The Minden High Crimson Tide and Lakeside Warriors both began play in the Jack Clayton Invitational tournament hosted by Haughton.
The Crimson Tide went up against a much bigger Parkway team in their opening game, falling to the Panthers, 89-77.
“Parkway was massively bigger than us,” Tide head coach Alan Shaw said. “We struggled to rebound against their size and really struggled defensively. We didn’t get back on defense and gave up a lot of easy baskets. Offensively we did some good things, but we need more balance. We scored 73 of our 77 points with four guys.”
Leading scorers for the Tide were Kevin Hamilton with 22 points, Anfernee Red with 20 points, Davien Moore with 17 points and L’Jarius Sneed with 14 points.
Lakeside won their game with Benton in overtime, 82-74.
“We started off really hot,” Warrior head coach Jason Gould said. “We hit five threes in the first quarter. Then we cooled down a bit and Benton crept back in it. I was a little disappointed in that, but we came back to hit some big free throws and found a way to win with both our post players fouled out. We just bowed up and found a way to win.”
Quatarus Solomon led Lakeside with 19 points, followed by Frankie Miles with 16 points. Jalen Gould had 14 points, including four three pointers. Davian Whiting had 12 points and Jamarion Teal finished with 10 points and 14 rebounds for a double-double.
Minden will take on Benton Thursday at 7 p.m. in the BPCC gym, while Lakeside will go up against Haughton, Friday at 7 p.m. in the BPCC gym.