By David Troppens
The Holly varsity boys basketball team scored its most points it has scored in a game since 2019 against the Brandon Blackhawks at home Tuesday night.
It paid off.
The Bronchos (7-8) scored 59 points, earning a 59-50 victory against the Blackhawks, ending a three-game losing streak.
The last time the Bronchos scored at least 59 points came in a 76-59 loss against the Clio Mustangs on Dec. 17. The most points they’ve scored in a game this season came in the season-opener, a 67-23 victory at home against the Byron Eagles.
Holly trailed 4-1 early, but after the Bronchos called a time out the game changed dramatically. Dylan Hignite hit a bucket, followed by a Danny Mathews’ three-pointer. The Bronchos ended the first quarter on a 19-7 run and led 20-11 at the end of the quarter.
The Bronchos’ offense cooled off a bit in the second quarter, but still led 29-21 at the half. The lead remained about the same during the second half. Brandon did cut the gap within striking distance with a couple of early threes in the second half, but were unable to ever regain the lead from Holly.
Mathews led the Bronchos with 26 points while Jacob Welch netted 12 points. Hignite had seven points. Brandon’s Jawon Slater led the Blackhawks (6-8) with 16 points while Cole Pardon and Garrett Penzien had nine points each.
Holly travels to Kearsley for a Friday Metro League Stripes Division.