ABILENE — A convincing Sweetwater victory at Snyder on Tuesday, coupled with Wylie’s surprisingly-narrow win at Greenwood, gave the Mustangs hope they could put up a tough fight here Friday.
But the No. 5 Bulldogs had other ideas.
While Sweetwater jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, Wylie was relentless after gaining the upper hand as it rolled to a 76-25 win.
The Mustangs (1-2, 12-9) entered the game enjoying a roll of their own, with the team winning eight of its past nine contests. But they were held to a season-low point total by the Bulldogs, who had barely gotten past Greenwood 60-57 just three days earlier.
No player got to double figures for Sweetwater, with Kaleb Hoover’s eight points leading the way.
Isaiah McGee scored six, Deandre Gatson three and Cole Maxwell, Quentin Wetsel, Michael Hunt and Rhett Torres two for Sweetwater which trailed 18-8 after one quarter and 34-19 at half-time. Wylie then turned up its defense as the Bulldogs allowed just one field goal and a total of six points in the second half.
Sweetwater is back home to face Big Spring (0-3) on Tuesday while Wylie (3-0) goes to Snyder.