Glen Rose did its best and they even out-hustled Stephenville on defense, but when a team runs on the edge it’s easy to slip and the Honeybees took advantage when it counted for a 38-32 win.
Stephenville ranked number 8 in Class 4-A couldn’t find its groove early as Glen Rose had the answers on defense and both teams’ defenses dominated the action.
Despite only scoring six first-quarter points, the Honeybees had twice as many points as Glen Rose as they led 6-3 thanks to buckets by Madison Gilder and Mikayla Diaz and a pair of free throws.
The trend of single baskets per quarter for the Bees continued in the next stanza as Stephenville got eight points with two free throws from Landry Withers and baskets from Diaz, Alee McClendon, Hanna Bernays
Leading 14- 13 at the half, Stephenville gave up its lead in the third quarter and trailed 21-19, but that was before Gilder hit the Bees only three-point shot of the night.
From that point on the writing was in the wall and though it might have been a night for defensive basketball Stephenville’s sharpshooting at the free throw line paid off handsomely on the final quarter.
Forced to foul in attempting to gain possession Glen Rose could do nothing but stand by the wayside and watch shot after shot
Gilder, Kassidy Nowak, Morton