Lady Pacers fall to New Washington, 62-44

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The Switzerland County Lady Pacers continued to be mired in a losing streak on Saturday as they fought hard early against New Washington before stumbling in two quarters and falling, 62-44.

Switzerland County played New Washington, who currently stands at 14-2 with one of those losses being to 4-A Jeffersonville, evenly in the first quarter, trailing just 12-11.

The second quarter saw the Lady Mustangs flex their offensive muscle, winning the quarter by a 17-9 count to lead 29-20 at the half.

Switzerland County benefited from outstanding shooting in the first half, going 9-for-14 from the floor (64-percent). New Washington was just 7-for-21 from the floor in the first half (33-percent); but the Lady Mustangs make four three pointers that proved to be the leading margin.

Still battling, Switzerland County came out in the third stanza and clawed their way to a 12-14 standoff, falling behinds slightly more but gaining confidence with each trip down the floor.

But the Lady Pacers ran out of gas a bit in the final period, as New Washington outscored them 19-12 to make the final margin of victory 18-points, 62-44.

Kristen Perry had an outstanding offensive game for Switzerland County, finishing with 18 points, and she also contributed two steals.

Jenna Daugherty finished with nine points and seven rebounds; while Lindsay Scott had six points and four rebounds.

Maggie Armstrong added five points, three rebounds, and three assists; Hailee Smith had four points and three assists; and Katie Rayls had two points on the day.

Casey Johnson led New Washington with 19 points; and Callie Burgin finished in double figures with 15.

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In the junior varsity game, the Lady Pacers let one slip away, losing by the heartbreaking score of 27-26.

Trisha Smith led Switzerland County with 12 points and six rebounds; while Kelly Kincaid had eight points, six rebounds, and two steals.

Becca Sittloh, Allie Mathews, and Hayley South each finished with two points; and Allie Mathews also contributed a team-high eight rebounds.

Hayley South also had six rebounds and three assists.