The Blackwell girls tipped off District 14-A, Division II basketball play on Tuesday with a 37-22 home win over Veribest. Hailey Bennett and Brooklyn Harris each had 10 points for the Lady Hornets (3-2 overall), who led just 11-9 at halftime but used a 17-6 third-quarter surge to pull away.
Stephanie Metcalf scored eight points, Halee Sander-son five and Shianne Solis and Bailey McGlothlin had two points for Blackwell, which will have a much tougher district assignment on Friday when it hosts Garden City, which is currently ranked No. 6 in Class 1A, Division II.
The freshman boys were the only sub-varsity winner for Sweetwaterâ€™s teams at Brownwood on Tuesday.
The Ponies won 42-40 as they improved their season record to 4-0. Jacoby Hunt scored 11 points and Michael Green 10, while Jordan McGee had seven, Keevin Houston six and Hunter Mobley and Javier Olguin four. But the JV boys lost 60-47. Hardy Escobar had 14, Denzell Moore 12, Deshaun Williams six, Michael Lawrence four, Colby Greenwood and Jor-dan Jones three, Matthew Trevino and Mark Lawrence two and Adan Sanchez one.
Both Sweetwater girls sub-varsity teams lost. The freshman girls fell 40-31 as Lauren Jones had 11 points, Kaitlyn Foster and Stephanie Castillo eight and Davina Walker four. The JV girls also lost, 23-18, in their contest. No individual point totals were reported.
Girls game added :
Sweetwater will be playing a varsity girls game on Friday at Roscoe at 5 p.m. that was not originally on the schedule. Sweetwaterâ€™s varsity boys will host Bangs on Friday at 8 p.m.
Also, the freshman and JV boys will be seeing action on Friday as they host Bangs at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respective-ly. The varsity girls are 3-4, while the boys are off to a perfect 4-0 start.
Roscoeâ€™s varsity boys are hosting a tournament that begins today with four games scheduled. Ira will play Klondike at 2 p.m., followed by Hawley vs. Trent at 3:30 p.m., San Angelo Texas Leadership Charter Academy vs. Rotan at 5 p.m. and Roscoe vs. Anson in the nightcap at 6:30 p.m. The double-elimination, three-day tournament will run through Saturday. High-landâ€™s JV teams also host a tournament on Saturday.
Mustang Youth Basketball signups began on Tuesday, and continue with signups on Thursday and Monday at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospitalâ€™s conference room located at the front of the hospital. Signups on both days are from 5:30-7 p.m. Children in grades 3-6 are eligible to register and will need their birth certificate as well as registration fee. According to youth basket-ball officials, no late regis-trations will be allowed.