SIBLEY—Lakeside High School hosted Doyline High School Monday night in their annual "Battle for the Paddle."
The Paddle headed west at the end of the night, as both the Panthers and Lady Panthers took home wins.
Panthers 54, Warriors 52
The boys game was tight throughout, with neither team able to build up much of a lead.
"It was a good close game," Lakeside head coach Jason Gould said. "But I would say it was the Lawrence Hester show. He scored 35 points for Doyline and pretty much controlled the game. He made four three-pointers and penetrated all night. He also made his free throws so he had a great game and was certainly the difference."
Doyline led 17-12 at the end of the first quarter and then Lakeside out-scored the Panthers, 16-12, in the second to cut the lead to 29-28 at the half. Doyline took the third, 11-0, and the teams played even (14-14) in the fourth.
"We just missed too many lay-ups and had too many turnovers," Gould said. "A lot of that is due to the football players coming in out of shape and being rusty. But we can't use that excuse if we want to win ball games. We have to make our lay-ups and not turn over the ball. Otherwise it wasn't too bad."
Maurice Moore led the Warriors with 12 points and Darryl Moore added 10. Jamarion Teal scored nine points and Frankie Miles added seven. Davion Whiting scored seven and Cody Simpson had four. Jalen Gould added three points.
In addition to Hester's 35 points, Justice Lindsey scored nine for Doyline and Donnie Brooks had five. Jatavion Jackson added four points.
Lady Panthers 46, Lady Warriors 36
Chantrell Johnson led the Lady Panthers with 17 points and Amber Ary added 13. Tia Thomas scored eight.
Tamia Stanley led the Lady Warriors with 20 points and Shanae Collins added eight.
All four teams will play in the Lakeside Tournament this week. The Lakeside teams will play on Wednesday, with Doyline playing on Thursday.