Stephenville's biggest highlights Tuesday didn't come in its District 8-4A and regular-season finale at Gandy Gym.

They came before the match - seven senior players and their families were recognized - and after it - the Honeybees learned who their opponent would be when the state playoffs begin next week.

Stephenville, which is headed to the playoffs for the 13th time in 14 years under head coach Fran Metzger, meets Burleson in the bi-district round next week. A site, date and time were not determined as of press time Tuesday night.

The Bees, the second-place team from 8-4A, went on the road to edge Burleson, the third-place finisher in 7-4A, in five sets in the season opener for both teams.

As for the action on the court, it was no different than most of Stephenville's District 8-4A wins - as easy as 1-2-3.

Stephenville rolled past Lake View 25-8, 25-17, 25-17, earning its seventh sweep in 10 district matches.

The Bees finished district play 8-2, winning 24 of 31 sets.

The second set Tuesday was not as close as the score indicates. Stephenville built a 24-12 lead before allowing five straight points near the end.

Lake View's only leads came in the third set. The Maidens led 3-1 after two Stephenville errors. The Honeybees committed consecutive miscues again to fall behind 7-5 moments later, but took over from there.

Brooklyn Moody and Kensie Colegrove, both seniors, combined to help Stephenville take the advantage. Colegrove scored a rare kill on a 3-ball from the back row and Moody followed it up with an ace for an 8-7 edge.

It was tied at 8-8 before Natalie Tiner knocked down a block-point, and the Bees led the rest of the way.

The first set was never close after Sheridan Stokes served up the first three points for Stephenville.

It was 9-3 after three straight block-points - two by Dani Huckabee and one by Tiner - forced Lake View to take a timeout.

The Bees continued rolling, scoring eight of the next 10 to force another Maiden timeout when it was 17-5 after three aces from Huckabee sandwiched around another block-point from Tiner.

The second timeout didn't help either, as Stephenville scored eight of the final 11 points for the win. Colegrove and Stokes each served three straight down the stretch including a Stokes ace.

Moody paced the game two route, serving five straight including an ace early in the set and three straight later.

Stephenville head coach Fran Metzger applauded the Bees' efforts at the net, especially the work of Moody and Tiner.

"We're hitting the ball harder and we're hitting the ball smarter," Metzger said. "We came out really intense tonight, and that kind of went away as the match went on, but overall we played well."

Stephenville will face 3A No. 3 Abilene Wylie - which defeated the Bees earlier this season - in a prep match at noon Saturday in Eastland.