Lady Dawgs win holiday tourney

Posted January 3, 2013 at 3:34 pm



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The Clinton County Lady Bulldogs went on a three-game winning streak to take first place in the Best of the Lakes Holiday Classic last weekend.

The Lady Dawgs defeated Pickett County, TN., Clay County, TN., and McCreary Central to nab the championship trophy and finish the tournament with a 3-1 record.

Clinton County 70

Cumberland County 76

The first game for the Lady Dawgs came Thursday night against 16th District rival Cumberland County in what finished as a double overtime loss for Clinton County, 76-70.

In the first quarter, Clinton County found themselves down early in the game. Cumberland County shot the ball remarkably well from the floor during the first quarter and grabbed an early 16-7 lead on the Lady Dawgs.

During the final 45 seconds of the quarter, Clinton County’s Ansley Stalcup hit a field goal, followed by Alex Beard to cut the lead to five points, 16-11.

Clinton County fought back in the second quarter by making more shots and holding strong on defense.

During the first four minutes of the quarter, Clinton County went on a 5-2 run to cut the lead to two points, 18-16.

At the 3:07 mark, Clinton County’s Tara Elmore was fouled on a three point attempt that was made, sending her to the line for the four point play. Elmore made the free throw to take the lead for the first time in the game, 20-18.

Cumberland County would finish out the quarter with a 4-0 run to grab a two point lead at halftime, 22-20.

As the third quarter got underway, Clinton County continued to struggle from the floor, allowing Cumberland County to take a 10 point lead with 3:15 on the clock, 33-23.

The Lady Dawgs then buckled down and outscored Cumberland County 10-2 during the final two minutes of the quarter, tying the game at 35. With 18 seconds remaining in the third period, Cumberland County hit one of two from the foul line for a one point lead, but on the next possession, Stalcup was fouled and she hit two of two for a one point advantage, 37-36.

During the fourth quarter, the lead was taken from the Lady Dawgs on a field goal by the Lady Panthers.

As the next few minutes rolled off the clock, Cumberland County grabbed a seven point lead, 50-43 with 1:35 remaining in regulation.

Bree Boils hit a three pointer with 1:18 on the clock to cut the lead to four points, 50-46, but two foul shots by Cumberland County gave the Lady Panthers a six point lead with 1:05 remaining.

With 53 seconds on the clock, Kayla Dicken grabbed a rebound and made a put back, but one of two from the foul line by Cumberland County extended the Lady Panthers lead to five points, 53-48.

With 26 seconds remaining, Stalcup hit two of two from the line to cut the lead to three points. Another foul after that sent Stalcup back to the line where she hit two more to cut the lead to one point, 53-52 with 23 seconds showing.

Clinton County fouled Cumberland County immediately to stop the clock and the Lady Panthers hit only one of two from the line to extend its lead by two points.

With 10 seconds remaining, Dicken hit a basket and was fouled sending her to the line for a three point play and a one point advantage, 55-54.

On the next possession, Cumberland County committed an offensive foul, giving the ball back to Clinton County with five seconds remaining.

With 5.2 on the clock, Dicken was fouled, sending her to the line for two shots. She made both free throws and gave the Lady Dawgs a three point lead, 57-54.

As seconds ticked off the clock, Cumberland County got the ball in the hands of Allie Davidson who put up a three pointer as the buzzer sounded. Davidson hit the buzzer beater to send the game into the first overtime period, 57-57.

During the first overtime period, Clinton County remained in the lead the entire extra period. With nine seconds on the clock, Boils went to the line and extended the Lady Dawgs’ lead to three points on one of two foul shots made.

With two seconds remaining, Cumberland County’s Cherokee Capps hit a three pointer at the buzzer to send the game into the second overtime period, 65-65.

It took almost a minute and a half for either team to score in the second overtime period. Stalcup hit a basket at the 2:30 mark for a two point advantage, 67-65.

Dicken’s attempt to extend the lead came at the 2:01 mark, hitting one of two foul shots for a three point lead, 68-65.

Cumberland County hit a field goal to cut the lead to one, followed by another basket for a one point lead with 1:35 remaining.

One of two foul shots made from Whitney Bookout tied the score at the 1:18 mark, but a three point swing by Cumberland County gave the Lady Panthers a three point lead with 47 seconds showing, 72-69.

