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It was Friday the 13th, so one team had to be unlucky.
Fortunately for Sweet-waterâ€™s still-undefeated Mustangs, it was the visiting Bangs Dragons who saw a last-second 3-point attempt rim out as Sweet-water escaped with a 48-47 win at Mustang Gym.
The Sweetwater girls won their Nolan County matchup against Roscoe on Friday and Highlandâ€™s two teams stayed unblemished this season by knocking off separate schools in their non-district doubleheader.
Sweetwater girls 43, Roscoe girls 33:
The host Roscoe boys basketball team is still searching for its first win after falling to Anson, 43-42, on Thursday in the opener of the Blackland-Divide Invi-tational Tournament.
Roscoe took a 12-9 lead after one quarter and built its advantage to five (26-21) at halftime. But Anson was within two, 37-35, after three periods and won the fourth quarter 8-5 to pull out a one-point win over the Plowboys (0-5).
THURSDAY, DEC. 12
Sweetwater 7th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ girls host Wylie at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade â€˜Bâ€™ and â€˜Aâ€™ girls host Wylie at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 7th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ boys play at Wylie at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade â€˜Bâ€™ and â€˜Aâ€™ boys play at Wylie at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Blackwell junior high girls and boys play at Veribest starting at 6 p.m.
Roscoe varsity boys will host tournament.
FRIDAY, DEC. 13
Sweetwater boys host Bangs â€” freshmen at 5 p.m., JV at 6:30 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.
The Blackwell girls tipped off District 14-A, Division II basketball play on Tuesday with a 37-22 home win over Veribest. Hailey Bennett and Brooklyn Harris each had 10 points for the Lady Hornets (3-2 overall), who led just 11-9 at halftime but used a 17-6 third-quarter surge to pull away.
Stephanie Metcalf scored eight points, Halee Sander-son five and Shianne Solis and Bailey McGlothlin had two points for Blackwell, which will have a much tougher district assignment on Friday when it hosts Garden City, which is currently ranked No. 6 in Class 1A, Division II.
There are still four unbeaten basketball teams in the county after Highlandâ€˜s two teams and the Sweetwater boys won on the road Tues-day. Highlandâ€™s girls and boys routed Guthrie 53-29 and 57-29, respectively, while the Sweetwater boys won 70-54 at Brownwood.
Both the Sweetwater and Highland boys are 4-0 for the year as are Blackwellâ€™s boys, who were idle, while the Highland girls are 9-0 and still No. 1 in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches poll in Class 1A, Division II.
Roscoeâ€™s junior high boys basketball teams won recent games to remain undefeated for the young season.
Roscoeâ€™s â€˜Aâ€™ team is 5-0 after winning 36-31 over Highland and 42-7 against Loraine. The â€˜Bâ€™ team (4-0) also played Highland and won, 26-11.
Jose Ortega had 12, Camden Boren seven, Cle-mente Aguayo and Jayden Gonzales four, Francisco Garcia three, Tagen Adkins and Parker Payne two and Tait Fullwood one for the â€˜Aâ€™ team vs. Highland while for Roscoe â€˜Bâ€™, Mason Hernan-dez had 10, J.R. Guia and Aaron Thomas four and Tristan Brooks, Andrew DeLeon, Nicholas Limones and Will Thomas two.
MONDAY, DEC. 9
Roscoe junior high â€˜Aâ€™ girls and boys host Loraine at 5 and 6 p.m., respectively.
Highland junior high girls and boys play at Hermleigh starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 10
Sweetwater girls play at Brownwood â€” JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys play at Brownwood â€” JV at 4:30 p.m., freshmen at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe boys host San Angelo TLC â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.
Roscoe varsity girls host Abilene Hawks, 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV girls at Aspermont, 4 p.m.
Highlandâ€™s football team had a total of 13 players who received all-District 7, Division I recognition for their outstanding play.
Players on the Sweetwater Mustangs White Flag football team hold up championship trophies after they defeated the No. 1-ranked Abilene Longhorns Black football team for the Super Bowl championship this past Sunday. The game was held at McMurry University. The Mustangs, ranked No. 6, won 20-19 in a very exciting contest.