The Boyd Christian Broncos played host to the Community Christian School Colts on Saturday in a game that would leave Boyd with a record of 7-2 overall and 5-0 in conference play.
The Broncos were impressive during a convincing win over the Colts, 57-37.
Edgar Morales would explode for Boyd for a game-high 17 points, scoring 11 of those in the third quarter.
The Colts were clearly at a size advantage over the Broncos with a couple of inside players in the 6-foot-5 range, but coach Buddy Majors has his team very disciplined on both ends of the floor. The Broncos came out with a plan and executed it perfectly in the first half. The much larger defenders were slower than the guards of the Broncos and it made all the difference in the first half.
The Broncos would find points penetrating the lane and driving the ball inside. With the defenders closing in, Boyd would have the presence of mind to kick the ball out to the wing for the Broncos wide open look at a 3-point shot. Boyd would collapse the defense and use this to connect three times from long range early in the game, keeping the Colts on their heels and guessing which way to go for much of the first quarter of play.
In the second quarter, Boyd would put more full-court pressure on the ball, forcing the Colts into bad decisions, not to mention the fact the Bronco defense reading the eyes of the Colts, hitting the passing lanes, and turning those turnovers into quick transition points. The Colts were clearly caught off guard at times by the speed of the Bronco defense.
The high-powered offense of Boyd started the third quarter right where they had left off in the second. Morales had heated up in the second and coach Majors had let that carry over into the third. The Colts could not find the answer they needed to stop the Bronco offense.
On the defensive side of the ball, Boyd would cover the floor like they were reading the minds of the Colts guards forcing them to pass into traffic and trapping them deep in corners.
The damage was done in the first three quarters by the high powered offense of Boyd. The Broncos had put up 52 points against the much larger Colt defenders. And the Colts had not been able to find the much needed answers for the much quicker guard play for Boyd.
The Broncos had a little tougher time as the bench for Boyd got some playing time. The Colts were outrebounding the Broncos and outscoring them for the first time in the game. Coach Majors stayed calm and instructed the Broncos bench players to stick with what had been working. The Bronco lead was never really in jeopardy during the final quarter of play and Boyd would hold off the Colts in the end by a final score of 57-37 in Westwood.
Coach Majors said, “We played reasonably well and we didn’t defend as well as we are capable of. We need to rebound the ball better but with that being said, the kids are playing well and I am pleased with their efforts overall.”
Boyd will be back in play after the holidays on Jan. 3 at home against Riverside Christian School with tip-off scheduled for 6 p.m.
BRONCOS SCORING - Edgar Morales 17, Tyler Beaty 12, Robby Selig 8, Colin Stubblefield 8, Tyler Judkins 6, Tyler Pomales 3, Devin Terry 2, Jay Reno 1.
COLTS TOP SCORERS - Zach Wright 10, Colten Rollins 9