Switzerland County and Southwestern were certainly not strangers when the two clubs met on the Lawrenceburg High School basketball floor Friday night for the semifinal game of the Sectional — but when the buzzer sounded four quarters later, the outcome had changed, as the Rebels defeated the Pacers 58-50 to advance to the finals against North Decatur.
Switzerland County’s Travis Webster tries to work the ball up court as Madison’s Norman Wells wraps an arm around in an attempt to steal the basketball. The Pacers concluded their regular season with an 85-41 drubbing at the hands of the Cubs, and now look to Sectional play tomorrow (Friday) night at Lawrenceburg. Photo by David Campbell.
Coach David Todd’s Switzerland County Pacers will start their trek toward a Sectional championship tomorrow (Friday) night against Southwestern.
The Ohio River Valley Conference has announced its “Players of the Week” and “Top Performers” for the week of February 14th-19th.
The largest crowd of the season greeted the Switzerland County Pacers as they entered their home gym for last Friday night’s Homecoming match up with conference leading Jac-Cen-Del — and for awhile the enthusiasm of that crowd sparked the Pacer offense; but in the end the Eagles simply made too many freethrows for the Pacers to overcome.
Coach David Todd’s Switzerland County Pacers will wrap up the regular season tomorrow (Friday) night at Madison; but with improved play in recent games, the young Pacers are peaking at the right time as they prepare for tournament play.
Southwestern High School came to Switzerland County for a basketball game Saturday night — but it wasn’t an ORVC battle with the Rebels.
After jumping out to an early lead in Tuesday night’s ORVC contest versus Jac-Cen-Del, the Switzerland County Lady Pacer varsity basketball team struggled to find offensive consistency, and after staging a frantic rally to retake the lead in the final minute of the game; the Lady Pacers just couldn’t hang on, as a late three-pointer by Emily Einhaus led to a 52-49 victory for the Lady Eagles.
It was nip and tuck for more than three quarters Saturday night in the Sectional championship game between the Switzerland County Lady Pacers and the Southwestern Lady Rebels, but Switzerland County missed some critical freethrows in the closing minutes and Southwestern made some key baskets and claimed the Sectional crown by a final score of 48-43.
Switzerland County was a heavy favorite to advance to the Sectional championship game going into Friday night’s semifinal game against Milan; and after the Lady Indians stayed close over the first eight minutes of play; Switzerland County steadily pulled away after that point, cruising to a 52-27 victory.