Clinton Central’s girls basketball game with visiting Bethesda Christian resembles an Elks Hoop Shoot contest much of the night as the officials called 38 fouls and penalized almost any aggression by defenders, but Bulldog head coach Matt Crawford didn’t use that as an excuse for a 42-27 loss.

“Every game’s got its challenges and it really wasn’t about the officials tonight,” he said. “I mean we got shot after shot after shot and got a lot of layups and got to the free-throw line and it just didn’t go down for them tonight.”