Minden coach Alan Shaw said it best.
"When it's Minden and Lakeside, you can throw records out the window," the head Tider said of Thursday night's basketball showdown in Sibley. "The kids know each other so well. It's always going to be a tough game."
The two teams battled back and forth all night before Minden was able to go on a run and pull away from Lakeside, earning a 74-53 victory.
"Hats off to Lakeside," Shaw said. "They shot the ball extremely well. They hit 10 three-pointers."
Lakeside coach Jason Gould said he was proud of his team and the way they overcame an early deficit.
"They got on us pretty quick and led us, but we outscored them 13-12 in the second quarter," he said. "We settled things down and were close at the half."
Gould said his team played its best third quarter in several games, but a big run by Minden in the fourth was just too much for Lakeside to overcome.
"They wore us down and we just couldn't hang on," he said.
Shaw said the fourth quarter run was the difference in the game. During that run, his team hit some big shots and forced easy baskets off turnovers.
"It was a good road win," Shaw said. "Now we have a little time off to rest and recuperate."
Minden had five players in double figures: Anfernee Red (17), Cameron Elkins (15), Kevin Hamilton (10), Reggie Seamster (10) and Leondre Forbes (10).
Davion Whiting was the leading scorer for Lakeside with 13 points. Deandre Sheehee had 12, and Lance Taylor, Frankie Miles and Jamarion Teal all added eight.