Minden Press-Herald

Sep 30th

North Webster, Homer Lady Pels take tourney titles

SIBLEY—The North Webster Knights and Homer Lady Pelicans took titles Saturday night in the 18th Annual Don Stahl Memorial Tournament at Lakeside High School.

North Webster beat the Minden Crimson Tide, 63-58 in the boys championship and Homer topped the Lady Warriors of Lakeside, 50-32.

Lady Warriors 32, Lady Pels 50

The Lady Warriors made the championship game after a 35-30 semi-final win over Minden, Homer reached the finals with a 71-44 semi-finals win over Neville.

The game was close most of the game, but Homer out-scored Lakeside 26-16 to pull away with the win.

"The game was really close early," Lakeside head coach Ladarien Amos said. "They led 8-7 after the first quarter and we were only down by six (24-18) at the half. It was just careless mistakes and turnovers that led to our deficit at halftime."

Homer doubled up Lakeside 12-6 in the third quarter and then took the fourth 14-10.

"Homer played very well and took advantage of our mistakes," Amos said. "They played a real good game and came out wanting the win a little more than we did."

Tamera Douglas led Lakeside with 14 points and Shanae Collins added eight points. Falon Miles dropped in six.

"We're going to come out ready to play Jonesboro-Hodge on Tuesday," Amos said. "It's a district game and it's at home, so we hope everyone will come out and support us."

Lady Warriors 35, Lady Tiders 30

The Lady Warriors beat the Minden Lady Tiders, 35-30 in a semi-final game Friday night.

The teams were tied at the end of the first quarter, 7-7, and then Lakeside led 19-18 at the half. The Lady Warriors out-scored the Lady Tiders 11-5 in the third quarter to take a 30-23 lead into the fourth. Lakeside held on in the fourth as Minden out-scored them, 7-5, and the lady Warriors took the win.

"The big plays in this game came from my senior co-captain Falon Miles," Amos said. "She stepped up tremendously. She's been working constantly and diligently to become a better player and she showed that she could be everything she wanted to be in this game. She stepped up and played great defense and led the team to victory."

Miles led Lakeside with 11 points and Collins added eight points. Jessica Bridges dropped in six.

Miranda Fisher led Minden with 12 points and Rachel Shyne scored seven and Tyia Green had six.

"I thought Minden played well and it was a hard-fought win for us," Amos said. "The game had the fans on pins and needles until the very end. But in the end we were able to pull out the victory and I'm just really proud of the girls."

Webster 63, Minden 58

North Webster Knights took the boys title in the 18th Annual Don Stahl Memorial Tournament with a 63-58 win over Minden High in the Championship Game at Lakeside on Saturday.

North Webster entered the title game after a semi-final win over Loyola, and the Tide reached finals with a 59-57 semi-final win over Lakeside on Friday.North Webster jumped out to a 14-7 lead at the end of the first quarter and then the Crimson

Tide fought back to take the second 19-14 to make the Knights' lead 28-26 at the half.

North Webster out-scored Minden 14-10 in the third quarter, before both teams put up 20-plus points (21 for North Webster and 22 for Minden) in the fourth, and the Knights coming out on top, 63-58.

Lyntravious Gipson led the Knights with 23 and James Sapp dropped in 13. Willie Lee scored 10 points

Dominique Walker and Tray Hawkins each scored 13 points each to lead the Crimson Tide. Tra Thornton added seven points.

Minden 59, Lakeside 57

In the semi-finals game against Lakeside, Minden fought back from a six-point halftime deficit, outscoring the Warriors 23-13 in the third quarter and then held on to beat the Warriors, 59-57.

It was the Tide's first win against the Warriors in four tries this season.

Dominique Walker scored 17 points and teammate D.J. Wallace added 13 as the Tide improved to 8-9 on the season.

Lakeside's T.J. Carpenter had a game-high 33 points and Tarus Erving added six as the Warriors fell to 10-7 on the year.






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