Seventh grade Pacers claim SCIT title


The seventh grade boys basketball team from Switzerland County Middle School won the championship of the Switzerland County Invitational Tournament on Saturday with wins over Rising Sun and South Ripley.

In the opening game, the Pacers defeated Rising Sun by a score of 32-20.

Leading the way for the Pacers was Bob Tressler, who finished with nine points; while Braden Burk and Hunter Jordan each added six.

Chase Ritch had five points; Austin Clark finished with four; and Dakota Taylor added the other two.

In the championship contest, Switzerland County defeated South Ripley by a score of 48-31.

Bob Tressler again led the way with 11 points for the Pacers, followed by Braden Burk in double figures with 10.

Hunter Jordan added eight points; Chase Ritch finished with six; Austin Clark had four; Chance Grubbs had three; and Dakota Taylor and Kyle Konkle each finished with two.

Steven Konkle is the team’s coach.