The Yellow Jackets improved to 2-1 in District 7-4A Tuesday night as they unleashed an 82-38 country-boy whipping on the Rams in Mineral Wells.
It was a handy victory, but the Jackets didn’t start clicking until they picked up a few first-quarter steals. Once Stephenville got had picked the Rams’ pockets a few times the confidence level rose, and there seemed to be no stopping the Jackets.
Once the defense got on track, there was no stopping the Jackets on offense as they drained three-pointer after three-pointer and committed only three first-half turnovers.
“Man I will take that any day,” coach Bill Brooks said. “We followed the game plan and took their two main scorers out of their game plan.”
The Yellow Jackets offense transitioned through play after play and had one of its best games of the season with only nine total turnovers against an aggressive Ram defense that didn’t mind doing some hacking inside.
Things went so well for Jackets that every player on the roster got into the contest and added to the scoring in a game that was only close in the first quarter when the score was tied at 5-5.
From that point on it was all Stephenville as the Jackets went on a 34-3 run and led at halftime 45-12.
The Jackets had an answer for every wrinkle the Rams threw at their offense and if the Jackets couldn’t get inside them went to the perimeter and scored 11 three-point shots. Skylar Stillwell led the long-range shooters as he connected on four and had a game-high 17 points.
Joining Stilwell in double-figure scoring was Kreece Nowak with 11 and Chase Griffin with 10.
Additional scoring—Payton Kimple 3, Mason Castleberry 4, Grayson Traweek 8, Hank Moore 5, Cody Storrs 8, Trace Morrison 2, Calvin Darby 4, Aldan Espinoza 4, Kendal Storrs 4.
Stephenville returns to Gandy Gym Friday night for a 7:30 p.m. contest against Glen Rose.