Archive - Nov 19, 2011 - Sports Article
An excellent six-minute stretch of play at the end of the first half and the start of the second helped Sweetwater get its first win of the season here Friday.
The Mustangs outscored Coleman 21-3 during that stretch to build a huge lead, and held on to defeat the Bluecats 55-40.
ABILENE â€” After three straight wins to start the season, the Sweetwater girls basketball team was unable to find the magic at Abilene High on Friday and suffered its first loss of the year, 53-44.
Class 5A Abilene (2-1) built a 10-6 lead after one quarter and increased the lead to seven, 27-20, at halftime. It was 37-28 after three periods of play.
Although the score was relatively close, Sweetwa-ter coach Candice Wyatt said her team was hurt by poor shooting, turnovers and losing two of their players to fouls in the fourth quarter.
Several Nolan County ju-nior high basketball teams began their seasons recent-ly. Here are the scores and other information from the teams who sent in results to the Sweetwater Reporter:
8th grade Red 30
Sweetwater points: Makeilah Foust 24, Morgan Rudel 4, Jaya Atkins 2. Rebounds: Makeilah Foust 11, Morgan Rudel 3, Abby Garcia 2, Victoria Jiminez 2, Marissa Sanchez 2, Karleigh Foust 1. Steals: Morgan Rudel 4, Gabby Fuentes 2, Alaina Andrews 1, Makeilah Foust 1. Halftime: Sweetwater 18, Brown-wood 17. Sweetwater record: 0-1.
Highland came away with a split of its varsity basketball doubleheader at Guthrie on Friday.
Highlandâ€™s girls defeat-ed Guthrie, 38-30, to im-prove to 3-1 this season but the Highland boys lost, 56-33, in their season opener.
Sierra Allen scored 12 points and Kara Hughey 10 for the Lady Hornets, who had to rally in the second half after trailing by a point, 17-16, at inter-mission.
Also scoring for High-land were Jessica McCain with six, Madison Mose-ley with four and Beth Richburg, Lora Stewart and Megan Thompson each with two points against Guthrie.
The Blackwell and Roscoe girls both lost early-season basketball games Friday after facing each other just a few days earlier.
Roscoe lost its game to Cross Plains, 52-22, at Roscoe after being held to five points in the first half. The Plowgirls (1-2) were led in scoring by Natalie Anthony with six points while Carolina Perez and Mirian Solis had five, Sara Kingston three, Stina Tomlin two and Jacinda Morales one.