Sweetwater High School’s basketball teams both lost on Friday. The SHS boys fell at Coleman, 48-44, in their season opener and the girls (3-1) lost to Abilene High, 48-42, at the SHS gym.
The boys were paced by Rhett Torres’ 17 points while Dylan Bennett had 12 and Deandre Gatson and Isaiah McGee six. The girls were paced by Suede Shirley’s 14 points, including two 3-pointers, while Kendra Crosson had nine and Shelby Cason and Jan-ell Walker six apiece for the Lady Mustangs.
Sweetwater’s boys led Coleman by four, 32-28, af-ter three quarters and the girls were tied with Abilene 33-33 after three periods.
Both Shirley and Kelsi Crosson fouled out for the girls in the fourth quarter and Abilene pulled away at the line, going 18-of-26 to 11-of-18 for Sweetwater. The girls host Early and the boys host Ballinger in a doubleheader here Monday.
Highland’s boys lost to Roby, 27-17, in their season opener and the girls (2-2) lost to Roby, 37-35. Laramie Thompson led the boys with seven points while Sierra Allen had 12 and Beth Rich-burg 10 for the girls.
Roscoe’s girls are the area’s only unbeaten team after beating Winters, 37-27, to go 4-0.
Roscoe led just 8-7 after one quarter, but limited Winters to only two more first-half points for an 18-9 lead. Carolina Perez led Roscoe with 10 points. Faith Boren had eight, Mirian Solis six, Torrey Willman five and Eva Aguayo, Shel-by Brown, Stina Tomlin and Whitney Williams two.