SW teams play final home DH

Ron Howell
Sports Editor

Sweetwater plays its final District 5-4A home doubleheader today when it hosts Big Spring at Mustang Gym, and both games will be critical for the local teams.
The 4-3 girls are assured of making the playoffs and are currently in third place in District 5-4A. But if they win and Greenwood (6-0) also knocks off Snyder (4-2) today, Sweetwater would be in second place.
Big Spring (2-4) can still be the No. 3 team in the district if it can win its last two games to force a tiebreaker, but it plays Greenwood Tuesday. If Snyder splits its last two games to finish 5-3, it and Sweetwater could meet in a District 5-4A tiebreaker next week.
Greenwood is assured of the No. 1 seed, but the order of the other three teams will likely be undecided until next Tuesday’s season-ending district games are played.
Since it has an open date Tuesday, Sweetwater ends its regular season today — though it could face Snyder or Big Spring late next week in tiebreakers to decide to Lady Mustangs’ playoff fate.
Sweetwater’s boys (0-5) can also make the playoffs as either the third place or fourth place team. But the Mustangs absolutely must win today’s game with Big Spring (1-3) to give themselves a chance at that goal. Sweetwater still has games at Lake View (2-3) and Greenwood (4-1) left on its schedule.
Snyder (5-0) and Greenwood are the only two boys teams who are assured of playoff berths so far. Snyder will wrap up District 5-4A’s No. 1 seed if it defeats Greenwood today. A Greenwood win could force a district tiebreaker to decide playoff seeding.
With three games left, the other two boys playoff teams may not be decided until the regular season wraps up on Feb. 12. The Mustangs are also idle Tuesday, before going to Lake View for their next game Feb. 8.