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Dylan Bennett takes a shot for Sweetwater while being guarded by a pair of Brownwood defenders in Tuesdayâ€™s non-district game at Mustang Gym.
Bennett scored 22 points in leading the Mustangs past the Lions, 63-60. The boys travel to Bangs for another non-district game at 7:30 p.m. today while the Lady Mustangs continue non-district play Saturday with an 11:30 a.m. game at Graham.
Both teams host Colorado City next Tuesday.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s freshman boys and JV girls basketball teams still have spotless season records after knocking off Brownwood teams here on Tuesday.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV girls are 12-0 after their 41-26 win. Cierra Knox had 12 points, Shaneese Brown nine, Mad-die Jones eight, Jaya Atkins four, Lexi Castillo three, Bianca Castillo and Nisha Williams two and Abby McPherson one. Sweetwater led 9-2, 18-11 and 32-15 at the breaks.
A pair of Sweetwater Middle School boys basketball teams won first-place honors when SMS hosted a two-day tournament this past Friday and Saturday.
Sweetwater No. 2 won the seventh grade division after beating Merkel 28-4, Snyder 31-20 and Sweetwater No. 1 24-16. The No. 1 team beat Snyder 22-20 and Merkel 14-5 and placed second.
Sweetwater No. 1 won the eighth grade division after beating Snyder 21-12 and Merkel 37-20 and tying Sweetwater No. 2 17-17. Sweetwater No. 2 also lost to Merkel 32-14 and fell to Snyder 19-18.
THURSDAY, DEC. 13
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ boys host Wylie, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ girls play at Wylie, 5 and 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams host Veribest starting at 6 p.m.
FRIDAY, DEC. 14
Sweetwater boys at Bangs â€” freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams host Forsan starting at 4 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity teams at Hamlin starting at 4 p.m.
Blackwell JV and varsity boys host Borden County starting at 5 p.m.
Blackwell varsity girls play at Garden City, 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater High School will honor its 2012 fall sports athletes with a banquet Thursday, Jan. 10 starting at 6 p.m. at the Nolan County Coliseum annex.
Athletes in football, cross country and volleyball will be recognized for their hard work and dedication. Also, Sweetwaterâ€™s cheerleaders and trainers will be intro-duced and thanked for their support. A highlight video will be shown. The Mustang Booster Club will also have a silent auction to support the athletes. Tickets are $12 and available until Monday, Jan. 7 at 4 p.m. at the high school fieldhouse, and will not be sold at the door.
The Highland and Roscoe girls were the only win-ners among the six Nolan County high school basket-ball teams on Tuesday.
The Lady Hornets are now 13-3 after defeating Guthrie 50-30, while Roscoe (9-5) beat TLCA 55-21.
Sierra Allen led Highland with 17 points while Han-nah Allen also reached double figures with 13 points. Sydny Helbert and Schyler Kimbrell each contributed six points while Madison Moseley and Beth Richburg had four.
Roscoe held a 20-0 lead over San Angelo-based TLCA after the first quarter of play, and continued its dominance over the last three periods as well.
After spending quite a bit of time on the road lately, Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s two varsity basketball teams finally got a chance to play in front of their home crowd on Tuesday.
The result was a crowd-pleasing sweep of the teamsâ€™ doubleheader at Mustang Gym against former district rival Brownwood.
The Sweetwater girls got the ball rolling, so to speak, as they began the double-header with a 53-38 win over Brownwood for their 10th victory of the season.
Then the boys completed the sweep by overcoming a one-point deficit in the final two minutes to knock off Brownwood, 63-60.
The Sweetwater and Highland girls both lost in their respective title games Saturday after advancing to the finals with semifinal wins on Friday.
Sweetwater (9-7) lost 38-35 in overtime to Mid-land Christian at Stantonâ€™s tournament after advancing with a 49-27 semifinal romp Friday over host Stanton.
MONDAY, DEC. 10
Roscoe junior high â€˜Aâ€™ girls and boys play at Loraine, 5 and 6 p.m.
Highland junior high girls and boys host Hermleigh starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 11
Sweetwater girls host Brownwood â€” JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Brownwood â€” freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams play at TLC starting at 4 p.m.
Highland JV girls host Albany, 4 p.m.
Highland JV boys and varsity girls and boys host Guthrie starting at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s JV and freshman basketball teams traveled to Merkel this past Tuesday and the JV and freshman boys hos-ted Breckenridge Friday.
On Tuesday, the JV boys were defeated by Merkel 40-34 but the freshman boys beat Merkelâ€™s fresh-men 42-16. The JV girls are 11-0 after defeating Merkel 32-22, while the freshman girls beat Merkel 30-18.