Mustangs lead after 3 quarters, but Bulldogs pull out win at the end

Ron Howell
Sports Editor

A 37-32 lead through three periods here Tuesday didn’t hold up for Sweetwater in its non-district game with Clyde at Mustang Gym.
A late rally — the Bulldogs didn’t take the lead until there were less than five minutes left — allowed Clyde to win, 50-48, after a three-point shot by Darian Carr rattled out at the end.
The Mustangs led 15-11 after one quarter and 27-25 at halftime, only to be denied a win as Clyde pulled ahead in the final 4:35 of the game and never trailed again. But Sweetwater (1-7) was in it until the finish.
Sweetwater led 10-2 in the first quarter, but Clyde kept things closer the rest of the game until taking a slender lead in the fourth quarter — after leading just once (23-22) in the first half.
Daiman Atkins hit a 3 and Tony Padilla hit a two-pointer that regained the lead for Sweetwater, 27-25. Logan Wedin, who had 19 points, hit a pair of treys that grew the lead to 35-28 in the third quarter before Clyde closed the gap — and eventually took the lead — with a 12-4 run.
“We executed. The ball just didn’t fall,” said first-year head coach Kevin J. Wright. “If we had been able to make more shots earlier we would have won the game.”
No one else reached double figures for Sweetwater. Carr and Tony Padilla had six, Jackson Foster four, Atkins and Tristan Morrow three, Jaden Hernandez, Logan King and Elijah Reyes two and Jon Davis one.
Sweetwater is at Breckenridge for a three-day tournament starting Thursday.

Logan Wedin (pictured) was Sweetwater's top scorer in Tuesday's game against Clyde.
Photo by Kevin Wright