Pacers fall to South Dearborn, 37-35

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Switzerland County suffered through an offensive letdown last Friday night when the Pacers hosted South Dearborn – and by the time the offense got rolling, the Knights had pulled out a 37-35 victory in what was the lowest scoring game of the year.

The Knights got off to a hot start, moving out to an 18-9 lead in the first period as the Pacers tried to get the offense kick started. Switzerland County managed to outscore their guests 7-4 in the second stanza, but South Dearborn still held a 22-16 advantage at the end of the first half.

The third period was also uneventful, as the Pacers were outscored 10-7 in the quarter, but with South Dearborn also stumbling offensively, with a period to play the Pacers were within striking distance, down just 32-23.

Switzerland County made its run as the final quarter opened, getting eight straight points to charge to within a point.

Kyle Green had two buckets in the run, while Mark Sharp and Devon Armstrong each contributed a pair of freethrows.

South Dearborn responded with a pair of freethrows to push the lead back to three; and after Switzerland County missed on its next trip down the floor, the Knights began to kill the clock.

Switzerland County had its chances in the game’s final minute, but went a mere 4-for-8 from the line in the final 60-seconds to seal their fate.

Kyle Green was again the leading scorer for Switzerland County, finishing with 12 points; while Mark Sharp added eight and Daniel Welch had five.

Devon Armstrong and Clay finished with four points each; while Brandon Otter contributed two.

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In the jayvee game, Switzerland County defeated South Dearborn by a score of 31-27.

Tray Meyer led the team with seven points; while Alec McAlpine added six points and Justin Reagan finished with five. Noah Hughes and Danny Schira each added four points; Travis Tackett had three points; and Josh Hon had two points.