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January 30th, 2013
MONAHANS â€” The Sweetwater girls basketball team did what it had to do Tuesday in order to keep its playoff hopes alive this season as it went to Monahans and won, 54-43, to snap a three-game losing streak.
The win for Sweetwater (18-13, 4-4 district) came in its final road game of the year and, coupled with Big Springâ€™s 60-24 loss to first-place Wylie on Tuesday, moved Sweetwater into a third-place tie in District 4-3A with the Lady Steers.
Sweetwaterâ€™s basketball teams may well have to win at Monahans today in order to hold on to any realistic hopes of a District 4-3A playoff berth.
Thatâ€™s certainly true for the Sweetwater boys (1-4), who are two games behind Monahans (3-2), which is currently in third place.
But the Sweetwater girls (3-4) also need a win as they trail Big Spring (4-3) by a game for the No. 3 spot after losing three straight. They face a Monahans team that is 0-7, and Sweetwater probably has to win tonight and at home this Friday against 1-6 Snyder to have a realistic shot of getting to the playoffs.
Sweetwaterâ€™s junior varsi-ty girls will be 21-0 when they go to Monahans today.
Sweetwater (7-0 in dis-trict) needs three more wins to have a perfect season after rolling to a 47-5 win at Greenwood Friday. Shaneese Brown and Abby McPherson had 10 points while Cierra Knox and Morgan Whitley had eight, Maddie Jones five, Jasmine Reddic four and Jaya Adkins and Nisha Williams one. Sweetwater led 29-1 at halftime and 40-3 after three periods of play.
The Sweetwater freshman boys basketball team is 6-4 for the season.
At front is coach Skylar Houston. From left are Jâ€™Corey Amos, Hardy Escobar, Isaiah Gonzales, Dâ€™Jaman West, Brandon Gutierrez, Colton Jackson, Mark Lawrence, Joe Ruiz, Denzell Moore, Michael Lawrence, Adan Sanchez, Gage Hannah and Alontae Heath.
The Sweetwater junior varsity boys basketball team finally got up its first win Friday with a 46-45 victory at Midland Greenwood.
Jonathan Browning had a team-high 13 points and Marquees Jenkins 10 for the Mustangs, who won for the first time in 13 games this season and are 1-4 in district play.
Colton Belew had eight points, Trey Taylor and Deshaun Williams seven and Matthew Trevino one.
The freshman boys, how-ever, fell to 6-4 for the sea-son and are still winless in district play after losing to Midland Greenwood 51-43.
Sweetwater Little League baseball will have signups for T-Ball (ages 4-6) and Minor League (9-10) from 6-8 p.m. today at the Sweet-water Middle School choir room. Additional signups will be held Friday at the same location, and also from 6-8 p.m., for T-Ball, Major League (ages 11-12) and Junior League (13-14).
MONDAY, JAN. 28
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ girls play at Snyder at 5 and 6 p.m., respectively.
Roscoe junior high teams will host Loraine starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams will play at Hermleigh starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams will host Paint Rock starting at 6 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Clyde in season-opening scrimmage, 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, JAN. 29
Sweetwater girls at Mona-hans â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Alicia Finn of Sweetwat-er, now a freshman on the Hardin-Simmons womenâ€™s basketball team, had the best game of her young college career Thursday.
Finn, a 6-0 center, had a career-high 15 points and was 7-for-7 from the field, while also making her only free throw attempt, in HSUâ€™s 76-75 double-overtime victory over Schreiner at HSUâ€™s Mabee Complex.
Finn nearly doubled her previous high (8 points) set against LeTourneau in a 66-62 win on Jan. 5.
GREENWOOD â€” Both of Sweetwaterâ€™s varsity basketball teams struggled on the road Friday as the girls fell to Midland Greenwood, 45-27, while the boys lost 75-42 in their contest.
Both teams make their longest road trip in district play on Tuesday for a dou-bleheader at Monahans.
GIRLS: Greenwood 45, Sweetwater 27
Sweetwater (3-4 district) fell three games behind second-place Greenwood (6-1), which has lost only to Wylie (7-0) in district play.
Shelby Cason got Sweet-water within five (25-20) when she scored at the end of the third quarter.
In addition to death and taxes, there is at least one other thing you can count on: the Highland girls basketball team in the playoffs.
Highland (7-0 in District 13-A, 24-3 overall) wrapped up its 12th straight postseason trip on Friday by annihilating Ira, 93-36, in Ira.
Four Lady Hornets hit double figures, led by Beth Richburgâ€™s 22 points and Sierra Allenâ€™s 19. Hannah Allen had 12 points, while Madison Moseley had 10.
Sydny Helbert had nine points, Kaylee Martin six, Lora Stewart five, Stephan-ie Ashford four and Morgan Monroe three.