Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

Lakeside Warriors fall to Jonesboro-Hodge, 67-35

JONESBORO—The Lakeside Warriors traveled to Jonesboro on Friday intent on closing the gap between them and the District 2-2A leading Jonesboro-Hodge Tigers.

But the Tigers may have closed the door on the Warrior as they beat them 67-35.

"This pretty much knocks us out of any chance of winning district," Warrior head coach Jason Gould said. "We're now fighting for second place the rest of the way out."

It was the second loss to Jonesboro this season, and Gould said the Tigers are just a tough match-up for his Warriors.

"There's something about them that we can't figure out," he said. "We had a hard time scoring and their press was very effective and offensively we just didn't play very well. We missed a lot of free throws and and made too many turnovers."

Gould was also disappointed in the way his Warriors defended Friday night.

"Defensively, we didn't play up to par," he said. "Rebounding was a big issue. We allowed them to have too may second and third shots. And like the good team they are, they too advantage of those opportunities."

T.J. Carpenter and Rodney Jenkins each led Lakeside with nine points and Maurice Moore scored eight.

The Warriors will be back in action Tuesday night with another important district game.

"We have a big game at Sterlington on Tuesday," Gould said. "That's who we will be battling it out with the rest of the season for second place. We need to go over there and play well. We only beat them by one at our place, so we're going to have to bring it pretty good."

Lakeside travels to Sterlington Tuesday night for a pair of district games, beginning with the girls at 6 p.m.






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