Warriors lose opener, head to Minden High on Tuesday
HAUGHTON — The Lakeside Warriors traveled to Haughton on Saturday to open their 2012-13 season and came home with a 57-52 loss.
"The kids played hard," Lakeside head coach Jason Gould said. "I was proud of the way they played and never gave up. We were just a little inconsistent, and that's to be expected with this team. We're just going to try to get them some experience and get them better."
Neither team got off to a hot start, as the Warriors led 8-6 at the end of the first quarter. But the Bucs turned it on in the second to take a 19-14 halftime lead.
"We started off slow and sluggish," Gould said. "Both teams had trouble shooting the ball early. But they out-scored us 13-6 in the second. We just didn't play very well and they started making their shots."
Haughton came out after halftime and built on their lead, out-scoring Lakeside 24-16 in the third quarter.
"They went on a little run, and built a pretty good lead on us. They were up by 18 at one time," Gould said.
But the Warriors fought back in the fourth quarter, out-scoring the Bucs 21-14 down the stretch. But they fell just short at 57-52.
"We cut it down to three points with under a minute to play," Gould said. "But we couldn't score and they hit a couple of free throws to make the final margin five points."
Jamarion Teal led the Warriors with 14 points and 11 rebounds and Frankie Miles added 10. Lance Williams scored nine, Davian Whiting eight and Darryl Moore and Deandre Shehee both had seven.
"We had some balanced scoring which was good," Gould said. "But we just need more of it. We just had too many turnovers and didn't shoot the ball well. Anytime you turn the ball over 25 times, you're not going to win the ball game."
The Warriors will get back in action Tuesday night at Minden High.
"We play Minden at their place again Tuesday night," Gould said. "It's going to be another tough one and I hope we play better than we did last time we played them."