Eighth grade team opens season

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The eighth grade basketball team from Switzerland County Middle School opened its season on Saturday with a pair of games at Carroll County.

In the first game, the Pacers fell by a score of 32-27.

Alex Herbert led the Pacers with 12 points; while Riley Phagan added seven. Doug Ray and Gaige Cohen each had three points; and Zack Park added two.

In the second game, Switzerland County rebounded to win by a score of 35-24.

Ben Curran led the Pacers with 12 points in the game; while Riley Phagan again added seven.

Michael Scott had five points; Zack Park had four; Doug Ray had three; and Alex Herbert and Talen Taylor each contributed two.

Larry Gault is the team’s coach.