It was a wild night in Westwood as the Boyd Christian Lady Broncos galloped away with a first-round win over the Christian Community Lady Colts. The Lady Colts were quick out of the gate in the first quarter and were able to keep it close.
Things quickly went south halfway through the second and the Lady Broncos ended the quarter with all the momentum. The Lady Broncos raced away to the finish line and defeated the Lady Colts, 76-42.
It was a huge win for Boyd in the first round of the MTAC Tournament and the Lady Broncos were led by Rhiannon Hoover who scored a game-high 16 points. She connected three times from downtown and shot 5-of-7 from the free-throw line.
After the end of the first quarter, Boyd held a three-point lead, 14-11. The Lady Bronco offense hit a full gallop in the second period.
Just minutes into the second quarter Boyd quickly opened up a nine-point lead. The Lady Colts were slow to get back on defense and Erin Cantrell took advantage.
After a rebound, the Lady Broncos showed their speed in the open court and Cantrell beat the defense down the floor. She took a long pass from her teammates straight to the rack and scored easily in transition.
The Lady Colts trimmed the lead to seven off a Lady Bronco turnover. The Lady Colts trailed 26-19 with 3:00 to play in the first half. That was as close as the Lady Colts would get.
A call against the Lady Colts drew reaction from the bench and fans of the Lady Colts. The reaction from the bench drew a technical foul which, in turn, sent Boyd to the free-throw line for four shots and gave them possession.
Boyd hit 2-of-4 free throws and Hoover dialed up a long-distance shot and connected. It was a five-point possession for the Lady Broncos. The Lady Colts trailed 31-19 with just over a minute to play in the half.
Boyd finished the first half with a 15-0 run and a flurry of shots on the offensive end. It gave Boyd a 41-19 lead at halftime.
The Lady Colts came out in the second half flat and appeared to be winded. Lady Colt Mackenzie Crain buried a long-range shot from behind the arch and Sydney Johnson was fouled inside and hit the and-1. It was the only highlights of the third for the Lady Colts.
Boyd was relentless and attacked the Lady Colt defense. Boyd shot 8-of-10 from the charity stripe in the third quarter. Hoover slipped free and let it fly from behind the arch for her third 3-pointer.
Mackinzie Pistole and Emma Rhoton got open inside the defense and made the Lady Colts pay, as did Stephanie Mullins. The Lady Broncos outscored the Lady Colts 16-8 in the third and led 57-27 with one period to play.
Mullins led Boyd with five points in the fourth period. Morgan Young added two points down the stretch and Morgan Deweese knocked down her only 3-point shot of the game.
It was all Boyd after the first and the Lady Broncos defeated the Lady Colts by a final score of 76-42.
LADY BRONCO SCORING – Rhiannon Hoover 16, Erin Cantrell 15, Stephanie Mullins 12, Morgan Deweese 12, Mackizie Pistole 11, Emma Rhoton 6, Morgan Young 2, Jaden Vining 2
LADY COLT SCORING – Mackizie Crain 9, Anna Badosa 9, Angelica Peterson 8, Laia Badosa 6, Sydney Johnson 5, Macy Burysek 3, Becca Wilson 2