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Lady Broncos gallop to 28th win
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Boyd’s Audrey Durham gave the Lady Broncos a boost of energy with 7 straight points to close the first quarter Monday night at home.

A 30-win season appears in reach for the Boyd Lady Bronco basketball team, which powered past Franklin Road Christian on Monday night.

Boyd captured a 71-52 victory at home to improve to 28-2 on the year.

“These girls have put together a historic season for Lady Bronco basketball,” said Boyd coach Tim Page.

Laney Copeland led Boyd with 20 points, while Audrey Durham gave an inspired effort and scored 17.

Franklin Road Christian (19-5) was bothersome in the early going, but Boyd had superior quickness and was a threat to score inside and out. Franklin was more plodding offensively and scored many of its baskets on second-chance points.

Durham hit another gear for Boyd as the first quarter closed. She was dynamic in the open court, scoring three straight layups in transition, including a 3-point play where she was hammered going to the rim but still made the shot.

Thanks to Durham’s explosiveness and 7 straight points, Boyd was up 20-11 after the first quarter. The Lady Bronco full-court press began to wear on Franklin Road in the second quarter.

Copeland drained a 3-pointer from the corner late in the quarter and Anna Jones added another 3 on Boyd’s last possession of the half as the Lady Broncos took a 42-21 lead into the locker rooms.

“Our defense really started to take its toll,” said coach Page. “They are a big team. We had to use our speed and double team when they got it on the block.”

It was a 20-point lead heading into the final quarter as Franklin never mounted a serious charge at the lead in the second half.


BOYD – Laney Copeland 20, Audrey Durham 17, Lia Wright 16, Anna Jones 12, Krista Chisam 4, Jaycie Hodges 2

FRANKLIN – Top Scorer -- Kayte Madison Bjournstad 17