FLASH STAFF REPORT
STEPHENVILLE (January 22, 2016) — Stephenville was shorthanded without Bayleigh Chaviers and found itself in a dog fight as late as the middle of third quarter at Graham Friday evening.
But the Honeybees (13-14, 3-1) outscored Graham 26-15 after leading by just two midway through the third period, defeating the Lady Blues, 58-45, to complete the first half of 6-4A district play.
Stephenville exploded for eight straight points to lead 40-30, then answered a Graham 3-pointer with one of their own – a deep one by Ali Thorpe that beat the buzzer – to lead 43-33 entering the fourth.
Then the Bees really laid it on. With fast break points early in the fourth and holes in the defense as they spread the floor to work the clock late in the game, Stephenville pushed the lead up to 55-39.
Senior guards Kali Smith and Skylar Chipman were the co-leaders in scoring for Stephenville with 15 points each, while senior Mikayla Hobbs added nine and freshman Jaycee Morton seven. Other SHS scorers were – Thorpe 5, Payton Wall 5, Liz Pack 1, Ebony Green 1.
-Information for this story came from the radio voice of Boots Elliott for KSTV, 93.1 FM.