Honeybees bomb Mineral Wells with big third quarter

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By BRAD KEITH

Photos by Dr. CHET MARTIN

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STEPHENVILLE (January 16, 2015) — Stephenville exploded for a 17-2 run that was part of a 22-4 third quarter, turning its once tight 6-4A battle with Mineral Wells into a rout Friday evening at Gandy Gym.

Mineral Wells turned the ball over 26 times and Stephenville (15-7, 1-1) used a 21-1 advantage in points off turnovers to build its big margin in a 60-34 District 6-4A win. Stephenville had just 10 turnovers including only two after intermission.

Senior guard Cassidy Cline buried three 3-pointers and scored 13 points Friday. || Photo by CHET MARTIN
Senior guard Cassidy Cline buried three 3-pointers and scored 13 points Friday. || Photo by Dr. CHET MARTIN

Cassidy Cline led the Honeybees with 13 points while Lyndy Graham had 12 and Bayleigh Chaviers 11. Each double-digit scorer also collected a handful of steals.

Stephenville hit eight 3-pointers, crucial with Mineral Wells trying to sit back in a zone defense. Cline made three from outside the arc, and Kali Smith hit two triples for her six points. Lariat Larner scored eight, Bethany Bouchey six and Breanna Wooley four.

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The 3-point shooting was crucial with Mineral Wells hoping to survive by sitting back in a zone defense.

Stephenville led 16-13 after the first then surrendered just 12 total points over the second and the third. It was 26-21 at the half and 48-25 after the Bees’ big run in the third.

The Bees snapped out of a two-game skid in their first game in a week. They continue 6-4A play Tuesday at Abilene Wylie.

Lariat Larner scored eight points Friday evening, six of them in the fourth quarter. || Photo by Dr. CHET MARTIN
Lariat Larner scored eight points Friday evening, six of them in the fourth quarter. || Photo by Dr. CHET MARTIN
Bayleigh Chaviers scored 11 points Friday night and used defensive pressure to help Stephenville force 26 turnovers. || Photo by Dr. CHET MARTIN
Bayleigh Chaviers scored 11 points Friday night and used defensive pressure to help Stephenville force 26 turnovers. || Photo by Dr. CHET MARTIN
Breanna Wooley hit two of Stephenville's eight 3-pointers Friday. || Photo by Dr. CHET MARTIN
Breanna Wooley hit two of Stephenville’s eight 3-pointers Friday. || Photo by Dr. CHET MARTIN

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