The Clinton County Lady Bulldogs started its season with a road game against Franklin-Simpson Monday night. The Lady Dawgs put up 47 points, but couldn’t hold on to win as Franklin-Simpson finished with 68 total points.
Clinton County Head Coach Darrell Thompson said he was “real pleased with the effort” his team put out.
At the end of the first quarter, Clinton County trailed 13-8. The Lady Dawgs scored 10 points in the second quarter, but still trailed 33-18 at the half.
During the third quarter, Clinton County picked up on defense and eventually found the bottom of the net by scoring 20 points in the third quarter to Franklin-Simpson’s 11, to cut the lead to only six by the end of the third.
With three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Thompson said the Lady Dawgs were down by nine points, but back-to-back-to-back three pointers, and a foul, gave Franklin-Simpson a 10 point swing. Clinton County lost the game by a final of 68-47.
From the free throw line, the Lady Dawgs shot 74 percent, hitting 28 of 38 from the line.
“There are not many places you can go where you hit more free throws than the home team shoots,” Thompson said.
Clinton County will be back in action again Friday night at home as the Lady Dawgs host the Australian National Team. Tip off is set for 6 p.m.
Individual scoring for Clinton County was:
M. Campbell 2