SIBLEY—The Lakeside Warriors, thankful to be home after a long road trip, blasted the Lake Providence Panthers, 88-59 Friday night.
The win upped the Warriors' record to 15-10 overall and 5-3 in District 2-2A.
"We pretty much dominated from start to finish," Lakeside head coach Jason Gould said. "We started off hot and got a big first quarter lead and went from there."
A strong first quarter, where the Warriors out-scored the Panthers 31-8, set the pace for Lakeside. The Warriors went on the lead 50-18 at the half.
"We came out in the second half and tried to keep up the intensity the best we could," Gould said. "It's hard for the kids to not let up after such a big lead. We held on and won big."
Both teams scored 18 points in the third quarter and then Lake Providence took the fourth 23-20, but it was too little, too late, as Lakeside took the win.
T.J. Carpenter had another big game with 27 points (nine on three-pointers) to lead Lakeside. Tarus Erving added 12 points and Rontrell Kenzie and Nyles Moore each scored nine. Moore added 10 rebounds. Lance Williams scored seven points and Jerrell Tellis and Maurice Moore both scored six.
"Everybody scored and we had a lot of contributors," Gould said. "We shot the ball well and a lot of things clicked for us."
Lakeside will host Ferriday on Tuesday, tipping off with a junior varsity boys' game at 5 p.m.