SIBLEY — The Lakeside basketball teams opened their district schedule with a pair of games at home against Jonesboro-Hodge on Tuesday.
Things didn't go Lakeside's way as both teams lost, the Warriors dropped a 60-29 decision to the Tigers and the Lady Warriors lost, 52-49.
Warrior head coach Jason Gould was none too happy with the play of his team Tuesday night.
"It was about the worse I've seen a Lakeside team play in years," he said. "It wasn't really bad defensively, but offensively, I have not witnessed something this bad in a long, long time."
The Warriors scored just 12 points in the first half, but only trailed by 10. But then they were out-scored 38-17 in the second half.
"We go into halftime down by 10, and we have played horribly," Gould said. "But I'm thinking if we come out in the third quarter and get our act together, we could still make a run at this thing. But we came out and it went from bad to worse."
Rontrell Jenkins led Lakeside with 10 points and T.J. Carpenter scored seven. Tarus Erving added six points.
"It was just something I haven't seen from us in a long time," Gould said. "It was very disappointing to start district off this way. We're just going to come out tomorrow and try to correct a few things."
It wasn't as bad for the Lady Warriors in their 52-49 loss. In fact, the Lady Warriors held a fourth-quarter lead before the Lady Tigers came back to win.
"They started off real quick and led 9-2 early," Lady Warrior head coach LaDarien Amos said. "The girls came out shooting the ball real well. But we recovered and closed the lead."
The Lady Warriors trailed 13-10 at the end of the first quarter and 27-25 at the half. Lakeside took the lead with a 13-8 third quarter and then Jonesboro took the fourth, 17-13.
"We came back to take the lead and built a five-point lead in the fourth," Amos said. "But we fell just short in the end. We just turned the ball over too much during the stretch. Our team's effort was there, we just fell short."
Tamera Douglas led Lakeside with 20 points and Jessica Bridges added 15. Falon Miles turned in five points.
"We had great games from Tamera and Jessica," Amos said. "Both of them played great games, one of the best they played all year. The whole team fought all game long."
The Lakeside teams will play at home again on Friday as they host Sterlington in a pair of district games. The action will start at 5 p.m. with a junior varsity boys game.