The Switzerland County Lady Pacer varsity and jayvee basketball teams participated in the ‘Mohawk Holiday Tournament’ at Waldron High School on Tuesday, December 27th.
In varsity action, the Lady Pacers finished third by winning the consolation game.
In the opening game of the tourney, the Lady Pacers lost a close, hard fought game to the Tri-West Hendricks Bruins by a score of 54-52.
Halle Archer led three Switzerland County players in double figures, as she finished with 16 points.
Bri Stow finished with 13 points in the game; while Courtney Higgins was in double figures with 10 points.
Macy Collier had eight points in the contest; and Maddie Levell finished with five points.
The loss to Tri-West sent Switzerland County into the consolation game, where they defeated the host Waldron Lady Mohawks by a score of 58-43.
Archer again led the Lady Pacers in scoring, posting 16 points for the second straight game; while Collier ended with 14 points.
Higgins and Stow each had 12 points to make it four players in double figures; while Allena Weaver and Molly Wrightsman each contributed two points.
Batesville defeated Tri-West in the title game to claim the championship.
The tourney split means that Switzerland County heads into 2023 with an overall record of 9-5, and they are 2-1 in the ORVC.
Switzerland County was next to take the court on Wednesday, January 4th, when they were to play South Dearborn in the first round of the Rivertown Classic Tournament, which is being played at South Dearborn.
The consolation and championship games of the girls Rivertown will be played tomorrow (Friday, January 6th). Depending on the outcome of yesterday’s (Wednesday’s) game, the Lady Pacers will play either at 6 p.m. or at approximately 7:30 p.m.
The junior varsity also played in the Waldron tourney:
The jayvee Lady Pacers opened their tourney with a 54-19 blasting of Indianapolis Scecina.
Switzerland County was led by Kaitlynn Stucker, who ended with 16 points.
Addie Kelso and Lauren Smith each finished with double figures with 10 points; Isabella Breeck had eight points; Ashlyn Covington contributed six points; and Carlee Boggs chipped in four points.
In the championship game, the Lady Pacers fell to Tri-West Hendricks by a final score of 44-39.
Switzerland County got balanced scoring, with seven different players scoring — but no one was able to crack double figures.
Smith led the team with eight points; with Covington and Claire Rogers each adding seven points.
Breeck had six points; Kelso had five; and Boggs finished with four and Stucker added two.
The junior varsity Switzerland County team now sports an overall record of 9-4, and they are 2-0 in conference play.