The Boyd Broncos went on the road Tuesday night and unleashed their entire arsenal of offense to shoot down the Falcons of Franklin Christian Academy, 57-35.
The Broncos faced an unusual situation. For once Boyd was the team with the size. The Falcons anticipated this and began the game by packing it in defensively and daring the Broncos to show their range. Point guard Trey Cantrell obliged by hitting early from downtown, which was quickly followed by a layup from shooting guard Colin Stubblefield.
Once the Falcons had to respect Boyd’s shooting, Bronco big man Edgar Morales was more than willing to work the paint. Morales scored the next seven points for the Broncos as they worked the ball inside after FCA was forced to extend its defense. But despite the Broncos’ productivity in and out of the paint, the first quarter ended with Boyd only up by one point, 12-11.
Coach Buddy Majors reloaded for the second quarter and unleashed sniper Isaiah Blanton, who connected on three consecutive 3-pointers. His barrage allowed the Broncos to outscore the Falcons 15-6 in the second quarter and take a 27-17 lead into halftime.
The third frame opened with Tyler Beaty hitting from deep with a total of five Broncos scoring in the quarter.
Morales produced four more points in the paint and he was joined by fellow big man Tyler Judkins for two more from the charity stripe.
The final quarter saw another Bronco barrage, but this time by Collin Stubblefield and Cantrell connecting on four dribble-penetration, pull-up jumpers. These eight points erased any chance of a comeback FCA may have had as Boyd earned a 21-point victory.
Boyd returns home tonight to face Providence Christian Academy, a team which did not have two of its primary players Dec. 9 in its eight-point loss to the Broncos. Boyd is battling for the No. 1 ranking in the Middle Tennessee Athletic Conference.
BRONCO SCORING - Blanton 16, Stubblefield 14, Morales 11, Cantrell 7, Beaty 7, Judkins 2
FALCON TOP SCORERS – Jorgensen 13, Moore 10, Smith 8