Archive - 2011 - Sports Article
A three-game gauntlet against Class 5A foes is finally over for the Sweetwater girls basketball team.
Tuesdayâ€™s 46-27 loss to Abilene Cooper was the Lady Mustangsâ€™ third in a row after a 3-0 start. The Lady Coogs held Sweetwa-ter to just eight field goals and its lowest point total of the young season.
Highland split a basket-ball doubleheader against Spur on Tuesday. The girls (4-1) won, 53-29, for their fourth straight victory but the boys (1-2) fell to Spur by a score of 37-27.
For the girls, Sierra Allen scored 20 points while Kara Hughey (16) and Beth Rich-burg (11) were also able to reach double figures. Jessica McCain had four and Lora Stewart two for Highland, which led 16-5, 30-10 and 35-16 at the quarter breaks.
A near-disastrous second quarter failed to sink the Sweetwater boys basketball team here Monday, which used a big third-quarter rally to overcome a 10-point halftime deficit. But the Mustangs saved the best for the very end in defeating Colorado City, 49-47, on Taylor Jonesâ€™ buzzer-beating shot at Mustang Gym.
After losing at Abilene High this past Friday, the Sweetwater girls were back home Monday to continue their three-game gauntlet against Class 5A competition. But the re-sult was no better, as the Lady Mustangs lost to San Angelo Central, 61-48.
Alicia Finnâ€™s 13 points led Sweetwater (3-2), which will host Abilene Cooper today. Suede Shir-ley had nine, Shelby Cason and Candice Hernandez six, Kendra Crosson five, Kinsey Browning four, Hayley Brownlow three and Kathleen Campbell two for the Lady Stangs.
Sweetwater will be hosting a high school football playoff doubleheader at Mustang Bowl this Friday.
Abernathy (10-1) and Holliday (9-2) will start the twinbill with a Class 2A, Division II regional matchup that is set to kick off at 3 p.m. The winner advances to the quarter-finals to face either Cisco or Idalou, who play Friday night at Colorado City.
MONDAY, NOV. 21
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade girls host Wylie, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade boys at Wylie, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater girls host San Angelo Central â€” freshmen and JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Colorado City â€” JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe junior high girls and boys at Haskell starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high girls and boys at Loraine starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, NOV. 22
Sweetwater girls host Abilene Cooper â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m., freshmen at 8 p.m.
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.