The Stephenville Honeybees bounced back from their second District 8-4 girls basketball loss with a resounding 68-30 thrashing of Waxahachie Life School on the road Wednesday as freshman Alee McClendon posted a double-double in scoring and rebounding.
Coach Alan Thorpe’s Honeybees are tied with Midlothian Heritage for second place in district at 4-2 in league play and are 14-11 on the season, coming off last Friday’s loss to fourth-place Godley. The Honeybees are idle this weekend, but will resume district play Tuesday at home against the state’s second-ranked team, Glen Rose.
All 10 of Stephenville’s players scored in the rout, which was moved from its original Tuesday date because of winter weather concerns.
Hailey Martin and Alee McClendon scored 11 points each to pace the offense, along with Jayci Morton and Tesslie Baker with 10 apiece.
The shooting improved drastically this time out for the Honeybees, after they had hit just 24 percent from the field in the loss to Godley.
They shot 45 percent against Life School, making 50 percent (5 of 10) from 3-point range, and made 73 percent (17 of 22).
“We shot it well and played well,” Thorpe said. “We played really good on defense.”
The Honeybees dominated the boards with 44 rebounds, led by McClendon with 13.
Thorpe said the Honeybees felt they didn’t play well in the first matchup against Glen Rose, Dec. 20, when they were edged out, 36-34.
“That’s a huge game for us,” Thorpe said, looking ahead to Tuesday’s battle against the district-leading Lady Tigers. “We were the only ones that’s played them close in district. It’s big for both teams.”