Broncos pick up fourth win of the year

Broncos pick up fourth win of the year

OLDS - On November 24 the Olds College Broncos (4-3) picked up their fourth win of the season, knocking off the Red Deer College Queens (3-4) 107-95.

Linden Jackson and Abraham Murray led the Broncos on offense on Friday evening, scoring 33 and 30 respectively.

On the other side of the ball Eric Bakker had his way with the Broncos underneath the hoop, shooting 13-18 from the field for a game-high 34 points.

The Broncos found their groove from the three point line in the first, with Abraham Murray and Paulo Del Sol Letto each making both of their attempts. The Broncos held a 12 point lead at one point before the Kings charged back late in the quarter to narrow the gap to just four down 29-25.

The Broncos would add to their lead in the second, using quick ball movement to free open lanes for the guards and create quality scoring chances. Murray shot 6-8 from the floor in the half for a half-high 14 points to give his team a 53-44 lead into halftime.

Murray continued his masterful performance in the third quarter, making another four shots from the floor while teammate Linden Jackson added to his stellar season putting up 22 points after the third. The Broncos would take a 83-70 lead into the fourth frame.

The Kings started the fourth quarter on a quick 4-0 run, leading to a Mike Stevens timeout under a minute into the quarter to settle down his troops.

The Kings continued clawing their way back into the game after the timeout, getting within five points with six minutes remaining in the game.

From there the Broncos would pull away. With four minutes remaining Murray hit his fifth three pointer of the game to put the Broncos back up nine and give his team momentum down the stretch.

The Broncos would finish the game with a 107-95 win, improving their record to 4-3 going into the holiday break.

- Brendan Stasiewich, Olds College Broncos Sports Information