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Carmona, Boyd handle Alvord

By Richard Greene | Published Saturday, January 25, 2014

After dicing through the lane for baskets in the first half, Boyd’s Chris Carmona put an exclamation mark to his night Tuesday with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to end the third quarter.

Fighting for Ball

FIGHTING FOR BALL – Alvord’s Kory Maag grabs the ball in front of Boyd’s Chris Carmona during the Yellowjackets’ win Tuesday. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Carmona finished with a team-high 15 points, leading the Yellowjackets to a 51-27 victory over the Alvord Bulldogs at Boyd High School gym.

“I was feeling it, especially after the buzzer-beater,” Carmona said. “I was doing whatever I could to score and get another district win.”

Trey Gordon came off the bench to add 13 points for the Yellowjackets, including four 3-pointers. His trey to open the fourth stretched Boyd’s lead to 20 at 41-21. It was one of three straight three-balls for the Yellowjackets that broke open what was a nine-point game in the final 2:30 of the third quarter.

“Trey came off the bench and did a good job,” said Boyd coach Oscar Hernandez. “We hit a couple of big 3s, including Chris’.”

On the night, Boyd hit seven treys.

While Boyd was enjoying a solid night shooting, Alvord struggled to knock down open shots. The Bulldogs didn’t get a field goal until Austin Hudnell hit a 3-pointer with 2:45 left in the first quarter, and they finished with just eight field goals in the game.

“We got all kinds of shots but we couldn’t hit the ocean standing on the pier,” said Alvord coach Tony Brazeal. “We’re a young team and know where we’re at. We’re trying to scratch and claw our way up the mountain.”

Joe Randall led Alvord with eight points. Hudnell and Kory Maag added six each.

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