerset opened the game with a 10-0 run.

Braylee Mann hit Clinton County’s first goal at the 4:21 mark, but Somerset finished the quarter within an 11-6 run to lead, 21-8.

The second quarter went much the same for the Lady Dawgs as Clinton County tried to find its rhythm.

Mann did most of the scoring in the second quarter with points from the line by Aysha Sutton and Landree Moons.

By halftime, the Lady Dawgs were in a 34-21 deficit.

During the third quarter, fans saw much of the same from the Lady Dawgs as Somerset continued to control the game.

Clinton County posted 13 points during the period, nine from Mann and four from Moons and Sutton combined.

Somerset put up 17 points during the eight minute period to lead the Lady Dawgs 51-34.

During the final period, Clinton County managed to outscore the Lady Briar Jumpers, but the lead was too significant for the Lady Dawgs to overcome.

The Lady Dawgs saw Makenzie Cope knock down two three pointers, while Moons hit four field goals. Chloe Longwell came off the bench to hit one of two from the foul line.

By the end of the game, Clinton County had lost by a final score of 64-49.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Mann 24

Moons 16

Cope 6

Sutton 2

Longwell 1

Clinton County 52

Edmonson County 49

Clinton County hosted Edmonson County Thursday night in what started out slow for the Lady Dawgs, but quickly got turned around in part to Mann’s 13 first quarter points.

Sutton was able to add to Clinton County’s score with a field goal and two from the foul line.

Edmonson County led by four early on, 6-2, but a 15-2 run by the Lady Dawgs put Clinton County up 17-8 with a little less than a minute remaining in the period.

Edmonson County finished the quarter with a three pointer to bring the score to 17-11 at the end of one.

Clinton County continued to put points on the board in the second quarter.

Moons took control in the second quarter by scoring nine of Clinton County’s 15 quarter points.

Sutton added two field goals and Tatum Harlan added a basket to put Clinton County up 32-21 at the half.

The Lady Dawgs were outscored in the third quarter alone, but only by two points as Edmonson County put up 15 during the eight minute period.

With five points from Abbi Young, four from Mann, two from Cope and two from Sutton, the Lady Dawgs still controlled a commanding lead over the Lady Wildcats, 45-36.

Clinton County slacked up in the fourth quarter and allowed Edmonson County to claw its way back into the game.

A 10-2 run by the Lady Wildcats and Edmonson was only down by one point with 4:50 on the clock, 47-46.

Sutton hit a basket with 3:45 remaining to put the Lady Dawgs up by three, 49-46, but a three pointer by Edmonson County tied the score at 49 with just under a minute remaining.

From a 13 point lead down to a tied ball game, Clinton County’s Mann came up big in the closing seconds, knocking down two free throws with 37 seconds on the clock for a two point lead, 51-49.

Edmonson County’s attempt to add points to the board failed as the Lady Wildcats missed several shots in the closing seconds and fouled Mann in an attempt to stop the clock.

With nine seconds remaining, Mann hit one of two from the line to give Clinton County a three point edge.

Edmonson County tried to tie the score on a three pointer as seconds ran out, but missed the shot and Clinton County grabbed the rebound and the win, 52-49.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Mann 20

Sutton 12

Moons 11

Young 5

Cope 2

Harlan 2

Clinton County 57

Glasgow 52

The Lady Dawgs spent most of the first half against Glasgow playing catchup as the Lady Scotties came out in full force last Tuesday night.

Glasgow opened up with a 12-3 run.

Sara Turner hit a three pointer with 2:39 on the clock to cut the lead to nine points, 15-6.

By the end of the period, Clinton County was still behind with a lot of catching up to do, 17-10.

Playing catchup in the second quarter happened quickly for the Lady Dawgs as a 7-3 run put the Lady Dawgs to within three points, 20-17.

With two minutes remaining in the quarter, Glasgow reached a five point lead, 29-24, but a back door cut by Mann for two points and two points by Moons finished the quarter with the Lady Dawgs down by only three points, 31-28.

Clinton County continued its run into the fourth quarter as a field goal from Cope and Mann finally put the Lady Dawgs on top, 32-31.

A free throw by Mann put the Lady Dawgs up by two, but a three pointer by Glasgow put the Lady Scotties up by one with 5:50 on the clock.

Clinton County then went to work as an 8-1 run put the Lady Dawgs up by six, 41-35.

Glasgow came back and put together a run of its own to take a two point lead at the end of the third quarter, 43-41.

Moons tied the score in the opening seconds of the fourth quarter.

Glasgow hit a field goal on its next possession, but a field goal by Sutton tied the score again, 45-45.

The score went back and forth for the remainder of the quarter. With 2:41 on the clock, the score was tied at 50, but Glasgow took the lead on a field goal scored, 52-50.

Young stepped up and drained a three pointer for a one point edge, 53-52.

With under a minute remaining, Mann hit one of two from the line for a two point lead, 54-52.

To finish the game, Clinton County held strong on defense and didn’t allow Glasgow to score any more points.

Mann hit three free throws in the closing seconds to give the Lady Dawgs the 57-52 win.

Individual scoring for the Lady Dawgs was:

Mann 20

Moons 13

Sutton 10

Turner 5

Cope 3

Young 6

Braylee Mann put up a shot during the first half against Edmonson County last week. Mann finished the game with 20 points as the Lady Dawgs took the win, 52-49. The Lady Dawgs finished the regular season with a 12-6 record.

Aysha Sutton drove the lane for a layup during Clinton County’s home game against Edmonson County last week. Sutton finished the game with 12 points.