SIBLEY — The Lakeside basketball teams swept a pair of district games Tuesday night, as the Warriors took a close 50-46 victory and the Lady Warriors rolled 68-44.
The Warriors didn't play as well as head coach Jason Gould wanted them to.
"It was much closer than we wanted it to be," he said. "Ferriday came in here and was well-prepared and played real tough."
Gould said his team lacked fire early on in the game.
"We didn't come out with the same intensity that we did the other night against Lake Providence," he said. "We had a let down and had a struggle on our hands. But we pulled it out in the end."
Lakeside led 19-18 at the end of the first quarter, but were out-scored 14-9 to trail 32-28 at the half.
"We were doing a pretty good job scoring early, but defensively we weren't doing a good job and they were able to keep up with us," Gould said. "In the second quarter we kind of went dead and made some bonehead plays and they went up on us at the half."
Lakeside then out-scored Ferriday 22-14 in the second half to take the win.
"Defensively, we played much better in the second half and clamped down on them," Gould said. "Even though we didn't score very well, we did enough to win."
Tarus Erving had a big night leading the Warriors with 22 points and 12 rebounds. T.J. Carpenter added 16 points and seven assists.
The Lady Warriors used consistent scoring to power past Ferriday, 68-44.
"I'm proud of the way the girls played tonight," Lady Warrior head coach LaDarien Amos said. "We had been in a slump, but they came out and played with intensity all four quarters."
The Lady Warriors defense led the way.
"We unleashed a defensive assault on Ferriday," Amos said. "And we were led by our two seniors Falon Miles and Jessica Bridges. They played their best games of the year."
Shanae Collins led the Lady Warriors with 19 points and Bridges added 15. Miles scored 11 points and Zakariah Jenkins added nine. Tamarea Douglas scored seven.