8th grade Pacers pick up big win

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The eighth grade boys basketball team from Switzerland County Middle School scored 20 points in the opening quarter last Thursday versus Madison and then cruised to a 64-51 victory.

Hunter Hayes led the Pacers, scoring 22 points on the night, including 12 in the final quarter to secure the win. Justin Green finished with 14 points in the game; and Kollin Hayes made it three Pacers in double figures, as he scored 13 points.

Dakota Fuller finished with nine points; Casper Stow added five points; and Brody Splain contributed a point to the win.

Other team members include: Will Pike, Zack Wainscott, Jordan Lay, Mason Spurlock, Josh Johnson, Tyler McAfee, Owen Wagner, and Cody Hankins.

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This past Saturday the Pacers hosted the Switzerland County Invitational Tournament with Madison Shawe, Southwestern, and Rising Sun.

In the first game, Switzerland County defeated Madison Shawe by a score of 41-34.

Kollin Hayes scored 10 points to finish in double figures and lead Switzerland County; while Hunter Hayes and Justin Green each finished with nine points. Brody Splain had eight points in the win; Dakota Fuller finished with four points; and Casper Stow contributed one point.

In the second game, Rising Sun defeated Southwestern by a 48-41 score; and in the consolation game, Southwestern defeated Madison Shawe 33-26.

In the tournament’s championship game, Rising Sun defeated Switzerland County in overtime by a score of 38-36 to claim the trophy.

Dakota Fuller led the Pacers with 11 points; while Kollin Hayes finished in double figures with 10. Hunter Hayes had seven points; Justin Green had six points; and Casper Stow had two points.

Larry Gault is the team’s coach.