Honeybees continue winning record, will host Dunbar Saturday

Flash File Photo by DAVID SWEARINGEN from December 2022 game against China Spring.

Flash game report
December 8, 2022

The Bees went to South Texas last weekend to play in the inaugural Leta Andrews Battle on the Bay Tournament. On the first day of the tourney, Stephenville went 2-0, beating Village School, 46-29, and La Vernia, 46-29. In the first game, Mya Wilson lead the Bees in points with 11, but against La Vernia, Lillie Skiles lead with 19. 

On day two, the Bees defeated Fort Bend Elkins, 47-21. Once again Lillie Skiles scored the most points with 16. Brinley Hall, Mya Wilson and Lucy Espinoza each scored 6. 

But Stephenville lost the championship game to 4A #17 (at that time) Beeville Jones, 43-51, and brought home the runners-up trophy. This would push Beeville Jones to #11 in the state 4A rankings according to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches and drop Stephenville from #8 to #12 in the same poll. Stephenville’s neighbors to the north, the Glen Rose Lady Tigers are ranked #1 in that poll and in District 6, 4A where the Bees are ranked #2. 

Against Beeville Jones, Stephenville’s Mya Wilson scored 13 points and earned All-Tournament honors. Lillie Skiles scored 7, Brinley Hall – 6, Marin Copeland – 4, Audrey Brandon – 4, Caitlyn Skiles – 3, Lucy Espinoza – 3, Chandler Glasgow – 2 and Vanessa Gonzalez – 1.

The Honeybees returned to Stephenville and then went on the road again, this time to Wichita Falls Rider and faced the Lady Raiders (0-12). WF Rider has yet to win a game this season and the Bees continued the trend, winning, 53-26. Again, Lillie Skiles lead the Bees in points, scoring 19 against the Lady Raiders. Mya Wilson put up 14 for Stephenville, followed by Brinley Hall – 10, Chandler Glasgow – 4, Kyla Ray – 4, Madi Rust – 1 and Lucy Espinoza – 1.

The Honeybees move to 14-2 overall, #12 in the state 4A rankings and will host Fort Worth Dunbar (5-4) on Saturday at 1 p.m.


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