SMS boys win two titles at B’ridge tourney
Two of the boys basketball teams — from Sweetwater Middle School came away with championships on Dec. 14 at a one-day tournament played in Breckenridge.The eighth grade Red had wins over Mineral Wells (31-13), Snyder (27-22) and finally Breckenridge (42-32) in the title game.Against Mineral Wells, Kobe Clark led the way with 10 points while Isak Alvar-ez and Kiante McCoy had seven, Chris Thompson five and Jacob Trevino and Reg-gie Walker one. In the team’s second game with Snyder, Thompson led the scoring with 13 points. Clark had five, McCoy four, Tristan Longoria three and Trevino two. Thompson had 13 points against Breckenridge in the title game while McCoy finished with 12, Clark 11 and Alvarez, Longoria and John Medina two.The seventh grade Red defeated Eastland (35-16) and Snyder (29-11) before winning the title with a 41-20 triumph over Miner-al Wells in their final con-test. Carson Brownlow had 12, Antonio Padilla eight, Tayton Burnett seven, And-rew Medina and Nicholas Figueroa four, Alex Gallegos two and Phillip Peyton one for Sweetwater in the cham-pionship game.Against Eastland, Brown-low again led the way with 14 points. Figueroa also hit double figures with 10 while Gallegos had four, Markus Meneses three and Medina and Burnett two.Brownlow was also the top scorer vs. Snyder as he poured in 15 points while Figueroa had five, Medina four, Padilla three and Mathew Hernandez two.The eighth grade White was also in Breckenridge but lost its three games, falling to Merkel ‘A’ 33-28 in its opener; 35-17 to Jim Ned ‘A’ in Game 2 and finally losing 42-12 in its final game against Eastland ‘A.’Ky Hoover had 10 points to pace Sweetwater in the team’s opening game against Merkel. Other players who scored for the Colts were Daniel Avila with six, Mason Maxwell with five, Jose Solis with three and Noah Martinez and Kade Kent with two.Against Jim Ned ‘A’ in the second game of the tourn-ament, Hoover was again Sweetwater’s top scorer with five points while Maxwell, Solis and Avila all had four. Hoover had five, Andrew Melendez three and Avila and Solis two for Sweetwa-ter in its final tournament game against Eastland ‘A.’“The eighth grade White played well in a tough tournament,” said Sweetwater coach Tony Cortez.