After dropping a double overtime game to No. 3 Jim Ned last week, the No. 10 Honeybees weren't about to lose a second straight game against a ranked opponent Tuesday as they held on to top No. 15 Glen Rose 38-26.
The game's opening quarter didn't necessarily live up to the hype as both teams shot poorly from the field, while also turning the ball over.
It took the Honeybees more than two minutes of game time to score their first basket as Ebony Green put one back after an offensive rebound. The two teams managed to only combine for 14 points in the quarter as Stephenville led 8-6 after Glen Rose hit a layup as time expired.
The scoring didn't exactly increase in the second quarter either.
Stephenville did manage to match their first quarter tally with eight points, all scored in succession, including a three from Hailey Martin. Glen Rose's struggles continued as the Honeybee defense limited the Lady Tigers to only one field goal in the quarter allowing Stephenville to take a 16-8 lead into halftime.
Glen Rose's offense finally came to life in the second half as the Lady Tigers were the first of the two teams to score in double digits in a quarter, posting 13 in the third.
Stephenville once again only managed to add eight to their tally before beginning the fourth quarter with a slim 24-21 lead.
With their lead in danger, Stephenville's offense wouldn't allow another late loss to a ranked team.
The Honyebees scored 14 points in the fourth, while holding Glen Rose to a modest five points. A key moment in the frame was when Glen Rose was called for a technical foul increasing Stephenville's lead to nine, 33-24 with 4 minutes remaining in the game.
Stephenville eventually pushed their lead to double digits, 36-26 with 1:35 remaining in the contest icing the eventual 38-26 win.