Eve Galbreath, fresh off of a two-point struggle the night before, erupted for 27 points on Saturday night – equaling the entire team output for South Dearborn – and the Lady Pacers won big by a final score of 73-27.
Eve Galbreath’s outstanding game led two others in double figures, as both Makenzie Mathews and Brooke Todd each finished with 17 points.
The first quarter was really the only close one of the evening, as Switzerland County outscored South Dearborn by a 16-10 count.
Makenzie Mathews was on fire early, accounting for Switzerland County’s first five points on a three-pointer and a jumper.
South Dearborn stayed close early, getting four points from Torie Satchwell and a three-pointer by Taylor Schloss to grab a 7-5 lead.
Switzerland County then went on a run, getting another three-pointer from Makenzie Mathews, a jumper from Kelsi Konkle, and a basket and pair of freethrows from Eve Galbreath to cruise back into control, 14-7.
Brooke Todd provided the quarter’s final points for the Lady Pacers, sandwiched between a Lady Knight basket and freethrow, and the quarter ended with Switzerland County up by six.
The Lady Pacers then took command in the second quarter, outscoring South Dearborn by a 21-7 count.
Eve Galbreath led the way with eight points in the stanza; while Brooke Todd added six points and Makenzie Mathews had five more. Kelsi Konkle contributed the quarter’s other two points.
Switzerland County was also sharing the spotlight, as Brooke Todd scored after an outstanding assist from Whitley Schirmer; and Eve Galbreath scored off of a nifty assist by Makenzie Mathews.
The freethrow line was also big in the period, as Switzerland County went 9-for-14 from the charity stripe - outscoring South Dearborn from there alone.
At the half, Switzerland County had built a 37-17 lead, holding South Dearborn scoreless over the final five minutes.
The third quarter saw the Lady Pacers continue to build their lead; and also saw the Switzerland County defense continue to shut down the Lady Knights.
Switzerland County outscored South Dearborn 15-5 in the third period, pushing the overall lead to 30 by the end of the stanza.
Eve Galbreath continued to dominate the game in the third quarter, accounting for nine points. She had an easy layup after a steal by Makenzie Mathews; a basket; a three-point play; and also converted a pair of freethrows.
Brooke Todd also had a good quarter, scoring four points; and Makenzie Mathews added the other two.
With things firmly in control, Switzerland County continued to battle through the final eight minutes, as they outscored the Lady Knights by a 21-5 count to make the final margin a 45-point demolition.
Eve Galbreath had six more points in the period before exiting; Brooke Todd had five more before giving way to the subs; and Makenzie Mathews capped her night with two more points.
As the game wound to a close, Lady Pacer Whitley Schirmer had four points; and Taylar Jordan and Mallory Phagan each contributed two points.
On the night, Eve Galbreath had 27; Makenzie Mathews and Brooke Todd had 17 each; Kelsi Konkle and Whitley Schirmer each had four; and Taylar Jordan and Mallory Phagan each had two.
Taylor Schloss led South Dearborn with eight points; and Torie Satchwell finished with six points.
Switzerland County returns to action tomorrow (Friday) night at home versus Rising Sun; with the junior varsity game starting at 6 p.m.
In Saturday night’s junior varsity game, Switzerland County won by a score of 31-15.
Whitley Schirmer led all scorers with nine points in the game; while Mallory Phagan finished with eight. Ashley Peelman had four points; Hope Tankersley had four points; Emerson Schroer added three points; Jody Breeck had two; and Bre Braun finished with one point.