Saving their best for last, the Boyd Christian Lady Broncos outscored the FCA Lady Falcons 45-17 in second-half game play. Add that to the 10-point lead they had at the half and you have a 72-34 shellacking courtesy of the Lady Broncos, a gift to their fans on senior night.
Boyd already had a 10-point advantage leading 17-10 at the break.
Playing fundamentally strong basketball right out of the textbook, the Lady Broncos worked inside and outhustled the Lady Falcons on both ends of the court, including the charity stripe.
Hitting 9-of-12 from the foul line for 75 percent, plus their prowess in the paint, opened up the outside shot which the Lady Broncos exploited to the tune of eight treys in the contest racking up 24 points by dialing long distance.
The Lady Falcons didn’t have many opportunities from the foul line, hitting 3-of-5 for 60 percent.
Boyd distributed the basketball well with Mackinzie Pistole heading up the scoring with 24 points, followed closely by Morgan DeWeese and Rhiannon Hoover with 16 and 15 points, respectively.
Hoover also served as point guard, quarterbacking the plays for the Lady Broncos while DeWeese and Pistole played the boards on both ends allowing them to make their own shot on several occasions during the ballgame.
On the defensive side, the Lady Broncos didn’t allow Franklin many opportunities for the putback, and maximized their efforts by capitalizing on the forced turnovers and rebounds.
Franklin’s top scorer was Lauren Roberson with 10 points in total, the only Lady Falcon to break into double digits.
Also scoring for the Lady Broncos were Erin Cantrell with 11 points, Emma Rhoton with 4 and Stephanie Mullins hit for 2 points.
Seniors Pistole, Cantrell, DeWeese, Hoover and Rhoton were all honored after the game, leaving head coach Brent Warren some vacancies for next year’s team.
Boyd Christian High School gets ready to begin the district tournament next week beginning Tuesday, Feb. 21.