SHS hosts Big Spring in 5-4A doubleheader

Ron Howell
Sports Editor

The Sweetwater boys play their District 5-4A opener by hosting Big Spring today at 7:30 p.m. following the Sweetwater-Big Spring girls basketball game at 6:15 p.m.
The Lady Mustangs (0-1, 7-16) began district Tuesday at Brownwood, dropping a 73-62 decision but playing hard from start to finish. After falling behind 24-13 at the end of one period, Sweetwater played the state-ranked Lady Lions on even terms the last three quarters.
Meanwhile, the Mustang boys won their last non-district game by beating Merkel 58-46 on Tuesday. Four players scored in double figures for Sweetwater, which picked up its second straight win to improve to 6-14 this season.
Both Sweetwater teams have first-year coaches. The boys are led by Bryan Loera, while Devin Griffin took the girls’ head job this season.