JV boys go 1-for-3 at local hoops tourney

Sweetwater’s JV boys bas-ketball team went 1-for-3 at a local tournament that ended Saturday. Sweetwater, now 10-3, opened by beating Colorado City 28-26 but then lost to Merkel, 42-39, in its first game Saturday and also fell to Wall 35-32.Trey Taylor had a team-high 12 points vs. Colorado City. Quentin Wetsel added six, Deandre Gatson four and Brandon Howell, Mar-quees Jenkins and Mike McCoy two. The Mustangs were ahead 12-4 at halftime, but were outscored 22-16 in the second half.Taylor scored 13 points and Gatson 12, including a pair of three-pointers, in the loss to Merkel.McCoy finished with five points, while Wetsel scored four, Brandon Sutton three and Jenkins two. In Saturday’s final game against Wall, Swetwater lost despite Taylor again leading the way with 10 points.Howell had eight points, while Gatson scored six and Jenkins and Wetsel four for Sweetwater, which led 8-7 after one quarter and was up by 11 (22-11) at halftime, only to be outscored 24-10 in the second half.