Maddie Duvall sets career three-point shooting record


Maddie Duvall sets career three-point shooting record

  Coming off a flat outing two days prior, the Switzerland County Lady Pacers returns to full strength in Saturday evening as they traveled to Madison to clash with Shawe Memorial in a varsity-only event.

  The Lady Pacers won the game by a final score of 56-19.

  Highlighting the blowout was the return of senior Maddie Duvall from illness, and in the first quarter she tied and then broke the school record for most three-pointers made by a Lady Pacer in a career — a record that had been held by her mother — Christy (Griffin) Duvall.

  Mom’s record of 135 was tied early in the game when Maddie hit a three-pointer in the first quarter; and moments later the new record was established when Maddie made her second of the period. A third three-pointer in the third quarter extended the current (and ongoing) record to 137.

  As a team, Switzerland County broke out early, scoring 19 points in the first while holding Shawe Memorial to just four.

  Along with Maddie Duvall’s six points; Courtney Higgins and Jessie Duvall each had four points; Macy Collier added a bucket for two points; and Nora Hankins, Halle Archer, and Allena Weaver each had a freethrow.

  The second quarter continued the early trend, with the Lady Pacers scoring 11 points before the half, while holding the Lady Hilltoppers to just two.

  Jessie Duvall took over in the second, scoring eight points on a pair of freethrows and two three-pointers; while Maddie Duvall added a field goal and Hannah Hayes contributed a freethrow.

  At the half, Switzerland County led by a score of 30-6.

  The third quarter was more of the same, as the Lady Pacers posted 14 more points in their side of the scoreboard; while Shawe Memorial more than doubled their first half output, scoring eight points.

  Maddie Duvall had five points on a three-pointer and a field goal; Jessie Duvall had five points on a three-pointer and two freethrows; and Hankins and Hayes each had buckets to round out the Switzerland County scoring.

  The final period saw a lot of substituting by Lady Pacer head coach Brooke Todd (with no junior varsity game to limit quarters, Switzerland County had a full compliment of players available), and the team responded.

  Kenzie Taylor had four points in the final quarter; while Jessie Duvall, Hankins, Weaver, and Gracie White each had two points.

  The final margin of victory was 37, 56-19.

  Jessie Duvall led all scorers with 19 — tying the Shawe Memorial team by herself; while Maddie Duvall was in double figures with 13.

  Hankins finished with five; Higgins and Taylor each had four; Hayes and Weaver each contributed three; Collier and White had two each; and Archer had one.

  Allison Knoebel led Shawe Memorial with 12 points.

  Switzerland County returns to action on Tuesday night, December 21st, with a home game against Batesville.