West Jessamine improved to 6-0 in region play with an 81-55 win over Somerset on Saturday.
The Colts held the Briar Jumpers to only 23 second half-points as they cruised to their fourth win in a row.
West was defensively sound for the second game in a row, holding Somerset to less than 60 points and 37.5 percent shooting from the field.
Senior Chase Fain scored a season-high 31 points and was 13-for-20 from the field. He also collected 13 rebounds.
Will Henderson had a double-double made up of 11 points and 13 assists.
Somerset had an early 5-2 advantage, but an 8-0 run by West Jessamine gave the Colts a lead that they would not relinquish. West led by double figures through most of the second quarter and was up 39-32.
The Jumpers were able to trim the lead to as few as six points in the third quarter, but another big run by West put the Colts up 59-43 heading into the fourth quarter. Henderson and Fain hit back-to-back three-pointers to close out the third period.
West was 8-for-18 from three-point range — five of which were sunk by Fain.
The free-throw line proved to be much less fruitful for West as it had just 13 attempts with five of them being good.
The lead broke into the 20s midway through the fourth quarter. The Colts’ largest lead was 26 points.
West’s good defense showed in the foul category as it committed only 14 team fouls and Robby Irgang was the only player with four or more.
The Colts will compete in the Ashland Invitational Tournament Dec. 27-29. They open with Russell on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at Ashland Blazer.