The Lakeside Warriors dropped a pair of games on the road Tuesday to the Homer High School Pelicans.
In the boys game, the Warriors fell by a score of 60-56.
The Warriors and Pelicans both fought hard all night, trading leads up until the final minutes.
“It was really a back and forth kind of game,” Lakeside head coach Jason Gould said. “In the fourth quarter, we had three different looks on three different possessions to take the lead and we missed some easy shots that honestly we should’ve made.”
Gould said it was turnovers coupled with those missed opportunities on offense that cost Lakeside the game.
“We had 15 turnovers tonight,” Gould said. “That’s your ballgame right there.”
Lakeside has now dropped six straight and is struggling to find the answer to their woes,
“We’re having a tough time beating anyone because we keep beating ourselves,” Gould said.
Jamarion Teal led the Warriors in scoring with 13 points to go with 10 rebounds. Frankie Miles scored 10 for
Lakeside and Jalen Gould added 11 points including three made 3-pointers.
Lakeside will aim to rebound at home against Calvary Baptist Friday night.
In the girls game, the Lakeside Lady Warriors fell to the Lady Pels, 38-17.
The Lady Warriors have struggled most of the year as they gain experience with a very young roster gearing up for the future.
“We started the game off well,” Lady Warrior head coach Tavasha Anderson said. “The girls are doing a much better job of talking on defense and understanding the defensive concepts.”
But the Lady Warrior offense couldn’t match the defense.
“We struggled on the offensive end,” Anderson said. “We weren’t hitting shots and Homer did a good job of only giving us one chance scoring opportunities.”