S’water hosts state-ranked Wylie squads

January 20, 2014

After playing one of their biggest rivalry games against Snyder here Tuesday, both of Sweetwater’s basketball teams will face a much different challenge today when they entertain state-ranked teams from Abilene Wylie.
The action begins with the Sweetwater girls facing the No. 4 Wylie girls at 6:15 p.m., with the boys playing the No. 5 Wylie boys immediately after.
The Wylie girls are 4-0 in District 4-3A and the boys are 2-0, while Sweetwater’s girls are 2-2 in district and the Sweetwater boys are 1-1 after beating Snyder 45-40 here Tuesday. The girls lost to Snyder, 59-36, to fall into a third-place district tie with Big Spring. Today ends the first half of the girls’ District 4-3A schedule. The boys, who are 12-1 overall after Tuesday’s win, still have seven games left. Both Sweetwater teams travel to Big Spring on Tuesday, but play the next two at home.
Sub-varsity results:
On Tuesday, the Sweet-water JV boys and fresh-man girls defeated Snyder in sub-varsity action while the other two teams lost. Ă…ll four teams host Snyder to-day starting at 5 p.m.
The JV boys cruised to a 56-17 win over Snyder to go 11-2 overall, while evening their district mark at 1-1. Deshaun Williams had 14 points, Denzell Moore 13 and Hardy Escobar 11, while Michael Lawrence with seven, Max Gomez with six, Matthew Trevino with three and Mark Law-rence with two.
But the freshman boys lost to Snyder’s freshmen, 33-25, to fall to 0-2 in district. Michael Green scored eight points, Jacoby Hunt seven and Jonathan Castor, Garrett Davison, Keevin Houston, Javier Olguin and Tate Rainey two.
The Sweetwater freshman girls improved to 2-2 in dis-trict after beating Snyder 35-24. Lauren Jones had 14 points, Kaitlyn Foster 10, Davina Walker seven and Sonya Sanchez and Danielle Vega two. However, the JV girls (1-3) could not com-plete the sweep as they lost, 38-31, despite a team-high 18 points from Kensi Chowning. Payton Moore had eight, Marissa Sanchez three and Abby Garcia two.

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