Lakers, Lady Lakers fall to Somerset in season opener

Freshman guard Owen Loy drives to the basket during Tuesday night’s game. Photo/Zac Oakes

Both the Russell County Lakers and Lady Lakers fell to Somerset in a season-opening doubleheader Tuesday night at Somerset High School.

The boys fell by a score of 76-55. The Lakers led 17-9 at the end of the first quarter, leading by as many as 11 in the opening quarter before Somerset took control.

Three Lakers scored in double figures with Trace Stringer leading the way with 17 points, followed by Mayes Gosser with 16, and Owen Loy with 11. Landon Walters added 5 points, while Nathan Lawson and Adam Walters each finished the night with three points.

Gosser also led the team with 6 rebounds, 2 blocks, and 3 steals.

The Lakers shot 43 percent from the field, but only 21.7 percent on three-point attempts and went 6/11 from the free throw line, as well as being out rebounded 39-22 in the game.

Senior Sophie Shearer shoots a jump shot during Tuesday night’s game. Photo/Zac Oakes

The second game of the night saw the Lady Lakers fall to Somerset by a score of 47-38.

The Lady Lakers got off to a slow start, only managing 11 points in the first half and went into the break down by 6. The team made a comeback attempt in the second half, but ultimately fell short.

Turnovers were the key issue for the Lady Lakers, as the team turned the ball over 27 times over the course of the night.

Sophie Shearer led the scoring for the Lady Lakers, finishing with 14 points along with a team-high 8 rebounds. Hannah Yates scored 13 points and pulled down 7 rebounds.

Jaterria Coffey added 6 points for the Lady Lakers and Addison Hart finished with 3 points, while Maleah Preston scored 2 and added 5 rebounds.

The Lady Lakers shot nearly 45 percent from the field and were 5/16 from three with all 5 makes coming in the second half.

The Lakers and Lady Lakers return to action Friday night when they travel to Glasgow for a double-header.


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