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Boyd girls win big against Covenant
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Boyd’s Krista Chisam drives to the hoop for two points in the final minutes against Covenant Academy. The Lady Broncos would add a late 3-pointer to win 91-6 on Tuesday morning.
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Point guard Laney Copeland is a newcomer to the Lady Bronco basketball team. Copeland makes a pass while driving between Covenant’s Ryann Allen, left, and Abigail Netherton.

This holiday season, Boyd can be thankful for having a talented girls high school basketball team.

The Lady Broncos rolled to the most one-sided victory in memory on Tuesday morning, beating Covenant Academy 91-6 in a Thanksgiving Shootout held at Covenant.

Boyd was up 29-0 after the first quarter and 62-4 at the half. Boyd added 29 more points in the second half, even with a running clock the entire half.

The Lady Broncos started the game like they were driving a dragster, racing up and down the court at speeds that seemed to approach 100 mph. Covenant Academy, which is in a rebuilding year and playing a seventh-grader on its high school team, couldn’t keep up despite giving a spirited effort.

Boyd never let off the gas, even draining a 3-pointer with a minute to play.

Five Lady Broncos scored in double digits, led by Audrey Durham with 24 and Laney Copeland and Anna Jones with 18 each. Durham scored 11 points in the first quarter alone.

To their credit, the Lady Lions played hard from start to finish and weren’t discouraged by the scoreboard. But Covenant didn’t have the size, foot speed or experience to keep pace with Boyd.

The Lady Broncos worked the give-and-go all game, passing the ball to the high post and then breaking to the basket to catch a pass for an easy layup. Boyd had success feeding the ball to Anna Jones in the post and Durham also found herself free for open looks in the lane.

Covenant struggled with Boyd’s perimeter pressure and many turnovers resulted in fast-break baskets for the Lady Broncos, who improved to 6-0 with the win.

BOYD Audrey Durham 24, Anna Jones 18, Laney Copeland 18, Lia Wright 11, Jaycie Hodges 10, Krista Chisam 6, Sara Kate Brogden 4



COVENANT Leah Mara 2, Abigail Netherton 2, Sadie Duggin 2