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Local rivals clash
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Jamison Brock, seen in a previous game, scored 16 points to lead Boyd past Covenant Thursday. - photo by Jeffery Simmons
Savannah Duggin and the Lady Lions beat Boyd 32-11 Thursday.

Local bragging rights will be divided for one more month.

Boyd and Covenant met up for the first time this season Thursday, with each school coming away with victories. The Broncos topped the Lions 63-50 in boys action, while the Lady Lions blasted the Lady Broncos 31-12. 

Boyd rode the hot hand of Jamison Brock to its big rivalry win at Covenant. Brock scored a game-high 16 points as the Broncos were able to pull away from the Lions late.

Boyd was clinging to a 47-43 lead entering the fourth, but the Broncos were able to expand the lead using Brock as a catalyst. The Bronco guard set the table for his teammates after doing most of the damage on his own early. Brock connected on a jumper late, while assisting on three more baskets as the Broncos earned the victory.

Jalyn Mart added 12 points, while Christian Rogers finished with 11 for Boyd. Rounding out the scoring was Joel Smith with seven, Jace Oliver, Cain Buckner and Dallas Greene with four points each, Jake Jones with three and Lane Jones with two.

Covenant was led by Jackson Sauer’s 13 points. Alex Stovall and David Netherton were also in double figures, scoring 11 and 10 points, respectively. Ethan Hillis added nine, followed by Elijah Smith with five and Smith Patel with two.

In the girls game, the Lady Lions used an aggressive defense to stifle the Lady Broncos. Boyd hit only five shots from the field, including being held without a field goal in the fourth quarter. Kapri Talley scored the majority of the Boyd points, tallying eight. Rylie Crawford added a 3-pointer in the third, while Lexi Loader hit a fourth-quarter free throw. 

With the defense suffocating Boyd’s scoring, the Lady Lions didn’t have to do a lot offensively. Madisen Madewell led the way with 10 points, eight coming in the second half after Covenant built a 16-4 halftime lead.

Emma Madewell followed with eight, while Naina Patel finished with seven. Savannah Duggin chipped in four points, while Danielle Petty scored two.

The two teams are set to meet again Monday, Jan. 28 at Boyd.