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SW hoopsters have big nights, but teams come away with split

December 14, 2011

Sweetwater’s Kaleb Hoo-ver and Alicia Finn both had big individual games on the road in non-district basketball action Tuesday, but only Finn’s team was able to pick up a victory.
Finn scored a career-high 30 points, and also grabbed 13 rebounds while getting five steals as Sweetwater defeated Lamesa, 51-44, thanks to a huge rally in the fourth quarter. A 21-8 finish allowed the Lady Mustangs to overcome a 36-3o deficit after three periods and get their third straight win.

This week’s basketball

December 13, 2011

TUESDAY, DEC. 13
Sweetwater girls at Lamesa — freshmen and JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Breckenridge — freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe teams at Albany — JV girls at 4 p.m., JV boys at 5:15 p.m., varsity girls at 6:30 p.m., varsity boys at 8 p.m.
Highland varsity girls at Hermleigh (district opener), 6:30 p.m.
All other Highland teams are open.
Blackwell varsity girls at Veribest (district opener), 6:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity boys are open.
THURSDAY, DEC. 15
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade boys host Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.

Hoop teams all hit the road

December 13, 2011

The Sweetwater girls go to Lamesa and the boys travel to Breckenridge, while four other area high school basketball teams teams are also on the road today.
Roscoe has a varsity dou-bleheader at Albany, while the Highland and Blackwell girls will begin district play at Hermleigh and Veribest, respectively. The boys teams have an open date.
Sweetwater’s boys (5-8) lost to Coahoma, 51-47, when they wrapped up play at the three-day Stanton tournament Saturday.

JV boys go 1-for-3 at local hoops tourney

December 13, 2011

Sweetwater’s JV boys bas-ketball team went 1-for-3 at a local tournament that ended Saturday.
Sweetwater, now 10-3, opened by beating Colorado City 28-26 but then lost to Merkel, 42-39, in its first game Saturday and also fell to Wall 35-32.
Trey Taylor had a team-high 12 points vs. Colorado City. Quentin Wetsel added six, Deandre Gatson four and Brandon Howell, Mar-quees Jenkins and Mike McCoy two. The Mustangs were ahead 12-4 at halftime, but were outscored 22-16 in the second half.
Taylor scored 13 points and Gatson 12, including a pair of three-pointers, in the loss to Merkel.

Frosh boys pick up a split at local tourney

December 13, 2011

Sweetwater’s freshman boys basketball team defea-ted Merkel 49-31 before losing to Wall 35-32 in their final game of a local tourn-ament held Saturday at the high school gym.
Duanta Williams had 19, Rhett Torres 11, J.P. Poe nine — all coming on three-pointers — Martes Harris six and Bray Amos and Nick Haley two points each in Sweetwater’s victory over Merkel. Sweetwater (5-3) led 13-6, 27-11 and 34-24 at the breaks.

8th grade boys win tourney

December 13, 2011

The Sweetwater Middle School eighth grade White boys team swept all three of their games to win a local tournament held at the middle school gyms Friday and Saturday.
The eighth graders defea-ted Snyder 28-14, then rou-ted Merkel 26-4 before de-feating Wall 38-14 in their final game.

This week’s hoops

December 12, 2011

MONDAY, DEC. 12
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade girls at Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams host Stamford starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams are open.
Blackwell junior high teams host Water Valley starting at 5 p.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13
Sweetwater girls at Lamesa — freshmen and JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Breckenridge — freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe teams at Albany — JV girls at 4 p.m., JV boys at 5:15 p.m., varsity girls at 6:30 p.m., varsity boys at 8 p.m.

Highland girls are champions at own tourney

December 12, 2011

Living up to their No. 17 ranking, the Highland girls basketball team finished as the champions of their own Hilltop Classic tournament on Saturday.
After beating Roscoe 45-13 in Friday’s semifinals, the Lady Hornets (11-3) won the championship by defeating Garden City 36-25 at Highland’s gym.

This week’s basketball

December 12, 2011

MONDAY, DEC. 12
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade girls at Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams host Stamford starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams are open.
Blackwell junior high teams host Water Valley starting at 5 p.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13
Sweetwater girls at Lamesa — freshmen and JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Breckenridge — freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe teams at Albany — JV girls at 4 p.m., JV boys at 5:15 p.m., varsity girls at 6:30 p.m., varsity boys at 8 p.m.

SW teams get wins at Stanton

December 12, 2011

The Sweetwater girls completed play at Stanton’s basketball tournament with a pair of wins on Friday as they defeated Stanton’s JV and Brownfield’s varsity by scores of 52-20 and 49-38, respectively.
The Sweetwater boys, who are also playing at Stanton, began Friday by defeating Crane 52-48 in overtime before losing 53-36 to Wall in the consolation semis.
For the girls (8-8), Alicia Finn had 16 vs. Stanton’s JV while Kinsey Browning had 15 points and Candice Hernandez 13 in the game against Brownfield.

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