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December 31, 2012

Southwestern 83, Somerset 56

Somerset —  

 
Coming into the 2012-13 season, Southwestern and Somerset were back-to-back in the preseason 12th Region rankings, with the Warriors in the number two spot and the Briar Jumpers in the third position.
 
Southwestern displayed that the gap from two to three may be much larger than most expected, as the Warriors came away with a 27-point victory over Somerset on Saturday night at the Wigwam in the semifinals of the Lake Cumberland Holiday Hoops Classic.
 
Second-year Warrior coach Steve Wright is continuing to be impressed with his team’s play. And why not? The Warriors now have an overall record of 12-2 and have won  nine games in a row.
 
“Every night we are doing something a little better than we did the night before,” began Wright. “We are making a lot of progress and are improving both offensively and defensively. We’re doing some really good things. I was happy with the way our kids played.”
 
Somerset jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but that lead would be short-lived, as the Warriors would go on a 14-2 run, including a span of 10 unanswered points to run out to a 14-4 lead over the Jumpers. Warrior juniors Justin Edwards and David Kapinga would combine to score all 14 of the points for Southwestern on the run. 
 
The first quarter would end with a trio of three-pointers from three different players - Somerset’s Tyler Dishman, Southwestern’s Adam Isaacs, and Kapinga. At the conclusion of the opening frame, the Warriors led by 11 points at 20-9. 
 
Two things that stuck out in the first quarter was the stellar play from Kapinga and Somerset’s rough start. Kapinga started the game off well, scoring 11 of his 13 total points in the first period alone, meaning he outscored the entire Somerset team. The Jumpers, meanwhile, didn’t get off to the best start, as they committed six turnovers in the first eight minutes of the contest.

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