At the 37 second mark, Boils hit one of two from the line to cut the lead to two points. Cumberland County would finish the game with four free throws to take the win from the Lady Dawgs, 76-70.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Stalcup 23

Dicken 23

Boils 7

McWhorter 7

Elmore 6

Beard 3

Bookout 1

Clinton County 60

Pickett County 37

The second game of the Best of the Lakes Holiday Classic for Clinton County came Friday night as the Lady Dawgs took on Pickett County, TN.

The Lady Bulldogs handily took care of the Lady Bobcats and defeated them by 23 points.

The game was close during the first four minutes as Clinton County grabbed a 6-4 lead on a basket by Dicken. She extended the lead by a follow up basket, 8-4.

Clinton County finished the quarter on an 8-1 run to lead Pickett County, 16-5.

Pickett County opened the second quarter in a full court press that gave the Lady Dawgs some problems early on. Pickett County put together a 10-4 run to cut the lead to five points, 20-15, with 5:10 on the clock.

Clinton County fought back and quickly extended its lead to nine points on four made free throws.

Just before halftime, Pickett County had managed to get back into the game and tied the score at 24.

Clinton County then hit two free throws and a field goal to grab a four point halftime lead, 28-24.

During the start of the third quarter, Clinton County went on a scoring spree that included an 8-0 run, 36-24.

Clinton County finished the quarter scoring 11 points to Pickett County’s eight for a 15 point lead, 47-32.

During the final quarter, Clinton County’s defense held Pickett County to only five points. On offense, Clinton County scored 13 points to add to its existing lead.

The Lady Dawgs finished the game with its fifth win of the season, 60-37.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Stalcup 20

Beard 10

Dicken 8

Boils 7

Elmore 5

McWhorter 3

Bookout 2

Campbell 2

Hicks 2

Polston 1

Clinton County 63

Clay County 61

During the third game of the Best of the Lakes Holiday Classic, Clinton County took on Clay County, TN., in a game that could give the Lady Dawgs some more experience with close games.

The Lady Dawgs held on to win, 63-61.

During the first quarter Clinton County scored 15 to Clay County’s 13 for a two point lead.

Clay County came out in the second quarter and scored 22 points, holding the Lady Dawgs to only 12 for a 35-27 lead at halftime.

Clinton County fell behind even more in the third quarter as Clay County outscored the Lady Dawgs, 14-11 for a 49-38 lead.

As the final quarter got underway, Clinton County took control and started to put the ball in the basket while holding Clay County on defense. The Lady Dawgs scored 25 fourth quarter points to take over the game and take the two point win, 63-61.

Clinton County hit 17 of 42 from the floor for 40 percent, including two of four from the three point line.

From the foul line, Clinton County hit 23 of 29 for 79 percent.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Dicken 25

Beard 11

Stalcup 11

McWhorter 6

Elmore 4

Bookout 4

Campbell 2

Clinton County 51

McCreary Central 47

During the final game of the tournament on Saturday night, Clinton County took on McCreary Central for the championship game of the Best of the Lake Holiday Classic.

Clinton County was down early in the game and trailed by four points at the end of the first quarter, 15-11.

At halftime, the Lady Dawgs had come back and led by one point 25-24. By the end of the third quarter, McCreary Central had outscored the Lady Dawgs by two points, 14-12, for a one point lead, 38-37.

During the final period, Clinton County outscored McCreary Central 14-9, to take the 51-47 victory and to move to 7-8 on the year.

By winning three games in the tournament, Clinton County was able to keep the first place trophy at home.

The Lady Dawgs shot 14 of 47 from the floor for 30 percent, including three of seven from behind the three point line for 42 percent. From the foul line, the Lady Dawgs hit 14 of 19 for 74 percent.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Dicken 17

Stalcup 15

Beard 9

Elmore 5

McWhorter 3

Boils 2

Clinton County will be back in action on Friday as the Lady Dawgs travel to Metcalfe County to take on the Lady Hornets. Tip off is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Kayla Dicken went up for a shot during the first half against Cumberland County in the Best of the Lakes Holiday Classic. Clinton County lost the game in double overtime, but put together three wins following that game to win the championship.

Alex Beard put up a shot in the lane during Friday night’s game against Pickett County in the Best of the Lakes Holiday Classic. Clinton County defeated Pickett County, 60-37. Beard finished the game with 10 points.