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District 5-3A play will be in full swing starting today both of Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s varsity basketball teams host Abilene Wylie.
Sweetwaterâ€™s girls, 0-1 after losing to Snyder in their district opener Tuesday, tip off at 6 p.m. while the boys begin district at 7:30 p.m.
As usual, Wylieâ€™s teams will present a big challenge for Sweetwater. Both teams are state ranked â€” the girls come in with a No. 1 ranking in Class 3A and the boys are ranked No. 22. And it wonâ€™t get much easier after today, especially for the girls, whose district also includes No. 7 Brownwood (18-6) and Big Spring (16-6). Wylieâ€™s boys and girls won district last year, and the Wylie girls (22-4) are the defending Class 3A state champions. Wylie is off to a 2-0 start this year while Wylieâ€™s boys, like Sweetwater, are playing their 5-3A opener.
The Wylie girls rallied from a 15-point deficit to top Brownwood, 48-41, on Tuesday while Sweetwater lost to Snyder 56-47.
Also today, both Roscoe teams host Rotan in Dis-trict 9-A, Division I and Blackwellâ€™s teams host Ster-ling City in District 12-A, Division II. Meanwhile, in District 11-A, Division II, both Highland teams have the night off.