On Tuesday night, the Broncos from Boyd Christian would meet face to face with the Covenant Academy Lions in a showdown of the local Christian schools. Boyd has assembled a team of much disciplined athletes and would leave the Civic Center with a win by a final score of 48-23.
Collin Stubblefield would lead the way for much of the time for the Broncos by scoring a game-high 19 points.
Covenant would get off to a slow start against the much larger Broncos. The Bronco defense was turned up and ready for the challenge allowing Covenant only three points the first quarter. Getting the ball through the tougher and larger defenders would explain the low numbers in the early stage of the game. Braylon Kirby and Grant Peterson would put up the points for the Lions early on.
Stubblefield would show great range by connecting twice from long range against the defense of the Lions. Passing for Boyd in the opening quarter was crisp and on target. The story of the game for Boyd in the first quarter was defense. Boyd constantly harassed the Lion guards and clogged passing lanes for much of the first half.
Covenant was slightly better in the second period of play as they doubled up their total from the first quarter, and many of those were free throws. Anthony Palmer and Grant Peterson would show their accuracy from the charity stripe, while Taylor Madewell would connect on a medium-range jumper.
The defense was still on its game in the second quarter for Boyd as the Bronco offense pulled back slightly. The younger players didn’t quite have the skills to match those put up by Boyd in the first quarter.
As the game approached the half, Boyd was ahead 21-9.
The third started off quick and the Broncos are very accustom to that style of play. Blaine Wilson and Isaiah Blanton would post points for Boyd in the third quarter taking the Broncos to a commanding lead.
Covenant would fare slightly better in the second half, but the Broncos offense was too much to stop. Covenant did not have the manpower to free up its guards for open looks at the basket. Boyd has very quick defensive players who have the ability to move without the ball, the anticipation skills to intercept the pass and run the other direction.
Boyd has an overall record of 7-5 and a district record of 4-0. Boyd will be back home Jan. 16 with game time starting at 6 p.m.
BOYD SCORING - Collin Stubblefield 19, Bobby Selig 5, Blaine Wilson 5, Isaiah Blanton 5, Trey Cantrell 4, Tyler Judkins 4, Tyler Beaty 2, Jayden Reno 2, Tyler Pomales 2
COVENANT SCORING - Taylor Madewell 7, Anthony Palmer 6, Brandon Peterson 3, Grant Peterson 3, Nick Simmons 2, Braylon Kirby 1