HOUMA – The Minden Lady Tiders came just short of escaping south Louisiana with a playoff victory.
But foul trouble and turnovers spelled doom as Ellender defeated Minden 74-64 Monday night in the second round of the LHSAA Class 4A playoffs.
Ellender led 23-20 after a fast-paced first quarter. In the second quarter, that pace continued as both teams traded buckets until the halftime buzzer sounded with Ellender up 45-40.
The Lady Tiders could never breakthrough to take a lead with the Lady Patriots beating Minden to loose balls and getting to the foul line all night.
Ellender also cranked up the