Three in double figures lead Lady Pacers to victory
Sophomore Bri Stow drilled three three-pointers on her way to a team-high 15 points to lead the Switzerland County Lady Pacer varsity girls basketball team to a 47-38 victory over New Washington.
The Lady Pacers jumped out to an early lead, holding a 10-5 advantage after the first period. Stow had seven of those Switzerland County points on two field goals and a three-pointer; while Halle Archer converted two freethrows and Courtney Higgins made a freethrow.
The Switzerland County offense continued its steady pace in the second quarter, scoring nine more points — but New Washington got hot offensively, scoring 13 points in the second.
That made the halftime score 19-18 in favor of the Lady Pacers heading into halftime.
In the second, Higgins and Macy Collier each converted two field goals for four points each; while Archer made a freethrow.
The third quarter was a deciding stanza, as Coach Brooke Todd’s Lady Pacers had 13 points in the third while limiting the Lady Mustangs to 11 to expand the lead to three points, 32-29.
Archer had a pair of field goals for four points in the third; while Higgins and Stow each had a three-pointer. Collier converted three freethrows to account for three points.
The strong Switzerland County offensive effort continued in the final period, as the Lady Pacers scored 15 points while New Washington managed just nine.
Stow had her third three-pointer and added a field goal for five fourth-quarter points; and Higgins was solid at the charity stripe, converting five of six attempts.
Collier had a pair of baskets for four points; and Archer chipped in a freethrow.
Final score: Switzerland County 47, New Washington 38.
Along with her 15 points, Stow also had eight rebounds. Higgins was in double figures with 13 points and contributed five rebounds; and Collier made it three Lady Pacers in double figures, as she had 11 points to go along with six rebounds.
Archer had eight points, five rebounds, and five assists; Lauren Smith had eight rebounds in the game; and Molly Wrightsman pulled down five rebounds.
Kaiden James led New Washington with 16 points.
In the junior varsity game, the Lady Pacers lost to New Washington by a score of 38-35.
Claire Rogers led Switzerland County with seven points; while Kaitlynn Stucker, Allena Weaver, and Addie Kelso each had six points.
Carlee Boggs had five points in the game; Isabella Breeck had three points; and Ashlyn Covington contributed two points.