Pacers punish Milan, 84-44

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Like pulling off a Band-Aid, it was quick, and rather painful to watch.

Switzerland County rolled to its 14th victory of the season compared to just two losses with a 84-44 beating of Milan on Saturday night.

The game was never in doubt, as Switzerland County held a 13-3 lead early in the opening period before settling for a 24-12 advantage at the first break.

It was a balanced offensive attack for the Pacers, as Keegan Kincaid had five points; Tray Meyer had nine points; Travis Tackett and Alec McAlpine each had three; and Brennan Bragg and Josh Hon each added two.

It didn’t get better in the second stanza, as Josh Hon opened the quarter with a two-pointer and a three-pointer to fuel a 16-4 run; as Brennan Bragg also had four points; Keegan Kincaid had four points; and Noah Hughes added a trey for three points.

At halftime, Switzerland County held a 40-18 lead; and had there been a referee, the fight would have been stopped.

The offensive onslaught continued as the third quarter got underway, this time with the Pacers running off a 12-5 pace.

With the Pacers holding a 54-28 lead with 2:37 to play in the quarter, Switzerland County again got hot, this time running off a 12-2 spurt to close the quarter leading 66-30.

With Coach Brian Bowen using the fourth quarter to get his reserves some playing time, it just got worse.

Five straight points to open the final quarter swelled the lead to 71-30; but then Milan bounced back a bit, going on a run of 10-3, but that merely closed the lead to 34 points.

Danny Schira and Damon Robbins had baskets in the final quarter; while Zach O’Neal hit a three-pointer to make the final margin 40 points, 84-44.

A total of 10 different players scored for Switzerland County, led by Brennan Bragg with 20. Keegan Kincaid had 12 points; while Tray Meyer and Noah Hughes finished with 11 each.

Josh Hon and Travis Tackett had seven points each; Danny Schira and Alec McAlpine had six each; Zach O’Neal had three; and Damon Robbins chipped in two.

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In the junior varsity game, Switzerland County won by a 41-38 margin.

Quinn Meyer led Switzerland County with nine points; while Adam Clark added eight and Blake Whitham finished with seven.

Damon Robbins had six points; Tyler Queen and Anthony Dasis had four points each; and Zach O’Neal finished with three points.