Jordan Hoover was draining 3-pointers. Christian Rogers was ruling the paint and Boyd's defense was generating turnovers.
It looked like the Boyd Broncos might pull off a miraculous comeback Tuesday during Senior Night, cutting the deficit to 49-48 with just over a minute left.
But Daniel 1 Academy would score the final 10 points to earn a 59-48 victory and spoil the last home game for eight Boyd seniors.
Daniel 1 Academy jumped out to a 10-0 lead and the Broncos spent the rest of the game playing catch-up. The Broncos never could take the lead.
"It was a case where our shots weren't falling and we made some uncharacteristic mistakes," said Boyd coach Chris Perry of the slow start. "Defensively, we did a good job holding them to right at 20 points in the first half, but we couldn't score. We were getting the shots we wanted but they just didn't fall."
Daniel 1 Academy held a 21-13 halftime lead before Boyd cranked up its offense in the second half. Rogers led the Broncos with a team-high 14 points.
Colton Nichols of Daniel 1 Academy was the game-high scorer with 27 points, a career high.
Boyd fell behind 10-0 after suffering through poor shooting and a rash of turnovers in the early going. The Broncos used their press to create turnovers and gradually began to climb back into the game.
Brayden Scott provided a spark for Boyd when he drained a 3-pointer at the third-quarter buzzer to cut the lead to 32-23.
The Broncos firmly seized momentum midway through the fourth quarter when Rogers grabbed a rebound and went coast-to-coast for a basket to make it a 43-36 game.
Boyd continued to fight as Hoover connected on a high-arching 3-pointer and Joel Smith made two foul shots. Suddenly it was a 49-43 game.
Hoover hit another 3-pointer to make it a 49-46 game before Rogers pulled up for a 7-footer in the lane to cut the margin to 49-48. The crowd went wild, but it would be the last points Boyd would score.
Daniel 1 Academy made its foul shots down the stretch to hold on for victory.
Other Boyd scorers were Scott with 8, Jalyn Mart with 7, Hoover and Smith with 6 each, Jamison Brock with 5 and Bryson Stiles with 2.
Next up for the Broncos is the district tournament next week. Boyd will have a first-round matchup against Riverside Christian in Fayetteville.