Class 3A met Class 1A on Tuesday when the Highland girls basketball team made the short trip to Sweetwater as both teams opened their 2013-14 seasons.
And it was no contest â€” but not the way you might think.
Ahead 21-19 at halftime, the visiting Lady Hornets completely dominated the last two periods as they crushed the Lady Mustangs 55-24 at Mustang Gym.
Highland, which returns the bulk of its team that was a Class 1A, Division II state semifinalist a year ago, did not allow a second-half field goal until the final seconds of the game while building a huge lead. Sierra Allen paced the Lady Hornets with 20 points, while Beth Richburg also reached dou-ble figures with 13.
Cierra Knox led Sweetwa-ter with 12 points. The Lady Mustangs, who were mis-sing three players that will join the team after the vol-leyball playoffs, managed to hang tough until Highland began the third quarter with a 6-0 run â€” with Allen scor-ing all six points.
â€śWe got a little tired in the third quarter and they just ran by us,â€ť said coach Al Miller, whose team will host San Angelo Lake View this Saturday. â€śWe couldnâ€™t get them blocked out and when we did, they still got the rebound. But for having played only two eight-minute quarters of one scrimmage so far, we did okay.â€ť
Abby McPherson and Nisha Williams scored four points and Hayley Brown-low and Taylor McPherson two for Sweetwater.