Minden Press-Herald

Sep 30th

Panthers, Tide get tournament wins

Tournament heads back to Doyline High School today

SIBLEY — After two nights at Lakeside High School, the Doyline Tournament will continue today at Doyline High School.

Last night, the Dubach girls defeated parkway, 69-47; the Minden Lady Tiders beat Lakeside's Lady Warriors, 39-29; the Minden Crimson Tide topped Red River 85-52 and the Doyline Panthers beat Dubach, 75-54.

Doyline 75, Dubach 54

Donnie Brooks scored six first quarter points as the Doyline Panthers jumped out to a 17-10 first quarter lead over Dubach. The Panthers pushed that lead to 38-23 at the half behind Cordell Dawson's seven second quarter points and went on to win, 75-54.

"I thought we played pretty well," Doyline head coach Michael Normand said. "We were a little rusty after not practicing for a week."

Brooks went on to lead Doyline with 21 points and Lawrence Hester scored 10.

Minden Crimson Tide 85, Red River 52

The Minden Crimson Tide used a big second half to power past Red River Thursday night.

"We struggled early with their press," Tide head coach Alan Shaw said. "They were really quick and physical, but we settled down after the first quarter."

Minden led just 10-9 after the first quarter and then led 34-22 at the half.

"We got into a rhythm in the second quarter and shot the ball pretty well," Shaw said. "We attacked the press better and got some better shots. We really played better on the defensive end and limited their shots, which led to some fast break opportunities for us."

Minden out-scored Red River, 25-18 and 26-12 in the final two quarters.

"It was still pretty close going into the fourth," Shaw said. "We had another big push in the fourth quarter to close it out. We've seemed to play down the stretch this year and I think our depth has played a role in that. We're able to keep guys fresher for the end."

Dominique Walker led the Tide with 13 points and Anfernee Red scored 12. Elgin Moore and Kevin Hamilton both scored 11, and Reggie Seamster had 10.

Minden Lady Tiders 39, Lakeside Lady Warriors 29

The Minden High Lady Tiders pulled out a close win over the Lady Warriors, 39-29.

"We started out playing pretty well," Lady Tiders head coach Jacob Brown said. "Our defense gave us an opportunity to get out in transition and we were patient on offense and got off to a 9-0 start."

Minden led 13-4 after the first quarter and 17-12 at the half.

"We kind of slowed down in the second quarter," Brown said. "Lakeside changed up their zone defense on us and even though we got some good looks, we did not finish."

The Lady Tiders took the final two quarters 8-7 and 14-7.

"We moved the basketball much better in the second half," Brown said. "We went on a 13-3 run late in the third and early fourth quarters. It all started at the defensive end. We were limiting them to one shots and then we would get out in transition."

Ja'Courtney Neloms and Carmella Specks hit big shots during that stretch for the Lady Tiders.

"I thought we played pretty well," Brown said. "And we'll only get better as the year goes on. It was a good win for us."

Specks led the Lady Tiders with 10 points and eight rebounds. Antavious Sterling added eight points and Neloms scored seven. Metosha Gill scored seven points and had five rebounds.

Shanae Collins led the Lady Warriors with 14 points and Tamera Douglas added nine.

Today's games

3:30 p.m. Haughton vs. Minden (girls)

5 p.m. Woodlawn vs. Doyline (girls)

6:30 p.m. Simsboro vs. Minden (boys)

8 p.m. Doyline vs. Haughton (boys)






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