SW boys now 6-0, but SW, Highland girls fall

The Sweetwater boys are now the only undefeated varsity basketball team left in Nolan County. The Mus-tangs improved to 6-0 this season Tuesday by winning at Colorado City, 44-34.Sweetwater led 37-15 after three quarters, then held off Colorado City’s late surge as the Wolves trimmed that big lead with a 19-7 finish.Sweetwater led 8-6 after one period, then outscored Colorado City 14-1 in the second quarter and 15-8 in the third stanza to build its 22-point margin.Dylan Bennett led Sweet-water with 12 points and 15 rebounds, while Rhett Tor-res had 10 points and Kaleb Hoover eight.Also scoring were Mar-quees Jenkins and Quentin Wetsel with four, J.C. Poe with three, De’andre Gat-son with two and Jacob Peyton with one. Sweetwater’s girls fell to 4-5 for the season as Colorado City pulled away for a 51-32 win. Sweetwater led 11-10 af-ter one quarter and trailed Colorado City just 22-20 at halftime, but had just 12 points the rest of the way.Three players had eight points — Shaneese Brown, Hayley Brownlow and Tay-lor McPherson. Also scor-ing were Cierra Knox with four and Kayla Chowning and Maddie Jones with two points apiece. Highland’s girls finally met their match Tuesday as they were beaten by Idalou, 41-30, in a game that was played at Hermleigh.Sydny Helbert had 12 points to pace Highland, which trailed Idalou just 29-26 after three quarters as the Lady Hornets fell to 11-1. Idalou, ranked 12th in Class 2A, led 11-7 against the No. 1-ranked team in Class 1A, Division II after one quarter and was ahead by five, 21-16, at halftime before pulling away in the fourth quarter for the win.Highland’s boys, after a 5-0 start, are now 5-2 after losing to May 50-31 Tuesday. May led just 23-20 at halftime, but won the second half 27-11.Ethan Wilson led High-land with eight points. Also scoring were Jacob Richburg and Brandon Stevens with six points, Kevin Box with five, Michael Hyde with three, Seth Wood with two and Isaac Rios with one. Both Highland teams play at Throckmorton on Friday in their final game before the Christmas break.Sweetwater’s boys will not see action again until they play at Anson’s holiday tournament Dec. 27-28, while the girls are at Post’s tournament on Thursday.