The early part of the boys basketball has seemed to be a bit of a rollercoaster ride for the Stephenville Yellow Jackets, who finished play Saturday afternoon in the three-day Dublin Athletic Booster Club Tournament with a 44-42 loss to Priddy.

The Jackets, now 4-5 on the season, began the campaign with four consecutive losses, but bounced back to win four in a row before the setback against Priddy (6-2).

Skylar Stilwell scored a team-high 24 points for SHS in that game, and was named to the all-tournament team.

“It was nice to string together four wins in a row last week,” coach Bill Brooks said. “We shot the ball well and did a decent job of working our offense.

“(We’ll) look to fix a few things defensively and also finishing around the basket. Overall I was pleased on how we competed and look forward to this week.” 

On the opening day of the tournament Thursday, SHS defeated Bangs, 61-24, with Stilwell scoring 13 and Grayson Traweek adding 12.

The Jackets added two more wins Friday. They beat Breckenridge 62-46 Saturday morning, with Stilwell scoring 26 points. That night, SHS was a 59-52 winner over Breckenridge, as Stilwell scored 20 points.

Stephenville's junior varsity and freshman boys teams both won their respective divisions in the Dublin tournament Saturday.

The Jackets were scheduled to play their next game on Tuesday night (Dec. 4) at Class 5A Aledo. On Thursday through Saturday the varsity boys will be playing in the Glen Rose tournament.