After losing their last two boys basketball contests on the road, the Glen Rose Tigers are looking to level their District 7-4A record Friday, playing host to the Stephenville Yellow Jackets in Tiger Arena.
Tuesday in Brownwood, the district-leading Lions bolted to a 23-3 lead over GRHS before going on to take an 88-60 victory over the Tigers.
That loss, on the heels of last Friday’s 56-54 road loss to Godley, dropped the Glen Rose boys to 1-2 in district 14-17 overall. The Lions improved to 3-0 in district and 22-5 on the season.
If the Tigers can post a win over Stephenville (varsity scheduled for 7:30 p.m.), they would finish the first half of district play at 2-2.
“We’re looking forward to playing Stephenville. Hopefully we’ll play well against them and get back on track,” GRHS head coach Owen Clifton said, adding that the Tigers are “moving forward” from the back-to-back road losses.
The top scorer for Glen Rose Tuesday was Lorenzo Greghi, with 16 points. The Lions got 22 points from Beau Bronniman and 21 from A.J. McCarty.
The Tigers trailed 46-20 at halftime, and 69-43 going into the final period.
Against Godley, Caden Schinagel and Kasen Keese each scored 14 points to lead the way for the Tigers. Greghi was next with eight points, followed by Kanyon Keese with six, Kolton Mooney with five, Parker Simmons with three, and Austin Worthen and Cody Morton with two each.
The Tigers’ next game is set for Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Mineral Wells (varsity at 7:30 p.m.) as the second half of play commences for the five-team league.