Lady Pacers cap 2015 with big win over Southwestern


The Switzerland County Lady Pacer varsity basketball team has had a busy 2015, and before Coach Ashley Kitts’ squad could rest over the holidays, the team had some conference business to take care of.

On Saturday night, Switzerland County traveled to Southwestern to take on the Lady Rebels in a game that would count in the conference standings.

Because the Lady Rebels have been hit by injuries, they did not have enough healthy players to field two teams, so there was no junior varsity game. It will be played at a later date.

In the varsity game, Switzerland County won easily by a score of 50-27.

Brooke Todd was the leading scorer for the Lady Pacers, finishing with 18 points and also adding three rebounds, four assists and two steals.

Kelsi Konkle was in double figures, scoring 12 points to go with six rebounds, one assist, four steals, and two blocked shots.

Whitley Schirmer continued her outstanding year, also finishing with 12 points; and she also had four rebounds, four assists, and three steals.

Makenzie Mathews had four points, three steals, a rebound and an assist; Taylar Jordan had two points, three rebounds, and a steal; and Mallory Phagan had two points and three rebounds.

The win closes 2015 for the Lady Pacers with an overall record of 10-4, and Switzerland County is perfect in the ORVC with a 3-0 mark.

The season will keep rolling with the Rivertown Classic starting on Wednesday, January 6th, when Switzerland County takes on Lawrenceburg in the first game at 6 p.m.; and will then play in either the consolation or championship game on Friday, January 8th.

Providence comes to Switzerland County on Thursday, January 14th; and that will be followed by a home afternoon contest with New Washington on Saturday, January 16th.

As the regular season comes to a close, there will be some key games for the Lady Pacers.

Jac-Cen-Del, ranked #1 in Class 1A, will host Switzerland County in a conference showdown on Tuesday, January 19th; and then on Thursday, January 21st, Oldenburg Academy comes to Vevay to kick off three home games to finish the regular season.

Rising Sun, also a conference game, will visit on Tuesday, January 26th; and the year caps with a huge game at home against South Ripley on Thursday, January 28th.