By DOUG EADS
Coming off an impressive overtime win on the road over the weekend at Madison Central, the Somerset Briar Jumpers returned to action on Tuesday night and looked even more impressive at Casey County.
Taking on the Rebels in a 47th District contest, Jeron Dunbar’s club put on an offensive clinic in Liberty.
For the game, Somerset shot a blistering 64.7 percent from the field, hitting on 33-51 shot attempts, blowing the Rebels off of their own home court by a final score of 80-43.
“It’s always good to get a district win, especially on the road,” stated the Somerset head coach right after the contest.
“We were balanced again with our scoring tonight,” Dunbar added. “We were able to play a lot of guys because of that. We had some lapses defensively that we need to improve on. I think our offense was a good, balanced attack.”
Indeed it was.
Somerset — thanks to shooting 62.5 percent from the floor in the opening half of play, raced out to a 40-23 lead over Casey County by halftime.
Basically, at that point of the contest, this one was over.
The Jumpers really turned it on in the final frame, outscoring the Rebels 25-9 blowing this one wide open with the 37-point win.
Somerset was led by Dylan Burton’s 22 points, while Kade Grundy added 16 points, and Gavin Stevens chipped in with 15 points.
With the win, Somerset improved to 4-1 on the season and will return to action on Thursday at Berea, taking part in the All A Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament.
Somerset will open play at that event on Thursday afternoon at 5 p.m., taking on Bluegrass United Home School.