GLEN ROSE — The Glen Rose Tigers bounced back from a two-game District 7-4A losing streak Friday night in Tiger Arena with a 63-53 triumph over the Stephenville Yellow Jackets.
After trailing Stephenville by a 32-31 margin at halftime, the Tigers dominated the third quarter, 17-2.
The Tigers’ win pulled them into a tie for second place with the Yellow Jackets, as both closed out the first half of play in the five-school district at 2-2. Stephenville has a 17-10 season mark, while Glen Rose is 15-17 overall.
The Tigers led SHS by 12 points several times in the fourth quarter. Stephenville cut the deficit to nine points (58-49) when Grayson Traweek made his second 3-point basket of the period, but the Tigers didn’t let it get any closer the rest of the way.
SHS was led offensively by Grayson Traweek with 24 points. Skylar Stilwell added 10 points and Trace Morrison contributed nine.
“We just went cold in the third quarter, and we just let them out-rebound us,” SHS head coach Bill Brooks said. “They had too many second-chance opportunities. The second half of district is going to be a battle.”
Glen Rose had four players who scored in double figurers, led by Kanyon Keese and Austin Worthen with 12 and 11 points, respectively.
“We had to have it,” GRHS head coach Owen Clifton said of the win. “It was a good time for us to play four real good quarters. That’s the potential I see in these kids, and I’m really proud of it.