8th grade Pacer boys win Rivertown Classic Tournament


The eighth grade boys basketball team from Switzerland County Middle School captured the Rivertown Classic Basketball Tournament held last Tuesday and Wednesday.

In the opening game of the tourney held at Rising Sun, Switzerland County defeated the Shiners by a score of 31-18.

In a balanced attack, Brody Splain and Justin Green led the Pacers with eight points each; while Dakota Fuller added six points. Hunter Hayes and Kollin Hayes each had four points; and Casper Stow contributed one point to the win.

In the championship game held on Wednesday night, the Pacers took on South Dearborn, and claimed the championship with a convincing 33-11 victory over the Knights.

Hunter Hayes led the Pacer attack in the title game, scoring 14 points; while Kollin Hayes added seven. Dakota Fuller had five points; Justin Green contributed four points; and Brody Splain had three points.

Other team members include: Will Pike, Zack Wainscott, Mason Spurlock, Josh Johnson, Tyler McAfee, Owen Wagner, and Cody Hankins. Larry Gault is the team’s coach.