Cam Craig’s 34 leads Pacers in blowout victory
Switzerland County freshman Cam Craig led a first quarter onslaught on Saturday in a road game against Crothersville, and the result was an 81-31 victory for the Pacers.
The Pacers scored 33 points in the opening quarter — two more than Crothersville would score in the entire game — and that answered any questions about the outcome pretty quickly.
Craig was unstoppable, scoring 19 points in the first quarter alone on five field goals, two three-pointers, and was a perfect 3-for-3 from the line.
Bryce Turner accounted for five points on a field goal and a three-pointer; Bryce Wrightsman had four points on two freethrows and a field goal; Austin Bosaw had a three-pointer; and Canaan Johnson contributed two points with a field goal.
Eight minutes in, and the score was 33-7 in favor of the Pacers.
It didn’t get a lot better for the homestanding Tigers in the second.
Switzerland County scored 17 more points in the second, with Craig and Jacob Williams leading the way with six points each — all on field goals. Wrightsman had three points on a field goal and a freethrow; and Canaan Johnson had another field goal.
At the half, the Pacers led by a score of 50-16.
The Switzerland County offensive explosion continued coming out of the halftime break, as Coach Travis Wrightsman’s charges scored 27 more points over the eight minutes while holding Crothersville to just six.
Craig went to work again off of the break, hitting a three-pointer and following that up with three field goals to score nine points in the period and 34 in the game — as he didn’t play in the fourth quarter at all.
Turner had a big third with seven points on a three-pointer and two field goals; Trace Johnson had two field goals for four points; Canaan Johnson had a three-pointer; and Williams and Wrightsman each had field goals.
Up by 55 — 77-22 — at the end of the third, Coach Wrightsman cleared his bench for the final quarter, and the Pacer reserves responded with four points, as Aiden Griffith and Canaan Johnson each had field goals.
When the final horn mercifully sounded, Switzerland County had collected its second win of the year in three outings, 81-31.
Craig led the way — he outscored Crothersville by himself — with 34 points in just three quarters of work.
He finished with 11 field goals, made three three-pointers, and was a perfect 3-for-3 at the line. He also had seven rebounds, two assists, and a blocked shot.
Turner was in double figures with 12 points on three field goals and two three-pointers to go along with three rebounds, three assists, and two steals; Wrightsman had nine on three field goals and three freethrows, four assists and two steals; and Canaan Johnson also had nine on three field goals and a three-pointer as well as three rebounds.
Williams ended the day with eight points on four field goals as well as five rebounds and two steals; Trace Johnson had two field goals for four points and also had four rebounds; Bosaw drilled a three-pointer and also had six assists; and Griffith contributed two points.
The Pacers return to action this weekend with a pair of games.
Tomorrow (Friday) Switzerland County will host Rising Sun; and then on Saturday the Pacers will travel to Lawrenceburg for an afternoon clash.
In the junior varsity game, Switzerland County defeated Crothersville by a score 45-15.
Austin Hemingway led the Pacers with nine points; while Dylan Sullivan and Roman Hite each finished with six.
Cooper Todd, Kaden Riley, and Sam Schoer each had five points in the game; Levi Curlin and Bradley Romans both finished with three; Carson Griffith had two; and Carson Byrd had one.