SW girls set to play tiebreaker in C-City; Plowgirls set playoff

February 5, 2014

The Sweetwater and Big Spring girls basketball teams are fit to be tied for the second straight year.
Once again, they will have to meet for a third time to remedy the problem.
Sweetwater and Big Spring, who both finished 4-6 in District 4-3A play after the regular season wrapped up on Tuesday, will meet at 8 p.m. Friday in Colorado City for a district tiebreaker to decide the No. 4 (fourth place) and final playoff berth.
Sweetwater will be considered the home team for Friday's game. In 2013 — when only three teams from each 3A district advanced to the postseason — a third-place tiebreaker was held between the same two teams at San Angelo Lake View and the Lady Mustangs won a thriller, 44-43, to end an eight-year playoff drought.
If Sweetwater (9-14 overall) wins again Friday, it will advance to the bi-district playoffs for the second year in a row and play Fabens at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Pecos.
Sweetwater and Big Spring split their two earlier district games, with both winning at home.
Sweetwater prevailed by four, 44-40, back on Jan. 3 in the teams' district opener. However, Big Spring romped to a 54-21 win in the rematch. Both teams were tied with Snyder for third place entering Tuesday's final regular season games, but Sweetwater and Big Spring both lost while Snyder (5-5) defeated Monahans 58-31 to earn the No. 3 playoff berth behind district champion Wylie (10-0) and second-place Midland Greenwood (7-3).
Meanwhile, two Nolan County girls basketball teams from District 13-1A, Division II — Highland and Roscoe — have already qualified for the posteason as have the Highland boys, while Roscoe's boys need only to win one of their last two games to earn a playoff spot.
Roscoe's girls (7-3 in district), who won a coin flip for the No. 2 seed after tying with Ira for second place, will play Paint Rock at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Robert Lee in bi-district. District champion Highland (10-0) — which is currently ranked No. 2 in the state in Class 1A, D-II — earned a first-round bye and must wait to see who it will face in the area playoffs that begin either next Thursday or Friday.
The Highland boys (6-2) clinched a playoff spot out of District 13-1A, Division II with a 75-31 victory over Hermleigh on Tuesday and lead third-place Roscoe (5-3) by one game with two remaining. Roscoe kept pace by winning its game over Loraine 56-52. More information on both games can be found on Page 7 of today's paper.

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