Kayla Dicken put up a shot during the first half against the Australian National Team. She finished the game with 23 points in the Lady Dawgs’ first win of the season, 60-52.
The Clinton County Lady Bulldogs picked up its first win Friday night against the Australian National Team. Clinton County was down in the second half, but managed to rally and defeat the Lady Jets by eight points, 60-52.
The Maribyrnong Sports Academy Lady Jets scored first Friday night off two free throws, but Clinton County quickly answered as Alex Beard put points on the board for the Lady Bulldogs.
Kayla Dicken scored a goal with 7:01 on the clock to take a two point lead, but the Lady Jets hit a three pointer to move a head by one, 5-4.
With 6:12 remaining in the first quarter, Ansley Stalcup knocked down two free throws to put the Lady Dawgs up by one point, 6-5. The Jets then followed with a field goal to regain the lead.
Clinton County then put together a 9-0 run, with a three pointer by Stalcup and three field goals by Dicken, 15-7.
The Lady Dawgs maintained its defense throughout the remainder of the first quarter and finished the period with a three point lead, 18-15.
During the second quarter, Clinton County extended the lead on three free throws by Tara Elmore, 21-17. The Lady Jets hit one of two from the line to cut into Clinton County’s lead, but Dicken was a force inside that the Lady Jets couldn’t contain. Dicken made another field goal for a 23-18 lead, followed by a free throw by Whitney Bookout with 5:10 on the clock.
The Lady Dawgs went to the free throw line two more times hitting only two of four for a 26-20 lead with 3:11 remaining before halftime.
The Lady Jets then put together a run that lasted until the buzzer sounded to end the first half, taking a one point lead, 29-28.
As the second half got underway, it was evident to the crowd that the Lady Dawgs were off a step as the Lady Jets continued to add points to the board. After a basket by Dicken to regain the lead, 30-29, the Jets hit a field goal to move back up by one, 31-30.
Shyanne McWhorter stepped to the line and made two of two for a 32-31 lead, but the Jets put together a 9-0 run to take an eight point lead, 40-32, with 3:20 on the clock.
Clinton County scrapped and clawed its way back and cut the lead to only three points at the end of the third period, 43-40.
As the final quarter got underway, Clinton County continued to fight and were not even close to giving up.
After a series of defensive stops, Clinton County managed to tie the score and take the lead on two free throws by Dicken, followed by a three pointer by McWhorter, 49-46, with 4:35 remaining in the game. Elmore added to the lead with two free throws and continued Clinton County’s run, 51-46.
Once Clinton County regained the lead, keeping control of the game, and the clock was the biggest mission. The Lady Dawgs started using the clock to its advantage and it eventually paid off.
The Lady Dawgs continued to add points to the board and reached a 10 point lead with 28 seconds remaining in the game, 60-50. The Lady Jets hit a field goal as second ticked away, but Clinton County was just too strong in the end as the Lady Dawgs picked up its first win, 60-52.
Clinton County was scheduled to have played Tuesday night at home against Monroe County, but due to a flu outbreak in Tompkinsville, Monroe County Schools were cancelled for the remainer of the week. There has been no word on when the game will be rescheduled.
Clinton County will also travel to Bowling Green on Saturday to take on Greenwood with a junior varsity/varsity game.
Individual scoring for Clinton County was:
Ansley Stalcup had an open look at a three pointer during Friday night’s game against the Australian National Team. Stalcup finished the game with nine points.