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January 14th, 2013
After barely surviving Big Spring in their 4-3A opener and giving up a fourth-quarter lead against Midland Greenwood, the Sweetwater girls basketball team needed a statement win here Friday to regain their footing in the district race.
And thatâs what they got in a dominating 53-24 win over Monahans that kept the Lady Mustangs (2-1 district, 16-10) within striking distance of the 4-3A lead held by both Wylie and Greenwood, who are 3-0.
âThe girls were very determined tonight,â said Sweetwater coach Al Miller. âThey were determined to take care of business.â
After another easy win on Friday, Highlandâs girls now find themselves looking down on all five of their basketball rivals in District 13-A, Division II.
Twelve different players scored for Highland in a 70-26 rout of Loraine as the Lady Hornets im-proved to 20-3 overall and 3-0 in district play.
In sub-varsity basketball action here Friday, Sweet-waterâs girls won both of their games against Mona-hans while the Sweetwater boys both fell short.
The junior varsity girls are now a perfect 17-0 for the season, and 3-0 in district, as they won 54-34.
Bianca Castillo and Cierra Knox each scored 10 points while Abby McPherson had nine, Shaneese Brown eight, Maddie Jones seven, Jaya Atkins and Jasmine Reddic three and Lexi Castillo and Nisha Williams two.
The freshman girls are now 9-5 overall and 2-1 in district after winning 33-15.
Defensive MVPs (shown):
Isaiah McGee & Tadeo Canon-Masjoan
Kaleb Hoover, Kaegan Jeffrey (who also received the MVP award) & Bray Amos
Mustang Heart Award:
Top Lineman Award:
Sweetwater plays its first district basketball double-header today vs. Monahans at Mustang Gym, with the girls game at 6:15 p.m. and the boys contest at 7:30 as they tip off 4-3A action.
Two other Nolan County boys teams also begin dis-trict play tonight, as Roscoe goes to Ira while Highland will be playing at Loraine.
A total of seven Sweet-water football players have received Class 3A all-Big Country recognition from the Abilene Reporter-News.
Four of Sweetwaterâs players made the second team while five players â two of whom also made the second team at a different position â were given all-Big Country honorable mention.
Six players from Black-well and three from Roscoe have received all-Big Coun-try football recognition by the Abilene Reporter-News.
Roscoe freshman linebacker Vincent Pantoja was named Newcomer of the Year on the Class 1A team, with senior defensive lineman Landon Jones on the second team and sophomore quarterback Matthew Davila receiving honorable mention. Pantoja had 92 solo tackles and 44 assisted stops for the Plowboys.
The two girls basketball teams from Nolan County in District 13-A, Division II are both 2-0 after winning their games Tuesday.
Highland (19-3 overall) crushed Ira 77-21, while Roscoe (13-8 overall) beat Westbrook 31-19.
Two players â Sierra Allen (29) and Beth Rich-burg (24) â combined for 53 of Highlandâs 77 points against Ira. Also scoring were Morgan Monroe with seven, Kaylee Martin with five, Lora Stewart and Sydny Helbert with three and Hannah Allen, Madison Moseley and Schyler Kim-brell with two.
Sweetwater High School honors its 2012 fall sports athletes with a banquet at 6 p.m. today at the Nolan County Coliseum annex.
Athletes will be honored in football, cross country and volleyball plus cheerleaders and trainers, and a season highlight video will be shown.
Sub-varsity boys split at Lake View
Sweetwaterâs sub-varsity boys basketball teams got a split at Lake View Tuesday. The freshmen won 32-31 to improve to 6-0 this season, but the junior varsity boys lost 45-31 as they fell to 0-8 overall.
THURSDAY, JAN. 10
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade âAâ and âBâ girls play at San Angelo Lincoln, 5 and 6 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams play at Westbrook starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams (except 8th grade girls) play at Ira starting at 5 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams at Paint Rock starting at 6 p.m.
FRIDAY, JAN. 11
Sweetwater girls host Monahans â JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Monahans (district opener) â JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:15 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.