Minden Press-Herald

Sep 30th

Minden High moves into second place

Crimson Tide beats Fair Park Indians, 69-56

The Minden Crimson Tide entered Tuesday's game with Fair Park tied with the Indians for second place in District 1-4A.

But after beating Fair park, 68-56, the Tide sits in second place all alone.

"I thought we played really well," Tide head coach Alan Shaw said. "I thought it was one of our better efforts. The win gives us sole possession of second place in district. I was just real proud with how we played."

The Tide led 17-13 at the end of the first quarter, and then out-scored the Indians, 17-8, in the second to take a 34-21 halftime lead. The teams played even (35-35) in the second half.

"We played really good defensively," Shaw said. "And we were able to make some plays on offense. C.J. Elkins had another big game for us and played really well. But I really thought the difference in the ball game was our defense."

Shaw said his team turned it up in many ways Tuesday night.

"I really thought we stepped up our game last night," he said. "We had a lot of intensity and we showed what we're capable of doing if we're all on the same page. It was just a very good effort."

Elkins led the Tide with 17 points and Kevin Hamilton and Dominique Walker each added 12. Anfernee Red and Leondre Forbes both scored eight points, and Tra Thornton added six. Reggie Seamster scored four points and Demmaria Hill added two. Elkins made three three-pointers in the game.

"Our bench production was real good," Shaw said. "And we were very balanced in our scoring, which is good. I think we had three players in double figures and two others that were close. A whenever we can get four or five players in double figures, we're hard to beat."

The Crimson Tide will have freshmen and junior varsity games versus Haughton today, and then they head to Benton High School on Friday night. The Tide is now 20-4 on the year and 3-1 in district play.






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