Minden Press-Herald

Oct 02nd

Early deficit too much for Lady Tiders

The Minden Lady Tiders fell behind early and trailed by 22 at the half before finding its rhythm in a Saturday loss to Benton.

Though the final score was 59-37 in favor of Benton, Tider coach Jacob Brown said his squad did some good things.

It's just a matter of doing more good things and having them spread out over the course of an entire game.

"We were down 15-3 after one and 29-7 at the half," Brown said. "We missed our first five shots and all of them were right there. They were layups."

Brown said Benton is too good of a team to make those kind of errors.

"We just dug ourselves too big of a hole to come back," he said.

Everything that went wrong in the first half was much better in the second.

The teams tied in points over the course of the final two quarters.

"We did a lot better after halftime," Brown said. "We played even and did some really good things. We will take some positives from the second half and continue to grow."

Tyia Green was the leading scorer for Minden with 15 points.

"She shot the ball very well," Brown said.

Miranda Fisher added 11 points for the Tiders but could have had more if not for being in foul trouble.

Benton was 13-1 going into the game. They went on to lose to Southwood in the tournament finals.

"You can't score seven in a half and give up 29 if you are going to give yourself a chance to win late in a ballgame," Brown said. "That's what I tell these girls. Give yourself a chance to win late. Take advantage of chip shot opportunities and you don't create such a big hole.

"If we can play consistently, this team will have different outcomes," Brown added.






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