Eve Galbreath becomes Lady Pacers all time leading rebounder

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Switzerland County Lady Pacer Eve Galbreath became the school’s all time leading rebounder during the Lady Pacers game again Providence on January 2nd, but it wasn’t enough to keep the team from falling by a final score of 47-34.

The senior center now has 607 rebounds and counting, passing school leader Janna (Stultz) Sweeney, who finished her high school career with 606 rebounds. Currently Lady Pacer head coach Ashley (Chase) Kitts, who finished her career with 526 rebounds, is in third place all time.

In Friday’s game, the Lady Pacers struggled to get over their holiday lay off, and also dealt with the long bus ride to Providence.

Providence outscored Switzerland County 14-10 in the first period, with the Lady Pacers getting all of their points from Eve Galbreath.

Claire Rauck had the hot hand early for Providence, as she connected on two three-pointers on her way to eight first quarter points.

The second quarter saw Providence widen its lead a bit, outscoring the Lady Pacers by a 9-6 count to take a 23-16 lead into the halftime break. Hailee Lay had a pair of freethrows for Switzerland County; while Kelsi Konkle and Brooke Todd each had buckets.

The third quarter saw Providence really begin to pull away, outscoring their guests by a 16-9 count to widen their lead to 14 points, 39-25.

Eve Galbreath was back on track in the period, scoring five points; while Kelsi Konkle hit another basket and Makenzie Mathews converted two freethrows.

The final quarter was closely played, with the Lady Pacers winning the period by a 9-8 score, but it wasn’t enough to get back into the game.

Hailee Lay had four points in the final stanza, including a three-pointer; while Brooke Todd and Makenzie Mathews each had baskets and Whitley Schirmer converted a freethrow.

The final margin was 13 points, with Providence winning by a 47-34 count.

Eve Galbreath led Switzerland County with 15 points, and she also had nine rebounds. Hailee Lay had six points and seven rebounds; Kelsi Konkle had four points; Makenzie Mathews had four points, four rebounds, two assists, and two steals; and Brooke Todd had four points, three rebounds, two assists, and three steals.

Whitley Schirmer had one point; and Taylar Jordan had two rebounds.

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In the junior varsity game, Providence defeated Switzerland County 57-27.

Hope Tankersley was the leading scorer with seven points; Ashley Peelman had six points; and Jody

Breeck had five. Emerson Schroer contributed four points; Taylar Jordan and Riley King had two points each; and Whitley Schirmer chipped in one point.