Stephenville Honeybees start season strong, prepared for tough district


Flash staff report
November 21, 2022

The Stephenville Honeybees are off to a strong start for the 2022-2023 season, having won 8 out of 9 games, including China Spring, Aledo and Mayperal.

The Bees (8-1) kicked off their season against Richland Springs earlier this month, winning that matchup 54-14. They went on to beat Burnet, 43-23, and China Spring, 46-20, by 20+ points in those games. Stephenville has also beat Maypearl, Whitehouse, Brock and last year’s 2A runner up, Martin’s Mill, in various tournaments throughout the start of the season.

However, the Bees faced the 2021 State 2A Champion Lipan Lady Indians on November 17, at the Brock Showcase and narrowly lost, 34-49. This is the only loss for the Bees so far. 

Honeybees Head Coach Jason Hodges said the strong start is indicative of what these girls can do. With more playing time under their belts, Hodges is looking forward to more difficult pre-district play before the season starts. 

Most recently, the Bees faced the Aledo Lady Bearcats (3-6) in Gandy Gym on Tuesday and won, 37-33, after a fast-pace fourth in which the Bees held on to the lead after a hard push from the Lady ‘Cats.

Stephenville’s Lillie Skiles scored 16, Mya Wilson – 10, Marin Copeland – 4, Vanessa Gonzalez – 2, Chandler Glasgow – 2, Brinley Hall – 2 and Kyla Ray – 1.

Honeybees will take on the Malakoff Lady Tigers (1-1) on Wednesday, November 22, in the Glen Rose Showcase at 3 p.m.  


Photos from the pre-district matchup with China Spring by DAVID SWEARINGEN

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