Playoffs could be on the line in the opener of todayâ€™s Sweetwater vs. Snyder doubleheader at Mustang Gym, at least for the home team. Pride will be the primary motivation in the nightcap.
Sweetwaterâ€™s girls face a must win against Snyder if they are to make it to the postseason.
The Lady Mustangs and Big Spring are tied for third place in the District 4-3A standings as both are 4-4 with two games remaining, and the teams have split in their two meetings, with each winning on the road.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV girls basketball team will be trying to get back on track today against Snyder after the team suffered its first defeat of the season Tuesday.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 43-30 loss at Monahans came after the team had run off 21 straight wins this season.
Cierra Knox led Sweetwa-ter (7-1 in district play) on Tuesday by scoring 11 points while Abby McPherson had nine, Maddie Jones four, Jaya Atkins three, Lexi Castillo two and Bianca Castillo one. The freshman girls (4-4, 11-8) lost 31-15 as Alaina Andrews had five, Abby Garcia and Payton Moore four and Morgan Rudel two.
Alexis Thompson â€” 2nd in 114-pound class (465)
Valeria Zavaleta â€” 1st in 123-pound class (520)
Suede Shirley â€” 2nd in 148-pound class (550)
Dana Hohn â€” 2nd in 165-pound class (685)
Ezzy Mermel â€” 3rd in 181-pound class (525)
Nay Gonzales â€” 3rd in 220-pound class (565)
Jay Lomas â€” 2nd in 132-pound class (820)
Donald Baker â€” 3rd in 148-pound class (980)
Austin Marlett â€” 5th in 165-pound class (970)
ABILENE HIGH MEET
Jacob Lomas â€” 5th in 132-pound class
Zack Longoria â€” 5th in 148-pound class
THURSDAY, JAN. 31
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ boys host Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Highland junior high teams host season-ending district tournament which ends on Saturday, Feb. 2.
Roscoe junior high teams at season-ending district tournament in Highland through Saturday, Feb. 2.
Sweetwater varsity will host Midland Greenwood in season-opening dual match starting at 4 p.m.
FRIDAY, FEB. 1
Sweetwater girls host Snyder â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
MONAHANS â€” The Sweetwater girls basketball team did what it had to do Tuesday in order to keep its playoff hopes alive this season as it went to Monahans and won, 54-43, to snap a three-game losing streak.
The win for Sweetwater (18-13, 4-4 district) came in its final road game of the year and, coupled with Big Springâ€™s 60-24 loss to first-place Wylie on Tuesday, moved Sweetwater into a third-place tie in District 4-3A with the Lady Steers.
Sweetwaterâ€™s basketball teams may well have to win at Monahans today in order to hold on to any realistic hopes of a District 4-3A playoff berth.
Thatâ€™s certainly true for the Sweetwater boys (1-4), who are two games behind Monahans (3-2), which is currently in third place.
But the Sweetwater girls (3-4) also need a win as they trail Big Spring (4-3) by a game for the No. 3 spot after losing three straight. They face a Monahans team that is 0-7, and Sweetwater probably has to win tonight and at home this Friday against 1-6 Snyder to have a realistic shot of getting to the playoffs.
Sweetwaterâ€™s junior varsi-ty girls will be 21-0 when they go to Monahans today.
Sweetwater (7-0 in dis-trict) needs three more wins to have a perfect season after rolling to a 47-5 win at Greenwood Friday. Shaneese Brown and Abby McPherson had 10 points while Cierra Knox and Morgan Whitley had eight, Maddie Jones five, Jasmine Reddic four and Jaya Adkins and Nisha Williams one. Sweetwater led 29-1 at halftime and 40-3 after three periods of play.
The Sweetwater freshman boys basketball team is 6-4 for the season.
At front is coach Skylar Houston. From left are Jâ€™Corey Amos, Hardy Escobar, Isaiah Gonzales, Dâ€™Jaman West, Brandon Gutierrez, Colton Jackson, Mark Lawrence, Joe Ruiz, Denzell Moore, Michael Lawrence, Adan Sanchez, Gage Hannah and Alontae Heath.