ALBANY — Clinton County opened the second half on a strong run, expanding a six point halftime lead to double digits in a 53-36 win over Barren County on Thursday night.

The Bulldogs (17-10) held the Trojans to just four points in the third quarter to put the game away.

Clinton, who led by eight after the first quarter, took a double digit lead in the first half. Barren came back in the second quarter and cut its deficit to six, 25-19, heading into the break.

“We felt pretty good at halftime,” Barren coach Cunningham said. “They had a double digit lead and we cut it to six.”

The Bulldogs outscored the Trojans 10-4 in the third to put the game away. Clinton opened the second half on a 6-0 run.

“We weren’t very good during that stretch on either end of the floor,” Cunningham said. “They pushed it on out by about 16 or 18 in the second half and we never could recover from it.”

Ben Hubbard, playing in his first game since a Jan. 30 tilt against Glasgow, led the Trojans (4-23) with 13 points, all of which came in the first half. Hubbard missed six straight games due to an ankle injury.

Barren, the tournament host, opens play in the 15th District tournament Tuesday with a 6 p.m. contest against Glasgow.

Score by quarter

BC 8 11 4 13 - 36

CC 16 9 10 18 - 53


Ben Hubbard 13, Michael Toms 6, Austin Birge 5, Spencer Kerley 5, Tyler Hughes 4, Chase Nunn 2, Jacob Gibson 1.


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