Archive - Jan 18, 2012 - Sports Article
The first quarter of Tues-dayâ€™s District 5-3A basket-ball game between Sweet-water and Big Spring featured five lead changes and ended with the visitors up by just a point, 11-10.
Midway through the sec-ond quarter, it was still a contest as the Mustangs trailed by just three (17-14). But the Steers caught fire at that point, going on a 15-1 run to lead by 17, 32-15, at halftime, and never looked back en route to a 64-35 win at Mustang Gym.
After falling behind 10-0 in the first two minutes of play, Sweetwater twice rallied to within striking distance of Big Spring in Tues-dayâ€™s district girls game.
Both times, however, the Lady Steers responded with a decisive run as they beat the Lady Mustangs, 58-39, at Mustang Gym.
Sweetwater (0-3, 14-14) narrowed the lead to 16-12 on a three-pointer by Ken-dra Crosson early in the second quarter, only to see Big Spring (1-2, 17-7) run off the next nine points.
The Sweetwater junior varsity girls picked up the lone victory against Big Spring in sub-varsity action here Tuesday as they prevailed, 23-19, to improve to 15-4 overall and 3-0 in district play.
Kayla Chowning and Claire Williams had six points, Maddie Jones five, Taylor McPherson four and Shaneese Brown two for Sweetwater.
The freshman girls (14-3, 1-2) lost 43-28. Cierra Knox scored 10, Abby McPherson seven, Bianca Castillo and Jas-mine Reddic four, Lexi Castillo two and Gabby Reyes one.
The JV boys (13-8, 0-2) lost, 44-30, in their game with Big Spring.
Highland and Blackwell rolled up lopsided victories in area girls high school basketball action Tuesday.
Highland â€” ranked No. 18 in Class 1A, Division II in the latest Texas Association of Basketball Coaches poll â€” knocked off Hermleigh, 58-33, to improve to 6-1 in District 11-A, Division II and 18-6 overall.
Sierra Allen had 21 points to pace the Lady Hornets, while Kara Hughey had 11. Also scoring were Morgan Monroe and Lora Stewart with five points and Beth Richburg, Kaylee Martin, Schyler Kimbrell and Megan Thompson with four.