SHS boys fall to Lake View at buzzer

By: 
Ron Howell
Sports Editor

Note: This is a corrected story from Sunday's print edition. A correction to the print story will also appear in Monday's paper.
SAN ANGELO — Though it was another loss for a Sweetwater team desperate to get a win, the Mustangs played it right down to the wire on Friday at San Angelo Lake View.
But Tyler Woods of Lake View hit a jump shot with six-tenths of a second left in the game, allowing the Chiefs to get a heart-stopping 45-43 victory.
Lake View improved to 3-4 in District 5-4A, while Sweetwater dropped to 0-7. But it was one of the Mustangs' most competitive games since their last win back in early December.
Sweetwater led 11-7 over the Chiefs entering the second quarter. It was tied 15-15 at halftime. Lake View, which clinched a playoff berth with the victory, finally went ahead 26-23 after three periods. The final eight minutes produced the most excitement as the teams combined for 39 points in the fourth quarter, 20 by Sweetwater.
It was an encouraging effort for a very young Sweetwater team that has seen more than its share of adversity all year. And head coach Kevin J. Wright admitted it was something for his team to build on.
“The second half was back and forth and one of their guys made a play in the clutch,” he said. “(But) It was a great game for us. We got down and fought back. We played so hard on defense and so smart on offense tonight. I’m really proud of our young men."
Neither team shot especially well the first half, particularly the second period when the teams combined for just 12 points, but it heated up in the fourth period.
Darian Carr was the Mustangs’ top scorer with 15 points and Jaden Hernandez was close behind with 14. Also scoring were Kei Griffin with eight points, Alex Gallegos with four and Harrison Foster with two. The team will end the season at Greenwood on Tuesday.
Stamford boys 67, Roscoe boys 48
First-place Stamford gave Roscoe’s playoff hopes a setback by defeating the Plowboys on Friday. The Bulldogs are 8-1 in District 8-2A; Roscoe is 3-6.
Stamford held leads of 17-8, 34-20 and 50-31 at the quarter breaks. Jayden Gonzales scored 13 points to lead Roscoe. Hunter Anglin had nine, Brayan Medina seven, Tristan Baker and Barrett Beal five and Caleb Gray, Brandon Lavalais and Ryan Highsmith three. Roscoe, which is still in contention to take the No. 4 playoff berth in 8-2A, ends its season by hosting Hawley on Tuesday.
Blackwell boys 67,
Water Valley boys 48
Blackwell beat Water Valley on Friday to end its season. Devan Clower had 23 points and Michael Lowry 20 for Blackwell (6-6 in Dist. 11-1A).

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