The Lady Dawgs went into this year’s 16th District Tournament as a number three seed and took on Metcalfe County in the opening round of the district tournament Tuesday night.
The Lady Dawgs, despite a breakout night for point guard Bree Boils, who finished the game with 20 points, fell behind late in the game and could never catch up, 58-48.
Clinton County started off on a good note, getting up on Metcalfe County 7-4 in the opening minutes, but Metcalfe came back and took a one point lead, 8-7.
After the end of the first quarter, Clinton County found itself with a four point lead, 12-8, with three quarters left to play.
By the middle of the second quarter, Clinton County trailed by one point, 13-12. The Lady Dawgs’ shots were getting harder and weren’t falling due to Metcalfe County’s defense.
As halftime rolled around, the Lady Dawgs were down by six points, 23-17.
During the third quarter, Metcalfe County opened with a 7-1 run against the Dawgs, 30-18.
Metcalfe County continued to score at will and reached a 16 point lead on the Lady Dawgs, 39-23 at the end of the quarter.
Clinton County outscored Metcalfe County in the final period, 25-19, but the damage had already been done in the previous quarter. The Lady Dawgs couldn’t defend the free throw line against the Lady Hornets as Metcalfe County hit 30 of 36 from the line, which was more than half of their total points for the game.
Clinton County ended its season with a 13-17 record, with the first round loss to Metcalfe County, 58-48.
Individual scoring for Clinton County was: