Somerset — With 2:32 left in the third quarter, a basket from Burton ended Wesley Christian’s 6-0 run, making the score, 31-21. Burton and Ricks would each add lay-ups in the final two minutes of the frame to give the Cougars a 35-21 advantage.
Points came at a premium in the third period, as both teams scored six points each. Basically, no team gained or lost anything.
Wesley Christian tallied a pair of baskets in the opening minutes of the fourth and final quarter to cut the Cougar lead to ten points at 35-25 lead. That would be as close the Riders would get though, as the Cougars went 7 of 11 from the free-throw line to take the game by a final tally of 52-34.
Hunter Reed paced the Cougars with a club-high 16 points, while Burton and Alexander both scored ten points each.
For the Riders, Goble poured in a game-high 17 points. Goble tallied 12 of his 17 points in the second half alone. Thompson finished the ballgame with nine points.
At the charity stripe, Somerset Christian went 8 of 14 from the charity stripe for a percentage of 57 percent. The Riders made 50 percent of their free-throws, as they went 6 of 12 from the free-throw line.
Somerset Christian, who moved to 5-0 with the victory, will return to action on Tuesday, November 27, when they will host the Winchester Christian Academy Warriors at Charlie Correll Memorial Gymnasium.
“It was a good win for us,” told the Cougar basketball head coach. “We’re happy with where we’re at right now. We’ve been good at times, but we’ve seen a lot of things that we need to work on. We are just taking baby steps towards our goals at the end of the season - I like the direction we’re going.”
“We had a great crowd that came out and supported us today. We want to thank the Commonwealth Journal and the radio guys (Josh McKinney and Mike Kerr) for coming out to the game.”
WC 7 8 6 13 - 34
SCS 13 16 6 17 - 52
WESLEY CHRISTIAN (3-2): Goble 17, Thompson 9, Kendrick 4, Hall 2, Clark 2.
SOMERSET CHRISTIAN (5-0): Reed 16, Burton 10, Alexander 10, Ricks 7, Lewis 4, Ellenberg 3, Mayne 2.