Lady Pacers defeat Oldenburg


The Switzerland County Lady Pacer basketball team traveled to Oldenburg Academy last Thursday night to take on the Lady Twisters.

Playing some strong basketball as the season heads into the critical conference season and the team readies itself for Sectional play, Switzerland County picked up an important win, 39-29.

“I was very happy for the girls tonight,” Coach Ashley Chase said after the game. “Everyone contributed and our defense came up big for us.”

The offense also saw some outstanding balance, with seven different team members scoring.

Eve Galbreath led the Lady Pacers with 12 points; while Kelsi Konkle added nine points in an outstanding all around effort.

Hailee Lay had seven points in the contest; Brooke Todd added four points; Makenzie Mathews and Mercedes Parham each had three points; and Bre Ricketts contributed one point.

The balanced offense went beautifully with a stingy defense, which held the Lady Twisters to just 29 points - well below Oldenburg’s season offensive average of 42 points per game.

The Lady Pacers have given up an average of 45 points per game so far in the season, so the defensive effort was a big emphasis in the game.

“We have been pushing for good defense, and I continue to see everyone progress in a positive direction,” Coach Chase said.

The win moved the Lady Pacer record to 8-9 overall; and after playing at Rising Sun this past Tuesday, Switzerland County has another big road test tonight (Thursday), when the team travels to South Ripley for a conference showdown.

The Lady Pacers then close the regular season this Tuesday at home against Southwestern and then on Friday, February 1st, for the “Mike Night” game at home with Madison Shawe.