Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

Knights, Lady Eagles take tourney titles

North Webster tops Minden in overtime to take boys’ title

SIBLEY — The 19th Annual Don Stahl memorial Tournament at Lakeside finished with a bang, as the North Webster Knights beat the Minden Crimson Tide in overtime for the boys' championship. Also, the Evangel girls beat Haughton for the girls' championship.

"We had a great tournament," Lakeside head coach Jason Gould said. "Saturday had some great atmosphere. It was a packed house with a great crowd. Minden and North Webster went into overtime, and the Knights pulled it out."

Montavious Smith of North Webster highlighted the Boys' All-Tournament Team as MVP. Others on the boys' team were Frankie Miles from Lakeside; Eldrick English from Loyola; Devin White and Lyntravious Gipson from North Webster and Reggie Seamster and C.J. Elkins from Minden.

Rachel Johnson of Evangel was the MVP of the Girls' All-Tournament Team. Other members included, Evandrielle Matthews of Loyola; Tiffany Lynn from Bossier; Ebone' Green and Mikayla Barber from Haughton and Leah Johnson and Jalisa Lafite from Evangel.

Boys' Championship Game: North Webster 59, Minden 53 OT

This game was close through most of the game, with Minden holding the lead at the end of the first quarter (17-15), at halftime (33-30) and going into the fourth quarter (42-38). But the Knights out-scored Minden, 13-9, in the fourth to force overtime, where the Knights out-scored Minden 8-2 to take the 59-53 win and the tournament championship.

"We played a team (North Webster) that is just freakishly talented," Minden head coach Alan Shaw said. "It's just unbelievable to have that much talent on one team at the same time."

Devin White led North Webster with 18 points and tourney MVP Montavious Smith added 15. Lyntravious Gipson scored 11. Gipson and White each had two three-pointers.

C.J. Elkins led the Crimson Tide with 13 points including two three-pointers. Reggie Seamster scored 12, as did Leondre Forbes. Tra Thornton and Dominique Walker each added seven points.

"I think we played, not necessarily our best, but our hardest," Shaw said. "We had great effort and chances to win throughout the ball game. Our biggest mistake came when we had a five-point lead and we kind of took our foot off the pedal. We started playing not to lose, instead of playing to win. We stopped attacking the basket and playing aggressively. But overall, I'm proud of our kids and they way they played."

Consolation finals: Loyola 75, Lakeside 54

The Lakeside Warriors fought back through the consolation bracket before falling to Loyola, 75-54.

Lakeside trailed 14-10 at the end of the first quarter, but out-scored Loyola, 21-19, in the second to pull to within 33-31 at the half. But a poor third quarter did in the Warriors once again.

"We played pretty well in the first half," Gould said. "I thought the kids played their best half of basketball all season long in the first half. They were focused and playing very well. But we had another bad third quarter, which seems to be a trend for us."

Loyola out-scored Lakeside 20-6 in the third quarter, and 22-17 in the fourth to make the final, 75-54.

Deandre Shehee and Frankie Miles each scored 12 points to lead the Warriors. Miles added seven rebounds and Shehee had four three-pointers. Lance Taylor scored eight points and Clayton Festavan added six points on a pair of three-pointers. Jamarrion Teal had eight points and 11 rebounds, and Davian Whiting and Darryl Moore each added six points.

Girls' Championship: Evangel 63, Haughton 44

Girls' tourney MVP Rachel Johnson scored 19 points to lead Evangel. Jalisa Lafitte also scored 19. Amber Brooks led Haughton with 15 points.

Girls' Consolation Finals: Loyola 43, Bossier 35

Taylor Williams scored 12 and Amber Smith had 10 to lead Loyola. Tiffany Lynn dropped in 12 points to lead Bossier.

Friday's Games

Evangel 63, Minden Lady Tiders 61

The Evangel Lady Eagles beat the Minden Lady Tiders, 63-61 on a shot at the buzzer.

"I thought we came out focused and motivated," Lady Tider head coach Jacob Brown said. "I thought we really played well."

Minden jumped out 18-7 at the end of the first quarter and led 39-32 at the half. Evangel out-scored Minden 16-7 in the third quarter, and the team's played even in the fourth (15-15).

"As a group, I thought we played some very solid defense," Brown said. "We played good team defense, much better than we had played the last couple of weeks."

Carmella Specks led Minden with 28 points and Antavious Sterling added 13. Metosha Gill scored seven, JaCourtney Neloms had six and Tyia Green had five.

"Carmella played well, and Antavious had a very good offensive and defensive ball game," Brown said. "Metosha and Tyia also played well."

Rachel Johnson led Evangel with 24 points and 10 rebounds.

Haughton 43, Northwood 38 OT

Chelcy Swint led Haughton with 13 and Mikayla Barber added 11.

Vernisha Stevenson led Northwood with 19 points and Denisha Henix added 10.

North Webster 65, Evangel 45

North Webster led 12-9 at the end of the first quarter and 31-23 at the half and then cruised in the second half for a 65-45 win over Evangel.

Montavious Smith led the Knights with 19 points and Lyntravious Gipson added 16. Dontavious Smith added eight points.

Minden Crimson Tide 78, Doyline Panthers 58

The Crimson Tide used a big third quarter to power past the Panthers, 78-58.

Minden led 35-25 at the half, then out-scored the Panthers 30-8 in the third quarter to break open the game.

Anfernee Red led the Tide with 16 points and Reggie Seamster added 14. Dominique walker scored 13, C.J. Elkins 11 and Tra Thornton added seven.

Jaylan Jackson led Doyline with 17 points and T. Jackson added 14. Lawrence Hester had 11.

Lakeside 69, Haynesville 42

The Lakeside Warriors reached the Consolation Finals with a 69-42 win over the Golden Tornado.

The teams played even in the first quarter (8-8) and Lakeside then out-scored Haynesville 13-8 in the second to take a 21-16 halftime lead.

The Warriors broke out with a 21-8 third quarter to lead 42-24 going into the fourth quarter. The Warriors then took the fourth quarter, 27-18 to make the final 69-42.

Jamarion Teal led the Warriors with 19 points, Darryl Moore had 16 and Frankie Miles added 13. Davian Whiting scored nine points and Clayton Festavan added eight.

Loyola 77, Haughton 62

Hayden Craig led Loyola with 16 points and Dominique Kennedy and Logan Robertson each scored 12. Ray Hatchett led Haughton with 12 points and P.J. Douglas had 11.






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