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Broncos beaten at buzzer
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Playing their second Sun Drop Romp Christmas tournament game, the Boyd Broncos nearly missed advancing to the silver bracket.Needing a win to move to 1-1 in Pool D, the Broncos lost in the final seconds to Monterey 45-43 on Tuesday.Boyd had one final shot at the buzzer to force overtime, but senior Brody Fernandez couldn’t find the mark on a short jumper and the Broncos were beaten on their home floor.Boyd trailed 32-30 entering the fourth quarter, but senior J.T. Morgan kept the Broncos close by scoring eight points in the final period.The Broncos made a big defensive stand when Monterey tried to ice the game on its final possession. With less than 30 seconds to go, Boyd forced a missed shot and got the ball back with a chance to tie or take the lead.Coach Chris Sullens got the ball in the hands of his senior guard and Fernandez went charging into the paint. Fernandez drew contact on his last-second shot, but a foul wasn’t called and the shot rimmed out.Boyd took an early lead playing in the friendly confines of J.K. Stanley Gymnasium.