Honeybees can't overcome big second quarter run in 56-42 loss to Box Hill (AU)

CALEB MCCAIG cmccaig@empiretribune.com
Stephenville's Jayci Morton goes up for a layup against Box Hill Monday evening.

The beginning of the game was all Stephenville, but it was only until Box Hill could find their rhythm.

Trailing 4-2 early on, the Honeybees managed to put together a 12-3 run which saw them snatch a 14-7 lead with time in the quarter winding down.

Unfortunately for Stephenville, they couldn't muster any more points in the quarter allowing Box Hill to end the first quarter with a 15-14 lead and on an 8-0 run. 

That run didn't end with the first quarter either. 

Box Hill kept their scoring up through several minutes in the second quarter eventually extending it to a 16-1 run. It wasn't until Payton Wall hit a three-pointer for Stephenville that the Honeybees finally ended a long field goal drought. 

The long run for Box Hill allowed them to take a 33-23 lead into the locker room at halftime. 

The game's third quarter was pretty even for both sides as Box Hill scored 12 points in the frame, extending their lead to 11 over the Honeybees who scored 11. 

Leading 45-34 going into the fourth quarter, Box Hill didn't let up on either side of the court sealing a 56-42 win.