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Minden Crimson Tide tops Lakeside Warriors

It was a good night for basketball inside The Palace as the Minden Crimson Tide took on the Lakeside Warriors in a pair of games Tuesday.

The two boys teams fought hard as they usually do in this rivalry matchup, with the Minden Crimson Tide defeating Lakeside Warriors, 72-63.

“I thought in spurts we played well,” Crimson Tide head coach Alan Shaw said. “It was a typical Minden/Lakeside game, these are always down to the wire and always tough. Coach Gould is such a good coach so you always feel fortunate when you can win one of these rivalry games.”

Minden held a slim lead for most of the game, but in the fourth quarter Lakeside surged ahead thanks in part to some Minden High turnovers.

Down the stretch, Kevin Hamilton was clutch for Minden, knocking down a pair of three’s to put the momentum back on the Tide’s side.

“It was a close game from the beginning,” Lakeside head coach Jason Gould said. “We had a 1-point lead going into the fourth quarter. It’s disappointing that we couldn’t finish the game.”

Leading the Crimson Tide in scoring was Kevin Hamilton with 23 points. L’Jarius Sneed played well adding 17. Jay Beene had 13 points and Anfernee Red added 11.

The Warriors were led by Frankie Miles and his 18 points. Davian Whiting added 17 points, Cody Simpson had 10 points and Jamarion Teal had 9 points

In the girls game, Minden overwhelmed the Lakeside Lady Warriors with their pressure defense and sharp shooting, taking the win by a score of 57-23.

“Minden got off to a very fast start offensively,” Lady Warrior head coach Tavasha Anderson said. “They were hitting the three’s and we never recovered. Once they got going it was hard to stop.”

Minden led from the tip, taking a 20-4 lead into the second quarter and then a 42-12 lead into the half.

“I thought we had some people come in and do some good things,” Lady Tider head coach Jacob Brown said. “We were able to get some people into the game and get them some valuable minutes. We did a good job of knocking down shots from the perimeter and that opens things up. We had 14 assists last night as well which means we were moving the ball around pretty good and making good decisions. Overall, I’m very pleased with our performance.”

Sha’Terra Batton led the Lady Tiders with 12 points, followed by Marlena Hill who had 10 points and 7 rebounds. Nine Lady Tiders scored in this game.

Leading the way for Lakeside was Destine Joiner with 6 points, Cayla McKinsey had 5 points and Jasmine Lewis and Kelly Willis added 3 points.

Blake Branch

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