Mustangs, Lady ‘Stangs are both 4th at Ballinger

December 3, 2012

Sweetwater varsity basketball coverage

The Sweetwater boys and girls basketball teams both finished in fourth place at their respective weekend tournaments in Ballinger.
Sweetwater’s boys (2-3) lost to Clyde 59-46 in their third-place game Saturday. Deandre Gatson led Sweet-water with 16 points.
The Mustangs had defea-ted Hawley 43-29 to open the tournament on Thurs-day and advanced to Frid-ay’s semifinal before losing to Ballinger 50-48. Jim Ned won the title by defeating Ballinger 63-29 on Satur-day. Two Sweetwater play-ers were named to the all-tournament team — junior Dylan Bennett and sopho-more Rhett Torres.
Meanwhile, Sweetwater’s girls got their fourth-place finish by winning three of their six games at Ballinger’s tournament. On Saturday, the Lady Mustangs (7-5) nipped Llano 31-29 in their first game before losing an equally close game to Bal-linger 30-28 in their finale.
Kendra Crosson and Elise Lawrence had 10 and nine points, respectively, to pace Sweetwater’s victory ag-ainst Llano while against Ballinger, Sweetwater was led by Crosson again as she scored 13 points.
Both Sweetwater teams will go to Merkel on Tues-day and will play at tourn-aments in Stanton Thursday through Saturday.

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