Archive - 2011 - Sports Article
A Sweetwater team that came into its district opener against Snyder at Mustang Gym with a 15-10 record, nine wins in its last 11 games and high hopes of a playoff berth never quite found its rhythm Tuesday.
Instead, it was the visiting Lady Tigers who jumped to an early lead and was vir-tually in control all the way in a 46-43 victory.
Still, Sweetwater â€” which never led â€” was able to stay within striking distance and had a chance to win or at least send the game into overtime until the very end.
A Sweetwater boys basketball team that has struggled to find a spark in recent weeks was simply no match for San Angelo Lake View here Tuesday.
The Chiefs launched two dominating runs â€” one in each half â€” en route to an 84-32 victory.
The first run turned an 8-7 Lake View edge into a 28-7 advantage midway through the second quarter, and the Chiefsâ€™ lead stayed between 19 and 34 points until a basket by Sweetwaterâ€™s Dylon Adames made it 58-30 with 6:09 to play. Then it got real ugly, as Lake View scored 26 of the final 28 points.
The Highland boys and girls won, but both Roscoe teams lost in area district basketball games Tuesday.
Highlandâ€™s teams are both on a roll in District 11-A, Division II.
The boys (2-2 in district) picked up their second straight victory with a 53-48 road win at Westbrook.
The girls (5-1, 14-9) are even hotter, picking up their sixth victory in their last seven games Tuesday with a 67-49 win.
Highlandâ€™s boys were be-hind 15-10 after one quarter but closed to within one, 25-24, at halftime.
Both of Sweetwaterâ€™s sub-varsity boys basket-ball teams won against San Angelo Lake View here Tuesday.
The JV boys (10-8) were 46-39 winners in their game, thanks to a second-half rally after the teams battled to a 20-20 standoff at halftime. Kyle McSherry led the Mus-tangs with 20 points and Cole Maxwell had 14. Ryan Linebaugh scored seven, Willie Norman three and Nick Nemir two.
With a 15-10 record and just eight games left, the Sweetwater High School girls basketball team has a good chance for its first above-.500 season in five years. But what the Lady Mustangs would like even more is to reach the state playoffs for the first time since 2005. They can take a step toward that goal by beating Snyder (14-7) in todayâ€™s District 5-3A opener at Mustang Gym.
The Highland girls and boys were the only winning Nolan County varsity basketball teams on Friday.
Both of Highlandâ€™s teams played host to Trent in Dis-trict 11-A, Division II action and the girls (4-1) romped to a 71-18 victory, while the boys (1-2) got their first district win, 45-35.
Sierra Allen led the Lady Hornets with 20 points while Callie Sandusky had 12, Kara Hughey 11 and Jessica McCain 10. Josh Andrews scored 24 points and Landon Rowlett 17 for the Highland boys.
MONDAY, JAN. 10
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade girls host Brownwood, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe jr high boys host Haskell, 5 and 6 p.m.
Roscoe jr high girls at Haskell, 5 and 6 p.m.
Highland jr high teams host Trent starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell jr high teams at Paint Rock starting at 5 p.m.
TUESDAY, JAN. 11
Sweetwater girls host Snyder (district openers) â€” JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host San Angelo Lake View â€” fresh-men at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams host Haskell starting at 4 p.m.
JV GIRLS 48,
MINERAL WELLS 27
Sweetwater points: Kelsi Cros-son 14, Janell Walker 14, Elise Lawrence 7, Kathleen Campbell 6, Shelby Cason 4, Ashley Kinche-loe 3. Halftime: Sweetwater 20, Mineral Wells 19. Sweetwater record: 18-1.
JV BOYS 35
Sweetwater points: Kyle McSherry 9, Cole Maxwell 6, Ryan Linebaugh 5, Willie Norman 4, Nick Nemir 3, Dylan Torres 2, Brandon Howell 2, Nate Hardin 2, Chris Gonzalez 2. Halftime: Ballinger 28, Sweetwater 12. Sweetwater record: 9-8.
FRESHMAN BOYS 40,
ROSCOE JV GIRLS 40,
MUNDAY JV GIRLS 17
Roscoe individual points were unavailable at press time.
EULA JV GIRLS 45,
ROSCOE JV BOYS 9
Roscoe points: Dillon Freeman 4, Emilio Morales 2, Luke Rovig 2, Brant Burnett 1.
ROBY 8TH GRADE
Roscoe points: Nikolas Schri-ber 7, Vincent Pantoja 6, Cutter Davila 5, Rafael Aguayo 4, Kevin Lavalas 4, Chase Cathey 2, Jacob Cuellar 2, Javier Leanos 2. Half-time: Roby 25, Roscoe 24.
JUNIOR HIGH BOYS 44,
Both Sweetwater basketball teams are on the road for non-district con-tests today, but Roscoeâ€™s girls jump into District 9-A, Division I action as they travel to Munday.
The Sweetwater girls head to Mineral Wells for their final District 5-3A tuneup while Sweetwaterâ€™s boys go to Ballinger. The girls will host Snyder next Tuesday to start district; the boys are also home Tuesday to face San Angelo Lake View in their final non-district game. Both Sweetwater teams won at Roby on Tuesday.
In Class 1A, Division II, Highlandâ€™s teams will host Trent while Blackwell en-tertains Garden City.