Travis Webster scores 26 points as fourth quarter rally falls short against Scottsburg

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The Switzerland County Pacers traveled to Scottsburg on Friday, December 29th to close the year, and lost against the Warriors 73-68.

The Warriors opened the game with a three-point shot; but Pacer Kyle Green answered back with a bucket. Both teams continued scoring in the opening period, with Travis Webster connecting on two three-pointers and a basket for the Pacers.

Cliff Meyer and Kyle Green each connected on a bucket, taking the Pacers team to a tie score half way through the quarter at 14-14.

The opening offensive onslaught continued, as Travis Webster was sent to the line and he connected on both freethrows. Mark Sharp and Jordan Hinman each had a bucket in the opening quarter to keep the Switzerland County offense moving; but the Warriors continued on their end – answering each bucket the Pacers made.

Travis Webster connected on yet another three-pointer in the final minute of the quarter; and Mark Sharp stole the ball from the Warriors in the final seconds of the period and connected on a basket.

The quarter ended with the Scottsburg team leading by only one point, 24-23.

The Warriors outscored the Pacers in the second quarter 16-10.

Kyle Green connected on two free throws and hit a bucket in the first half of the second quarter; and in the last four minutes T. J. Sefton added two baskets and Bryan Levell finished off the scoring by connecting on a bucket.

The Pacers headed to the locker room with a seven point deficit, 40-33.

The Warriors once again outscored the Pacers in the third quarter, running out to a 58-42 advantage after a 18-9 third stanza. The outburst was just enough to provide a cushion for the Warriors, who then withstood a closing Pacer run in the final period.

In that third period, scoring for Switzerland County was T. J. Sefton with two points and Cliff Meyer with four. Kyle Green was able to bury a three-pointer in the last minute of the third quarter, but that was all of the scoring that Switzerland County would see in the stanza.

The Pacers kept fighting in the final eight minutes of the game, applying pressure and defense while looking for open shots on offense.

Travis Webster was sent to the line and Jordan Hinman connected on two buckets and added one at the line; but the Warriors would find a way to keep the fast pace going, scoring on their end every time the Pacers would connect.

Travis Webster was sent to the line twice connecting on three points for the team; and then made a basket to keep things in range. Jordan Hinman earned another bucket in the comeback, but the Pacers were still in a five point deficit, 61-56.

The last four minutes of the game continued as both teams were still back and forth in scoring. Travis Webster connected on a two buckets and Mark Sharp added a basket; and the Pacers now trailed by only four points by a score of 65-61.

Kyle Green added a basket, but the Warriors came back with two points of their own, and were adding to their point total at the freethrow line as the Pacers were forced to foul in order to get possession.

Mark Sharp then fouled out attempting to make a steal; but Travis Webster added two buckets in the last minute as did Kyle Green, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Scottsburg freethrow shooting.

The Pacers had outscored the Warriors in the fourth quarter 26-15, but is was not enough as the Switzerland County team lost by a final score of 73-68.

Top Scorer for the Pacers and in double figures was Travis Webster with 26 points; including three three-pointers. Kyle Green also finished in double figures, adding 15 points; and Jordan Hinman had seven points.

Mark Sharp and T. J. Sefton each scored six points; and Bryan Levell added two points for the Pacers.

Switzerland County was 12-for-16 at the freethrow line for the game.

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The Switzerland County junior varsity team lost against a strong Scottsburg team by a score of 52-44.

Michael Haas was top performer finishing with 13 points, two assists, four rebounds and one steal. Ryan Peters also finished in double figures with 10 points, three assists, four rebounds and one steal. Brandon Otter and Justin Reagan added eight points each; while Kameron Pavy finished with three points and four rebounds. Devon Armstrong earned two points.

The varsity team will participating in the Rivertown classic tonight (Thursday) at approximately 7:30 p.m. The jayvee team will be playing before the varsity team on January 16th at Southwestern. Tip-off for the game will be 6 p.m.