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Alicia Finn of Sweetwater has been named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 3A academic all-state team in volleyball.
The academic all-state teams are selected from athletes and members of the support staff who are graduating seniors. Honorees must have an overall grade-point average of 94 or higher for grades 9-11, and must be a varsity participant in good standing and be of good moral character.
The Sweetwater girls basketball team won third place at Ballingerâ€™s tournament held in early December and the players and coaches posed afternward with their trophy. Sweetwater will resume play at a three-day tournament in Breckenridge this Wednesday through Friday. The Sweetwater boys are at Anson the same three days.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Candice Hernandez, left, and Alicia Finn were named to the all-tournament team at Ballingerâ€™s three-day event held earlier this month.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV girls basketball team defeated Colorado City 38-18 on Tuesday to improve their season mark to 11-3, but the JV boys lost 45-26 as they dropped to 11-5.
For the JV girls, Sha-neese Brown and Sydney Vanderbilt scored eight points, Larissa Locklar and Claire Williams six, Mikki Reschman four and Maddie Jones, Taylor McPherson and Karlee Murff two. For the JV boys, Brandon Howell scored seven points while Marquees Jenkins had six, Trey Taylor four, J.P. Poe three and Mike McCoy, Isaiah McGee and Duan-ta Williams two each.
Sweetwaterâ€™s basketball teams split non-district games with Colorado City on Tuesday, with the girls playing at Mustang Gym and the boys on the road.
The girls improved to 10-9 on Tuesday as they came away with a solid 54-39 victory, but the boys (5-11) fell 47-45. The local teams are off until they play in holiday tournaments at Breckenridge and Anson, respectively, that are sched-uled to begin Dec. 28.
Sweetwaterâ€™s basketball teams take on Colorado City today in their final games prior to the holiday break.
However, they wonâ€™t be sharing the same site as the girls are playing at Mustang Gym (JV girls at 5 p.m., varsity girls at 6:30 p.m.), while the boys will be traveling to Colorado City (JV boys at 5 p.m., varsity boys at 6:30 p.m.)
The Highland girls bas-ketball team rebounded from a loss to perennial nemesis Roby this past Friday with a 61-45 win on Monday at Ira.
Sierra Allenâ€™s 23 points and Kara Hugheyâ€™s 19 led Highland, which is now 2-1 in District 11-A, Division II and 13-4 overall while Ira is 1-2, 5-10. Lora Stewart and Megan Thompson had six points for the Lady Hornets, ranked No. 24 in the latest Texas Association of Basketball Coaches poll.
Allen had seven points to pace Highland in Fridayâ€™s 33-15 loss to Roby (3-0).
MONDAY, DEC. 19
Highland varsity teams at Ira starting at 2 p.m. (dis-trict opener for boys)
Blackwell varsity teams at Robert Lee starting at 6:30 p.m. (district opener for boys)
TUESDAY, DEC. 20
Sweetwater girls host Colorado City â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Colorado City â€” JV at 5 p.m., var-sity at 6:30 p.m.
One played at home while the other played on the road, and their opponents werenâ€™t the same either.
But Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s basketball teams did share a few things in common on Friday. Both played schools from the same Class 2A district (3-2A) whose names start with a â€˜Bâ€™ â€” and both lost.
Sweetwaterâ€™s boys (5-10) played host to Bangs and fell by a score of 58-46. The girls (9-9), meanwhile, went to Ballinger and were beaten 55-37, ending their three-game winning streak.
Sweetwater swept Bangs in sub-varsity boys basket-ball action here Friday.
The freshmen boys won 48-45, and the JV boys de-feated Bangsâ€™ JV 53-45.
Duanta Williams had 13, Rhett Torres 11, J.P. Poe 10, Isaiah McGee eight, Martes Harris four and Bray Amos four for the freshmen boys (7-3). Deandre Gatson had 15, Trey Taylor 14, Marquees Jenkins 12, Quentin Wetsel six, Brandon Howell four and Mike McCoy two for the JV boys (11-4).