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February 7th, 2014
It will be Big Spring vs. Sweetwater at both places, but high school basketball fans will have to choose which game to see in todayâ€™s District 4-3A action.
The girls game between Sweetwater and Big Spring at 8 p.m. in Colorado City will be a tiebreaker to de-termine the No. 4 playoff team. If Sweetwater wins, it will play Fabens on Tuesday in bi-district at Pecos.
FRIDAY, FEB. 7
Sweetwater varsity girls vs. Big Spring (District 4-3A fourth-place tiebreaker), 8 p.m., Colorado City.
Sweetwater boys will host Big Spring â€” freshmen at 5 p.m., JV at 6:15 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity boys will host Hermleigh at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Highland varsity girls will host Cisco in Class 1A, Divi-sion II playoff warmup game, 4 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity boys will host Westbrook starting at 5:30 p.m.
Blackwell JV boys and varsity teams will host Veri-best starting at 5 p.m.
Highlandâ€™s boys are back in the playoffs from District 13-1A, Division II after their 75-31 win over Hermleigh. Jacob Richburg scored 25 points to pace the Hornets (6-2 district, 13-7 overall). Highland remained in second place with Tuesdayâ€™s win. It is one game ahead of third-place Roscoe (5-3), which edged Loraine 56-52 in its 13-1A, Division II game Tuesday.
Roscoe, which needs one more win for a playoff spot, was paced by Cutter Davilaâ€™s 19 points and Jesus Leanosâ€™ 16.
The Sweetwater and Big Spring girls basketball teams are fit to be tied for the second straight year.
Once again, they will have to meet for a third time to remedy the problem.
Sweetwater and Big Spring, who both finished 4-6 in District 4-3A play after the regular season wrapped up on Tuesday, will meet at 8 p.m. Friday in Colorado City for a district tiebreaker to decide the No. 4 (fourth place) and final playoff berth.
ABILENE â€” Going into Tuesdayâ€™s game at Wylie, the Sweetwater girls basket-ball team knew it might be playing not only for the final time against Wylie as a district opponent, but for the final time this season.
But after losing 61-28 to the No. 4 Lady Bulldogs, the Lady Mustangs got good news. Big Spring also lost to Midland Greenwood, 47-36, forcing a District 4-3A tie-breaker to decide the No. 4 playoff spot later this week.
ABILENE â€” Despite a 82-39 loss Tuesday at Wylie and a 2-6 district record, Sweetwaterâ€™s boys basketball team can still make the playoffs.
But they probably canâ€™t afford another loss in either of their last two games.
Sweetwater stayed within striking distance of Wylie â€” the No. 5 team in Class 3A â€” for most of the first half but was overwhelmed over the final two periods.
Wylie, 23-3 overall and a perfect 8-0 in district play, was up 7-0 before the Mus-tangs scored.
The 2014 football schedule for Sweetwater High School, which was released today by Mustang head football coach Shane Mobley following Monday's biennial realignment by the University Interscholastic League, is a blend of the familiar and the unfamiliar.
It also includes just two teams that had a winning record this past season, although six went to the playoffs in 2013.
Of the 10 games on Sweetwater's 2014 schedule, five will be against schools the Mustangs faced the past two years â€” current District 4-3A foes Midland Greenwood, Monahans and Snyder along with Andrews and Breckenridge.
Due to UIL realignment, tonight will mark the last time for at least two years that the Sweetwater girls basketball team plays a district game against Wylie.
The Lady Mustangs (4-5 district, 9-13 overall) â€” who will make the trip to Wylie (9-0, 24-5) for a 6:15 p.m. tipoff â€” just hope it wonâ€™t also be their final game of the season.
Three area boys basket-ball teams â€” Highland and Roscoe in District 13-1A and Blackwell in District 14-1A â€” are still trying to nail down a spot in the playoffs with only three games left.
Highland (5-2), which is in second place in 13-1A, will sew up a playoff berth with a win over Hermleigh (3-4) today and Roscoe (4-3) assures itself of a tie for the No. 3 spot by beating Loraine (0-7) â€” assuming Highland also wins today.
Talk about changes.
Here's a summary of the many things that directly affect Sweetwater when the University Interscholastic League released its biennial realignment today:
(1) Sweetwater will no longer be in the same district with longtime tormenter Wylie starting with the 2014-15 school year. Actually, make that districts. The same can be said in football for longtime rivals Snyder and Big Spring.