Audrey Durham had the ultimate green light Friday night. It didn't matter what the senior did, as long as she could stand and help the Lady Broncos win, she was going to stay in the game.
Durham got to experience a big victory on her senior night, leading Boyd to a 60-12 demolishing of St. Andrews Sewanee. The senior, who finally subbed out for good in the fourth to stanidng ovation, finished her journey at JK Stanley Gymnasium by flirting with a triple-double. She had 12 points and led the team in rebounds, assists and steals on the special night.
It was a fitting end for Durham, who has given her all to the Lady Broncos the last three seasons and will graduate as one of the winningest players in school history.
"Our program started to change for the better when Audrey arrived," said coach Tim Page, who has been there for every game of Durham's career. "She's just such a great athlete and can impact the game in a number of ways. We gave her the keys to the offense tonight knowing she'd get us to where we needed to be."
Durham flashed from the moment she won the opening tip. She spent the first half threading perfect passes to teammates, crashing the glass, attacking the rim relentlessly for layups and guiding the team's devastating press that held Sewanee to just eight first-half points.
Boyd went on to surrender just 12, keeping up with a trend where the dominant defensive squad has surrendered just 15.9 points per game during an eight-game winning streak.
Durham had all of her points by the break, when Boyd led 51-8. She would finally take a break midway through the third, then came out for good in the fourth when she knew she couldn't go any longer.
Along the way, her teammates took turns aiding Durham's cause in the big victory. Miranda Medley kept up her torrid scoring run with 17 points (all in the first half), while Laney Copeland had 12.
Freshman Shelby Miller had the shot of the night, drilling a triple to beat the buzzer at halftime. Her sister Emma Miller would add a 3-pointer early in the third quarter, putting Boyd up 56-8. Regin Grissom and Anslee McCrary had late layups to round out Boyd's scoring.
The Lady Broncos will wrap up the regular season Tuesday at Franklin Christian Academy. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m.
Lady Bronco scoring - Medley 17, Durham 12, Copeland 12, Paige Sweeten 4, Shelby Miller 4, Emma Miller 3, Kealey Simpson 2, Cydney Perry 4, Grissom 2, McCrary 2