Bees and Jackets now playing catch up in District 6-4A play

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Stephenville’s Honeybees and Yellow Jackets will be looking to get back on track Friday after both teams suffered losses against Glen Rose Tuesday in District 6-4A basketball action.
Glen Rose 39 Stephenville 33
No. 6 Glen Rose returned the favor against the No. 5 Bees after Stephenville won 40-34 at home but struggled with defensive rebounding and getting points in the paint in a 39-33 road loss.
The Lady Tigers (22-2, 5-1) and the Bees (17-2, 4-1) are the district frontrunners and will likely meet again for a third time in a game that will decide the league title and each team’s playoff route.
Of course, both teams will need to take care of business along the way, and the Bees need to avoid offensive lulls like they had in the third quarter against Glen Rose, where they scored just three points.
Mya Wesley led Stephenville with eight points, but all of those came in the second quarter in about two minutes. Landri Withers and Jaylee Matthews added seven points to the Bees’ totals and Mya Wilson scored five.
The Bees host Lampasas (18-7) in the new Gandy Gym at 7:30 p.m. Friday. See our gallery of photos by Russell Huffman below.
Glen Rose 56 Stephenville 36
Glen Rose shot the lights out in Stephenville’s new Gandy Gym, hitting 10 three-pointers as the Tigers put a 56-36 shocker on the Yellow Jackets, who shot just 31 percent from the field.
Stephenville had a hard time measuring up against Glen Rose’s press, and the Tigers were blistering the net at a 61-percent pace. It didn’t help that Stephenville was also tagged with 17 fouls on the night.
Scoring just 10 points in the first half, the Jackets mounted 25 second-half points but couldn’t pull within reach of a comeback.
Coy Eakin led Stephenville with seven points, while Kallen Kimbrough, Kyle Sytron, and Brady Morton had five points each.
At 2-2 in District 6-4A play, Stephenville falls into a three-way tie for second place with Brownwood and Lampasas. Glen Rose has established itself as the leader with a 4-0 record, and the Jackets will need a win in Lampasas (16-3, 2-2) Friday night. See our gallery of photos by David Swearingen below below.


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Photos by DAVID SWEARINGEN

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