Coming off of a disappointing loss the night before at Madison, the Switzerland County Lady Pacer varsity basketball team turned the tide on Saturday night, opening their home schedule with a 52-21 pasting of Henryville.
It was a 31-point margin of victory — and it wasn’t that close.
Switzerland County got off to a fast lead, moving out to a 20-3 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Jessie Duvall and Macy Collier did most of the damage, with Duvall accounting for seven points on two field goals and a three-pointer; while Collier provided six points on three field goals.
Maddie Duvall had a three-pointer and a field goal for five first quarter points; and Courtney Higgins contributed two points on a field goal.
The Lady Pacer offense slowed a bit in the second period, scoring 11 points, but the defense held Henryville to just four, making the score 31-7 at the half.
In the second quarter, balance was the key for the Switzerland County offense, as five different players scored in the period.
Maddie Duvall connected on a three-pointer in the stanza; while Collier, Halle Archer, Allena Weaver, and Hannah Hayes each contributed buckets.
Holding a 24-point lead at the half, the third quarter saw another Lady Pacer explosion.
Switzerland County would score 12 more points in the third, and the defense did its job, holding the Lady Hornets scoreless over the eight minute span to make the score 43-7 after three quarters.
In the third, freethrow shooting took center stage, as Switzerland County would convert 5-of-6 attempts: two each by Jessie Duvall and Archer and one by Maddie Duvall. Maddie Duvall added her third three-pointer of the game in the third; while Jessie Duvall and Archer also chipped in field goals.
Holding a commanding 36-point lead with just eight minutes to play, head coach Brooke Todd rotated through her bench players for much of the final quarter. The Lady Pacers still managed nine points in the fourth; while Henryville doubled its output from the first three quarters combined, scoring 14 points to make the final margin seem closer than the game actually was.
Switzerland County in the fourth got four points from Archer on a field goal and a pair of freethrows; a three-pointer from Jessie Duvall; and another bucket by Hayes.
Hillary White led Henryville with eight points in the fourth on two three-pointers and a field goal; and Alexis Marian had two three-pointers for six in the final quarter.
For the game, the Lady Pacers were led by Jessie Duvall with 14 points; while Maddie Duvall had 12 and Archer made it three in double figures, as she accounted for 10 points.
Collier had eight points on the night; Hayes had four; and Higgins and Weaver each finished with two.
White led Henryville with 14.
Switzerland County returns to the court tomorrow (Friday) night at Rising Sun; and then come home for a clash with Franklin County on Saturday.
Saturday night’s junior varsity game didn’t hold much suspense, either, as Switzerland County ran its record to a perfect 3-0 with a 47-7 victory over Henryville.
In the game, coach Lance Collier saw all 10 of his players score.
The Lady Pacers were led by Gracie White, who was in double figures with 10 points; while the quartet of Kenzie Taylor, Bri Stow, Ashlyn Covington, and Kaitlynn Stucker each contributed six points. Molly Wrightsman and Carlee Boggs each added four points; Claire Rogers and Maddie Levell had two each; and Dakota Richards had a freethrow for one point.