GREENWOOD â€” After a 44-40 home win against Big Spring last Friday to jump-start district play, Sweetwa-terâ€™s Lady Mustangs lost to a red-hot Greenwood squad 66-18 on Tuesday.
Sweetwater never found its shooting eye against the Rangerettes, who are 2-0 in 4-3A play after Tuesdayâ€™s easy win while Sweetwater is 1-1 (6-9 overall).
With the win, Greenwood stayed in a first-place tie with Wylie, which crushed Monahans 77-21. Big Spring is now tied with Sweetwater at 1-1 after beating Snyder 58-46 on Tuesday.
The Rangerettes led all the way against Sweetwater, which will try to bounce back Friday when it goes to Monahans (0-2).
Sweetwater didnâ€™t score until Greenwood had a 9-0 lead late in the first quar-ter. Cierra Knox and Taylor McPherson scored in the final minute of the period, but Sweetwater had just two more field goals after that and was just 4-of-45 from the field.
It was so bad that all seven of the teamâ€™s second-half points were on free throws. Led by Amanda Bellâ€™s 27 points, the Rangerettes built their lead to as much as 52 points late in the contest until two free throws by Knox and McPherson, who was the Lady Mustangsâ€™ top scorer with nine points. Knox had five points for Sweetwater, Maddie Jones three and Shaneese Brown one. The 18 points were a season-low total for the Lady Mustangs.