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January 15th, 2014
Sweetwater had the bet-ter district record coming into Tuesdayâ€™s 4-3A show-down, but previously win-less Snyder took charge from the start. The Lady Tigers never trailed at Mustang Gym en route to defeating the Lady Mustangs in very convincing fashion, 59-36.
Snyder (1-3 district, 10-9) established its superiority early on by going on a 10-0 run in the first quarter to take a 12-2 lead.
HIGHLAND â€” Tuesdayâ€™s first of two District 13-A, Division II basketball show-downs between Highland and Roscoe wound up as a split decision.
The night began with the state-ranked Highland girls getting a dominant 70-22 win over Roscoe in a match-up between the districtâ€™s top two teams. Highland is 4-0 (18-2 overall) after the win, while Roscoe fell to 3-1.
But the boys game went to Roscoe, which rallied in the fourth quarter for a 39-33 win over Highland.
Some home cooking, anyone? Both of Sweetwaterâ€™s varsity basketball teams will try for that when they begin a string of four home games out of the next five starting today, when the Lady Mus-tangs and Mustangs will both play host to Snyder.
The varsity girls, who are 2-1 in District 4-3A after a 57-38 win at Monahans on Friday, will host Snyder (0-3) at 6:15 p.m.
The varsity boys, who are 0-1 in district, host Snyder (0-1) in the nightcap which tips off at 7:30 p.m.
Pictured here are the members of the 2013-14 Sweetwater High School varsity girls basketball team.
Standing from left, Kayla Chowning, Shaneese Brown, head coach Al Miller, Taylor McPherson, Hayley Brownlow; and kneeling, Cierra Knox, Nisha Williams, Lexi Castillo, Abby McPherson and Maddie Jones.
The Highland and Roscoe girls basketball teams have already put some distance between themselves and the rest of the teams who play in District 13-A, Division II by starting 3-0. All of the other four teams have at least two defeats. Tonight, the 13-A co-leaders meet in Highland at 6:30 p.m. to decide the outright leader.
Highland has played two actual district games, but got a forfeit victory over Loraine, which decided to cancel its season, this past Friday. Roscoe defeated Ira, 45-39, in its last game.
A pair of Sweetwater High School football players were honored on Sunday with All-Big Country Super Team recognition by the Abilene Reporter-News.
Wide receiver Bray Amos was named to the first team, while Daven Alvarez was named to the second team as a defensive lineman.
Amos, a 5-6, 160-pound junior, caught 64 passes for 1,037 yards and 19 touch-downs. He also rushed for 106 yards and three TDs on just 12 carries. Alvarez, a 6-0, 170-pound senior, had 91 tackles (30 solo), six tackles for a loss, four sacks and two pass breakups.
MONDAY, JAN. 13
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ boys host Greenwood, 5 and 6 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ girls play at Greenwood, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams will play at Ira starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams will play at Loraine starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams host Veribest starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, JAN. 14
Sweetwater girls host Snyder â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Snyder â€” JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:15 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
MONAHANS â€” Entering the fourth quarter, the Sweetwater boys basketball team appeared to be getting in position to keep its season-long winning streak alive after rallying to within six points, 42-36, of host Monahans in the teamsâ€™ District 4-3A opener.
But Monahans was having none of it. The Loboes responded with a 20-4 run from that point, defeating the Mustangs 62-40 on Fri-day as Sweetwater lost for the first time in 12 games this season.
MONAHANS â€” Three days after a humbling road loss to Greenwood, Sweet-waterâ€™s Lady Mustangs are back on track.
Sweetwater easily won at Monahans, 57-38, on Friday, improving to 2-1 in District 4-3A and 7-9 for the season.
Kayla Chowning and Sha-neese Brown led the Lady Mustangs with 18 and 15 points, respectively. Sweet-water got off to a great start, jumping out to a 24-6 lead after one quarter and lead-ing by double digits the rest of the way. The win, cou-pled with first-place Wylieâ€™s 44-37 win over Big Spring, allowed Sweetwater to grab undisputed third place in the district standings.
Roscoe and Highland set the stage for a first-place showdown in Highland on Tuesday as both teams won their games on Friday. But Roscoe (3-0, 11-9) was the only one to play a district game as the Plowgirls beat Ira 45-39. Highland (17-2) is also 3-0 in District 13-A, Division II, but its victory over Loraine â€” which has forfeited its varsity games â€” came by default.