Commonwealth Journal

Local Sports

November 22, 2008

Somerset Christian opens 08-09 basketball campaign

Somerset — The Somerset Christian School’s Boys’ Varsity team put their undefeated record on the line Friday night in the second half of a girls/boys doubleheader against the Academy for Individual Excellence (AIE) out of Louisville. But the visitors used a late 16-0 run to come from behind and outlast SCS 53-50.

In the first quarter SCS used a slashing attack to get to the bucket frequently. Justin Ricks and Jeremy Hart scored six points apiece in the quarter. But the lead went back and forth after Stephen Lichtefeld hit a beautiful reverse lay up to give AIE their first lead at 9-8. They led 13-10 before SCS closed the quarter on a 7-0 run thanks to baskets by Jakob Maybrier and Max Pilaczynski.

SCS held the lead for the entire second quarter, though they were outscored 11-10 by AIE in the stanza. SCS lead by as many as six points before AIE tightened it back up through the emergence of senior R. J. Morrow. Morrow had just two in the first quarter, but poured in seven of his game-high 24 points in the second to keep AIE close.

The third quarter was back and forth, with the two teams leading scorers, Maybrier and Morrow, controlling the majority of the action. After opening the half on an 11-5 run AIE took their biggest lead of the quarter 35-32. But SCS answered with seven straight points, four by Maybrier and a 3-pointer by Justin Ricks, and led after three quarters 39-37.

The fourth quarter was a battle of runs. SCS got points from four different players as they scored eight straight points to start the fourth quarter and take a 47-37 lead. The SCS defense forced the AIE shooters to misfire on their first eight shots of the final quarter, and SCS seemed ready to run away with it.

“Our players saw that they were starting to wear down,” said SCS Head Coach Dale Slusser. “We knew we were in good shape, and their starters had played most of the way, so when they started to show some fatigue it lit a fire in us.”

Text Only
Local Sports
  • Zwick Zwick wins Duathlon National Championship

    Age is relative.
    For local athlete David Zwick, turning 75 years young was an ‘athletic blessing’.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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

Somerset-Pulaski girls basketball


To purchase or view mor sports photos go to www.somerset-kentucky.smugmug.com

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Pulaski vs. Southwestern football


Check out more action photos at www.somerset-kentucky.smugmug.com

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

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