The Minden High Lady Tiders lost to Lakeside 33-26 Monday night, and head coach Jacob Brown wasn’t too happy about his team’s play.
“I thought the first quarter and a half, was the most embarrassing and pathetic excuse of basketball by my team in the last three years,” he said. “Defensively we’re pathetic, offensively we’re pathetic and we didn’t rebound. You name it, and we did it wrong.”
Lakeside scored all the points in the first quarter and took a 16-0 lead. Minden out-scored them 9-2 to cut the lead to 18-9 at the half.
“Lakeside showed up in the first quarter and we didn’t,” Brown said. “But in the second, we hung around and still gave ourselves a chance to win. A lot of their points came on easy baskets after our turnovers. Until we improve in that part of the game, we’ll continue to get pressed.”
The Lady Warriors led 22-15 at the end of the third quarter and then the two teams both scored 11 points in the fourth to make the final, 33-26.
“We fought back and played better after the first quarter,” Brown said. “But even then we missed too many opportunities. We shot less than 50% from the free throw line and made too many bad decisions. The good thing was the ladies didn’t quit playing, but the first quarter hole was too much to overcome.”
Miranda Fisher led the Lady Tiders with 10 points and six rebounds. Antavia Sterling, Metosha Gill, Tyia Green and Rachel Shyne all scored four points each.
“After the game, I challenged the girls to be more consistent,” Brown said. “Hopefully we’ll come out next time, we’ll compete all four quarters.”