Midlothian Heritage remained perfect in District 8-4A with a pair of wins over Stephenville and Glen Rose.

The Jaguars, who entered the week ranked No. 12 in the TABC 4A poll, most recently ran away with a 30-point road win over Glen Rose on Tuesday, 72-42.

Heritage jumped out to a 33-18 first-quarter lead and outscored the Tigers in each of the next two quarters to take a 60-30 lead into the fourth quarter.

Without the services of Vincent Lee, Braydon Bennett led Heritage with 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting against Glen Rose on a night when 11 Jaguars found the scoring column.

Reggie Adams scored 10 points, Kevin Luke added nine, Kaleb Neal had eight, and Mason Thomas and Collin Valenta each scored seven.

Tristan Paschall, Noah Parke and Kerrion Fields all contributed six points, and Quinton Joseph rounded out the scoring with two points.

As a team, the Jaguars finished 13-of-15 at the charity stripe and 46 percent from the field.

Fields led the team with nine steals and seven assists. Neal also contributed four steals, while Mason Thomas and Luke led the team with four rebounds, each.

Last Friday, Jan. 5, the Jaguars got off to a fast start at home against Stephenville, jumping out 21-9 in the first quarter.

“It was not necessarily expected," said Heritage head basketball coach Andy Slye after the game. "We don’t get out early in games normally. There have been games where we have done that. They are a good basketball team. They are very physical; they are very tough. I didn’t necessarily expect that.”

Five Jaguars reached double figures in the scoring department during the 74-41 win.

Reggie Adams led the bunch with a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double, while Vincent Lee scored 11 points, and Kaleb Neal, Tristan Paschall and Collin Valenta each scored 10 points.

Kerrion Fields added six points to the winning effort. Mason Thomas finished with five points. Quinton Joseph and Noah Parker both had four points. Dre Washington and Kevin Luke chipped in two points.

“We were not playing our best basketball. We played hard. We got some turnovers, and we got some points off those turnovers," Slye said. "We are going to have to play much better basketball to get where we want to go. But, the kids fought adversity and played very hard.”

Slye added, “I am pleased how kids played through adversity. Maybe not played their best game but continued to battle. The worked extremely hard regardless of the results.”


Midlothian Heritage returns home Friday to host Venus at 8 p.m.


Mike Sackett/Mirror contributed to this report.