By DOUG EADS
The Casey Rexroat era tipped off on Monday night at the Briar Patch, and the first year head coach of the Somerset Lady Jumpers got his first win at the helm of the program.
The Lady Jumpers were led by Ashley Holt with 16 points, while Lauren Foutch chipped in with 15 points, on a night when at times, the game was very ugly on both ends of the court for both teams.
“It was a very ugly first half, with neither team able to get in a flow offensively,” stated Rexroat immediately after the game.
“We missed a lot of looks inside in the first half,” Rexroat added. “Our lack of finishing made the game much closer than it should have been. We missed free throws throughout the game, but we made them down the stretch.”
In a very low-scoring affair in the first half, the Lady Jumpers led East Jessamine at the intermission 17-13, but picked things up in the second half of play.
And it was Holt who was the catalyst for Somerset, scoring 12 of her team-high 16 points in the second half, helping the Lady Jumpers stretch out the lead to double figures.
“Addi Bowling helped control ball offensively, while Ashley Holt was our main offensive threat through the first three quarters tonight,” pointed out Rexroat. “Then Madison Garland and Lauren Foutch took over and were clutch at the free throw line down the stretch.”
Somerset now 1-0 on the young season will return to action on Friday night at The Briar Patch with a game against Madison Southern.