11/15/2012 3:00:00 PM Lady Pacers earn first win of the season, 44-42
Junior Lady Pacer Mercedes Parham looks for a teammate to pass to during Saturday night’s game against South Dearborn. Switzerland County picked up its first win of the season over the Lady Knights. Photo by Rosemary Bovard.
Switzerland County senior Emily White moves the ball upcourt during Saturday night’s game against South Dearborn. Photo by Rosemary Bovard.
Coming off of Friday night's loss to Madison, Switzerland County got the leak fixed in the ceiling and got its offense charged up on the floor, earning its first victory of the season with a 44-42 win over South Dearborn.
"I am very pleased with our effort from our players," head coach Ashley Chase said following the game. "We had a balanced effort by all the girls who played for us. We did a great job executing on both ends of the floor, hitting the boards, and making big shots."
The game was close throughout the opening half, but South Dearborn took a two point lead into halftime.
Switzerland County got it offense rolling in the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Knights by seven points to take a five point advantage into the final stanza, and then fought hard to hold that lead until the final horn.
Final score: Switzerland County 44, South Dearborn 42.
"This was a big win for us and will help build the confidence we need for the rest of our games in the next couple of weeks," Coach Chase said.
Senior Emily White led the Lady Pacers, scoring in double figures with 12 points.
Sophomore Eve Galbreath and freshman Kelsi Konkle each finished with eight points; and freshman Brooke Todd added six.
Mercedes Parham had five points in the win; while Bre Ricketts had three; Shelby O'Neal contributed two points; and Makenzie Mathews chipped in one point.
Now standing at 1-1 on the year, Switzerland County looks to win back the "Ruler of the River" trophy tomorrow (Friday) night when Rising Sun comes to the Pacer gym. The jayvee game gets underway at 6 p.m., followed by the varsity action.