Maddie Duvall, Jessie Duvall lead Lady Pacers to big win over Rising Sun
The Switzerland County Lady Pacers used the middle of Friday night’s varsity game to pull away from rival Rising Sun and claim a 62-30 victory — and in the process maintain possession of the “Ruler of the River” traveling trophy.
The score after one quarter was 7-6 in favor of the Lady Pacers, as Maddie Duvall kicked things off with four points while twin sister Jessie Duvall added the other three.
Maddi Wilson had five of Rising Sun’s six first period points.
The second quarter was where the Switzerland County offense got rolling, as the Lady Pacers outscored their guests by a 22-4 count to take control.
Again the Duvall sisters commanded the floor, as Maddie had seven points on two field goals and a three-pointer; while Jessie had three field goals for six points.
Halle Archer connected on a three-pointer in the quarter, while Nora Hankins and Hannah Hayes each had buckets and Keirstan Oeffinger hit a pair of freethrows.
Baylee Morris accounted for all four Rising Sun points in the second, and at the half the Lady Pacers led by a score of 29-10.
The third quarter was a mirror of the second, as Switzerland County would again pour in 22 points over the eight minute stretch.
Rising Sun saw its offense get started, as the Lady Shiners had 12 points in the quarter to more than double their first half output.
In the third, Jessie Duvall took over, scoring nine points on four field goals and a freethrow; while Coach Mark Boggs saw his outside shooting hit the mark, as Maddie Duvall had two three-pointers in the quarter and Oeffinger had a three-pointer and also added a field goal for five points. Jayden Thomas also had a basket in the period.
Wilson and Morris each had four points in the third for Rising Sun; while Kieran Groover and Jenn Saylor each contributed baskets.
With eight minutes to play, Switzerland County was running on all cylinders, and leading by a score of 51-22.
The fourth quarter saw a more even period, as the Lady Pacers scored 11 points while Rising Sun had eight more.
Hankins dominated inside for the Lady Pacers in the fourth, scoring six points; while Oeffinger added another three-pointer and Maddie Duvall had a field goal.
Rising Sun was balanced in its scoring in the final stanza, getting two points each from Morris, Meranda Lozier, Alyssa Simpson, and Nora Powell.
Final score: Switzerland County 62, Rising Sun 30.
Maddie Duvall led Switzerland County with 19 points in the contest, including five field goals and three three-pointers.
Jessie Duvall was right behind with 18 points on eight field goals while going 2-for-4 from the freethrow line; and Oeffinger made it three Lady Pacers in double figures, as she scored 10 points on a field goal, a pair of three-pointers, and was a perfect 2-for-2 from the line.
Hankins rode her big fourth quarter to eight points on four field goals, Archer had a three-pointer for three points; and both Hayes and Thomas contributed buckets for two points each.
Rising Sun was led by Morris with 10 points; while Wilson had nine.
Groover had three points; while Saylor, Lozier, Simpson, and Powell each chipped in two.
In the first junior varsity game of the season, Switzerland County defeated Rising Sun by a score of 42-24.
Leading the Lady Pacers in scoring was Macy Collier with 11 points; and Allena Weaver was also in double figures with 10.
Halle Archer had eight points; Maddie Levell and Kenzie Taylor each added four points; Molly Wrightsman had three points; and Courtney Higgins added two points.
Nora Powell led Rising Sun with nine points; Emma Russel had six; Meranda Lozier had four points Alyssa Simpson had three; and Ellie Ohlmansiek had two points.