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Broncs lose sub-state finals
Kevin Thompson
Monday, March 09, 2020

Broncs drop final game

   With 20 seconds left in the game, the Broncs looked poised to make its first state basketball tournament in almost 20 years.

   Twenty seconds later, jubilation changed to heartbreak as Colby drained a three-pointer at the buzzer, dashing Lakin’s hopes, 48-47 in the Class 3A substate final at Cimarron Saturday. 

   With three seconds left, down by two, Colby called a time out to set up a final play.

   The Eagles inbounded the ball, swung the ball around, looked inside but instead shot a three from just left of center—and Colby had punched its ticket to this week’s state tournament in Hutchison.

   Small consolation for Lakin, the top-seeded tram who finished the season 20-5.

   The game was atypical for the high-powered offense of the Broncs. They led just 7-6 after the first quarter, converting just three field goals and a free throw.

   The Broncs led 21-19 at halftime, having made just four more field goals, increasing that to a 36-32 lead after three quarters.

   Hunter Davis was the only Bronc in double figures with 14 points. Sonnie Altman added eight.

   Lakin converted 16 field goals (three 3-pointers) and were 12 of 21 from the free throw line.

   Colby converted 20 field goals (two 3-pointers) and were 8 of 11 from the line.