Rennie Bailey (left) and Jacob Brown (right) have their teams in position to make runs at the Jack Clayton Tournament titles over the weekend in Haughton. The Lady Tiders play Friday at 4 p.m. while the Tide play at 8:30 p.m.

HAUGHTON – The Minden Crimson Tide played their best game of the season Thursday night against Haughton on their home floor, downing the Bucs 55-39 thanks to solid zone defense and a sharp-shooting offense led by sophomore Curtis Carter.

Carter scored 15 of his 19 points from behind the arc in the second half to propel Minden past Haughton. He got great help from several teammates, most notably Zion Crawford with 14 points and big man Dallas Edwards with 7.

The Tide shared the basketball, often turning their offense over five or six times and taking up 45 seconds before taking a


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