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January 30th, 2014
Sweetwaterâ€™s Jacob Peyton shoots in Tuesdayâ€™s game with Monahans.
Both of Sweetwaterâ€™s teams will play at Snyder on Friday.
Highland and Roscoe are again in a second-place tie in the District 13-1A boys basketball standings. The Hornets and Plowboys are both 4-2 in district play af-ter Highland crushed Lor-aine 60-20 and Roscoe was defeated by first-place Ira, 68-58, on Tuesday.
The Highland girls (8-0) received a district forfeit win Tuesday over Loraine and now lead Roscoe (6-2) by two games after the Plow-girls lost to Ira 46-40.
At this point of the season, Sweetwater High School girls basketball coach Al Miller will take a win â€” no matter how ugly it is â€” any way he can get it.
Tuesdayâ€™s 43-39 victory over last-place Monahans wasnâ€™t pretty to watch. But it accomplished the desired result nonetheless.
The Lady Mustangs (4-4 in district, 8-12) are tantalizingly close to a second straight playoff berth after moving into outright third place with just two games left in the season.
Andres Facioâ€™s 27 points led No. 25 Monahans past Sweetwater 56-41 on Tues-day, giving the Mustangs their fourth straight loss in district play.
Sweetwater (1-5) got 13 points from Dylan Bennett but no other Mustangs was able to hit double figures against the Loboes (5-1).
The 2013-14 Sweetwater junior varsity boys basketball team is pictured here.
Standing from left are coach Chris Carruthers, Matthew Trevino, Denzell Moore, Mark Lawrence, Deshaun Williams and Colby Greenwood.
Seated from left are Hardy Escobar, Max Gomez, Gage Han-nah, Adan Sanchez, Mich-ael Lawrence and Jordan Jones.
After failing to sweep a basketball doubleheader here in its three previous opportunities, Sweetwater will get a final chance today when it hosts Monahans.
Itâ€™s also a chance for both the Mustang boys (1-4 in District 4-3A) and the Lady Mustang girls (3-4) to im-prove their playoff chances with a pair of victories.
Despite having five games still to play in their season, the boys have more urgen-cy after losing three straight to fall into fifth place.
Sweetwater High School won three of its four games in sub-varsity basketball action here this past Friday vs. Midland Greenwood.
The JV boys (2-3 in dist-rict) won 47-46; the freshman boys (1-4) lost 41-38. The JV girls (2-5) won 35-21; and the freshman girls (4-3) won 28-10.
MONDAY, JAN. 27
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ girls will host Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ boys will play at Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams will play at Loraine starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams will host Hermleigh starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams will play at Paint Rock starting at 6 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity will play at Clyde (season-opening scrimmage), 5 p.m.
TUESDAY, JAN. 28
The Sweetwater girls bas-ketball team is a hard team to figure.
The Lady Mustangs came into Fridayâ€™s game against Greenwood â€” which is in second place behind only Wylie in District 4-3A â€” with three straight losses of between 23 and 35 points, and a 2-4 record.
In a game that was criti-cal for both teams, Sweet-water and Midland Green-wood played it close all the way in their District 4-3A boys game here Friday.
However, for the most part, the Mustangs held the lead â€” until the very end.
With his team trailing by two, 61-59, Greenwoodâ€™s Grant Franklin was fouled on a 3-point attempt with 9.4 seconds remaining and given three free throws.