by Jodi Turner

  The Belmond-Klemme boys basketball team traveled to Forest City to start the new year Jan. 4.

  Juan Gomez and Kaleb Carlson each had a great start for the Broncos as both scored quick baskets. The Broncos stayed within three points after Carlson put in a backdoor lay-up. The Broncos trailed 12-9 after the first quarter.

  Triston Yoder started the second quarter with a three-pointer that tied the game. The Broncos continued to play great defense, collecting three steals and 16 rebounds in the first half. Before the quarter ended, a pass from Dylan Anderson to Yoder gave the Broncos hope heading into the locker room trailing by only three, 23-20.

  As the Broncos quickly took the lead, 24-23, after the break as Carlson put in a lay-up and Jordan Meyer drained a two-point jumper. The game went back and forth throughout the third with Yoder adding another two points. The Broncos trailed by only one point, 33-32, at the end of the quarter.

  Outstanding defense by the Broncos made for an exciting game. Yoder hit both his free throws, as did Carson Lane, to pull B-K within two points, 41-39. With the clock ticking down, the Indians hit a late shot to put FC up 43-40 at the end of the game.