They always say “sell the sizzle not the steak” but whatever Daniel 1 Academy was selling, Boyd Christian High School didn’t buy it as the Lady Broncos dominated the Lady Lions, 65-25, Tuesday night in Westwood.
“It is the best game we’ve played as a team this year,” said Boyd coach Brent Warren. “We have worked hard in practice and it is paying off in our games. We just have to stay focused on what our goal is and that is to win the conference.”
Jumping off to a 41-11 lead at the break instills a little confidence as the Lady Broncos showed by making many more baskets in the second half. Mackinzie Pistole had game-high score with 20 points and was on fire working inside the paint for the first three quarters. Rhiannon Hoover helped the final tally totaling 13 points.
The Lady Lions top scorer was Madison Roberts, who hit for 12 points, but Boyd’s defense came through strong, only allowing two other Lady Lions to hit hoops the entire ballgame.
Not a lot of fouling took place during the game, but what was called the Lady Broncos did the best job of converting opportunities into points going 7-of-10, or 70 percent, from the free-throw line. The Lady Lions hit 4-of-8, or 50 percent, of the shots from the charity stripe.
The Lady Broncos did a great job distributing the basketball as well with seven players making up their final, while the Lady Lions had four scorers total.
Also scoring for Boyd Christian High School were Morgan DeWeese with 12 points, Stephanie Mullins 6, Erin Cantrell and Erica Cantrell both hit for 5 points, and Emma Rhoton was good for 4 points.
Boyd Christian School goes on the road Friday, Jan. 13 as the Lady Broncos go up against the Tennessee Heat in Nashville. Game time is 7 p.m.