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A talented Brownwood boys team came to Mustang Gym and picked up its first District 5-3A victory by defeating Sweetwater, 72-45, on Friday.
The Lions (1-1 in district) led just 14-13 after the first quarter, but took control by launching a 27-11 run in the second period, allowing Brownwood to enjoy a 41-24 lead at intermission.
Taylor Jones scored 16 points and Paxton Kelley had 15 for Sweetwater, and the Mustangs got off to a good start, leading 13-10 late in the first quarter after a Jones basket.
Sweetwaterâ€™s lead, how-ever, was gone by the end of the period as Brownwood scored the next 16 points for a 26-13 advantage.
The Lions held double-digit leads from then on, but Sweetwater (0-3 district, 6-17) was still able to keep the game respectable in the third quarter as Kel-ley cut it to 49-37 in the final minute of the period.
â€śWe kind of went haywire for awhile in the second quarter and that allowed them to jump out on us, but then we fought back,â€ť said coach Al Hunt of his team, which currently has only seven players on its varsity roster. â€śThey present problems for us because theyâ€™re so athletic, but our kids kept plugging out there.â€ť
Gabe Medellin scored six points, Dylon Adames four and Tino Martinez and Ryan Mercer two for Sweetwater, which goes to Snyder (0-2 in district) on Tuesday.