Steers defeat ‘Stangs in home finale

Ron Howell
Sports Editor

A young Sweetwater boys basketball team in its final home game Friday was defeated 86-30 by Big Spring at Mustang Gym.
Big Spring, which never trailed, improved its district record to 2-3. Sweetwater dropped to 0-6 with two games left in the season.
The Mustangs’ two top scorers against Big Spring began and spent most of the current basketball season on the JV — freshman Harrison Foster and junior Kei’Arriyen Griffin, who both had seven points.
Sophomore Darian Carr and junior Elijah Reyes had six points, while two seniors — Tony Padilla and Jon Davis — had two.
Davis is the only member of that group who was also a varsity player a year ago in what has been a rebuilding season for Sweetwater.
Big Spring, meanwhile, had four players who scored in double figures. Mikal Banks and Kyler Seymore led the way with 17 each.
Sweetwater is idle Tuesday and visits Lake View in its next game this Friday.
In JV action, Sweetwater’s Red team lost to Big Spring 52-49 on Friday.
Down by eight (27-19) at halftime, the Mustangs got within a point after three periods but fell just short.
Kaleb McCoy scored 14 points and Jackson Dodd 12 to lead Sweetwater, while Rylen Moncada had seven, Tim Thompson and Armando Torres six and Leo Holsey four.

Alex Gallegos (2) puts up a shot as Tony Padilla (24) watches for Sweetwater against Big Spring in Friday's boys game at Mustang Gym.
Photo by Kevin Wright