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Sweetwaterâ€™s boys came within an eyelash of playing their third consecutive overtime game when they faced Merkel here Tuesday.
But a game-tying 3-point shot by Merkelâ€™s Chase Bowman came just after the final buzzer sounded at Mustang Gym as Sweetwa-ter escaped with a 45-42 victory.
The game was typical of the way things have gone this season for the Mustangs (4-5), who have had six of their games decided by three or fewer points.
The Roscoe girls, coming off a first-place finish at Blackwellâ€™s tournament, stayed on a roll Tuesday with a 48-47 home win over Baird in overtime.
Lynnsi Moses and Sara Kingston each led Roscoe (5-3) with 14 points. Mir-ian Solis had eight, Faith Boren six, Carolina Perez four and Jacinda Morales two. Roscoe trailed 25-20 at halftime, but the teams were tied 45-45 at the end of regulation.
Roscoeâ€™s boys (0-5) lost to Baird, 66-37. Jesus Leanos had 16 and Keeston Ford 10 for Roscoe, while Brant Burnett had five, John Hermosillio four and Luke Rovig two.
All four of Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s sub-varsity basketball teams won their games against Merkel squads here Tuesday.
The freshman and JV girls won big, with the freshmen (8-1) prevailng 51-15 and the JV (10-1) winning 35-17. The JV boys (9-1) won 46-41 and the freshman boys (4-2) won by a score of 57-34.
(Sweetwater varsity boys, girls)
10:30 a.m. â€” Coahoma vs. Sands (Game 1)
1:30 p.m. â€” Wall vs. Midland JV (Game 2)
3 p.m. â€” Tahoka vs. Merkel (Game 3)
4:30 p.m. â€” Sweetwater vs. Mid-land Classical (Game 4)
7:30 p.m. â€” Crane vs. Slaton (Game 5)
Noon â€” Stanton JV vs. Tahoka (Game 1)
1:30 p.m. â€” Midland Christian vs. Sweetwater (Game 2)
3 p.m. â€” Merkel vs. Brownfield (Game 3)
4:30 p.m. â€” Midland Classical vs. Crane (Game 4)
6 p.m. â€” Greenwood JV vs. Stanton (Game 5)
Nolan Countyâ€™s eight area high school varsity basket-ball teams are all at home today when they resume play after participating in weekend tournaments that wrapped up on Saturday at various locations.
Sweetwater hosts Merkel in a doubleheader, starting with the girls game at 6:30 followed by the boys at 8 p.m. JV games will be played in both gyms at 5 p.m., with a freshman boys game at 6:30 and freshman girls game at 8. Also, both Roscoe teams host Baird; Highlandâ€™s teams entertain Albany; and the Blackwell girls and boys host Trent.
Big Spring JV 45,
Sweetwater 42 (OT)
Sweetwater individual points: Kaleb Hoover 19, Taylor Jones 11, Gabe Medellin 5, Dylan Bennett 3, Pat Palacios 2, Willie Norman 2. First quarter: Big Spring JV 8, Sweetwater 6. Halftime: Sweet-water 22, Big Spring JV 12. Third quarter: Sweetwater 30, Big Spring JV 25. Regulation: Sweetwater 38, Big Spring JV 38. Sweetwater season record: 3-5. Other notes: Sweetwater finished 1-2 at the tournament. Two Mustangs â€” Kaleb Hoover and Taylor Jones â€” made the all-tournament team.
Both of the Sweetwater junior varsity basketball teams captured tournament championships Saturday.
The JV boys (8-1) won all four games at Jayton as they defeated Forsan 38-29, routed Breckenridgeâ€™s freshman team 42-10, edged the Colorado City JV 20-18 in an overtime semifinal and defeated Breckenridgeâ€™s JV 39-30 in the title game.
The freshman boys (3-2) also played at Jayton but lost both of their games, falling to Colorado City 33-29 and to Crosbyton 44-43.
Eight Highland football players have earned all-District 6, Division I six-man recognition.
Those named to the first team for Highland were Tyler Falcon at running back and linebacker, Ron Covington on special teams and safety, Jordan Rowan at wide receiver and Steven Tester as a defensive lineman.
Those named to the second team for Highland were Covington at quarterback, Tester at running back, Garrett Stewart as a defensive lineman, Michael Hyde at utility back and linebacker, Peyton Howard at fullback and cornerback and Shelby Howard at wide receiver and as a utility player.
Sweetwater High School will hold its annual football banquet Monday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
The tickets to this yearâ€™s banquet will be available for $10 each at the SHS field-house until noon on Dec. 8. SHS football players, cheer-leaders and student trainers will not be required to buy a ticket. The junior varsity White and Red and varsity teams will be recognized for their hard work and dedica-tion this year, and cheerleaders and student trainers will also also be introduced and thanked for their con-stant support. A highlight video will also be shown.
Down by seven (33-26) at the end of three periods, the Sweetwater boys basketball team forced overtime and edged host team Coahoma, 43-42, on Friday to even its record at 1-1 at the three-day tourney. Taylor Jonesâ€™ 14 points and Kaleb Hooverâ€™s 13 paced Sweetwater (3-4), which tied the game 37-37 at the end of regulation.