South Ripley took charge early on and never let go to post a 59-50 Ohio River Valley Conference win over Switzerland County in boys basketball Saturday in Versailles.

The host Raiders led 18-9 after the first quarter and held the Swiss at bay after that. Ripley led 28-20 at halftime and 41-28 after three quarters.

Austin Clark led Switzerland with 13 points while Trevor Smith scored 11. Trey Sparks led four South Ripley players in double figures with 15.

The Pacers (8-4, 1-1 ORVC) host Rising Sun on Friday.

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Saturday's Boys Game

at Versailles

SOUTH RIPLEY 59, SWITZERLAND CO. 50



SWITZERLAND CO. 9 11 8 22 - 50

SOUTH RIPLEY 18 10 13 18 - 59



SWITZERLAND CO. (8-4, 1-1 ORVC) - (f)Clark 13, (g)Smith 11, (g)Swanson 8, (g)Burk 7, A. Curran 6, Ritch 5, (f)White 0.

SOUTH RIPLEY (9-4, 2-0 ORVC) - (g)Sparks 15, Huntington 12, (c)Federmann 11, (g)Dicken 10, (f)Halcomb 9, Grider 2, (f)Mullins 0, Linkmeyer 0.



3-Point Goals - Switzerland Co. 4 (Smith 2, Clark 1, Burk 1), South Ripley 5 (Dicken 2, Huntington 2, Sparks 1). Total Fouls - Switzerland Co. 15, South Ripley 13. Free Throws - Switzerland Co. 4-10, South Ripley 10-15. Fouled Out - Switzerland Co.: Smith. Next Game - Switzerland Co. hosts Rising Sun Friday. South Ripley visits Milan Friday.