Both the Honeybees and the Yellow Jackets appear to be in for tough games at Crowley High School tonight.
The Honeybees start the second round of district against the Lady Eagles at 6:30 p.m. Stephenville gave Crowley their lone district loss in a tight 39-35 game a little over a month ago.
Since then, the Lady Eagles haven’t lost a game. The Honeybees are tied with Joshua for second place in District 8-4A, with a 5-2 record.
Starters Holly Feist, Trisha Tuck and Lindsay Bloemhof have provided consistent offense for the Honeybees, but the team has been most successful this season when they’ve gotten additional baskets off the bench.
The Yellow Jackets, meanwhile, are in the midst of a scheduling nightmare. After winning their first three district matches — versus Aledo, Alvarado and Joshua — they’ve lost their last two, and take on the district’s top dog tonight. Tip off is at 8 p.m.
Crowley has only lost three games all season, and had a convincing home win versus Everman (57-45) Friday. The Yellow Jackets host the Bulldogs this Friday.
The Yellow Jackets, who due to their lack of size have been forced to live or die on the strength of their perimeter shooting, need another outing like their hot-shooting win over Aledo, in which both Trey Taylor and Tom Ed Ramsay hit five three-pointers.
They’ll also need to find a way to contain guard Colby Ray and co-Offensive Player of the Year Rodney Meadows.