Lady Pacer offense finds a second half spark, but still not enough to capture win


After falling to Madison the night before to open their season, the Switzerland County Lady Pacer varsity squad jumped right back into the fire on Saturday night as they hosted South Dearborn.

After struggling early to find some offense on Friday, the Lady Pacers caught offensive fire in the second half on Saturday night, scoring 33 points in the final two periods – but it wasn’t enough to overcome another slow start, and found the Lady Pacers suffering their second loss of the young year by a score of 69-50.

The Lady Pacers were held to only 17 points in the first half of play while the Lady Knights rang up 35 points – 20 in the second period alone.

Going into the locker room at halftime, Switzerland County trailed by a score of 35-17.

The second half was a little stronger in scoring and defense for the Lady Pacers, as they scored 12 points to the Lady Knights 15 points in the third quarter. The Lady Pacers then outscored the Lady Knights in the final period 21-19, but it was not enough as the deficit was too deep for the Lady Pacers; and the game ended with a 69-50 loss.

The top scorer for the Lady Pacers on the night was senior Ashley Bright, who finished with 15 points, including three three-pointers.

Junior Courtney Cole scored 13 points; and junior Amber Smith finished with seven. Sophomore Lauren Chase saw some playing time on varsity Saturday and contributed six points; while junior April Thieman added in four points and junior Morgan Ross chipped in three. Junior Megan McCarty finished with two points on the night.


The jayvee Lady Pacers won an exciting game over South Dearborn with double overtime victory on Saturday night by a score of 43-37.

The Lady Pacers trailed almost the entire game, but were able to tie up the game and send it to its first three minute overtime with a 30-30 tie.

In the first over time the Lady Knights took control and scored the first two baskets taking the lead 34-30; but junior Shana Todd was then able to score a basket and bring the team within two points.

Things heated up between the jayvee teams towards the end of the first overtime, as a foul was called and then two technical fouls were assessed on the Lady Knights. Freshman Carrie Truax was sent to the line and hit two-for-four at the line to tie up the game and send it into a second overtime.

The Lady Pacers took control in the second overtime period and outscored the Lady Knights 9-3 to take the win with a final score of 43-37.

The top scorer in double digits for the jayvee Lady Pacers was Carrie Truax with 16 points. Lauren Chase finished with eight points; while Christina Ahaus and Maggie Armstrong finished with six points each. Shana Todd added four points, and Chelsea Peters finished with three points.

The Lady Pacers will be playing at home again tomorrow (Friday) night, hosting the Rising Sun Lady Shiners. The junior varsity game will start at 6 p.m.