Archer leads Lady Pacers to win over Milan, 56-36
The Switzerland County Lady Pacers traveled to Milan last Tuesday night, November 29th, and returned home with a 20-point win, 56-36.
The Lady Pacers started out slowly on offense, but head coach Brooke Todd said that her troops played solid defense until the offense took over.
The first quarter saw Switzerland County lead 11-7.
Halle Archer had five points in the quarter, with a field goal and a three-pointer; while Kenzie Taylor had two field goals for four points and Courtney Higgins added a field goal for two points.
The second quarter saw Switzerland County gets its offense rolling, scoring 19 points in the period while holding Milan to just eight.
Archer was on fire in the stanza, scoring 11 points. The junior drilled three three-pointers in the quarter and also added a field goal; and she was aided by Macy Collier and Molly Wrightsman — each of whom connected on two field goals for four points each.
At the half, Switzerland County led 30-15, as Milan managed just four field goals in the first half while going 7-for-10 from the freethrow line.
Coming out of the break, the Lady Pacers scored 14 points in the third period while holding Milan to 10 to extend the lead to 44-25.
The third quarter saw offensive balance take over, as six different Lady Pacers would score over the eight minutes — led by Bri Stow with four points. Wrightsman, Higgins, Claire Rogers, Collier, and Maddie Levell each added two points.
Up by 19 with just eight minutes to play, the fourth period was pretty evenly played, with Switzerland County scoring 12 points and Milan accounting for 11.
Addie Kelso had six points in the fourth for the Lady Pacers on a pair of field goals and two freethrows; Collier and Stow each had a basket; while Higgins and Lauren Smith each accounted for a point on a freethrow.
The final margin of victory was 20 points, and Switzerland County returned home with a big victory.
Archer led the way for the Lady Pacers with 16 points despite only playing three quarters, and she also added five rebounds and four assists.
Collier had eight points; Stow, Wrightsman and Kelso had six points each; Higgins had five points and four rebounds; Taylor had four points, four rebounds, and six steals; Rogers and Levell had two points each; and Smith chipped in one.
Kaiya Rinear led Milan with 15 points.
In the junior varsity game, Switzerland County defeated Milan by a score of 35-15.
Carlee Boggs was the leading scorer for the Lady Pacers with 10 points and she also had five steals.
Isabella Breeck had seven points and five rebounds; Addie Kelso had seven points; Allena Weaver had six points and five rebounds; Claire Rogers had two points, five steals and six rebounds; Lauren Smith had two points and four rebounds; Molly Wrightsman had one point and five rebounds; and Kaitlynn Stucker added five rebounds to the effort.