Switzerland County’s girls survived a close battle with sectional foe North Decatur to win 37-35 at home in basketball on Wednesday.

Neither team ever had more than a four-point lead in the defensive-minded battle. The Pacers led just 3-0 after the first quarter and 16-15 at the half. Switzerland took a 30-26 lead into the fourth and held on for the win.

Senior Aleiah Thomas scored 22 points and had six rebounds to lead the Pacers. Keirstan Oeffinger had nine points, six rebounds and four steals.

Switzerland, now 5-1 on the season, hosts Milan on Tuesday.