Archive - Dec 2010 - Sports Article
Overall, the Nolan County high school girls teams fared better than the boys teams in area basketball tournament action that ended Wednesday.
The Highland and Ros-coe girls finished second in their respective tournaments and the Sweetwater girls placed third. Roscoe had the best boys finish as the Plowboys won consol-ation honors, while High-landâ€™s boys placed seventh.
Jack Poe of Sweetwater recently recorded a hole in one while playing at Sweetwater Country Club. Poe made his ace on the No. 17 hole using an 8-iron. His feat was witnessed by Randy May, Wayne Chowning and Bobby Baucum.
The Highland girls won, but the Sweetwater and Blackwell boys were unable to produce a victory in their final games prior to the Christmas holiday break.
The Sweetwater boys (5-8) lost at Andrews, 75-36, on Monday, continuing a slump that has seen the team drop seven of eight games after starting out 4-1.
Andrews jumped out to a 20-11 lead after one quarter, then really took charge as the hosts increased their lead to 46-15 at half-time and 60-24 after three periods.
The Sweetwater boys and girls varsity basketball teams will have tough games against Class 2A opponents when they return to non-district action today at separate locations.
The boys (5-6) will go to Bangs, currently ranked 16th in Class 2A, for their game that is scheduled to tip off at 7:30 p.m. The Mustangs ended a five-game losing streak with a 36-33 win over Breckenridge here on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Sweet-water girls (10-8) will host Ballinger at 6:30 p.m. after Tuesdayâ€™s 64-46 win over Lamesa that was the Lady Mustangsâ€™ fourth straight this season.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Taylor Jones (5) is guarded by a Breckenridge player during Tuesdayâ€™s game that the Mustangs won 36-33. Jones scored 10 points for Sweetwater, which travels to Bangs this Friday.
Tuesdayâ€™s district opener against Veribest brought out the very best in the Blackwell girls basketball team as the Lady Hornets romped to a 58-28 victory.
It was the most onesided win of the year â€” and also the second victory over Veribest in four days â€” for Blackwell, which improved its season mark to 5-10.
Jennifer Allen and Aman-da Bullard scored 14 points, Kaitlyn Gaston 13 and Rec-cie Roland 11 for Blackwell, which led 11-1, 23-8 and 36-16 at the quarter breaks. Gaston hit two 3-pointers and Roland one.
The big games arenâ€™t here yet, but the Sweetwater girls basketball team is starting to get used to winning.
The Lady Mustangs picked up their fourth straight victory on Tuesday at Mustang Gym, pulling away in the second half to beat Lamesa 64-46 and improving their season record to 10-8.
The 64 points â€” 40 coming in the second half â€” were a season high for the team, which won its last three games at the Stanton tourney over the weekend for the consolation title.
It wasnâ€™t easy, or pretty, but the Sweetwater boys basketball team did just enough things right against Breckenridge to finally end a five-game losing streak here Thursday.
After blowing an eight-point halftime lead, Sweet-water (5-6) scored the first seven points of the fourth quarter to break a 26-26 tie and still led by five, 36-31, with two minutes left. But the win wasnâ€™t secure until one of Breckenridgeâ€™s players missed a 3-point attempt in the final seconds.
The Highland girls bas-ketball team opened district play with 43-18 victory over Hermleigh on Tuesday.
The Lady Hornets, who were coming off a second-place finish at their annual Hilltop Classic on Saturday, received 20 points from Callie Sandusky and 11 from Sierra Allen as they improved to 8-7 overall.
Highland was ahead 9-4 after one quarter and 20-10 at halftime, then blanked Hermleigh 13-0 in the third quarter. Beth Richburg had four points, Kara Hughey and Shyan Womack three and Jessica McCain two.
The Sweetwater Mid-dle School boys went 3-1 against Snyder Monday.
The seventh grade White won 28-19. Isaiah Gonzales and Matthew Trevino had nine points, Deshaun Williams six and Roman Acuna and Adan Sanchez two. The seventh grade Red won 51-27 as Michael Hunt scored 14 points, Jâ€™Corey Amos nine, Michael Lawrence seven, Denzell Moore five, Adrian Vizzerra and Hardy Escobar four, Andrew Briley and Mark Lawrence three and Max Gomez two.