Dawgs move to 10-5 on year

Posted January 9, 2013 at 3:28 pm


The Clinton County Bulldogs moved to 10-5 on the year Friday night with a win over Metcalfe County, 67-25.

From the opening tip, Metcalfe County wasn’t really in the game as Clinton County opened up with a 16-5 first quarter lead.

The Bulldogs continued to own the game in the second quarter, holding Metcalfe County to nine points while putting up 25 for a 41-14 halftime lead.

During the third quarter, Clinton County’s defense proved to be the winning factor, holding the Hornets scoreless during the eight minutes, 54-14.

Head Coach Todd Messer had the chance to play some of his bench during Friday night’s game, with every player getting playing time except Frank England who was out due to an ankle injury.

The Bulldogs rolled in the final quarter, holding Metcalfe County to only one field goal and nine free throws made by the Hornets.

Clinton County was able to invoke the 35-point mercy rule that kept the clock running throughout much of the second half.

The Bulldogs finished the game with a 67-25 win.

Individual scoring for Clinton County was:

Dalton 18

Davis 8

Cook 7

Beard 7

Nelson 5

Claywell 5

G. England 4

Langford 4

Gibson 3

Means 2

McWhorter 2

Anderson 2

Clinton County was back in action Tuesday night as the team traveled to Cumberland County to take on the Panthers, too late for press deadline, and will be back at home on Friday to host Russell County.

Russell County, last week, moved into the top 25 in the state according to the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Cantrell Ratings.

Tip off is set to begin immediately following the girls’ varsity game.


Joe Davis drove the lane to put this shot off the glass during the first half of Friday night’s contest against Metcalfe County. Davis finished the game with eight points.


Ethan Cook stayed tough on defense Friday night against Metcalfe County as he knocked the ball loose in the second half. Cook finished the game with seven points as the Bulldogs won, 67-25.