SIBLEY – The Lakeside Warriors dropped to 0-5 in District 2-2A play with a 32-31 loss to Jonesboro-Hodge Friday night in Sibley.
"It was a real barn burner," Warrior head coach Jason Gould said. "It started off in the first half with two teams that just couldn't score. It was definitely a defensive battle and both team missed a lot of shots."
Jonesboro led 4-1 at the end of the first quarter, and 15-9 at the half.
"The scoring got a little better in the second quarter," Gould said. "But it was still low-scoring and we went into the locker room down by six."
Jonesboro out-scored Lakeside, 13-8, in the third quarter to push their lead to 11 points, but the Warriors fought back in the fourth, out-scoring Jonesboro, 14-4, to make it close at the end.
"We went on a 10-0 run in the last 2 1/2 minutes of the game," Gould said. "We had the ball in the finals seconds for the last shot, but we didn't execute very well and we had to shoot a long off-balanced shot and it bounced off the rim. We just came out on the short end."
"The end was exciting," Gould said. "Our kids never quit. They're working hard to get better every day. Friday night they were just so scrappy. I was proud of the way they got after it. Eventhough it was ugly, they wanted to win so bad."
Nyles Moore led the Warriors with 12 points and seven rebounds. Maurice Moore, who just joined the team after transfering from Glenbrook scored eight points. Darryl Moore added three points and seven rebounds, and Clayton Festavan and Davian Whiting both had three points. Frankie Miles added two points.
The Warriors will host #5 Sterlington High School Tuesday night.
"They are a very good team," Gould said. "If I wasn't playing them, I'd enjoy watching them. We've got a tough one coming up, but we're just going to work hard and see what happens."