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The Sweetwater freshman boys basketball team pulled away in the second half to defeat Snyder, 63-48, in season-ending action Tuesday at Mustang Gym.
Kaleb Hoover had 17 points, Marquees Jenkins 15 and Dylan Bennett 14 for the Ponies, who trailed 11-10 after one quarter and led by just 22-19 at halftime. But Sweetwater (17-4 overall, 4-2 district) took charge with a 23-11 third-quarter run to open a 45-30 lead going into the final period. Tre Taylor had eight points, Deandre Gatson seven and Quentin Wetsel two.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV boys team, which recently had three of its players moved up to the varsity, lost to Snyder 39-34 in its season finale Tuesday.
Willie Norman had nine points to pace the Mustangs, who were 10-14 overall but finished with a winless 0-6 district mark. Sweetwater trailed 19-13 at halftime, but cut Snyderâ€™s lead to 23-19 at the end of three periods and briefly led in the fourth quarter. Nick Nemir had seven points, Nate Hardin six, Brandon Howell and Matt Kitchens five and Chris Gonzales two.