JV Broncs suffer heavy defeat

After winning their first game of the season with a small margin a week earlier, JV Broncs suffered a 101-40 defeat

After winning their first game of the season with a small margin a week earlier, JV Broncs suffered a 101-40 defeat at the hands of visiting Lindsay Thurber Raiders, in a game which demonstrated the need for improvement for the Ponoka boys.

The hosts started the game rather confidently and scored their first few points without facing much opposition. By the middle of the first quarter, Broncs were leading by a score of 14-7 and there did not seem to be much trouble in the way keeping that lead.

Raiders coach took a time-out to reorganize his team’s offense and that was when the tide of the game changed. By the end of the first quarter, Raiders were leading Broncs by a score of 19-17.

Despite an early injury, which left one of Raiders’ offensive players unable to continue, as the clock continued to tick, the visitors started to demonstrate much improved coordination and ball movement, leaving Broncs defense in disarray.

With the superior individual ball-handling skills of the opponents added to their precision passing and shooting skills, the Broncs found it hard to keep pace with the faster dribbling Red Deer side.

When the final buzzer went off, Raiders had opened a 61-point lead over Broncs.

Broncs coach Ryan Newman declined to comment on the game.

Junior Broncs play their next home game on Wednesday, Jan.7 hosting Camrose.


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