Boyd Christian visited Irving College on Thursday and the Tigers had their best game of the year. The Tigers pushed the ball up the floor against an army of Bronco defenders. Despite the Tigers’ efforts, Boyd defeated Irving College, 49-20.
Abram Stinson for Irving College led all scorers with a game-high 12 points. Stinson’s small stature didn’t stop him from attacking the defense and he connected on three 3-pointers for nine of his 12.
The Broncos galloped to a 16-2 first-quarter lead behind Jamison Brock and Dallas Greene. Brock picked off passes and ran the ball back for transition points, while Greene got it done inside the paint.
The Bronco defense had the Tiger offense caged and the Tigers just could not get free until Carson Campbell slipped free and got the Tigers on the board in the first.
Boyd continued to push the tempo against the Tiger defense. The Bronco intensity picked up on the defensive end. Nate Newby intercepted multiple passes and exploded for eight of his nine second-quarter points. Cain Buckner put in work in the low post and scored his only four points just before the half.
Stinson was scoreless in the first and then came to life in the second. He knocked down his first seven points off a deep 3-pointer, a basket just outside the paint, and a pair of free throws. At the half, Irving College trailed 34-9.
Boyd slowed the tempo in the third and the Broncos struggled shooting after the ends changed. Bryson Stiles and Mark Mason combined for eight of the nine Boyd points in the third. Greene shot 1-of-2 from the free-throw line.
Stinson continued to get the ball up the floor for Irving College and he was able to connect for the second time from behind the arch. Kyle Clendenon slipped free and he took the ball and squared up and fired a shot over the Bronco defense. At the end of three, Boyd was up 43-14.
In the fourth for Boyd, Adam Pistole backed into the Tiger defense and scored a pair of baskets as time ticked away. Brayden Scott made good use of his time on the floor and scored.
The Bronco offense had too much giddy-up and go for the Tigers and Irving College was defeated, 49-20.
BRONCO SCORING – Nate Newby 9, Bryson Stiles 6, Mark Mason 6, Adam Pistole 5, Dallas Greene 5, Jamison Brock 4, Tyler Jakes 4, Cain Buckner 4, Jordan Hoover 2, Brayden Scott 2
TIGER SCORING – Abram Stinson 12, Tristan Pawson 3, Kyle Clendenon 2, Carson Campbell 2