Lakeside, Glenbrook and Doyline play on the road, North Webster at home
The 2011-12 basketball season continues tonight for the Webster Parish high schools. The teams are deep in their district schedules now, and most are fighting for playoff spots.
The Minden High teams are coming off a pair of losses to Huntington on Tuesday, and will head to Woodlawn tonight.
One slight change tonight will be that the boys game will be played first. The Crimson Tide and the Knights will tip off at 6 p.m., followed by the Lady Tiders and Lady Knights at 7:30 p.m.
The Crimson Tide lost 79-63 to Huntington on Tuesday, but head coach Alan Shaw would like to see another effort like that tonight.
"I told the guys that we needed to bottle this up and play that well every night," Shaw said Wednesday. "If we can play with that kind of intensity and effort, we can make some noise down the stretch."
The Lady Tiders are still looking for their first district win, and head coach Jacob Brown said despite the youth on his team, they can no long use that as an excuse.
""We have a lot of young kids, but at this point of the year we have to play better," he said. "We have to keep working to get better. I really like this group, they're fun to coach and they work hard. We just have to turn this thing around."
The Lakeside Warriors and Lady Warriors will have another long road trip as they head to Ferriday tonight. Tuesday, Lakeside swept a pair of games at Lake Providence.
T.J. carpenter had another outstanding game as he led the warriors with 31 points and eight rebounds, while the Lady Warriors win improved their district record to 2-1, good enough to land them in second place in district.
The Glenbrook Apaches rolled past Franklin Academy on Tuesday, 67-46, and tonight they and the Lady Apaches will travel to Rayville for a series of games with Riverfield.
The games will begin at 4 p.m. with the junior varsity teams, then both varsity games will follow.
Apache head coach Chris Kourvelas was happy with Tuesday's win, as it improved his team's record to 5-1 in district and 16-4 overall, and helped them to hold onto second place in their district.
"It good win for us, not only because it was a solid win, but also we were sitting in a tie in district for second place with Franklin," he said. "Now, we are holding second place and looking to improve over the next few games."
The Doyline Panthers and Lady Panthers are coming off a pair of district losses at Weston on Tuesday. The Panthers lost 90-78 and the Lady Panthers fell, 49-43.
Tonight, the teams will play district games at Dodson.
The North Webster Knights had a big win over Calvary Baptist (71-66) on Tuesday and tonight, the Knights and Lady Knights will host the Evangel Eagles and Lady Eagles in a pair of district games beginning at 6 p.m.