Minden 62 – Gibsland-Coleman 32
It was a slow start for the Lady Tiders. Thanks to a 27-4 run in the third quarter, Minden was able to pull out a win and advance to the second round of the Lakeside tournament Wednesday night in Sibley.
“Gibsland slowed the pace on us, so it was a slow start for us offensively,” Minden head coach Jacob Brown said. “We weren’t playing terribly, it just wasn’t what we expect from our team.”
Brown challenged his team at halftime, and they responded in kind with a huge third quarter.
“In the second half we came out with a lot of energy,” Brown said. “We challenged them to give their best effort and I think we saw that in the third quarter.”
Derrica Gilbert led the Lady Tiders with 24 points.
“Derrica had a phenomenal game,” Brown said.
Tayler Banks pitched in with eleven points to help the Lady Tiders move to 1-1 on the season.
“Tayler let the game come to her,” Brown said. “She played aggressively in the second half and got easy baskets at the rim.”
The Lady Tiders will play the winner of today’s game between Arcadia and Evangel on Friday at 5 p.m.
Lakeside 53 – Ringgold 11
Allison Lofton led the Lady Warriors to a huge win in the first round, scoring 19 points in only three quarters of action. Jayla Braggs and Day Day Allen both added eight points to lift the Lady Warriors into the second round.
Doyline 53 – North DeSoto 41
Homer 60 – North Webster 49
Lakeside 55 – Gibsland-Coleman 50
The Warriors notched their first win of the season in a nail-biter against a young Gibsland-Coleman team who wouldn’t go away.
Lakeside put on a full-court press for most of the game, using their dynamic athleticism to try and force turnovers.
“We’re happy to get a win,” Lakeside head coach Marlon McDaniel said. “We’re not happy with the way we got it.”
The Warriors are looking to build chemistry as they welcome football players into the squad after the football team finished their season last week.
“We understand that this is a work in progress and we have to remain patient,” McDaniel said.
Lakeside was led by sophomore guard C.J. Alexander with 15 points.
The Warriors will take on Ringgold on Friday night at 6:30 p.m.
Minden 83 – North Webster 30
The Tide moved to 2-0 after a convincing victory over North Webster in the first round of the Lakeside tournament on Wednesday night in Sibley.
“I thought we did a good job defensively after the first five minutes of the game,” Minden head coach Rennie Bailey said. “Before that, our effort was not there.”
Curtis Carter led the Tide with 19 points. Chance Mitchell added 14 for Minden.
“I was pretty pleased that we shot the ball better, considering the last few games we haven’t shot the ball well,” Bailey said. “We made eight threes which is pretty decent for us.”
Zi Crawford scored 14 points in his first game back from the football team.
“Zi did a good job for us in his first game back,” Bailey said. “He’s an important part of our team.”
Minden will play the winner of Doyline/Arcadia on Friday night at 8 p.m.
Red River 69 – Byrd 61
Ringgold 77 – Homer 74
(Girls) Lakeside vs Doyline – 5 p.m.
(Boys) Doyline vs Arcadia – 8 p.m.