Minden and Lakeside renewed their rivalry on the hardcourt Tuesday night at The Palace in the latest installment of what has traditionally a been closely contested matchup.
Not so on Tuesday, as the Tide and Lady Tiders made quick work of the visiting Warriors and Lady Warriors.
The Crimson Tide were all over Lakeside on the defensive end, smothering the Warriors on their way to a 73-48 win.
“Overall, it wasn’t a bad performance coming off a long layoff,” Minden head coach Alan Shaw said. “I thought we played pretty well early and started jelling a lot better as the game went on and wore them down.”
The Tide was led by Thomas Brown with 18 points, followed by Davian Moore with 12 points and Eric Moses and Sakari Batton with nine points.
Lakeside played without their star guard, Jalen Gould, who sat out with an injury.
“I was proud of my kids,” Lakeside head coach Jason Gould said. “They never gave up even though we were a little out-manned tonight. We battled throughout the game.”
Monty Willis led Lakeside with 15 points and Djimon Lard added 13 points for the Warriors. Michael Bradford added nine points.
“Minden was just too athletic for us,” Gould said.
Lakeside will play at North Webster, Friday, Jan. 8.
Minden has the rest of the week off before playing at Gibsland-Coleman next Tuesday, Jan. 12.
The Minden Lady Tiders defeated the Lakeside Lady Warriors, 62-12.
Minden outscored Lakeside 18-4 in the first quarter, then 21-5 in the second, 15-0 in the third and 18-3 in the final quarter.
“I thought we came out and played good defense,” Minden Lady Tider head coach Jacob Brown said. “We moved the ball pretty well against their zone defense. When we were pressed I thought we moved the ball where we needed to and did a good job of beating their pressure. Each young lady contributed tonight and played important minutes. As we move forward, it’s all about being consistent.”