Wrightsman leads Pacers with 13 in loss

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The Switzerland County Pacers got 13 points from junior guard Bryce Wrightsman on Saturday night, but it wasn’t enough to hold off visiting Henryville, and the Hornets left town with a 56-32 victory.

  Henryville jumped out to a quick 15-7 lead at the end of the first period; and then stretched their lead a bit more with a 10-6 second stanza to send the teams to the halftime break with the Pacers trailing by a 25-13 count.

  In that first quarter, Wrightsman got off to a hot start, connecting on a field goal and a three-pointer for five points; while Jacob Williams accounted for the other two points with a bucket inside.

  Williams continued his strong play in the second period, scoring on two field goals; while Wrightsman had the other basket in the quarter.

  Down by 12 coming out of the break, Coach Travis Wrightsman’s forces couldn’t put an offensive string together, scoring eight points in the third while the Hornets posted 17 points to take full control of the game.

  The third quarter saw Wrightsman stay hot with six points — hitting a perfect 4-for-4 at the freethrow line and also hitting a field goal; while Canaan Johnson came off of the bench to hit a field goal for the other points.

  At the end of three quarters, Henryville led by a score of 42-21.

  Like all games this year, the Pacers never gave up in the contest, battling each possession, and in the fourth the Pacers did score 11 points while Henryville posted 14.

  In the fourth, Austin Bosaw drilled a three-pointer and added two freethrows for five points; Ben Hicks had a basket and a pair of freethrows for four points; and Nate Geyman connected on a bucket for two.

  Final score: Henryville 56, Switzerland County 32.

  Wrightsman’s 13 points led Switzerland County, and he also had three rebounds and a steal.

  Williams ended his night with six points, two rebounds, an assist, two steals and a blocked shot; Bosaw had five points and a steal; Hicks had four points and a steal; Geyman had two points; and Canaan Johnson added two points, five rebounds, three blocked shots and an assist.

  Henryville was led by Layton Walton and Sam Guernsey, each of whom had 10 points.

  The Pacers return to action this Saturday night, February 20th with a home game against South Dearborn. The Pacers then wrap the regular season with a trip to Southwestern this Tuesday, February 23rd; and then it’s a trip to Madison on  on Thursday, February 25th.

  The Pacers currently stand at 3-16 on the year.