The Blackwell boys bas-ketball team may not win a playoff berth this season, but the Hornets still gave their fans a memorable ef-fort Tuesday at Robert Lee.
Blackwell overcame a five-point deficit after three quarters to tie the Steers 44-44 at the end of regul-ation. Then it got really crazy as the Hornets forced three overtimes before losing, 59-55. Caleb Jeter had 25 points for Blackwell, which fell to 2-6 in District 12-A, Division II and 9-14 overall while Robert Lee improved to 4-4 and 12-9.
Blackwell, which still has six games left to play, also received double figure scoring from Caleb Magness (14 points) and Brandon Elliott (11 points).
“The boys played very well,” coach Nathan Hayes said. “I’m proud of the effort we gave.”
Robert Lee also won the girls game, 57-16. Jennifer Allen and Amanda Bullard had four points, Jessica Morrow three, Kaitlyn Gas-ton and Reccie Roland two and Summer Mull one for Blackwell (2-7, 6-17).
Sweetwater’s freshman girls, meanwhile, went on the road to Snyder and lost, 56-39, despite getting 11 points from Shaneese Brown and Sydney Vander-bilt. Sweetwater (3-2, 13-5) also got five points from Kayla Chowning, Taylor McPherson and Mikki Reschman and two points from Karlee Murff.
Despite Cole Maxwell’s 14 points and Ryan Linebaugh’s 10, Sweetwater’s junior varsity boys lost to Snyder by a score of 41-35. Kyle McSherry had nine points and Matt Kitchens two for Sweetwater (0-4, 10-12).