Blackwell hoop teams sweep Sterling City in district d’header

Ron Howell
Sports Editor

Blackwell High School’s teams on Tuesday picked up a doubleheader sweep in District 11-1A basketball action against Sterling City.
The Blackwell girls — 14-5 overall, 2-0 in district — won 51-23 in their game and Blackwell’s boys (6-5, 1-0) won 53-35 in the nightcap at Blackwell’s gym.
Blackwell’s girls, ranked 14th in Class 1A by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, led 8-4 after the first quarter and 22-12 at intermission, then removed any doubt vs. Sterling City with an 18-7 third-quarter run to lead 40-19.
Madison Solis scored 12 points for the Lady Hornets while Kiley Cummings had nine, Cirstyn Gober eight, Jadyn Feitshans seven, Emilee Sanderson six, Darrian Kenney and Vickie Davis four and Myrka Ibarra one.
Michael Lowry had 19 points for Blackwell’s boys, who outscored Sterling City 33-16 in the second half to break open a tight game.
Highland, Roscoe split
Highland and Roscoe got a split decision Tuesday in their respective non-district basketball doubleheaders.
At Bronte, Highland’s boys won 53-23 after the Highland girls lost 44-40 to begin the doubleheader.
Eli Sauer had 12 points to lead the Hornets, now 8-3. Richard Fomby had nine and Sam Spaulding, Jordan Johns and Konner Turney eight, while Jacob Hamilton scored six points and Nolan Montgomery two.
Emilee Turner led the Highland girls (9-5) by scoring 12 points while Zoe Cornett had nine, Kenady Hall seven, Gracie Rawlings six, London Garrett five and Kendra Baucom one for the Lady Hornets.
Roscoe hosted Coahoma on Tuesday. The girls improved to 9-7 in their game with a 45-37 victory. However, the Roscoe boys (5-6) fell 49-27 in their contest at the Roscoe gym.
The Plowgirls received 11 points from Shauna McCambridge and Bonnie Wilkinson had 10. Victoria Martinez and Jovana Pena had nine points and Sadie McCambridge four, while Riley Sheridan scored two.
In the nightcap Roscoe, which trailed 24-6 at halftime, got seven points from Ryan Highsmith while Junior Martinez and Brayan Medina had six and Jayden Gonzales, Tristan Baker, Caleb Gray and Hunter Anglin two.
Roscoe’s teams will play at Anson’s two-day tournament Dec. 27-28, as will the Sweetwater girls, while the Highland teams play next at Sterling City’s tournament.

Pictured: Blackwell's Emilee Sanderson shoots the ball over two Sterling City defenders in Tuesday's game.
Photo by Kevin Wright