Pacers can’t withstand Rebel charge, fall 87-47

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Switzerland County ran into a buzz saw of offense in the second round of the Jefferson County Invitational on Saturday afternoon, falling to host Southwerstern by a final score of 87-47.

  The outcome of the game wasn’t in doubt for long, as the Rebels scored 33 points in the first quarter alone and added 21 more in the second to stay on a 100-point pace through the first half.

  The Pacers did put together some scoring chances early, but just couldn’t match the Southwestern firepower, falling behind early and never being able to catch up.

  In the first quarter, the Pacers scored 13 points; getting two baskets from Zach Weaver and three-pointers by Landon Wilks, Patrick Stow, and Damian Breeck. For Southwestern, sophomore Matthew Williams made four three-pointers in the quarter to finish with 14 points overall.

  Down by 20 after just eight minutes of play, the Pacers managed just nine points in the second, as Wilks had another three-pointer; Dalton Tingle made two field goals, and Stow added a basket.

  The halftime break couldn’t come soon enough, as the Rebels led by 32, 54-22.

  Switzerland County began to get its footing in the third quarter, scoring 19 points while the Rebels posted 13 more. Outside shooting was the recipe, as Coby Chase had two three-pointers; Wilks added his third of the game; and Breeck had a three-pointer. Tingle added two buckets; and Stow contributed three more, but with just one quarter to go, Switzerland County was still in a huge hole, down 67-41.

  Southwestern got rolling again in the fourth, scoring 20 more points as the Pacers managed just six on two baskets by Tyler Konkle and a pair of freethrows by Tingle.

  For the game, Tingle led with 10; Wilks had nine; Stow finished with eight; Chase and Breeck each had six; and Weaver and Konkle had four each.