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February 3rd, 2012
The University Interscho-lastic League realignment finally arrived on Thursday and as usual, there were some surprises â€” both good and bad â€” for our countyâ€™s four high schools.
Given Sweetwaterâ€™s lack of athletic success recently, the general hope was that the UIL would put the Mustangs and Lady Mustangs in a more favor-able district than the current one (5-3A) with Wylie, Brownwood, Big Spring and Snyder, all with much higher enrollments and with the exception of Big Spring, a big winning tradition.
Sports Editorâ€™s Note: Todayâ€™s Sweetwater Middle School â€˜Aâ€™ boys basketball games against TLCA have been cancelled.
FRIDAY, FEB. 3
Sweetwater girls at Wylie â€” JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Wylie â€” JV at 4:30 p.m., freshmen at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe teams host Hamlin â€” JV girls at 4 p.m., JV boys at 5:15 pm., varsity girls at 6:30 p.m., varsity boys at 8 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity girls and boys at Westbrook starting at 4 p.m.
Blackwell varsity girls and boys host Water Valley starting at 6:30 p.m.
The Sweetwater boys had a second-place team finish Saturday when it competed at a powerlifting meet held at Abilene High School.
Roscoe and Highland suffered losses in area boys high school basketball action Tuesday. Roscoe lost to Rotan, 50-42, in its game as the Plowboys fell to 1-6 in District 9-A, Division I, while Highland fell to Trent 46-45 in the teamsâ€™ District 11-A, Division II contest.
Ron Covington scored 23 points for Highland, but no other player was able to reach double figures as the Hornets fell to 5-19 overall and 2-7 in district.
SUB-VARSITY BASKETBALL RESULTS
at Big Spring
Sweetwater JV girls 32,
Big Spring JV girls 26
Sweetwater points: Claire Williams 13, Kayla Chowning 6, Karlee Murff 4, Larissa Locklar 2, Mikki Reschman 2, Shaneese Brown 2, Taylor McPherson 2, Maddie Jones 1. Halftime score: Sweetwater 22, Big Spring 12. Sweetwater records: 17-5 season, 5-1 district.
freshman girls 44,
freshman girls 39
BIG SPRING â€” Desper-ately needing a win to have any realistic hopes of getting to the playoffs, visiting Sweetwater was down by just four points (26-22) against Big Spring after starting out the third quarter of Tuesdayâ€™s District 5-3A game with a 5-0 run.
But Big Spring answered that surge, which included a 3-pointer by Kendra Cros-son followed by Crossonâ€™s steal and layup, with a resounding run of its own. The Lady Steers (3-3) scored the next 23 points to put the game out of reach and claim a 53-31 victory.
BIG SPRING â€” There were a lot of positive signs for Sweetwater on Tuesday, even though the Mustangs fell to Big Spring 48-37 and saw their playoff chances take a major hit.
The Mustangs held an opponent to under 50 points for the second consecutive game, while allowing just three in the opening quarter. And while the Mustangs struggled again offensively, they trailed by just two, 19-17, at halftime and later cut a 16-point deficit at the start of the fourth quarter to just nine (45-36) with 2:47 left in the game.
The Highland girls basketball team, already assured of the playoffs, kept up its winning ways on Tuesday while Roscoeâ€™s girls also got a big victory to keep their postseason chances alive.
Nine players scored as Highland routed Trent, 61-26, to improve to 21-7 overall and 9-2 in District 11-A, Division II.
Kara Hughey scored 12 points and Beth Richburg 11 for the Lady Hornets, while Sierra Allen scored nine points, Lora Stewart eight, Madison Moseley, Morgan Monroe and Jes-sica McCain five, Megan Thompson four and Kay-lee Martin two.
This past week was by far the best one for both of Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s varsity basketball teams since district play began.
The teams each got their initial 5-3A win by defeating Snyder on Tuesday, then got the districtâ€™s bye Friday.
Another victory today at Big Spring would not only continue the recent success but also vault the Mustangs (1-3) and Lady Mustangs (1-4) into a third-place tie with Big Spring (whose teams are 2-2 and 2-3). The girls and boys tip off at 6 and 7:30 p.m., respective-ly, with JV and freshman games also on tap.
The Sweetwater High School JV boys basketball team will resume play at Big Spring at 4:30 p.m. today. The team is 15-8 overall and 2-2 in district. Pictured, back row from left, are Deandre Gatson, Brandon Sutton, Brandon Howell, Trey Taylor, Theo Birdsong; front row, Mike McCoy, coach Jerrod Gee, Marquees Jenkins. Not pictured is Quentin Wetsel.