The Clinton County Lady Bulldogs moved to 9-11 on the year after Monday night’s game with Russellville saw the Lady Dawgs pull out a seven point win, 63-56.
Clinton County 63
Clinton County’s game against Russellville came on Monday, January 21, which was also Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Coach Darrell Thompson said at the beginning of the year that both teams are going to try and hold this date and make it a tradition to play on the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Lady Dawgs stepped up early in the game and picked up a 20 point lead in the first half. The Lady Dawgs led the Lady Panthers 38-20 at halftime, but a slow second half for Clinton County saw Russellville get to within four points late in the fourth quarter.
With less than 10 seconds remaining in the game, Bree Boils hit two free throws to put the Lady Dawgs up by six, 61-55. After Russellville went to the line for two shots, only making one of the two, Clinton County was then put back on the line with 6.9 seconds remaining.
Ansley Stalcup hit both free throws to seal the deal for the Lady Dawgs and add win number nine to the season, 63-56.
Individual scoring for Clinton County was:
Clinton County 43
Monroe County 65
The Clinton County Lady Bulldogs lost its first game of the All “A” Regional Tournament to the potential regional winners Monroe County Friday night, 65-43.
Clinton County made it to the semi-finals of the tournament by drawing a first round bye, for being the host team.
Monroe County defeated Metcalfe County in the first round, got past Clinton County in the semi-finals and defeated Glasgow in the finals to be the 4th Region representative in this week’s All “A” Classic State Tournament held in Frankfort.
The Lady Dawgs had its work cut out for them with Monroe County being the favorite with a record of 13-3 before Friday night’s game.
Even though the Lady Dawgs were “against all odds,” Clinton County was not going to roll over and hand it to the Lady Falcons as Kayla Dicken took an early lead with the first basket of the game, 2-0.
Monroe County got on the board with a field goal, followed by another bucket by Dicken.
The Lady Falcons then stepped up its game and found a rhythm by scoring nine unanswered points to take an 11-4 lead.
Dicken stopped the bleeding when she made a basket and was fouled and hit the free throw for a three point play, 11-7.
Monroe then scored back-to-back baskets for a 15-7 lead, but at the 3:15 mark, Tara Elmore hit a field goal to cut the lead to six, 15-9.
Clinton County would only score three more points to finish out the quarter while Monroe County scored six, 21-12.
During the second quarter, both teams struggled to find points to add to each respective side of the scoreboard.
At the half, Monroe led the Lady Dawgs, 33-20, only scoring 12 points in the quarter compared to Clinton County’s eight.
As the third quarter got underway, Monroe County again found some momentum and scored at will against the Lady Dawgs, picking up 19 third quarter points and extending its lead by 21 over Clinton County by the end of the period, 52-31.
To make it to the finals, all Monroe County had to do was coast for the final eight minutes of the game. Monroe County outscored Clinton County by one point in the final period, but the damage had already been done. Monroe County moved to the finals by defeating the Lady Dawgs, 65-43.
Individual scoring for Clinton County was:
The Lady Dawgs played at home Tuesday night, too late for press deadline, against McCreary Central with the tip off set for 7 p.m.
Clinton County will also be on the road Saturday with a game against Bethlehem, depending on the boys’ status in the All “A” Classic State Tournament this week.
Whitney Bookout got inside to put up a shot during Friday night’s game against Monroe County in the 4th Region All “A’ Classic semi-finals game. Clinton County lost the game, 65-43.
Tara Elmore tied up the ball during the first half against Monroe County in the semi-finals of the All “A” 4th Region Tournament.
Ansley Stalcup went up for a shot against Monroe County in the semi-finals Friday night of the 4th Region All “A” Classic. Clinton County lost the game, 65-43.
Above, Alex Beard was selected to the 4th Region All “A” Acadamic Team during the awards ceremony Saturday night after the conclusion of the girls’ 4th Region All “A” Classic finals.
Ansley Stalcup and Kayla Dicken were selected to the 4th Region All “A” Classic All Tournament Team during Saturday night’s awards ceremony. The Lady Dawgs were defeated in the semi-finals round against Monroe County, which eventually won the championship, 65-43.