2/6/2014 3:00:00 PM Eve Galbreath records double-double in win
Switzerland County junior center Eve Galbreath recorded a double-double last Wednesday night as the Lady Pacers picked up another win with a 48-32 victory over Carroll County.
Eve Galbreath finished with 17 points on the night, and added 16 rebounds in a dominating effort against the Lady Panthers.
Switzerland County opened the game with a 12-8 advantage after the opening quarter, with both Eve Galbreath and Makenzie Mathews accounting for four points each; and Kelsi Konkle and Brooke Todd each had two points.
Carroll County made a run in the second quarter, outscoring the Lady Pacers 11-6 to take a 19-18 lead into the halftime break. The slow offensive quarter for Switzerland County saw only three players score, with Eve Galbreath, Mercedes Parham, and Hailee Lay each recording baskets in the period.
It was the second half that led to the Switzerland County win, as the Lady Pacer offense accounted for 30 points in the final two stanzas, while the defense held the Lady Panthers to just 13.
The third quarter was the big one, as Switzerland County outscored Carroll County 17-8; and much of that damage was done by Eve Galbreath, who had seven points in the period by herself.
Makenzie Mathews continued her outstanding play with another four points in the quarter; and Brooke Todd also had four points, including a three-point play.
Senior Bre Ricketts accounted for the other two points in the quarter, and with a period to play, Switzerland County held a 35-27 lead.
The advantage widened in the final eight minutes, with the Lady Pacers outscoring their hosts by a 13-5 count to pull away for the win.
Makenzie Mathews and Eve Galbreath each contributed four points in the quarter; Hailee Lay and Bre Ricketts each had another basket; and Brooke Todd chipped in a freethrow.
Eve Galbreath's 17 points led all scorers, and Makenzie Mathews was also in double figures, finishing with 12.
Brooke Todd added seven points; Bre Ricketts and Hailee Lay had four each; and Kelsi Konkle and Mercedes Parham each had two points.
Switzerland County had 19 two point field goals in the game, and were an impressive 10-for-13 from the freethrow line. It was an unusual game for the Lady Pacers, in that they didn't connect on a three-pointer during the contest.
Carroll County was led by Miranda Groserkse, who had 10 points.
The Lady Panthers converted seven two point field goals and one three-pointer, but fell short at the freethrow line, where they were just 12-for-25.
In the junior varsity game, Carroll County defeated Switzerland County by a score of 35-31.
The Lady Pacers were led by Whitley Schirmer and Baylie Scudder, each finishing with six points; and Taylar Jordan and Mallory Phagan contributed five points apiece.
Courtney Pedraza had four points; Hope Tankersley had three points; and McKayli Scudder added two points.