By DOUG EADS
The Somerset Lady Jumpers remained winless on the season on Friday night, falling at The Briar Patch to the Rockcastle County Lady Rockets by a final score of 49-42.
The loss dropped Somerset to 0-4 on the season and to 0-1 in district play, as coach Bobby Bowling’s club lost its district opener to the visiting Lady Rockets.
And it was at the free throw line where Somerset let this one slip away.
For the game, the Lady Jumpers shot only 45 percent from the charity stripe, hitting on only nine of 20 free throw attempts.
In a close game against a district foe, that’s a recipe for disaster and that’s exactly what happened to Somerset on Friday evening.
“We’re getting better every game out,” stated coach Bowling.
“We’re still learning a new system, but you can’t go nine for 20 from the free throw line and win,” added the Lady Jumper coach.
Sophomore Madison Garland paced Somerset in the loss with a team-high 17 points, while Addi Bowling chipped in with 10 points.
The Lady Jumpers will try to get their first win of the season next Tuesday night at The Briar Patch but it will not be an easy task.
Casey County will travel to Somerset for a girl/boy 47th District doubleheader scheduled to tip off at 6 p.m. with the girl’s contest.