Roscoe, Highland play key games today

Several Nolan County area basket-ball teams play key games today.In District 9-A, Division I, the Roscoe boys (2-1) can pull into a tie for the district lead with a road win at Stamford (3-0). Roscoe defeated Hamlin, 56-38, on Tuesday as Caden Smith had 25 points and Juan Solis 14 to pace the win. Roscoe is currently tied with Haskell for second place. The Roscoe girls, who are 1-3 in district, also play at Stamford today.The Highland boys and girls also have very important games today as they host Roby.The Lady Hornets are 6-1 in District 11-A, Division II and a win will tie them with Roby (7-0) for first place, while the Hornets (2-3) can enhance their playoff chances with a win over Roby, which is 4-1. Highland fell to Hermleigh 58-49 on Tuesday despite getting 24 points from Josh Andrews and 16 from Landon Rowlett, putting Hermleigh (3-3) into third place by a half game. Highland’s girls fared better, crushing Hermleigh 70-39 as four different players — Kara Hughey (22 points), Sierra Allen (14 points), Beth Richburg (13 points) and Callie Sandusky (10 points) — hit double figures. Highland’s only district loss was 40-29 at Roby back on Dec. 17.Blackwell’s boys (2-4) and girls (2-6) are also home today. Both host Bronte, whose boys and girls teams currently are at the top of District 12-A, Division II. Caleb Jeter and Caleb Magness had 12 points to pace the boys’ 39-34 win over Veribest Tuesday, while the girls got nine from Reccie Roland as they won 25-24.