Archive - Sports Article
February 8th, 2011
Both Blackwell junior high boys basketball teams ended their seasons recently. The â€˜Aâ€™ boys team finished as Zone 1 runner-up and was fourth overall in District 12-A, Division II with a 6-4 record.
Once the Sweetwater boys basketball team finally got back into action Saturday after a 10-day layoff, it faced the unenviable task of trying to contain a very talented Big Spring team and standout guard Luke Adams.
The Steers, as expected, won convincingly (85-60) at Mustang Gym and Adams was amazing, hitting six treys and scoring 47 points as Big Spring moved to 4-1 in district while Sweetwater â€” which hosts Wylie in a makeup game at 7:30 p.m. today â€” stayed winless (0-5) in District 5-3A.
Sweetwater, though, was a lot tougher out than the Steers probably expected.
For the vast majority of the first half of Saturdayâ€™s game against Big Spring, the Sweetwater girls basket-ball team appeared to be firmly in control.
The Lady Mustangs â€” desperate for a win in order to maintain realistic hopes of a playoff berth â€” seized the early momentum against the only team they have beaten in district play. But Big Spring staged a second-half comeback to win, 61-56, at Mustang Gym.
The Roscoe boys basketball team is still in playoff contention in District 9-A, Division I after a 59-24 win over Rotan on Saturday.
The Plowboys (5-3 in district, 13-10 overall) are tied with Haskell for sec-ond place after getting 21 points from Caden Smith and 20 from Cody Graham against Rotan. Devan Cole had nine, Jesus Leanos four, Juan Solis three and Keeston Ford two and the defense held Rotan to sin-gle digit scoring in all four quarters. Roscoe will host first-place Stamford (7-0) on Tuesday before ending the regular season on Friday at Munday (4-4).
With more rough weather in the forecast today, quite a few Nolan County sports teams continue to see their planned events affected.
At press time this morn-ing, the Sweetwater varsity girls and boys basketball teams were planning to play their scheduled games against Wylie here today, though the times had not been officially announced.
However, the games are still in doubt and could very well be moved to another date, since Wylie has called off classes today.
After the icy weather that moved in late Monday night forced the cancellation of their games here Tuesday, Sweetwater and Big Spring will try again to play their varsity doubleheader today. As of early today, the varsity girls game is scheduled for 5 p.m. at Mustang Gym, followed by the varsity boys game at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdayâ€™s JV and freshman games were not rescheduled.
The Sweetwater High School freshman girls basketball team has a 13-5 overall record this season and is 3-2 in district play. Pictured are, standing from left, manager Brittany Green, Karlee Murff, Shaneese Brown, Larissa Locklar, Sydney Vanderbilt, Taylor McPherson, coach Amy Clark; seated, Kayla Chowning, Mikki Reschman, Alexis Williams and Taylor Ramsey.
The Sweetwater High School girls placed first and the SHS boys placed second on Saturday at the Lamesa powerlifting meet.
The girls put on a domi-nant showing at Lamesa as Sweetwaterâ€™s 45 points more than doubled the 19 by Colorado City, which came in a distant second.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s basketball teams, who have been idle for the past week, are scheduled to be back on the court today when they play host to Big Spring at Mustang Gym â€” but only if the expected snowy and wet conditions outside allow it.
Both Sweetwater teams have two home games on their schedule this week, as Wylie is in town Friday.
Sweetwater Middle Schoolâ€™s seventh grade White boys team was the only local basketball winner at Big Spring on Thursday.
Sweetwater White won 23-21 as Isaiah Gonzales had 11 points to lead the way. Adan Sanchez and Matthew Trevino had four points and Andrew Briley and Adrian Salazar two.
The other SMS seventh grade boys team narrowly missed picking up a victory as the Red team lost to Big Spring 25-24.
Michael Hunt had eight points to pace Sweetwaterâ€™s effort, while Michael Lawrence scored six, Denzell Moore and Max Gomez each had four points and Cornelio Mendez two.