The Bush Broncos used their quickness and athleticism to beat Lamar 73-52 last Friday at Coleman Coliseum. The Broncos played Katy Tompkins Monday night in a third round game (after the Star’s deadline).
Bush was leading 7-6 with 3:55 to go in the first quarter when they went on a 16-5 run to finish the quarter ahead 23-11. Terrance Minor hit two 3-pointers, and Bryson Etienne had five points during the run.
Bush stayed hot in the second quarter as they outscored Lamar 16-7 to make the halftime score 39-18. Peter Byrd had six points in the quarter, and Minor and William Chavis had five each.
Forward Kyle Slater had 6 points in the third quarter, as the Broncos maintained the lead at 53-35. The Bush guards, Byrd and Chavis, used their quickness to drive past their defenders which resulted in a feed to Slater for an unopposed score.
The fourth quarter was all Bryson Etienne as he scored 14 of the Broncos’ 20 fourth quarter points. All of Etienne’s points came as he beat his defender and slashed his way to the basket as the Broncos opened up their running game. His three slam dunks brought the Bush crowd to their feet, and the Broncos finished the game 73-52.
“We pride ourselves on our defense as that fuels us offensively,” Etienne said.
Etienne led the Broncos with 26 points. Byrd had 13 points and Slater and Minor had 10 points each.