The Stephenville Yellow Jackets kept pace among the District 8-4A boys basketball leaders with a solid 55-31 road victory over Godley Friday night.
Coach Bill Brooks’ Jackets improved to 4-1 in district, alone in second place behind 5-0 Midlothian Heritage. The Jackets bumped up their season record to 11-15.
Cole Pettit was the top scorer for the Jackets in the victory over Godley, with 16 points, including 9 in the opening quarter. Next was Skylar Stilwell with 13 points, followed by Cody Storrs with 8.
The win sets up a big matchup with Waxahachie Life School, which is currently third in the district standings at 3-1.
The Jackets were scheduled to play Life School on the road Tuesday night, but winter weather concerns — particularly in the Waxahachie area — forced the game to be move to Wednesday, Jan. 17. The varsity girls game is set for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by the boys game at 6. The subvarsity basketball games that had been scheduled for Tuesday were canceled.
Of course, taking care of Godley was equally important, and Brooks seemed pleased with his team’s performance against the Wildcats.
“Every district win is important, but I saw Godley as one of the top four teams (in district), so it felt good to go out and play like we did.”
The Jackets sprinted to a 15-9 lead over Godley by the end of the first quarter, and led 24-14 at intermission.
Stephenville’s lead increased to 44-26 in the third quarter before the Jackets finished off the Wildcats by outscoring them 11-5 in the final period.
Stephenville’s varsity boys team is slated to have an open date Friday, but will resume district play on Tuesday at home against Glen Rose. Tipoff is set for approximately 8 p.m.