The 10th-ranked Glen Rose Lady Tigers are aiming to solidify their lead in the District 7-4A girls basketball standings Friday when they play at home in Tiger Arena against second-place Stephenville.
The Lady Tigers improved to 5-0 in district and 25-6 overall with a 43-27 road victory at Brownwood. Last Friday the GRHS girls defeated Godley, 41-32.
Coach Ramsey Ghazal’s Lady Tigers are currently ranked No. 10 in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Class 4A state poll. They are scheduled to play host to Stephenville Friday in Tiger Arena, with the varsity girls tipoff set for 6 p.m.
Stephenville is 4-1 in district coming off its 67-28 win at home over last-place Mineral Wells. The 23-8 Honeybees are No. 14 in the TABC rankings. Brownwood stands third in the district standings at 2-3, while Godley is 1-3 and Mineral Wells is last at 0-5.
In Tuesday’s win at Brownwood, Jeana Douglas led the Lady Tigers in scoring with 19 points, while Hailey Ibarra added 14. Bree Baker contributed four points, followed by Hazel Hawkins with three, and Kora Dodson and Alexis Mims with two each.
The Lady Tigers were trailing Brownwood 9-7 at the end of the first quarter, but outscored the Lady Lions 14-3 in the second quarter for a 21-12 advantage.
Glen Rose then allowed just four points in the third quarter to go up 31-16, and closed it out with a 12-11 edge in the final stanza.
In last Friday’s win at Godley, Douglas was again the leading scorer for the Lady Tigers, with 14 points. Ibarra was next with eight points, followed by Dodson with six, Hawkins with five, Baker with four, and Abby Stephenson and Hannah Cantwell with two apiece.
With the defense holding Godley to single-digit scoring in each quarter, the Lady Tigers built a 21-17 lead by halftime in that game. They led 33-23 after outscoring the Lady Wildcats 12-6 in the third quarter before Godley had a 9-8 edge in the fourth.
Next on the schedule for the Lady Tigers is a district contest Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Mineral Wells.