South Ripley’s state-ranked girls basketball team held its Senior Night festivities last Thursday night, but in the end it would be a Switzerland County senior who would light up the high school gym and fuel the Lady Pacers to a 52-51 overtime victory.
It was a game that was supposed to highlight this year’s Switzerland County Homecoming; but even though Homecoming has been moved and the game was played Tuesday night, the Pacers’ conference victory over Rising Sun could prove to be a watershed moment in the development of Coach David Todd’s team.
Switzerland County’s boys varsity basketball team made it three victories in a row Saturday night, defeating Milan 84-57 in a game that saw all 12 Pacers score in the game — five finishing with double figures.
Friday night was Homecoming at New Washington High School — but coach David Todd’s Switzerland County Pacers didn’t prove to be obliging guests, outlasting a fired-up New Washington team in the opening quarter before pulling away to an easy 57-28 win.
Last Thursday night, the Switzerland County Lady Pacers spoiled Senior Night festivities for the South Ripley Lady Raiders. Monday night, with a piece of the conference title on the line, Southwestern rolled into Vevay and spoiled the Senior Night of Lady Pacer players Brittany Cole, Holly Jackson, and Jaclyn Ranz, winning by a final score of 52-46.
After wrapping up their regular season tonight (Thursday) with a home varsity only game with Madison Shawe, coach Wayne Ellegood’s Switzerland County Lady Pacers will open defense of their sectional title next week.
Junior Ashley Chase left her game jersey at home Tuesday night, discovering the problem as the Lady Pacers got dressed in preparation for their ORVC clash with Rising Sun.
Switzerland County powered its way to a 24-12 halftime lead and then dusted off the Lady Mustangs 35-16 in the second half en route to a a 59-28 win Saturday in New Washington.
Switzerland County bounced back from its first loss of 2005 with a 54-26 beating of Lawrenceburg Thursday.
Switzerland County senior Jaclyn Ranz was named as the Most Valuable Player of last weekend’s Rivertown Classic Basketball Tournament at South Dearborn High School.