A slow start Tuesday made it hard for the Sweetwater girls basketball team to beat an unranked Snyder squad.
Unfortunately, the same thing happened on Friday when the Lady Mustangs hosted No. 4 Wylie, and the results were predictable.
Wylie had 12 points be-fore Sweetwater had even attempted a shot, much less scored, and it was 18-2 at the end of the first quarter.
Unfortunately for Sweet-water, it was too much to overcome as Wylie (20-5 season, 5-0 in district) went on to claim a 56-26 win over the Lady Mustangs (7-11, 2-3), who fell into a three-way tie for third place with Big Spring and Snyder.
Brittany Brewer, Wylie’s 6-4 post, had 15 points and Peyton Sanders 11, including three 3-pointers.
Shaneese Brown had 10 points to pace Sweetwater, which trailed 31-10 at halftime and 47-20 after three quarters. Five Wylie players hit 3-pointers, while only Brown (twice) and Kayla Chowning, who had seven points, connected from long range for Sweetwater. The team is at Big Spring for its next game Tuesday. Taylor McPherson had five points and Maddie Jones and Cierra Knox two.
Coach Al Miller said he was proud of the way his team competed in spite of its difficulty finding ways to slow down Wylie. “Their quickness is hard to com-bat,” he said, “and in some cases we’re giving up 5-6 inches (height). The girls knew they were in for a phy-sically challenging night.”
Greenwood defeated Big Spring, 35-26, on Friday to stay within a game of Wylie at 4-1.