Broncos strengthen district standing with win over Ebarb

Published 8:13 am Thursday, February 3, 2022

BWS Sports

EBARB — It wasn’t the greatest of offensive performances for Simpson.

But who needs it when your defense is that much better.

Despite scoring only eight points in the first half, the Simpson Broncos were able to pick up a huge district road win on Tuesday night, knocking off the Ebarb Rebels, 32-27.

With the win, the Broncos now sit atop the District 3-C standings by themselves, holding a one-game lead over Pleasant Hill.

Even though Simpson had just eight points over the first 16 minutes of play, the Broncos had played solidly on defense as Ebarb clung to a 12-8 advantage going into the locker room.

Simpson scored 14 points during the third quarter, but only chopped a point off the deficit, going into the fourth trailing, 25-22.

But a 10-2 surge in the fourth proved to be the difference as Simpson got the victory.

Ethan Nash led the Broncos with 14 points, while Braxton Basco added 10 points. Kado Collins had 12 points to lead the Rebels in the loss.



GRANT — Four Anacoco players found their way to double figures as they remained undefeated in District 5-B play on Tuesday night, holding off the Fairview Panthers, 57-53.

Fairview owned the halftime lead, 32-28, but was limited to just 21 points in the second half as Anacoco rallied for the win.

Dustin Welch paced the Indians with 21 points, while the trio of Brayden Prichard, Chase Taylor and Emanuel Luzardo each netted 10 points.

Landon Strother led the way for Fairview with 19 points, while Brett Jinks notched 17 points.



VINTON — The 1-2 punch of Braydon Williams and Hunter Hines were at it again on Tuesday night, combining for 45 points to lead the Rosepine Eagles to a district win over the Vinton Lions, 59-51.

Hines led the way for the Eagles with a game-high 23 points, while Williams pitched in 22 points. Lewis led Vinton with 14 points.



PITKIN — The Singer Hornets picked up a huge district road win on Tuesday night by defeating the Pitkin Tigers, 50-43.

Brayden Easley had 16 points to lead the way for the Hornets, while Pitkin got a matching 16 points from leading scorer Matthew Paul.

Pleasant Hill….62


PLEASANT HILL — After falling behind at the break, the Pleasant Hill Eagles rallied in front of their home crowd to knock off the Hornbeck Hornets in a district showdown Tuesday night, 62-51.

C.J. Scott had 30 points to lead Pleasant Hill, while Fred Edwards notched 15 points in the win.

Devyn Sharp paced Hornbeck with 17 points, while Jaren Mitcham and Brady Alexander added 14 and 11 points, respectively.