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Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s basketball teams, who have been idle for the past week, are scheduled to be back on the court today when they play host to Big Spring at Mustang Gym â€” but only if the expected snowy and wet conditions outside allow it.
Both Sweetwater teams have two home games on their schedule this week, as Wylie is in town Friday.
The boys, who are 0-4 in district, tip off at 7:30 p.m. against a Big Spring squad that is 19-7 overall, 3-1 in district. The girls, meanwhile, won at Big Spring 59-35 on Jan. 18 and may have to duplicate the feat in order to keep their playoff hopes alive. Both teams are 1-4 and trail Snyder (2-4) by a half-game. The girls game is scheduled for 6 p.m., with JV and freshman games also on tap if weather permits.
Roscoe, Highland and Blackwell also have doubleheaders scheduled for today if conditions allow.
Roscoeâ€™s teams, after losing a doubleheader at Haskell this past Friday, hope to find more success when they return home to take on Rotan. The Plow-boys are 3-3 in District 9-A, Division I while the Plow-girls are 1-6.
Highlandâ€™s teams are busing to Trent. The girls (8-2) have already clinched a top-three playoff berth, while the boys, who are 2-6 in District 11-A, Division II, need a win to keep their fading hopes alive. Blackwellâ€™s teams are at Garden City, and the boys (3-6) come off a 44-28 win over Paint Rock in which Caleb Magness had 17, Caleb Jeter 11, Mark Monroe eight and Brandon Elliott and Mason Magness four. But the girls (2-9) lost 38-34. Jennifer Allen had 18, Amanda Bullard eight, Kaitlyn Gaston six and Jessica Morrow two.