Coach Ashley Kitts and her Switzerland County Lady Pacers are having an outstanding season, and the squad ran its overall record to 7-1 on Monday night when they crossed the river and defeated Owen County, Kentucky, by a final score of 55-32.
The game featured very balanced scoring by Switzerland County, which methodically pulled away throughout the night to earn the win.
In the first quarter, the Lady Pacers outscored their hosts by a 12-9 count, with Makenzie Mathews inflicting heavy damage with six points. Eve Galbreath had four points in the opening quarter, and Brooke Todd had the other two.
The 12-9 margin held form in the second quarter, as well, as the Lady Pacers did most of their work from the freethrow line. The team was 6-for-8 from the freethrow line in the period, with Taylar Jordan converting three; Hailee Lay had two; and Brooke Todd had one freethrow on her way to five second quarter points. Kelsi Konkle also had a basket in the second quarter.
The second half is where the Lady Pacers really began to take control of the game, outscoring Owen County by a 31-14 margin.
The third quarter saw Switzerland County hold a commanding 18-11 advantage, with Makenzie Mathews and Brooke Todd leading the way with seven points each. Eve Galbreath had four in the quarter to round out the scoring.
With one quarter to play, the Lady Pacers held a 42-29 advantage.
That lead got even bigger over the final eight minutes, as Switzerland County outscored Owen County 13-3 to seal the win.
Kelsi Konkle led the offense over the final stanza, connecting on a three-pointer and adding two field goals to account for seven points.
She was aided in the quarter by Eve Galbreath, Bre Braun, and Whitley Schirmer, each of whom contributed two points.
Final score: Switzerland County 55, Owen County 32.
Brooke Todd led the Lady Pacers with 14 points, and she also had eight assists and five steals. Makenzie Mathews continued her outstanding season with 13 points and four rebounds; and Eve Galbreath made it three Switzerland County players in double figures, scoring 10 points and adding six rebounds, two assists, and a steal.
Kelsi Konkle finished with nine points, and added four rebounds, two assists and two steals; Taylar Jordan had three points and three rebounds; and Hailee Lay had two points and three rebounds.
Whitley Schirmer had two points and three rebounds in the contest; and Bre Braun had two points.
The Lady Pacers return to action this Saturday night when they travel to Trimble County, Kentucky; and then return home for a big match up with South Ripley this Tuesday, December 16th. On Thursday, Switzerland County travels to New Albany for a clash with the big Class 4A school.
In Monday’s junior varsity game, Switzerland County defeated Owen County by a score of 28-24.
Mallory Phagan was the leading scorer for the Lady Pacers with nine points; and Bre Braun had six points. Jody Breeck and Ashley Peelman each had four points; Riley King added three points; and Hope Tankersley had two points.