CLYDE — Playing its first game since the Thanks-giving break, Sweetwater led Clyde 7-6 after the first quarter on Tuesday.
But a disastrous second quarter and cold shooting for the rest of the game were too much for the Lady Mustangs to overcome as Clyde — which outscored Sweetwater 21-1 in the second period — rolled to a convincing 45-19 victory.
Coach Candice Wyatt said defensive pressure by Clyde that forced 28 turnovers and held Sweetwa-ter (3-4) to 18 percent shooting made the difference. “We just got out of control,” she said. “They came out in a zone press in the second quarter and we didn’t handle it well. We made too many mental mistakes tonight.”
Candice Hernandez had five points to lead Sweet-water. Kelsi and Kendra Crosson had four points, Alicia Finn and Janell Walker two and Hayley Brownlow and Kathleen Campbell one. Finn and Campbell had 10 and seven rebounds, respectively.
In other girls games, Roscoe (2-3) downed Hawley 39-29; Highland (5-1) rallied late to edge McCamey 41-38; and Blackwell (0-4) fell to Jay-ton 40-32. In boys action, Roscoe boys (0-2) lost 73-17 to Hawley and Black-well (0-1) lost 46-13 to Jay-ton in its season opener.
Highland’s girls trailed McCamey 11-3 after the opening quarter, 20-14 at intermission and 30-26 after three periods. But the Lady Hornets rallied to end the game with a 15-8 run. Beth Richburg scored 15 points to lead Highland. Also scoring were Sierra Allen with eight points, Jessica McCain with six, Megan Thompson with five, Kara Hughey with four and Madison Moseley with three as Highland won for the fifth straight time after opening the season with a loss to Sweetwater.
Lynnsi Moses had nine points, Faith Boren and Sara Kingston eight each and Mirian Solis seven points for Roscoe, which led Hawley 10-6, 20-16 and 32-22 at the breaks.Jacinda Morales had three points and Stina Tomlin and Torrey Willman two.
Roscoe’s boys received seven points from Keeston Ford, four by Jesus Leanos and John Hermosillio and two by Luke Rovig.
Blackwell’s girls trailed 16-5 after one quarter and 24-8 at halftime, but then came back somewhat over the final two periods by outscoring Jayton 24-16.
Brooklyn Harris had 12 points while Stephanie Metcalf scored 10, Reccie Roland six and Bethany Breux and Leonor Castillo two each for Blackwell.