Big wins in Meadow Friday night showed some visiting Mustangs which kind of wild horse was really in charge.
The Broncos dominated their home turf to earn a 80-47 victory over Wilson, following the Lady Broncos’ 53-35 win.
"I thought we played with a lot better effort tonight than we have been,” said head coach Kyle Johnson. "We got out and ran the floor better.”
The Broncos (3-1, 10-7) stampeded straight to their basket after tip-off to score a lay-up followed by two rebounds in the first minute, and never stopped scoring in the next 31. They were ahead 18-11 at the end of the first quarter, 38-15 at halftime and 66-35 at the end of the third.
Scorers included Zach England 8-0 2-8 18, Brandon Flores 6-0 2-2 14, Mason Davila 5-0 10, Tyler Harrison 4-0 8, Alan Estrada 4-0 8, Adrian Flores 2-0 4, Christian Herrera 1-0 2-4, Gavon Gardner 1-0 2-3 4 and Ralph Urias 1-0 2. The Broncos landed 12 of 19 free-throw attempts for 63 percent.
The Lady Broncos’ Wilson victory contained some great offense, particularly from double-digit scorers junior Tamara Vela and freshman Lexy Silva. They led the Lady Mustangs at the first quarter, 27-20 at halftime and 40-27 at the third, and would have won by more than 20 points had an opponent not sunk a three-pointer in literally the last second of the game.
"I thought we played pretty well for this being the break,” said head coach Ryan Bobo. "It was a good game to come back on.”
Scorers included Lexy Silva 5-0 7-14 17, Tamara Vela 7-0 3-4 17, K. Saenz 4-0 8, Reina Garza 2-0 2-6 6 and Katlen Davila 2-0 1-2 5.
The Lady Broncos are now 5-1 in district and 12-10 overall.
In last week’s Caprock tournament, Meadow suffered one of their biggest losses in recent memory Dec. 28, only to take their game back that afternoon with one of their biggest-ever comebacks.
After falling to Floydada Dec. 27, the Broncos suffered a 29-57 Perryton loss in Round 2 of the Fibermax Caprock Classic. They were behind the 3A Rangers a frustrating 4-17, 10-37 and 18-49 after each of the first three quarters.
They were down again that afternoon against Colorado with an 11-14 first-quarter deficit, picked up to a slight 20-16 halftime lead, then fell behind again in the third. They then tied the score and stampeded into an eight-point shooting streak before the Wolves could land a single bucket, and maintained a comfortable lead through most of the rest of the match.
Scorers from the Perryton match included: Christian Herrera 1-2 8, Tyler Harrison 3-0 6, Brandon Flores 1-0 3-4 5, Ralph Urias 1-0 1-1 3, Zach England 1-0 0-2 2 and Adrian Flores 1-0 2. The Broncos landed four of seven free-throw attempts for 57 percent and the Rangers for 83 percent.
Christian Herrera and England led the Colorado City game with 14 points each, followed by Trey Herrera 7, Brandon Flores 4, Urias 3, Adrian Flores 2 and Harrison 2.
The Broncos and Lady Broncos have two of their toughest games ahead of them next week, beginning with a trip to Ropes Tuesday and a home match against New Home Friday.