Freshman boys continue great season

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The freshman boys basketball team from Switzerland County High School claimed two wins in three games during the past week.

On Wednesday, December 9th, the Pacers defeated Lawrenceburg by a final score of 44-36.

Tyler Queen had 19 points, five rebounds, and two steals to lead the Pacer win; while Trevor Smith finished in double figures, adding 11 points and two assists to the effort.

Alex Curran had eight points, six rebounds, and five steals in the game; Clint Swanson had four points and three rebounds; and Alex Galbreath had two points and four rebounds.

“We overcame some sloppy play – we had 25 turnovers – and turned up the defensive pressure in the final quarter to get the win,” Coach Sean McGarvey said.

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Last Thursday, the Pacers defeated Rising Sun by a score of 44-35.

Tyler Queen was the leading scorer, finishing with 16 points, six rebounds, three steals, and two assists.

Alex Curran finished with eight points and six rebounds; Averi Fultz had eight points, seven rebounds, and two steals; and Trevor Smith added six points, two rebounds, and three steals.

Dalton Scudder had three points; Alex Galbreath had two points and two steals; Clint Swanson had one point, two assists, and two rebounds; Nelson Hughes had three assists; Chris Morris had an assist; and Tanner Gray contributed a steal.

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The Pacers dropped their first game of the season on Monday night, losing a 36-35 heartbreaker to Madison.

Tyler Queen led the Pacers with 10 points; while Alex Curran finished with nine points and eight rebounds.

Clint Swanson added seven points, two steals, and two rebounds; Alex Galbreath had five points and three rebounds; and Trevor Smith had four points, four assists, five rebounds, and two steals in a great all-around game.

“The game was very close and hard-fought by both teams,” Pacer coach Sean McGarvey said. “The score was tied 13-13 at halftime, and neither team led by more than five points during the second half. Madison hit a jump shot as time expired to win the game.”

The freshman team now heads to Lawrenceburg, where it will play Taylor, Ohio, at 11 a.m. this Saturday in the opening round of the Frosty Classic Tournament.