By DOUG EADS
HARRODSBURG — One night after a 48-40 loss to Shelby County in a game that had head coach Jeron Dunbar seething because of his club’s ‘poor play’, Somerset bounced back on Thursday night at the Clash of the Titans Tournament at Mercer County High School.
However, it would not be enough, as the Briar Jumpers suffered their second defeat in as many nights at the event.
Kade Grundy led Somerset with 21 points, and Kaiya Sheron chipped in with 11 points, but it was the Lafayette Generals who would rally from a 26-23 halftime deficit to drop Somerset to 5-5 on the year with a 62-54 win over the Jumpers.
“We bounced back after a horrible game the night before,” stated coach Dunbar after Thursday night’s loss to Lafayette.
“My guys responded, and I’m very proud of the way they battled,” continued the Somerset head coach. “We battled a 6-10 kid (Ray Surratt) all night, and foul trouble hurt us. Jackson Cooper and Jack Harmon came off the bench to give us great minutes.”
For the game, Somerset shot 37.5 percent from the field, hitting on 18-48 field goal attempts, which wasn’t terrible, but it was not good enough to hold back a very good Lafayette club on the second night of the tournament.
“We still didn’t shoot the ball well, but we worked hard,” stated Dunbar. “As long as we do that, everything else will play out.”
Somerset will return to action in the tourney on Saturday evening at Mercer County High School.