The Belmond-Klemme boys basketball team traveled to North Union Dec. 15 for a conference match-up.
The Broncos were the first to score as Kaleb Carlson had a lay-up. Carlson followed up with a defensive rebound and long pass to Triston Yoder who hit a three-pointer as the Broncos led 5-1. Great defense led to another steal and lay-up – this time by Carson Lane – as B-K stayed ahead 7-1. The Warriors struggled to find an opportunity to score, as the B-K defense collected four defensive rebounds. A fast break pass from Carlson to Juan Gomez for two points kept the Broncos up 16-8. The Broncos took numerous opportunities from Warrior mistakes, including scores by Alex Bartz and Lane. The Broncos ended the first quarter up 23-10.
In the second quarter, another pass from Lane to Yoder gave the Broncos more momentum and the lead jumped to 27-10. Carlson scored back-to-back points with a lay-up and three-pointer as the Broncos took their largest lead, 33-12. As the half was coming to an end, a pass from Lane to Carlson under the basket made the score 35-17.
In the second half, the Broncos continued a great defensive and offensive game. Yoder started the quarter with a lay-up, followed by Carlson’s offensive rebound and two-point basket. Jordan Meyer hit a deep three-pointer for the largest lead of the night, 44-20. As the third quarter came to an end, an out of bounds play by Lane to Alex Bartz for a three-pointer kept the Broncos ahead 53-24.
Lane started off the final quarter with a rebound and drive to the basket for two points. Carlson continued to have a good night offensively scoring back-to-back layups. The Warriors ended the game on a 9-0 run, but the Broncos held on for the conference win, 63-46.