Balanced Pacer attack closes out Twisters

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This year’s Switzerland County Pacer varsity boys team likes to play at a fast pace, but Saturday night in a makeup game with Oldenburg Academy, the Twisters worked to slow down the high-flying Switzerland County attack.

And, for a while, they did just that.

Oldenburg played a slow, methodical game; figuring the best way to keep the Switzerland County offense in check was that the Pacers couldn’t score if they didn’t have the ball.

The result was a low scoring affair, but the end result was the same, as Switzerland County emerged with a 45-38 win.

The first quarter saw Switzerland County hold an 8-7 lead after eight minutes of play; but in the second quarter, Oldenburg “exploded” for 10 points while the Pacers managed only seven – and at the end of the first half, the Twisters held a surprising 17-15 lead over their guests.

That ended in the third quarter, as Switzerland County got its offense a bit more on track, scoring 18 points in the period – one more than the entire first half – and the Pacers moved out to a 33-24 lead.

The third quarter basically put the game out of reach, as both teams battled to a draw in the final quarter, with Oldenburg winning the battle by a 14-12 count, but the Twisters lost the war, as Switzerland County nabbed a 45-38 win.

It was a very balanced attack for Switzerland County offensively, as Tray Meyer and Travis Tackett each finished in double figures with 10 points.

Keegan Kincaid had nine points; Noah Hughes finished with eight; Brennan Bragg had five; and Alec McAlpine contributed three.

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In the junior varsity game, Switzerland County defeated Oldenburg by a score of 29-21.

The jayvee team also saw a balanced attack, as Anthony Dasis finished with seven points to lead the team.

Adam Clark had six points and six rebounds; Quinn Meyer and Zach O’Neal each had four points; and Tyler Queen had three points.

Anthony Dennis and Blake Whitham each chipped in two points; and Damon Robbins contributed one point.