The Clinton County Lady Bulldogs finished its regular season with a 13-16 record, which is far better than anybody gave them credit for at the beginning of the year.
Last season the Lady Dawgs finished the year with a 6-25 record and many fans believed this year to be much of the same as it was last year, however, fans has saw the Lady Dawgs team get better over the course of the year and now that district tournament time is here, Clinton County will look to upset the Lady Hornets of Metcalfe County Tuesday night at Cumberland County High School.
That game’s summary and photos will appear in next week’s edition of the NEWS as it was too late for press deadline.
The Lady Dawgs did pick up an impressive win over a usually strong Barren County team on Thursday night at The Castle, defeating the Trojanettes 52-41.
Clinton County also lost a game earlier in the week to Monticello, 41-27, after freshman Kayla Dicken was out for an ankle injury sustained in the game against Taylor County on February 11.
Clinton County 52
Barren County 41
Heading into Thursday night’s game for Clinton County wraps up the career at home for one Lady Dawg, Hannah Campbell.
Campbell has been on the bench this season due to an illness, but made it into the starting five Thursday night for her final game at home.
The game remained close for the first several minutes and with 5:31 on the clock, Tara Elmore hit a field goal to give the Lady Dawgs the lead, 6-5. Campbell, added to the lead when she knocked down a three pointer at the 5:01 mark.
With 3:36 on the clock, Barren County cut the lead to one point, but Dicken scored to give the Lady Dawgs a three point lead.
With both teams moving up and down the floor with a good pace, Clinton County reached an eight point lead with 37 seconds on the clock, 18-10.
Barren County scored to finish the quarter 18-12.
During the second quarter, Barren County started making baskets and holding Clinton County on defense. Barren County got to within two points, before Dicken hit four straight from the free throw line to move up by six points, 22-16.
Barren County answered with back-to-back three pointers to tie the score at 22 all with 3:06 remaining before halftime.
The Lady Dawgs then held the Trojanettes to only two points for the remainder of the period, while putting up eight on the home side of the score board.
Clinton County led at the half, 30-24.
The third period saw Clinton County put up 11 points total while Barren County only scored seven, 41-31.
During the final quarter, Clinton County’s offense went cold, but still maintained composure through out the final eight minutes.
The Lady Dawgs held out in the end by scoring 11 points in the final quarter, compared to Barren County’s 10. Clinton County picked up its 13th win of the season with the win over the Trojanettes, 52-41.
Individual scoring for Clinton County was:
H. Campbell 3
M. Campbell 2
Clinton County 27
The Clinton County Lady Bulldogs got off to a rough start Tuesday night against Monticello.
For the first time this season, Clinton County failed to score during the first quarter, trailing 11-0 at the end of one.
By the end of the second quarter, Clinton County had only posted five points by halftime, compared to Monticello’s 19 points.
Clinton County matched Monticello in the third quarter, 9-9, for a 27-13 score and by the end of the fourth quarter, Monticello had secured a win.
Without Dicken in the middle, Clinton County’s offense was out of sorts and what should have been at least a 20 point blowout for the Lady Dawgs, ended up being a 41-27 loss.
Individual scoring for Clinton County was:
Hannah Campbell brought the ball up the floor during the final minutes of Thursday’s game against Barren County. Campbell, who has been sidelined all season due to an illness, was able to play in her final home game as a Lady Dawg. She hit a three pointer in the first half of Clinton County’s win over Barren County, 52-41.
Ansley Stalcup put up a shot in traffic Saturday night as Clinton County hosted Barren County. The Lady Dawgs won the contest, 52-41. Stalcup finished with 17 points.
Bree Boils put up a three point shot during the first half against Barren County on Thursday night. Clinton County defeated the 4th Region opponent, 52-41, and moved to 13-16 on the year. Boils finished the game with six points.
Shyanne McWhorter put up a shot in the second half against Barren County Thursday night. With the win, Clinton County moved to 13-16 on the year.