SAN ANGELO â€” Another night, another 5A school for the Class 3A Sweetwater girls basketball team â€” and one more still to go.
On Monday, the Lady Mustangs traveled to San Angelo Central just three nights after hosting Abilene High and lost, 41-27, drop-ping their record to 1-4. The team is at Abilene Cooper at 6:30 p.m. today before finally getting a break for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Sweetwater trailed Cen-tral 10-4 after the first quar-ter, but was still within stri-king distance at halftime as the Lady Cats led 23-14.
Central (3-1) extended its lead to 14, 36-22, after three periods and each team had five points in the fourth and final quarter.
Sweetwater had just three fewer field goals (11-14) than Central, but attempted just 11 free throws to the Lady Catsâ€™ 21 and made just three.
Alicia Finn, who scored 10 points, was the only Sweetwater player in double figures, yet she shared high-point honors with Centralâ€™s Kassidy Lanford. Kinsey Browning hit a pair of three-pointers and finished with six points, as did Taylor McKoy. Kendra Crosson had three points and Candice Hernandez two to complete the Lady Mustangsâ€™ scoring.
After today, Sweetwater is idle until Nov. 30, when it will host Clyde. Central won Mondayâ€™s JV girls game 49-34, and also prevailed by a score of 45-22 in the freshman contest.