Minden and Lakeside to play at 3:30 p.m. today
HAUGHTON — The Minden Crimson Tide and Lakeside Warriors will meet again today at 3:30 p.m. in the consultation bracket of the Haughton tournament.
In last night's action at the tourney, Minden defeated Plain Dealing, 48-45, and Lakeside fell to Parkway, 70-58, to set up the familiar meeting.
"Coach (Jason) Gould and I talked last night night, and we're both miserable that we have to this again," joked Minden head coach Alan Shaw. "And of times and places to play, we have to play at 3:30 p.m. at Haughton, the worse case scenario. When we play each other we want it to mean something in front of a big crowd. I was Lakeside's biggest fan last night against Parkway, but unfortunately they didn't win and so we have to do this again."
Minden 48, Plain Dealing 45
The Crimson Tide started hot then cooled down and held on to beat Plain Dealing last night.
"We scored 16 points in the first quarter then the rest of the game we struggled offensively," Shaw said. "We just missed a lot of easy baskets close in. We never got in sync, but fortunately our defense held up all night."
Defense has been the one constant for the Tide early on this season.
"Our defense was what won the ball game for us," Shaw said. "Right now we're struggling for points and it creates a lot of close games. I think that's just going to be the trend for us all year."
Dominique Walker led the Tide with 17 points and D.J. Wallace scored eight. Reggie Seamster and Jared Johnson each scored seven.
Lakeside 55, Parkway 70
The Lakeside Warriors led early and played close most of the way before Parkway used a big third quarter to take the win.
"It was a close game early," Lakeside head coach Jason Gould said. "We only trailed 16-13 at the end of the first quarter and it was 33-30 at the half. But the had some momentum heading into halftime and came out hot in the third quarter."
The third quarter was the deciding quarter, as Parkway out-scored Lakeside 18-8.
"We really felt like Parkway controlled the game, even in the first half," Gould said. "We were extremely happy going into halftime down only three. But they hit four three-pointers, three by Chris Yates, and we just made too many turnovers and missed all of our free throws in the third and that was the story of the game. Parkway did a good job today of taking care of the ball and putting pressure on us."
T.J. Carpenter led the Warriors with a game-high of 35 points.
"We just didn't help out T.J. enough," Gould said. "Now we'll try to bounce back and get ready to battle our Webster Parish rivals on Friday.
Game time will be today at 3:30 p.m. in the Haughton gym.