By Steve LeMaster
SOMERSET – The McCreary Central Lady Raiders fell short on the road at Somerset as the Lady Jumpers pulled away to win 73-57 in a girls’ high school basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 23.
McCreary Central dropped to 7-15 with the loss.
With the win, Somerset improved to 7-13.
Somerset shot 48.2 percent (27-of-56) from the field. The Lady Jumpers were 5-of-14 (35.7 percent) from 3-point range.
Somerset shot 58.3 percent (14-of-24) from the free throw line.
Dominating inside, Somerset outrebounded the Lady Raiders 41-22.
Sophomore Ashley Holt led Somerset with 21 points. A trio of Somerset players reached double figures in the scoring column as part of a balanced offensive attack. Accompanying Holt in double figures for the Lady Jumpers, Addi Bowling and Rachel Presley scored 16 points apiece.
Presley recorded a double-double for Somerset, pulling down a game-high 14 rebounds.
Madison Garland narrowly missed reaching double figures in the Somerset scoring column, posting nine points for the Lady Jumpers.
Tatyana Brown (five points), Lauren Foutch (four points) and Brittany Mount (two points) provided additional scoring for Somerset in the victory over visiting McCreary Central.
Somerset, which returned to the win column following a loss to Danville five days earlier, excelled in the paint.
McCreary Central shot 39.2 percent (20-of-51) from the field. The Lady Raiders were 6-of-12 (50 percent) from 3-point range.
McCreary Central shot 78.6 percent (11-of-14) from the free throw line in the setback.
Allyson Anderson poured in a game-high 33 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead the Lady Raiders. Anderson was 4-of-8 from 3-point range,.
Elizabeth Anderson and Lauryn Phillips registered 10 points apiece for the Lady Raiders in the loss.
Rounding out the McCreary Central individual scoring, Makenzie Cox and Julia King chipped in two points apiece.
The McCreary Central and Somerset girls’ basketball teams met for the first time in the 2017-18 season.