Senior Night for Lady Pacers is spoiled by 57-40 loss to Shawe

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Switzerland County celebrated Senior Night at last Thursday night’s ORVC battle between the Lady Pacers and Madison Shawe; and after seniors Jenna Daugherty and Katie Rayls were honored prior to the start of the contest, both teams settled in for a challenging basketball game.

For Switzerland County, the game was even more challenging, as the Lady Pacers played without sophomore Kristen Perry, who missed the game due to the death of her grandmother.

Madison Shawe got out to a quick start, scoring the game’s first seven points; but the Lady Pacers found their focus and reeled off seven straight points on a steal and layup by Maggie Armstrong; a basket by Bre Hinman, and a three-pointer by Maggie Armstrong to tie the game.

Shawe countered with a pair of buckets to go back up by four; and that’s the way the first period came to a close, with the Lady Hilltoppers leading 11-7.

Again Maggie Armstrong found the range as the second stanza kicked off, netting a two pointer to draw the Lady Pacers close; but Madison Shawe then went on a run of eight straight points to open up a 19-9 lead with five minutes to play.

Carrie Truax stopped that run with a jumper in the lane; but Shawe’s Kelsi Ward matched that.

Maggie Armstrong then made two freethrows for the Lady Pacers with 3:46 to play to draw Switzerland County to within eight – but those would be the final points that the Lady Pacers would score in the half.

Shawe finished off the second quarter with a run of eight straight points, and the halftime buzzer sounded with Madison Shawe holding a 29-13 lead.

Both teams had been tied at 7-7 with 2:44 to play in the first half; but the Lady Hilltoppers outscored their hosts 22-6 over the rest of the half to take control of the game.

Jenna Daugherty opened the third period with a runner that got Switzerland County into the scoring column; and after Hana Roberts matched that, the Lady Pacers got baskets from Lindsay Scott and Jenna Daugherty to close to within 12.

Madison Shawe then made another run, scoring seven straight points to double the Switzerland County point total – 38-19 – with 4:55 to play in the quarter.

Maggie Armstrong hit a jumper to stop the run; but Shawe got a pair of freethrows and a layup from Ebony Inskeep, and again the margin was 42-21.

Hailee Smith then connected on two freethrows, and Kelly Kincaid followed those with a pair of freethrows; but again it was Ebony Inskeep taking key shots for the Lady Hilltoppers to thwart any attempts at a run by Switzerland County.

Two more freethrows by Kelly Kincaid made the score 44-27 in favor of Madison Shawe with a quarter to play.

Both teams played an even fourth period, with each squad scoring 13 points; but Switzerland County could never find a way to get a run going offensively, and Madison Shawe made key baskets at critical times to keep their advantage.

In the final quarter, Switzerland County got a pair of freethrows and a basket by Lindsay Scott; another bucket from Maggie Armstrong; three freethrows and a basket by Jenna Daugherty; and two more freethrows from Kelly Kincaid.

At the final whistle, Madison Shawe went away with a 57-40 conference win.

Maggie Armstrong led Switzerland County with 13 points, and she also have six steals, four rebounds, and five assists.

Jenna Daugherty finished with nine points, five rebounds, and two blocked shots; and Lindsay Scott had six points and eight rebounds. Kelly Kincaid, seeing her first extended varsity action of the year, also finished with six points, and had four rebounds and four steals.

Hailee Smith had two points and five rebounds; Carrie Truax had two points and two rebounds; and Bre Hinman had two points and two rebounds.

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In the junior varsity game, Switzerland County demolished Madison Shawe by a final score of 35-8.

Kelly Kincaid led Switzerland County with 10 points, and she also added eight rebounds – seven of those offensive. Trisha Smith also had 10 points in the game, as well as two rebounds.

Allie Mathews had six points, three rebounds, two assists, and four steals; Hayley South had five points and four rebounds; and Becca Sittloh had four points, five rebounds, and three steals.

Alexis Carfield had three steals in the game; Emma Clements had two assists and two steals; Dina Sun had a rebound and a steal; and Karoline Park added five rebounds and an assist.