Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s JV and freshman basketball teams traveled to Merkel this past Tuesday and the JV and freshman boys hos-ted Breckenridge Friday.
On Tuesday, the JV boys were defeated by Merkel 40-34 but the freshman boys beat Merkelâ€™s fresh-men 42-16. The JV girls are 11-0 after defeating Merkel 32-22, while the freshman girls beat Merkel 30-18.
Here are results for both the Highland JV girls and Roscoe JV boysâ€™ basketball teams in their games that were played this past Tues-day:
Highland JV girls 26, Albany JV girls 25
Highland individual scor-ing: Bailey Garrett 10, Sab-rina Romero 6, Tarin Weldy 6, Taylar Hammond 2, Kelsi Johns 2. Highland JV girls record: 5-8.
Roscoe JV boys 37, Trent JV boys 17
Roscoe individual scor-ing: Rafael Aguayo 8, Luis Villa 8, Kevin Lavalais 7, Roman Acuna 4, Chase Cathey 4, Anthony Ortegon 4, Sebastian Benivamondez 2. Team record: not given.
All four Sweetwater Middle School basketball teams played against Snyder this past Monday with the girls at home and the boys on the road. Results follow:
Snyder 8th grade 35, 8th grade Red 25
Sweetwater individual scoring: Matthew Figueroa 9, Jacoby Hunt 7, Jordan McGee 4, Javier Olguin 4, Jorge Vasquez 1.
Snyder 8th grade 21, 8th grade White 18
Sweetwater individual scoring: Tyler Rea 5, Nicholas Castillo 4, Keevin Houston 4, John Clift 3, Dylan Ausborn 2.
7th grade Red 29, Snyder 7th grade 26
Nolan County rivals faced each other when Highland and Roscoe met in junior high basketball action on Roscoeâ€™s courts Monday. Their results follow:
Roscoe JH girls 20, Highland JH girls 14
Roscoe individual scor-ing: Karina Cisneros 5, Alyssa Chavez 4, Lacy Silva 4. Highland individual scoring: Karlie Allen 7, Madison Braden 5, Kellse Cornett 2. Halftime: Roscoe 14, Highland 5. Both teamsâ€™ records were unavailable.
Roscoe 8th boys 36, Highland 8th boys 17
The Sweetwater boys lost but Sweetwaterâ€™s girls won in first-round basketball ac-tion Thursday at Stantonâ€™s Hooptown Tournament.
The girls are in the semi-finals after beating Coaho-ma 42-29, while the boys had an afternoon consola-tion game after losing 50-33 to Sands in their opener.
Kendra Crosson poured in 23 points for Sweetwaterâ€™s girls (8-6), who advanced to play Stanton at 6 p.m. today in the semifinals. Sweet-water led 16-9, 25-16 and 32-22 at the breaks.
Shelby Cason scored nine points while Suede Shirley and Janell Walker had three and Elise Lawrence and Taylor McPherson two.
Four area teams are off to a good start at Highlandâ€™s Hilltop Classic after winning their first-round games that were played Thursday.
The Roscoe girls and boys beat Blackwell 60-18 and 47-40, respectively, to reach todayâ€™s semifinals. The girls were to play Garden City at 3:30 p.m. and the boysâ€™ tilt, also vs. Garden City, is at 8 p.m. The winners play for the title at 5 and 5:30 p.m., respectively, on Saturday.
2 p.m. â€” Robert Lee vs. Sands (Game 1)
3:30 p.m. â€” Garden City vs. Jayton (Game 2)
3:30 p.m. â€” Eldorado vs. Trent (Game 3)
6:30 p.m. â€” Blackwell vs. Roscoe (Game 4)
6:30 p.m. â€” Highland vs. Game 1 winner (Game 5)
5 p.m. â€” Garden City vs. Jayton (Game 1)
5 p.m. â€” Trent vs. Robert Lee (Game 2)
8 p.m. â€” Blackwell vs. Roscoe (Game 3)
8 p.m. â€” Baird vs. Highland (Game 4)
2 p.m. â€” Game 4 loser vs. Game 1 loser (Game 6)
3:30 p.m. â€” Game 3 loser vs. Game 5 loser (Game 7)
3:30 p.m. â€” Game 2 winner vs. Game 4 winner (Game 8)
The Highland girls picked up their 10th win while the Roscoe boys got into the win column for the first time on Tuesday night.
Highlandâ€™s girls improved to 10-2 as they rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit for a 62-50 win on the road at Albany. Highland trailed 31-21 at halftime, but then cut Albanyâ€™s lead to 40-38 after three quarters and used a 24-10 finish to get the victory. Sierra Allen led Highland by scoring 18 points while her sister, Hannah Allen, added 16. Sydny Helbert and Beth Richburg had nine points, Lora Stewart with six and Kaylee Martin and Madison Moseley two.
THURSDAY, DEC. 6
Sweetwater varsity girls and boys at Stanton tournament through Saturday, Dec. 8.
Highland varsity girls and boys will host Hilltop Classic through Saturday, Dec. 8.
Roscoe varsity girls and boys will play at Highlandâ€™s Hilltop Classic through Saturday, Dec. 8.
Blackwell varsity girls and boys will play at Highlandâ€™s Hilltop Classic through Saturday, Dec. 8.
FRIDAY, DEC. 7
Sweetwater freshman and JV boys host Breckenridge, 5:30 and 7 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade boys â€˜Bâ€™ teams host tournament through Saturday, Dec. 8.
SATURDAY, DEC. 8