The B-K boys faced the Northwood-Kensett Vikings Feb. 6 for the first time this season. Although N-K is a member of the Top of Iowa Conference, the team plays basketball in the eastern division.
The Vikings grabbed the tip-off, but a steal and drive to the basket by Carson Lane gave B-K the first points. A string of back-to-back-to-back-to-back three-pointers at the end of the quarter put the Broncos up 20-13 after the first eight minutes.
Jaace Weidemann arced in his second three-pointer (and fifth consecutive long ball for the Broncos) to kick-start the scoring in the second quarter. Baskets by Kaleb Carlson, Dylan Anderson, and Jordan Meyer put the Broncos in the driver’s seat, 33-18, at the break.
The Broncos came out of the locker room, but did not look particularly sharp in the third quarter with poor ball handling. Both teams scored 11 points, and B-K still held the lead 44-29 at the end of the quarter.
Scoring picked up the final period, with points contributed by Lane, Weidemann, Alex Bartz, Triston Yoder, and Anderson. The Broncos won their fifth game of the season, 59-46.