Big first half deficit too much for Yellow Jackets

Stephenville and Blake Aragon were defeated by Gatesville in each team's opener Tuesday at Gandy Gym. || photo by BRAD KEITH


STEPHENVILLE (November 15, 2016) — Gatesville scored 19 straight points in the first half and Stephenville never recovered, dropping its season opener, 67-50, at Gandy Gym Tuesday night.

The game was tied 7-7 with three minutes and change to play in the opening quarter, but Stephenville would not score again until the second quarter was over three minutes old. The drought of basically six-and-a-half minutes allowed Gatesville to jump ahead 26-7. It was 40-14 at halftime.

Stephenville did battle in the second half, outscoring the Hornets 36-27  after intermission. The Yellow Jackets were led by Blake Aragon and Mason Holstein with nine points each while Coby Vandenberg added six and Cameron Frazier, Kai Willems and Clay Krause each netted five. Easton Jones scored four, Braden Hayes three and Quade Griffin two.


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