FLOYD — Chet Chenault scored 12 to lead a balanced effort as the Floyd Broncos picked up their first win of the season, 48-44 over Carrizozo.
If nothing else, the Broncos (1-1) were well-rested coming into Tuesday’s game, having not played since their Nov. 22 opening loss against Clovis Christian.
Though they’re admittedly rusty, Floyd coach Rafael Roybal thought the win was a positive going into this weekend’s tournament at Whitharral, Texas.
“As young as we are, that’s important,” Roybal said.
Kyle Kropf added 11 and Jesus Davalos 10 for the Broncos, who led 28-15 at the half and survived a Bear comeback.
Carrizozo (0-3), led by Jeremy Zamora’s 15 points, outscored the Broncos 18-7 in the third but couldn’t complete the comeback in the fourth. Johnny Beltran added 13 for Carrizozo.
Lady Broncos earn first win
FLOYD — Darcee Chenault scored 12 points, and Floyd survived Carrizozo’s big posts and a huge comeback for a 43-38 win.
The Lady Broncos (1-2) jumped out to a 29-14 halftime lead en route to their first win of the season.
“The first two quarters, we played pretty well,” Floyd coach Cody May said. “We pressed them full court and caused about 14 (first-half) turnovers. We didn’t finish very well. We missed a lot of layups.”
Carrizozo (3-2) had big games from Kaitlyn Vega (17 points) and Whitney Whitaker (14) but not much from anybody else, with only five points coming from two other scorers.
The Lady Bears cut the lead to single digits with a 14-5 fourth quarter.
Floyd, meanwhile, had eight players score, including Kelli Johnson with nine points and Becca Blue with seven.
The girls return to action Thursday in Whitharral, Texas, in the first game of a three-game tournament.