Despite Keller's near triple-double, freshmen fall to Honeybees

Travis M. Smith | @travis5mith Managing Editor

STEPHENVILLE – Much like their varsity counterpart, the Glen Rose Lady Tigers’ freshman team ran into a Honeybee buzz saw on Tuesday evening in Stephenville, falling by a score of 43-25.

Collie Keller turned in an exceptional performance in the loss, coming just three rebounds short of triple-double. Her 10 points tied Lindsay Hartman for the team lead, and managed to swipe 10 balls away from the Honeybees to go with her seven rebounds.

The two teams started slow in the first quarter, scoring a combined seven points, but Stephenville found it’s shot in the second quarter to double Glen Rose’s output and take a 22-11 lead into the half. The Lady Tigers battled in the second half, and were able to keep pace on offense for the most part, only being outscored by seven points over the final 16 minutes, 21-14.

As a team, the Lady Tigers were 11-of-36 from the field (30.6 percent), but did manage 15 deflections, 12 steals and 21 total rebounds.

Lindsay Hartman and Keller led the way for the Lady Tigers in scoring with 10 points, each, while Emma Sheffield and Katy Martin tallied two points and Sarah Walton scored one. Sheffield also collected a team-high eight rebounds.

The freshmen will take the weekend off while the varsity Lady Tigers host the Lions Club Invitational, and will return to action on Tuesday, Dec. 8 when they travel to China Springs for an early season rematch.