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Minden High and Lakeside girls take tough losses

by Minden Press-Herald

In girls bracket action in the Doyline tournament, the Minden High Lady Tiders lost a tough matchup to the Woodlawn Lady Knights, 68-58.

Woodlawn outscored the Minden Lady Tiders 24-12 in the first quarter, controlling the game from the early going while Minden struggled with foul trouble.

“We had some missed opportunities and turnovers early on,” Lady Tider head coach Jacob Brown said.
“In the second quarter we outscored them 16-12 to kind of get back into the game, but due to our own mistakes they would build the lead back up.”

In the second half, it was more of the same, with Minden making a surge to cut the lead to single digits in both the third and fourth quarter, only to see Woodlawn extend their lead due to mistakes.

“I thought our girls did the best job they could as far as maintaining their composure and playing through what looked like some questionable calls,” Brown said. “I’m not making excuses, Woodlawn is a very good basketball team. I just think we got ourselves into a big hole early and couldn’t climb out of it.”

Tiaga Pugh led Minden with 12 points, followed by Marlena Hill with 11, Delorea McClendon with 10 and Jasmine Goodman with 9.

Lady Warriors vs. Lady Tors

The Lakeside Lady Warriors lost to Haynesville 37-42.

Despite the disappointment of coming up just five points short, head coach Tavasha Anderson sees her team getting better.

“We played much better tonight,” Anderson said. “It was just a few plays down the stretch that cost us tonight. We’re young and improving each and every game.”

Cayla McKinsey led Lakeside with 13 points. Destinee Joiner added 8 and Jasmine Lewis and Chelsea Mays each scored 6.

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