By DOUG EADS
LAWRENCEBURG — The Somerset Briar Jumpers — coming off of Monday night’s, 88-81 overtime win at home over Pulaski County — returned to action on Friday night and picked up a nice win on the road.
Jeron Dunbar’s club traveled to Anderson County to take on a perennial power in the 8th Region, and Somerset came away with a 60-48 victory.
The Briar Jumpers led this one after one quarter of play at 10-7, but took firm control of this one by outscoring the homestanding Bearcats 18-7 in the second quarter, taking a comfortable, 28-14 lead into the intermission.
Somerset looked to have this one firmly in hand at that juncture, but Anderson County came out of the intermission and got right back in this one, closing the gap to 35-32 in favor of Somerset heading into the fourth quarter.
Dunbar and company then put this one in the win column, by outscoring Anderson County 25-16 in the final stanza, coming away with the hard-fought, 60-48 win.
Kade Grundy led Somerset with 17 points and Kaiya Sheron added 16 points, as the Jumpers improved to 11-7 on the year with their fifth consecutive win.
Somerset will return to the hardwood next Tuesday night at Washington County High School, facing Danville in the opening round of the All A 12th Regional Tournament.