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Broncos fall short in MTAC tourney
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The Boyd Broncos just missed advancing to the championship game of the Middle Tennessee Athletic Conference tournament.Boyd opened up tournament play with a 62-42 victory over the Middle Tennessee Heat Thursday in the semifinals, but a 58-46 loss to Franklin Classical Friday ended the team’s chances of making the state tournament.Boyd wanted to make the most of its last game at J.K. Stanley Gymnasium Thursday night. Playing host to the Heat, the Broncos had big contributions from the entire roster to win by 20 points.Sophomore Christian Barrett scored 18 points, while fellow sophomore Jake Driver added 15. Seniors Brody Fernandez and J.T. Morgan chipped in 11 points apiece.Though four other Broncos finished in double figures, it was freshman Collin Stubblefield who got Boyd off to a fast start.Stubblefield buried a pull-up jumper to start the game, then followed by swishing a 3-pointer as the Broncos took an early 13-10 lead after the first quarter.Barrett’s 12-point barrage in the second quarter helped the Broncos survive a long stretch with Morgan on the bench.The senior center picked up his third foul with 4:17 left and Boyd leading by seven.