Being beaten twice in the regular season by 1 point by the Lady Tigers, Boyd’s Lady Broncos hung on for a 1-point victory, 41-40, over the Irving College Lady Tigers in the season-ending 7-8 grade tournament last week.
The wins gives the Lady Broncos third place in the tournament.
Down 23-15 at halftime, Boyd found another gear on both offense and defense tying the game, 30-30, after three. The Lady Broncos shot 13-of-16 for 81 percent from the foul line to help catch up to the Lady Tigers, and the offense of Alaina Stiles – who hit a game-high 26 points – was consistent throughout the ballgame.
Irving College hit 7-of-20 for 35 percent, leaving some points on the table they would have liked to have back. Ella Bond scored 17 points for the Lady Tigers being the leading scorer for the club. Stiles also hit for 11-of-12 free throws for 92 percent.
“We were really thrilled and thankful to have won the third-place trophy,” said Boyd Lady Bronco head coach Allison Stiles. “Especially after losing one of our starters to a knee injury halfway through the season. Irving College is a tough team and were beating us by up to 14 points in the second quarter. Our girls fought back though and we were so proud of them.”
Also scoring for Boyd Christian School were Lady Bronco Sydney Burger with 6 points, Anna Jones 5 and Breanna Jones 4.
Adding to the total tally for the Lady Tigers were Mia Hobbs and Breezy Wanamaker with 9 points each, Ashlyn Fults 3 and Kristen Turner hit for 2 points.