Broncos trapped in Eagles' wingspans with 49-57 loss
Published February 01, 2013 11:25pm by
A flock of Eagles were out for revenge Friday night, and some less-zealous Broncos became their unfortunate victims.
Meadow suffered a devastating 49-54 Ropes defeat that left them so far with the number-three spot in district and the Eagles with payback for their Jan. 8 game which the Broncos nailed by a single point.
In case anyone managed to forget about the heated hoops rivalry between the Terry-Hockley County line, Meadow’s packed-to-capacity gym and shout-to-be heard decibel level probably helped them remember. And with both teams equally ambitious to follow Petersburg for second place in district, Meadow’s final home game of the season wasn’t one to miss.
The Broncos led the Eagles 18-15 at the end of the first quarter, but after more than one intercepted pass in the second were down 24-28 at halftime and 29-37 after the third. They trailed the Eagles between three and seven points most of the fourth, narrowly missing the lay-up and rebound they needed to tie the score.
"We just made too many mistakes to be able to beat a good team,” said Head Coach Kyle Johnson. "We’re going to have to learn from those mistakes if we’re going to have any success in the playoffs.”
Scorers included Mason Davila 8-0 3-6 19, Brandon Flores 1-1 3-4 8, Zach England 2-0 3-5 7, Christian Herrera 1-1 5, Ralph Urias 1-1 1-2 6 and Tyler Harrison 2-0 4. The Broncos landed 10 of 16 free-throw attempts for 63 percent.
Now 9-3 in district, the Broncos still face in the regular season only New Home and Southland, both of whom they have defeated in the past. Their next step after the Leopards and Eagles will most likely be a bi-district match Feb. 19.