Archive - Sports Article
January 21st, 2011
Several Nolan County area basket-ball teams play key games today.
In District 9-A, Division I, the Roscoe boys (2-1) can pull into a tie for the district lead with a road win at Stamford (3-0). Roscoe defeated Hamlin, 56-38, on Tuesday as Caden Smith had 25 points and Juan Solis 14 to pace the win. Roscoe is currently tied with Haskell for second place. The Roscoe girls, who are 1-3 in district, also play at Stamford today.
The Highland boys and girls also have very important games today as they host Roby.
Freshman girls 43,
Big Spring 34
Shaneese Brown 21, Larissa Locklar 6, Mikki Reschman 6, Taylor McPherson 4, Kayla Chowning 2, Sydney Vanderbilt 2. Freshman girls record: 2-1 in district.
JV girls 40,
Big Spring 18
Kelsi Crosson 14, Elise Lawrence 10, Shelby Cason 6, Janell Walker 6, Kathleen Campbell 4. JV girls record: 20-2 overall, 2-1 in district.
Big Spring 39,
Freshman boys 36
Kaleb Hoover 16, Dylan Bennett 8, Tre Taylor 7, Deandre Gatson 3, Quentin Wetsel 2. Freshman boys record: 14-2 overall, 1-1 in district.
Big Spring 61,
JV boys 36
Roscoeâs Caden Smith has recently received more postseason football honors.
Smith, a 6-3, 240-pound senior, was chosen this week by the Abilene Reporter-News to its All-Big Country Class 1A Football Team as a defensive lineman after a season in which he record-ed 109 tackles. In addition, Smith received honorable mention to the team on offense at quarterback.
Four of the six Nolan County high school varsity basketball teams outside Sweetwater won their games on Tuesday including both of the teams from Blackwell.
The Blackwell girls im-proved to 2-6 in District 12-A, Division II with a 25-24 win over Veribest, while Blackwellâs boys are now 2-4 in district after a 39-34 win over Veribest.
Also winning Tuesday were the Roscoe boys, who are now 2-1 in Dis-trict 9-A, Division I after their 56-38 win over Hamlin, and the Highland girls, who beat Hermleigh 70-39 to go 6-1 in District 11-A, Division II.
BIG SPRING â Going into a hostile gym and faced with an almost must-win situation Tuesday, the Sweetwater High School girls basketball team came through with one of its best games of the season.
Getting a team-high 16 points from Kinsey Brown-ing and Taylor McKoy, the Lady Mustangs streaked to their first District 5-3A win of the season as they routed Big Spring, 59-35, on the Lady Steersâ home floor.
BIG SPRING â Ahead 5-0 just 13 seconds into the game, the Sweetwater boys basketball team was unable to hold on for long Tuesday as Big Spring rallied for a convincing 75-46 win.
Sweetwater (0-2 district, 6-16 season) also failed to stop Big Springâs outstand-ding guard, Luke Adams, who hit eight 3-pointers en route to a 37-point performance at the Steersâ gym. Big Spring, which is ranked No. 24 in Class 3A in this weekâs statewide poll, im-proved to 2-0 in district and remained in a tie for the early District 5-3A lead with Abilene Wylie.
While itâs only Janu-ary, the official start of the high school âspringâ sports season is almost here as the Sweetwater and Roscoe powerlifting teams and the Sweetwa-ter tennis team begin competing on Thursday.
While their district races are just getting underway, both the Sweetwater girls and boys basketball teams need to start getting wins if they expect to contend for postseason play.
And with just eight district games, itâs no secret that the 0-2 Lady Mustangs and 0-1 Mustangs can ill afford many more defeats.
Both teams return to 5-3A action today when they travel to Big Spring for games at 6 and 7:30 p.m., respectively, after losing at Wylie this past Friday.
8th grade White 26, Brownwood 13
Gwan Hill 6, Chris Figueroa 6, Jeremy Witt 4, Roman Rivera 4, Nick Haley 2, Jonathan Neri 2, Austin Watts 2.
8th grade Red 55, Brownwood 34
Duante Williams 17, Rhett Torres 12, Hayden Reeves 11, Bray Amos 5, Sean Norman 4, Martes Harris 4, Isaiah McGee 2.
Brownwood 26, 7th grade White 12
Isaiah Gonzales 8, Adan Sanchez 2, Andrew Briley 1, Adrian Salazar 1.
Brownwood 29, 7th grade Red 16
Michael Hunt 5, Hardy Escobar 4, Mark Lawrence 3, Michael Lawrence 2, Denzell Moore 2.
Roscoeâs varsity basketball teams swept a double-header at Rotan in picking up their first district wins on Friday.
Roscoe boys 56,
Rotan boys 24
Roscoe (9-8 overall) is now 1-1 in District 9-A after holding leads of 20-6, 33-17 and 39-18 at the breaks. Caden Smith led Roscoe with 18 points while Cody Graham had 17, Devan Cole eight and Keeston Ford and Jesus Leanos six.
Roscoe girls 54,
Rotan girls 48 (OT)
Roscoeâs girls (1-2), who trailed 5-2, 16-8 and 26-23 at the breaks, forced over-time and then won by out-scoring Rotan 13-7 in OT.