Griffith 15 not enough as Pacers fall to Tigers, 40-36

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Griffith’s 15 not

enough as Pacers

fall to Tigers, 40-36

  Still working to find its offensive rhythm as they await the return from injury by sophomore Cam Craig, the Switzerland County Pacer varsity basketball team fell to Lawrenceburg in a Saturday home matinee by a score of 40-36.

  The Pacers managed to account for double digits in scoring in only one quarter — the second — but played solid defense in keeping the visiting Tigers close.

  Lawrenceburg outscored Switzerland County by a 14-9 count in the first period.

  Jacob Williams and Aiden Griffith each had two field goals for four points each to lead the Pacers in the first, while Canaan Johnson added a freethrow.

  The Pacers began to battle back in the second, outscoring the Tigers by a 12-10 count.

  Griffith led the way offensively, scoring eight points on three field goals and two freethrows; while Canaan Johnson had a field goal and Williams converted a pair of freethrows.

  At the halftime break, Lawrenceburg held a 24-21 lead.

  The third quarter saw both offenses struggle, with the Pacers scoring eight points over the eight minutes — but Lawrenceburg was held to just six — and Switzerland County battled back to within one point, 30-29, with just eight minutes to play.

  Williams had a pair of baskets for four points for Switzerland County; and Canaan Johnson also had four points on two field goals.

  Down by just one, Switzerland County couldn’t complete the comeback in the fourth, as the Tigers scored 10 points to close the game while holding the Pacers to just seven.

  Griffith finished with three points in the fourth on a field goal and a freethrow; while Williams and Trace Johnson each added field goals for two points each.

  Final score: Lawrenceburg 40, Switzerland County 36.

  Griffith led Switzerland County in scoring with 15 points on the day; while Williams was also in double figures, finishing with 12.

  Canaan Johnson had seven points in the contest; while Trace Johnson had two.

  Cooper Bobo and Samuel Cornett led Lawrenceburg with eight points each; while Ben Cornett and Jerrold Taylor each had seven.

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  In Saturday afternoon’s junior varsity game, Lawrenceburg defeated Switzerland County 53-41.

  Kadyn Riley led the Pacers with 16 points; while Cale Collier was also in double figures, scoring 12 points in the contest.

  Briar Johnson had nine points; Carson Griffith had three points; and Mason Peelman contributed one point.