HOMER—The Minden High Lady Tiders fell to Homer, 45-34, Friday night, and head coach Jacob Brown is looking for a little consistency from his team.
“We just need to get more consistent offensively and defensively,” he said. “We need to be more efficient in what we do. With district play coming up soon, I want to see these girls take a big step forward.”
The Lady Tiders led Homer early, but then their offense disappeared for a couple of quarters, enabling the Lady Pels to take a lead.
“We led 10-6 early and I thought we did a good job handling their pressure,” Brown said. “But we kind of fell asleep in the second and third quarters. It seems that in every game we pick two quarters and fail to score consistently. We only scored 10 points in the second and third quarters and fell behind 26-20 going into the fourth quarter.”
Homer then out-scored Minden 19-14 in the fourth to take the 45-34 win.
“Overall, it was a good effort,” Brown said. “I always tell the ladies to give themselves a chance to win in the second half, and that’s what they did. The girls played hard in the fourth quarter and forced some turnovers.”
Brown was pleased with his team’s defense.
“I thought we did a good job on defense,” he said. “Last time they scored 65 points on us, and we held them to 45 this time, which was good enough to win if we can become more consistent on offense.”
Miranda Fisher led Minden with 15 points and five rebounds and Antavia Stanley scored six and grabbed six rebounds. Metosha Gill added five points. Tyia Green and Rachel Shyne both added four points. The Lady Tiders will play again tonight, when they host the Lakeside Lady Warriors. Tip-off will be at 6 p.m. in the Minden gym.