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January 25th, 2013
With lopsided losses at Wylie last Friday followed by disappointing home defeats on Tuesday against Big Spring, the past week hasnâ€™t been a lot of fun for Sweetwaterâ€™s varsity basketball teams.
They likely will have to avoid a similar fate over the next two games in order to keep their playoff chances alive, but both games â€” starting today with contests at Midland Greenwood at 6:15 (girls) and 7:30 p.m. (boys) â€” will be on the road. Sweetwater also goes to Monahans on Tuesday before returning home next Friday to face Snyder.
Sweetwaterâ€™s junior varsity boys basketball team will play Midland Greenwood at 5 p.m. today.
Pic-tured from left are Jay Lomas, J.P. Poe (moved up to varsity in recent weeks), Matthew Trevino, Michael Hazard, JV boys head coach Jarrod Gee, Brandon Sut-ton, Deshaun Williams, Jonathan Browning, and Mike McCoy.
THURSDAY, JAN. 24
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ girls host Monahans, 5 and 6 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams host tournament through Saturday, Jan. 26.
FRIDAY, JAN. 25
Sweetwater girls at Greenwood â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Greenwood â€” JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:15 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV boys and varsity teams play at Westbrook starting at 5:15 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity teams play at Ira starting at 4 p.m.
Blackwell JV boys and varsity teams at Sterling City starting at 5 p.m.
Signups for Sweetwa-ter Little League Base-ball will be held starting this Friday, Jan. 25 in the Sweetwater Middle School choir room. This will be for players in the Minor League (ages 9-10) and Major League (ages 11-12).
All returning and new players need to bring a copy of their birth certi-ficate and three proofs of their residence for the league to keep. Those with questions should call Kelly Andrus at 933-0314 or Crystal Rea at 242-3149. Persons can also find information on the Sweetwater Little Leagueâ€™s Facebook page.
The Sweetwater JV girls are still unbeaten after top-ping Big Spring, 32-22, here Tuesday to improve to 20-0 this season.
Shaneese Brown had 10 points, Cierra Knox nine and Morgan Whitley eight in Tuesdayâ€™s win for Sweet-water, also 6-0 in district. The Lady Mustangs led 6-1, 15-5 and 20-12 at the breaks. Jaya Atkins and Nisha Williams had two and Abby McPherson one.
The freshman girls also won, 25-21, to go 4-2 in district play while improving their season mark to 11-6.
The Sweetwater Middle School seventh and eighth grade Red boys basketball teams won three of four games when they served as host teams for a one-day tournament Saturday.
Merkel and Wall provided the opposition for the event held at the Sweetwater Middle School gym.
The seventh grade Red team won both of its games, defeating Merkel 43-24 and Wall 49-27, and the eighth grade Red boys also beat Wall 30-13 following a 23-21 loss to Merkel.
To say Sweetwater and Big Spring have been even-ly matched district rivals this season might qualify as an understatement.
The Lady Mustangs had to survive two last-second Big Spring shot attempts to pull out a 35-33 victory at Big Spring in the teamsâ€™ district 0pener Jan. 4.
But on Tuesday, it was the Lady Steers turn to deal some heartache as they held on for a 41-40 overtime win at Mustang Gym, leaving both teams 3-3 and tied for third in District 4-3A with four games left.
Prior to last Fridayâ€™s game at Wylie, the Sweetwater boys had won eight of nine games while scoring 6o or more points in three of their first four games of 2013.
But the Mustangs (12-10, 1-3) have faltered offensive-ly of late, managing just 64 total points in their last two contests. And after a 49-39 loss to Big Spring here on Tuesday, Sweetwater badly needs to regain its shooting touch in a hurry if it hopes to be a factor in District 4-3A play.
Nolan County teams went 3-for-4 in District 13-A, Division II basketball play on Tuesday.
Highlandâ€™s teams swept their doubleheader at home vs. Westbrook. However, Roscoeâ€™s teams had to set-tle for a split against Herm-leigh in their twinbill, with the girls getting the win.
Led by a sensational 34-point effort from Sierra Allen, the Highland girls pulled away in the second half to beat Westbrook 56-33 and move to 6-0 in district. Highland led just 28-24 at halftime.
When Sweetwaterâ€™s teams play host to Big Spring today at Mustang Gym, both ends of the District 4-3A double-header will be critical for the home team.
The 3-2 girls need a win over 2-3 Big Spring to avoid falling into a third-place tie, while the 1-2 boys will try to keep Big Spring (0-3) win-less in district and possibly gain a third-place tie with Greenwood (2-1), which will travel to 3-0 Monahans.