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At Big Spring tournament
7TH GRADE WHITE
7th grade White 10
Sweetwater points: Lena Marti-nez 4, Jasmine Franklin 2, Hanna Hayes 2, Marisa Moncada 2.
7th grade White 27,
Sweetwater points: Lena Marti-nez 4, Ashley Bax 4, Marisa Mon-cada 4, Jasmine Franklin 4, Jade Johnson 4, Victoria Jimenez 4, Daisy Salas 2, Cheyenne Falcon 2, Ashley Lara 1. Halftime: Sweetwater 16, Andrews 0.
7th grade White 26,
Big Spring 17
Two days after suffering lopsided defeats at Merkel, Sweetwaterâ€™s boys and girls basketball teams got first-round rematches Thursday at the Stanton tournament and this time, both of the games were much closer.
But Merkel still won the boys game, 45-43, in overtime and also defeated the Sweetwater girls 35-30.The Mustangs (4-5) were to play either Tahoka or Midland Classical at 3 p.m. today, while the Lady Mustangs (6-8) faced Midland Chris-tian this morning in their consolation semifinal.
The Sweetwater Middle School seventh grade girls White team (shown) and eighth grade girls White team show off their hardware at the recent Big Spring tournament. Both of the SMS basketball teams finished as the consolation champions in their respective brackets at the three-day tournament, which ended this past Saturday.
Two area basketball teams, the Roscoe and Blackwell boys, won on Tuesday night.
Roscoeâ€™s boys (3-2) won at Baird 55-32 for their third consecutive victory after an 0-2 start, while the Blackwell boys (4-6) beat Trent 66-51 in their game.
But in girls action on Tuesday, Roscoe and Highland both lost heartbreaking games that went to overtime. Roscoe (4-5) fell to Baird 29-25, while Highland (4-6) lost to Albany 38-34.
Albany also won the boys game by defeating Highland 59-26.
Though it was a short trip, Tuesday proved to be a long night for both Sweetwater High School varsity basketball teams at Merkel.
The SHS girls lost 54-29 to the Lady Badgers, who are currently ranked No. 7 among all Class 2A teams by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. Then the SHS boys â€” who just two weeks earlier had defeated Merkel 60-55 at Mustang Gym â€” fell victim to a horrible start and lost, 64-48. Both teams will get another shot at Merkel on Thursday, however, when they play first-round games at the Stanton tournament that runs through Saturday (see schedules below).
All four Sweetwater High School sub-varsity teams won their games at Merkel on Tuesday.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV girls are now 10-0 this season after a 40-32 victory.
The teams were locked in a 20-20 tie at halftime, but Sweetwater limited Merkel to 12 points in the second half. Janell Walker scored 14 points to pace Sweetwater while Shelby Cason and Elise Lawrence scored eight points, Kelsi Crosson seven and Ashley Kincheloe three.
Sweetwaterâ€™s freshman girls are also having an excellent season.
Sweetwater High School held its annual football banquet Monday at Texas State Technical College to honor the 2010 Mustang football players, as well as the SHS cheerleaders and student trainers. SHS coach Craig Slaughter is pictured introducing his varsity players. A highlight video of the season was also shown during the banquet.
After a busy weekend of tournament play, all of the Nolan County area high school basketball teams are back in action for single games today.
The Sweetwater girls and boys will both go to Merkel with the Lady Mustangs tipping off at 6:30 p.m. and the Mustangs at 8. The freshman and JV teams will also take on Merkel today.
The Mustangs took fourth place at Coahomaâ€™s tourna-ment over the weekend, while the Lady Mustangs reached the consolation finals at Ballingerâ€™s three-day tournament.
(Sweetwater varsity boys)
Seminole JV 46
Top scorers: Paxton Kelley 13, Taylor Jones 12.
Top scorer: Paxton Kelley 21.
Jim Ned 80,
Top scorer: Paxton Kelley 18.
Notes: Sweetwater boys are now 4-3. Paxton Kelley was named to the all-tournament team.
(Sweetwater varsity girls)
Top scorer: Alicia Finn 19.
Top scorer: Alicia Finn 8.
Highlandâ€™s Thomas Stew-art has been named to the All-District 6 Division I six-man first team as a utility player and linebacker.
Landon Rowlett (center), Ron Covington (quarterback, cornerback), Michael Hyde (utility back, safety)and Peyton Howard (defensive lineman) all made the second team while Jordan Rowan (tight end) and Dan-iel Nelson (safety) received honorable mention.