After falling behind 10-0 in the first two minutes of play, Sweetwater twice rallied to within striking distance of Big Spring in Tues-dayâ€™s district girls game.
Both times, however, the Lady Steers responded with a decisive run as they beat the Lady Mustangs, 58-39, at Mustang Gym.
Sweetwater (0-3, 14-14) narrowed the lead to 16-12 on a three-pointer by Ken-dra Crosson early in the second quarter, only to see Big Spring (1-2, 17-7) run off the next nine points.
The Lady Mustangs came right back with nine straight points, capping the run with a three-pointer by Suede Shirley, to get within 25-21 in the first minute of the third quarter. But this time Big Spring went on a 16-4 tear to put the game out of reach, leading 41-25 enter-ing the fourth quarter.
â€śWe came out flat and let them have a 10-point lead early,â€ť said coach Candice Wyatt. â€śI really expected my seniors to play better. If weâ€™re going to win in the future, we have to play to our capabilities.â€ť
Crosson had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead Sweetwater, which faces another tough game when it goes to Brownwood Friday. Shirley had eight points, Kinsey Browning seven and Shelby Cason, Kelsi Crosson, Alicia Finn and Candice Hernandez two.