The Switzerland County Lady Pacers took their first road trip of the young season on Saturday after four straight home games, and fell to Franklin County by a final score of 53-29.
The Lady Wildcats jumped out early, taking a 15-8 lead after the first quarter; and both team then battled to the halftime break, with Switzerland County and Franklin County each managing to score nine points in the quarter to go to the break with the Lady Wildcats holding a 24-17 lead.
The low scoring pattern continued in the third stanza, as Franklin County scored nine points for the second straight quarter, while Switzerland County could manage just five. That put the Lady Pacers into a deep hole, trailing by 11 points, 33-22, heading into the final eight minutes of play.
Franklin County blew the game open in the fourth period, outscoring Switzerland County 20-7 to run their record to a perfect 5-0, while the Lady Pacers fell to 2-3 on the season.
Switzerland County was led by senior Whitley Schirmer, who was the only Lady Pacer in double figures, as she finished with 10 points. She also had four rebounds, one assist, and four steals.
Taylar Jordan had a good game, finishing with seven points to go along with five rebounds, two assists and three steals. Aleiah Thomas had four points and five rebounds on the night; while fellow freshman McKenli Scudder added four points and a rebound to the effort.
Mallory Phagan had two points and three assists; Jody Breeck had two points and four rebounds; and Rylee Hankins had one point, but contributed in a big way as she had 10 rebounds in the contest.
Switzerland County now has some time off for the Thanksgiving holiday, and will return to the court this Tuesday, November 29th, with a road game at Milan before returning home on Saturday, December 3rd, for a contest with Christian Academy.
In the junior varsity game, Switzerland County fell by a final score of 48-29. Individual scoring was not available at press time.