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Defense powers No. 3 Minden past No. 1 Benton, 49-39

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“Roll Tide Roll, Roll Tide Roll!”

The chant, led by legions of raucous Lady Tider fans who turned out for a marquee matchup, resonated throughout Minden’s expansive home gym, The Palace, well before and long after the home squad’s resounding victory over Class 4A’s No. 1 team, the Benton Lady Tigers.

Minden (24-1, 5-1) called it up with a “1-2-3, defense,” seconds before the opening tip and that’s exactly what they used to get the job done, flustering Benton’s backcourt and star point-forward Emily Ward en route to a 49-39 triumph.

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