SW facing B-Spring at two places today

February 7, 2014

Sweetwater will face Big Spring in a District 4-3A girls basketball fourth-place tiebreaker at 8 p.m. today at Colorado City with the winner making the playoffs. Head coach Al Miller is pictured here with his players during a timeout in a game earlier this season. (Photo by Betsy Howe)

It will be Big Spring vs. Sweetwater at both places, but high school basketball fans will have to choose which game to see in today’s District 4-3A action.
The girls game between Sweetwater and Big Spring at 8 p.m. in Colorado City will be a tiebreaker to de-termine the No. 4 playoff team. If Sweetwater wins, it will play Fabens on Tuesday in bi-district at Pecos.
Today’s game is necessa-ry because both teams lost Tuesday to first-place Wylie and second-place Green-wood, respectively. Snyder (5-5) is the No. 3 team after beating Monahans 58-31 on Tuesday. Sweetwater and Big Spring are both 4-6, and each won at home in their two previous 4-3A games.
District champion Wylie earned a first-round bye.
The boys game will be in Sweetwater at 7:30 today, and Sweetwater (2-6) will be eliminated from playoff consideration if it loses to Big Spring (5-3) and fourth-place Midland Greenwood (3-5) is also able to knock off second-place Monahans. Big Spring has clinched a playoff spot with two games left along with Wylie (8-0) and Monahans (6-2). Sweet-water goes to Midland Greenwood to play its final game of the regular season on Tuesday.
In 14-1A, the Blackwell boys (7-5) are still in the hunt for the No. 3 playoff berth despite losing 72-14 Tuesday to first-place Water Valley. Bronte (8-4) moved into third place by beating Sterling City 46-21. Black-well will entertain Veribest (4-8) today at 6:30 p.m.

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