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Boyd bounces back
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Less than 24 hours after losing by 85 points combined in Van Buren County, the Boyd Broncos and Lady Broncos each were able to pick up wins when the teams traveled to Holloway for games Tuesday night.
Led by 22 points from senior J.T. Morgan, the Broncos defeated Holloway 60-48 to improve to 5-3 in Middle Tennessee Athletic Conference play.
In the girls game, Ashley Newby scored 11 and Marisa Hillis added 10 as the Lady Broncos won 45-26.
The Broncos never resembled the team which lost to Van Buren County by 40 points against Holloway.
Morgan never attempted a shot outside of five feet and coach Chris Sullens didn’t want him to. Morgan was able to use his brute strength to finish 11-of-15 in the paint and get within 11 points of 1,000 for his career.
Morgan wasn’t the only Bronco doing work against Holloway though. Senior Brody Fernandez scored 20 points, 10 of which came from the free-throw line as Fernandez drew a number of fouls on forays into the paint.
Sophomore Christian Barrett added 16 points, including hitting two 3-pointers, as the trio combined for 58 of the team’s 60 points. Seventh-grader Phillip Brock scored the other two points from the free-throw line.
The Lady Broncos were also trying to shake off a big loss to Van Buren County when the team took the court against Holloway.
After scoring nine points total against the Lady Eagles Monday, Boyd scored 10 points in the first quarter to take an early 10-4 lead.
By halftime, the Lady Broncos led 21-6 and were well on their way to their third win this season.
Brea Moody made sure the team stayed out in front by scoring six points in the third quarter. A 3-pointer from Sarah Owens and four points in the paint by Hillis in the final period sealed Boyd’s victory.
Newby scored eight of her team-high 11 points before halftime. Owens finished with eight and hit two 3-pointers. Talynn Terry added four points while Rachel Campbell, Annie Niles and Rhiannon Hoover added two points apiece.
Both teams will take the rest of the week off before playing Holloway again next Tuesday at home.
Action will begin at J.K. Stanley Gym at 6 p.m.