Minden’s boys basketball team has struggled with inconsistency all season. After falling 60-50 in a big district road game at Huntington on Tuesday night, head coach Rennie Bailey took the blame.
“I didn’t put our guys in the position to have success against [Huntington’s] pressure,” Bailey said. “I take the blame for that.”
Turnovers doomed the Tide early as they fell behind after scoring only six points in the first quarter.
The Raiders pressured the ball all over the court, and forced turnovers from trapping the ball in the half court.
“They ran their 2-2-1 trap and we just didn’t deal with it,” Bailey said.
Cedric Emerson led Minden with 13 points as they clawed their way back into the game in the second half.
“We managed the pressure better in the second half,” Bailey said. “But by that point we were already down 15, so we struggled to get back into the game.”
Minden falls to 10-10 and 2-3 in district play.
The Tide host North DeSoto (3-14) on Friday night at The Palace.