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February 11th, 2011
The girls regular season is over and the high school basketball playoffs are almost here. But so far, only one Nolan County team has secured a postseason berth. However, the Roscoe boys can join the Highland girls in the playoffs with a win tonight at Munday. Roscoe and Munday are currently tied for third place in District 9-A, Division I with 5-4 records. Tonightâ€™s winner advances to the postseason. The game will end the regular season for both squads. In the first meeting between the teams, Roscoe won 54-46.
The Highland girls basketball team is in the Class 1A playoffs for the 10th straight year and has a warmup game at Stamford at 8 p.m. today. Highland will begin the playoffs at 7 p.m. Tuesday with a bi-district game against Robert Lee in Bronte. Highland finished as the runnerup in District 11-A, Division II with a 10-2 record and is 19-10 overall.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV girls basketball team beat Wylie, 34-23, here Tuesday to finish its 2010-11 season with a sparkling 23-2 record. Sweetwater was 5-1 in dis-trict, the only loss to Wylie.
Janell Walkerâ€™s 12 points and Shelby Casonâ€™s 11 led Sweetwater, while Elise Lawrence had seven points and Kathleen Campbell and Destiny Osteen two. Sweet-water outscored Wylie 11-3 in the final period after leading by just three, 23-20.
The results were a lot closer the second time around. However, Stamfordâ€™s basketball teams still held off Roscoe on Tuesday in District 9-A, Division I action.
Stamfordâ€™s boys won 63-51 to improve to 9-0 while dropping Roscoe to 5-4 with one game left. Caden Smith had 25 points and Cody Graham added 12 to pace the Plowboys, who are tied with Munday for third place. The teams meet Friday in Munday, and the winner will claim the No. 3 playoff berth.
The Sweetwater girls took third at Wylieâ€™s event while the Sweetwater boys sent two teams to Snyderâ€™s tour-nament and placed fifth and third, respectively, in sea-son-opening high school golf action.
The Sweetwater girls shot 388 at Wylie for a close third-place finish. The Lady Mustangs trailed first-place Brownwood (384) by just four strokes and second-place Cooper (385) by just three shots, while nudging out Graham (389) for the No. 3 spot.
BROWNWOOD â€” The Brownwood Lions dominated the first and third quarters so much in Tuesdayâ€™s 51-23 win over Sweetwater that they could afford to rest their starters and play their subs in the other two periods.
The victory â€” which improved the Lions to 3-3 in District 5-3A â€” came almost entirely on the strength of a 16-minute stretch where Brownwood outscored Sweetwater 47-9.
BROWNWOOD â€” Brownwoodâ€™s No. 18 Lady Lions lived up to their state ranking Tuesday, running off the gameâ€™s first 10 points and never looking back in a 55-26 win over Sweetwater that ended the regular season for both teams.
Patricia Wilson had 19 points for Brownwood (6-2), which will be District 5-3Aâ€™s No. 2 playoff seed. Brownwood also stifled Sweetwater (1-7, 16-17) defensively, allowing just single-digit scoring in each of the first three quarters.
TUESDAY, FEB. 8
Sweetwater varsity girls at Brownwood (season finale), 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity boys at Brownwood, 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams host Stamford starting at 4 p.m.
Blackwell varsity teams at Sterling City starting at 6:30 p.m.
Highland varsity teams have open date.
THURSDAY, FEB. 10
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade boys host Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
FRIDAY, FEB. 11
Sweetwater boys have open date.
Roscoe JV and varsity boys at Munday starting at 5 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity boys host Hermleigh starting at 6:30 p.m.
Returning to their home court for one final time â€” and less than 48 hours after a heart-breaking defeat at their gym Saturday to Big Spring that basically eliminated them from playoff contention â€” the Sweetwater girls basketball team had to deal with state-ranked Wylie.
As expected, the No. 14 Lady Bulldogs (8-0 district, 20-13) won, 58-38.
But the Lady Mustangs (1-6), after a rough first half, regrouped rather impressively and held their own with Wylie over the final two periods.
The Sweetwater boys basketball team unveiled a new lineup against first-place Wylie here Monday as a pair of recent JV callups, Ryan Linebaugh and Kyle McSherry, started for the first time. The Mustangs also got a 20-point effort for the second straight game from junior guard Taylor Jones, who had 22 after dropping a season-high 28 on Big Spring just two nights earlier.