The Clinton County Lady Bulldogs only had one game this week with the New Year’s holiday giving the girls a couple of days off. Friday night, Clinton County traveled to Metcalfe County to take on the Lady Hornets and while the game looked promising for the first three quarters, the Lady Dawgs couldn’t hold on to the win and lost 47-36.
As the game got underway, Clinton County found itself down by four points inside the first three minutes.
After the first basket by Clinton County’s Kayla Dicken was made at the 4:47 mark, Metcalfe County hit two free throws to move a head by four, 6-2.
Clinton County came back and Bree Boils hit a pullup jumper to cut the lead to four points. Metcalfe County then knocked down a three pointer to reach a five point lead, but Dicken went up strong in the paint for two points and to cut the lead to three with 1:12 remaining in the quarter, 9-6.
Metcalfe County finished the quarter scoring four more points while Clinton County was held to zero for a 13-6 first quarter score.
During the second quarter, Clinton County completely turned the game around. From the beginning of the quarter until the 2:08 mark, Clinton County put together a 15-0 run to lead by eight points, 21-13.
Metcalfe County cut the lead four points just before the half, sending Clinton County into the looker room with a lead and the momentum, 21-17.
As the second half got underway, Clinton County played on the momentum acquired in the first half as far as intensity was concerned, but offensively, the Lady Dawgs struggled through the first five minutes.
After a technical foul was called on Head Coach Darrell Thompson, Clinton County’s fire was lit, but Metcalfe County had already regained the lead, 28-23, with 3:12 remaining on the clock.
Clinton County then picked up the pace and put together a 6-0 run to take a one point lead, 29-28.
Metcalfe made a field goal to move up by one, but Clinton County’s Ansley Stalcup drove the lane, put up a shot and was fouled for a chance at a three point play. Stalcup hit the free throw with 22 seconds remaining in the third quarter to give the Lady Dawgs a two point advantage heading into the final period, 32-30.
Alex Beard extended the lead to four points nearly a minute into the fourth quarter, 34-30, but Metcalfe County started hitting field goals and foul shots.
The Lady Hornets put together a 14-0 run on the Lady Dawgs to take a 10 point lead with 1:45 remaining in the game.
Clinton County would only score two more points for the remainder of the game, giving the win to Metcalfe County, 47-36.
With the loss, Clinton County moved to 7-9 on the year.
Individual scoring for Clinton County was:
Clinton County was back in action Tuesday night against Cumberland County, too late for press deadline, and will be at home on Friday to finish up the regular season district play against Russell County.
Game time is set for 6 p.m.
Macy Campbell put up a shot during the first half against Metcalfe County Friday night.