Archer, Collier lead Lady Pacers to win over CAI, 42-33
The Switzerland County Lady Pacer varsity basketball jumped out to a quick lead against Christian Academy of Indiana in a Saturday afternoon matinee and then maintained that advantage in claiming a 42-33 win.
The Lady Pacers moved out to a 13-5 lead after one quarter, as Coach Brooke Todd’s squad showed incredible offensive balance.
Halle Archer had two baskets for four points; Bri Stow had a three-pointer; and Kenzie Taylor, Courtney Higgins, and Macy Collier each contributed baskets in the opening eight minutes.
In the second period, CAI made a bit of a run, outscoring Switzerland County 11-9 in the stanza, but Switzerland County headed into the break holding a 22-16 lead.
In the second, Higgins led with two jumpers for four points; while Archer had another bucket and a freethrow for three points; and Taylor contributed a basket for two points.
Switzerland County had offensive balance in the contest, with the Lady Pacers scoring 22 points in the first half and followed that up with 20 more in the second half — 10 points in both the third and fourth quarters — to earn the win.
In the third; Stow and Archer each converted three-pointers; while Collier led the team with four points and a basket and two freethrows.
The fourth quarter saw Collier continue her solid play with three points on a basket and a freethrow; and Higgins also had a basket and a freethrow for three points.
Taylor made two freethrows in the fourth; and Molly Wrightsman contributed a field goal to round out the scoring.
Final: Switzerland County 42, Christian Academy of Indiana 33.
Archer had 10 points to lead the Lady Pacers, and she also contributed five rebounds.
Collier had nine points and six rebounds; Higgins had nine points and three assists; Taylor had six points, a team-high eight rebounds, four assists and four steals; and Stow also had six points. Wrightsman also had two points.
Because of a limited number of players for CAI, the junior varsity played just two quarters, with Switzerland County winning 40-8.
Addie Kelso had 16 points; Lauren Smith was in double figures with 10 points; Carlee Boggs, Isabella Breeck, and Katelynn Stucker each had four points; and Claire Rogers had two points.