The Sweetwater eighth grade Red girls edged Big Spring 43-42 in two over-times, while the Sweetwater seventh grade White girls defeated Big Spring 30-8 in season-opening basketball action on Monday.
Texas Williams had 20 points and Sonora Medellin 17 for Sweetwater Red. Williams also grabbed eight rebounds, while Eva Orne-las had five and Jessica Poe four. Angela Blueford scored three points and Lati Burnett, Sierra Martinez and Jaelynn Page one.
The seventh grade White girls team had a much easier time of it in its season opener with Big Spring. â€śIt was a great team effort offensively as well as defensively,â€ť said coach Tony Heredia.
Taylor Shamblinâ€™s eight points paced Sweetwater. Also scoring points were Summer Turner with six, Destiny DeLaPaz and Kaci Webb with four and Mya Jackson, Annisa McCollom, Riley Dodd and Selena Hut-son with two. Results for the seventh grade Red girls and eighth grade White girls teams were unavailable at press time. All four teams host a three-day tournament starting Thursday.