Commonwealth Journal

Local Sports

February 16, 2013

Lady Jumpers down Monticello, 59-43

Somerset — After two tough losses earlier in the week to Danville and Russell County, the Somerset Lady Jumpers returned to The Briar Patch on Friday night for the regular season finale, taking on Monticello.

On an evening when Erin Walker’s club said good-bye to Jessica Wallace, Bethany Edwards, and Erica Ford on senior night, the Lady Jumpers ended the regular season in impressive fashion.

While Somerset was ending the season with senior night festivities, it was a sophomore that stole the show for the Lady Jumpers.

Guard Maranda Mills scored a game-high 26 points, helping break open a close game early in the second half, sending the three seniors out on a positive note with an impressive, 59-43 victory.

“We didn’t play our best first half of basketball tonight,” stated Walker, after her team ended the regular season with a 12-16 mark.

“I told our team that just because we might win this game tonight, that doesn’t mean we have momentum,” Walker continued. “I told them we needed to come out with some energy and make that carry over into next week.”

Whatever coach Walker told her troops at halftime certainly worked.

Somerset led Monticello 29-23 at the intermission, and were going to have to go the rest of the way without leading scorer Virginia Scott.

Scott took an elbow to the head late in the first half and never returned to the contest, but Maranda Mills more than picked up the slack for the Lady Jumpers.

Mills scored four points in the opening half of play, however the sophomore guard exploded in the second half.

Of the 19 points the Lady Jumpers scored in the third period, Mills accounted for 17 of those, helping Somerset extend its six-point halftime lead out to 48-32 heading into the fourth quarter of play, finally putting a pesky Lady Trojan team down for the count.

“Maranda was getting her hands on the ball defensively, which led to a lot of layups,” pointed out Walker in talking about the third quarter explosion by her sophomore guard.

“She’s the most athletic player that we have on this team, and when she has that kind of mindset, she’s just hard to stop,” stated the SHS coach.

With the win over the Lady Trojans, Somerset finished the regular season with a 12-16 record on the year, but Walker says her club will take some much-needed confidence into this week’s 47th District Tournament, when the Lady Jumpers will face always tough Rockcastle County on Thursday night at The Briar Patch in the opening round of the tourney.

“We feel good going into the tournament,” stated Walker. “We’ve got five days to prepare, and we’ll work hard this week.”

“We beat them (Rockcastle County) once this year so that helps with our psyche,” remarked Walker. “We know things that we’ve got to work on and we’ve been refining some things. We just hope that Jenny (Virginia Scott) is not down for too long.”

The Somerset—Rockcastle County game will be the second game of a doubleheader on Thursday evening.

In the first game of the Girl’s 47th District Tournament, which will tip off at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, the Pulaski County Lady Maroons will face Casey County.

The two winners will meet in the championship game of the tournament on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m.

MHS  7  16  9 11 — 43

SHS  19 10 19 11 — 59

MONTICELLO — McLean 14, Bell 12, Peyton 10, Duncan 7.

SOMERSET — Mills 26, Edwards 12, Brooks 8, Scott 5, Bigelow 4, Wallace 2, Johnson 2.

Text Only
Local Sports
  • Russell Local All-Star teams advance in state tournaments

    Local all-star baseball teams began their state tournament journeys on Tuesday night at ballparks all across the state of Kentucky.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • haleelanigan.jpg Pulaski’s Lanigan wins World title, Shopville Elementary places third

    The Pulaski County area has always been know n as a hotbed for great archery at the state level and National level.
    But now the local area can boast it has some of the greatest young archers in the ‘World’.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cavaliers LeBron Gilb_Harr.jpg LeBron: I'm coming back to Cleveland

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hyden Commonwealth Journal 2014 All-County Track Team

    This year’s 2014 Commonwealth Journal All-County Track team was led by Pulaski County High School senior Austin Hyden.

    July 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • cr major.jpg Pirates win title over Yankees

    To clinch the Lake Cumberland Cal Ripken major league championship title, the Kentucky Farm Care Pirates needed to win just one game against the Southeastern Appraisal Yankees.
    The Yankees, meanwhile, had a much tougher task, as they had to earn a pair of victories over the Pirates.

    June 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • cr minor.jpg Braves hold off Giants, 6-5, for title

    In the Lake Cumberland Cal Ripken Minor League championship game, the Science Hill United Methodist Braves took the title by holding off the Roark Auto Transport Giants, 6-5.

    June 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Softball Lady Warriors’ Dynamic Duo

    The dynamic duo.
    A one-two punch.
    A winning combination.
    Whatever you want to call them, the pair of Destiny Molden and Sydney ‘Dozer’ Fourman have been nothing short of spectacular for the Southwestern High School softball team over the past few years.

    June 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Scott Virginia Scott signs with Young Harris

    After a very successful prep basketball career at Somerset High School, Virginia Scott will continue to play the sport that she loves so much at the next level.

    June 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lynch.jpg ‘Magical Season’ ends

    For the past couple of weeks, things had gone the way Southwestern wanted them to.
    That was not the case in the first round game of the Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament, as the Warriors just couldn’t seem to get a break in Monday evening’s game at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

    June 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dishman Dishman signs with Lindsey Wilson

    Charlie Dishman has done it all for the Somerset High School baseball team for the past three seasons.
    Dishman – a clutch hitter, a go-to pitcher, and a mainstay at third base – is being rewarded for each of those talents, as he recently signed a scholarship to play baseball at Lindsey Wilson College.

    June 3, 2014 1 Photo

Somerset-Pulaski girls basketball

To purchase or view mor sports photos go to

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Pulaski vs. Southwestern football

Check out more action photos at

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide