Balanced scoring leads Switzerland County to big win over South Dearborn, 54-44


The Switzerland County Pacers earned a win 54-44 last Friday night over the South Dearborn Knights, as Travis Webster led the way with 18 points.

South Dearborn was first to score in the game; but the Pacers answered back with several baskets. Jordan Hinman scored twice for the Pacers to open the scoring; and Kyle Green added a bucket and Travis Webster followed with a three point connection.

Mark Sharp followed with a basket, and the Pacers took a nine-point lead, 11-2.

The Knights would score two more buckets during the opening quarter; while Jordan Hinman would add another basket, and Travis Webster would finish the scoring in the last seconds of the quarter on an assist from T. J. Sefton following a steal.

The quarter ended with a Pacer lead of 15-6.

The second quarter started out with Kyle Green stealing the ball and passing to T. J. Sefton, who connected on a bucket. Travis Webster would be sent to the line to add two; and Mark Sharp would then connect on a basket before the Knights were able to connect on a shot.

Cliff Meyer connected on a three-pointer; but the Knights answered back – adding six more points while the Pacers hit a three minute dry spell.

The offense then found its rhythm, as Travis Webster buried a three point basket and Cliff Meyer connected on a bucket. South Dearborn outscored the Pacers 14-12 in the quarter, but it was not enough as the Pacers ended the period leading 28-20.

The Knights came out of the locker room in the second half looking for revenge, as Chris Kaffenberger connected on a three-pointer in the first minute of the period; but Pacer Kyle Greene answered that by tipping in a basket. South Dearborn would then added three more points, but baskets by Mark Sharp and Cliff Meyer added four points on the Pacer side of the scoreboard.

Those baskets gave the Pacers a 34-28 advantage.

Before the quarter ended, Travis Webster buried another three-pointer and Cliff Meyer would connect on a bucket in the closing seconds. The Knights would pull off another basket and one point at the line; which made the scoring for the quarter equal on both sides – with 11 points each.

The scoreboard still showed the Pacers holding on to the lead, 39-31.

South Dearborn was first to score in the fourth quarter on a bucket by Garrett Rollins; but Cliff Meyer answered back for the Pacers with a basket. The Knights would then convert another bucket, but Aaron Moore made two baskets and Travis Webster followed with another score for the Pacers.

T.J. Sefton added one point at the line and Cliff Meyer chipped in a bucket inside to take the lead by 15 points for the Pacers, 50-35.

Jordan Hinman then fouled out, sending a Knight to the line, and he connected on both freethrows. The Knights, now trying to get back in the ball game in the last closing minutes, sent Travis Webster to the line – who connected for three points. Mark Sharp added one at the line, ending the game with a Pacer win, 54-44.

The top scorer for the Pacers in double figures was Travis Webster with 18 points including three three-pointers; and he also added four rebounds and an assist. Cliff Meyer also finished in double figures with 12 points and had seven rebounds; and Mark Sharp added seven points.

Jordan Hinman finished with six points; while Aaron Moore and Kyle Green each chipped in four points; and T.J. Sefton finished with three points.


Switzerland County’s junior varsity team held a lead late in the game, but couldn’t hold on and fell to South Dearborn in overtime by a score of 49-45.

Michael Haas was the leading scorer for the Pacers with 10 points; while Ryan Peters finished with nine. Devon Armstrong and Brandon Otter each had eight points; while Justin Reagan and Clay Meyer each contributed five points.