11 Pacers score in rout of Milan

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Milan came to Switzerland County on Saturday night for the only meeting between the Indians and the Pacers, and it didn’t take long for the homestanding Pacers to distance themselves from their guests.

After Milan jumped out to a 6-2 lead early in the contest, Switzerland County roared back to outscore the Indians 22-6 the remainder of the quarter to take a 24-12 lead after eight minutes of play.

The Pacers had a balanced attack, getting nine points from sophomore center Brennan Bragg; seven points from Mark Sharp; four points from Kyle Green; and two points each from Devon Armstrong and Brandon Otter.

The lead stretched to 37-20 over the first half of the second period, with Switzerland County again getting offense from several different players.

Clay Meyer had two freethrows; Kyle Green had a bucket and a three-pointer; Mark Sharp had four points; and when Clay Meyer missed on the front end of a one-and-bonus freethrow attempt, Daniel Welch skied in, grabbed the rebound, and made the put back.

After Milan scored four straight points to close to within 12; the Pacers showed off their new-found freethrow shooting abilities, converting on five straight attempts.

Kyle Green and Mark Sharp each made two; and Brennan Bragg converted the traditional three-point play. That put Switzerland County up by 19; and after a Milan player made two freethrows; an inside basket by Clay Meyer in the final minute sent the teams to halftime with the Pacers holding a 46-27 advantage.

Switzerland County cruised home from there, extending the lead to 59-37 by the end of the third quarter as Pacer coach Brian Bowen substituted liberally.

The fourth quarter saw Switzerland County explode for 25 points - many of those by subs – and finished off the Indians by an 84-49 count.

It was a very balanced offensive attack by Switzerland County, with 11 different players scoring in the game, and four of those were in double figures.

Kyle Green and Mark Sharp each had 15 points to lead the team in limited playing time; and Brennan Bragg continued his outstanding play with 14 points. Clay Meyer made it four in double figures, as he finished with 10 on the night.

Travis Tackett and Michael Haas each finished with seven points; Daniel Welch and Brandon Otter had four points each; Devon Armstrong and Justin Reagan each had three; and Codey Turner chipped in two points.

Overall the Pacers made 28 two-point field goals; three three-pointers; and were 19-for-27 at the freethrow line.

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The junior varsity team also defeated Milan, claiming a 51-38 victory.

Travis Tackett was the leading scorer for Switzerland County in the jayvee game, accounting for 15 points; and Alec McAlpine was also in double figures with 12.

Kameron Pavy had seven points; Josh Hon finished with six points; and Justin Reagan had four. Noah Hughes, Tanner Ross, and Danny Schira each had two points; and Tray Meyer contributed a point in the win.

Both Pacer teams return to action tomorrow (Friday) night when they host South Ripley in another ORVC battle.