Pacers claim share of ORVC crown

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This year’s basketball season was a good one for Switzerland County High School, as three of the school’s four teams claimed conference championships.

The latest came this week, as the Switzerland County boys varsity team claimed a piece of the conference title – only their third title ever – when South Ripley defeated Jac-Cen-Del on Friday night.

The loss ended the conference season with the Pacers and the Eagles each holding 5-1 marks in ORVC play.

The boys reserve season also ended in unusual fashion, as five teams ended the year with records of 4-2 – creating a five-way tie for the conference championship.

Those sharing the title included Switzerland County; along with Jac-Cen-Del, Rising Sun, Southwestern, and South Ripley.

When the girls season ended, it was announced at that time that the Switzerland County Lady Pacer junior varsity team won the conference championship outright; and the Lady Pacer varsity girls team finished tied for third place in the league.

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The conference has also released statistical leaders:

– In boys basketball:

Kyle Green leads the ORVC in scoring with an average of 16.7 points per game; is fourth in the conference in the number of three-pointers made with 33; and is ninth in the conference in freethrow percentage at .720.

Brennan Bragg is third in the conference in rebounding with an average of 6.9 per game; and is fourth the conference in field goal percentage at .530.

Mark Sharp leads the conference in assists with 93; and Clay Meyer is eighth in field goal percentage at .490.

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All Sports standings were also announced by the conference, as the winter sports season has now ended.

In boys sports, Switzerland County leads in the All Sports race with a total of 33 points.

The Pacers are followed by South Ripley and Jac-Cen-Del with 32 points each; Southwestern with 27; Rising Sun with 24; Madison Shawe with 14; and Milan has four.

In girls sports, Southwestern leads with 32 points; followed by Rising Sun with 30. Next comes Jac-Cen-Del with 25; Milan with 23; South Ripley with 22; Switzerland County with 19; and Madison Shawe with 15.