Scoring didn’t come easy for the Stephenville Honeybees Friday on the road in Godley, and the result was a 50-41 District 8-4A girls basketball loss.
The defeat gave coach Alan Thorpe’s Honeybees their second district loss, making them 4-2 and tied with Midlothian Heritage for second behind leader Glen Rose, and 13-11 overall.
Godley moved up to 3-3 in district, currently in fourth place in the seven-team district.
SHS had two players who scored in double figures, led by Jayci Morton with 15, followed by Hailey Martin with 11 points. Four others scored, but none had more than five points.
The Honeybees managed to score just six points in the opening quarter, then missed six free-throw opportunities in the second quarter.
Meanwhile, Godley recorded 16 points in the first quarter, and the Honeybees faced a 25-16 halftime deficit.
Godley kept its distance in the second half, outscoring Stephenville 15-10 in the third quarter and 12-10 in the fourth.
“(The) kids played hard, just could not buy a basket,” Thorpe said, while also noting that the Honeybees missed 10 of their 21 attempts at the free throw line. “Those two things will get you beat against good teams.”
Because of winter weather problems, Stephenville’s varsity basketball games that had been scheduled to be played at Life High School in Waxahachie on Tuesday were moved to Wednesday, Jan. 17. The varsity girls game at Life School 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.