In a tough parish rivalry game, the Minden High Lady Tiders rallied late to beat the Lakeside Lady Warriors, 46-42, Tuesday night at Minden High.
"It was a hard-fought game, and Lakeside played well," Lady Tider head coach Jacob Brown said. "We were pleased to get the win, but we still have a number of things to work on."
Lakeside led early in the game, as the Lady Tiders started cold.
"I thought we came out slow and Lakeside came out real aggressive," Brown said. "We were just kind of sitting back and waiting for things to happen. I didn't like the way we started the basketball game, I'm hoping it was because of the week break we had, but we have to overcome that."
Lakeside led 9-6 at the end of the first and took a 19-16 lead into halftime. Minden out-scored Lakeside 14-7 in the third and the teams played even (16-16) in the fourth to make the final, 46-42.
"Lakeside was beating us off the dribble early in the game," Brown said. "And we didn't do a good job of keeping them out of the paint. Lakeside took the ball to the rim and had some good shots. But I thought we played real well in the second half. We got some good looks at the basket and we picked up our defensive intensity."
Carmela Specks led the Lady Tiders with 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Tiana Rogers scored eight points and Ja'Courtney Neloms had eight points and six rebounds. Tyia Green scored seven and Anatavia Sterling had five points and seven rebounds.
Tamera Douglas led Lakeside with 13 points and Shanae Collins and Zakaria Jenkins both had 11.