18 leads Lady
Pacers to win
The Switzerland County Lady Pacers ran their season record to 8-1 overall after a Saturday afternoon contest against Christian Academy of Indiana resulted in a 47-37 win.
The first quarter told the story, as Switzerland County scored 12 points while holding their hosts scoreless.
Balance was the key in the first, with the trip of Courtney Higgins, Jessie Duvall, and Nora Hankins each scoring four points. Higgins and Hankins each made two field goals, while Jessie Duvall’s four came on a field goal and two freethrows.
The Lady Warriors would make a run in the second quarter after notching a zero in the first, scoring 16 points while Switzerland County countered with 14.
For the Lady Pacers in the second, damage was done from the freethrow line.
Jessie Duvall had two field goals and two freethrows for six points; Macy Collier had a traditional three-point play; Maddie Duvall added a freethrow; and both Halle Archer and Hannah Hayes hit field goals.
At the half, Switzerland County led by a score of 26-16.
Coach Brooke Todd’s offense came out of the halftime break a little cool, scoring just seven points in the third while CAI added 12 more to its total.
Maddie Duvall had a three-pointer and a freethrow in the third; Allena Weaver had a field goal; and Jessie Duvall chipped in one freethrow.
In what looked to be a romp at the start of the game, now at the end of the third period, Switzerland County led by just five, 33-28.
The Lady Pacer offense responded over the final eight minutes, posting 14 points while holding CAI to nine to make the final margin of victory double figures, 47-37.
In that final stanza, again freethrows played a big role, as Switzerland County went to the line 11 times over eight minutes — and converted six of those attempts.
Jessie Duvall saw the offense run through her in the fourth, and she responded with seven points on two field goals and three freethrows.
Maddie Duvall made three freethrows in the fourth; whole Hankins and Archer each added field goals.
For the game, Jessie Duvall led the way with 18 points, and she also had four assists and four steals.
Maddie Duvall finished with eight points, and also had four assists and four steals; Hankins had a big game with six points, six boards and three steals; and Weaver had two points and a team-high eight rebounds.
Higgins and Archer each had four points; Collier had three; and Hayes had two.
The Switzerland County junior varsity kept its record perfect with a 46-5 pasting of CAI.
Carlee Boggs led the Lady Pacers in scoring with seven points; while Molly Wrightsman and Terra Oeffinger each ended with six.
Kenzie Taylor, Maddie Levell, and Bri Stow each had five; Gracie White had four; and Claire Rogers, Dakota Richards, Ashlyn Covington, and Isabella Breeck each chipped in two.