The Minden Lady Tiders hosted Calvary Baptist on Friday night, while the Lakeside teams hosted Haughton for a pair of varsity games.
The Lady Tiders took a big 80-56 win over the Lady Cavaliers, while Haughton swept the Lakeside teams.
Minden High will host Lakeside in three games Tuesday night, beginning at 5 p.m. with a boys JV game.
Lady Tiders 80, Calvary 56
The Lady Tiders started fast and finished strong in beating the Lady Cavaliers. Minden out-scored Calvary 27-14 in the first quarter and 22-12 in the fourth. In the two middle quarters (18-17, 13-13), the Lady Tiders out-scored Calvary by one point.
"I really thought we came out early and played very well offensively," Lady Tiders head coach Jacob Brown said. "We also had some solid defensive possessions as well. I thought we shot the ball in the first quarter as well as we have all year long."
In the second half, the Lady Tiders struggled a bit.
"We saw some things in the third and fourth quarters that we have to improve on," Brown said. "And that has to happen quickly, as we're are done to a very important part of our schedule. District is coming up soon."
Ja'Courtney Neloms continued her inspired play of late as she led the Lady Tiders with 32 points. Antavia Sterling and Tiaga Pugh both scored 16 and Marlena Hill added seven points and eight rebounds. Metosha Gill had five.
"I was real proud of the way the girls played," Brown said. "It was our best scoring output of the year."
Warriors 61, Haughton 70
The Lakeside Warriors started hot and built a 14-4 first quarter lead over Haughton on Friday, but the Bucs fought back and beat the Warriors, 70-61.
"We started off really well in the first quarter," Warrior head coach Jason Gould said. "But then we went cold. We had the 10-point lead in the first quarter, but Haughton caught up and pulled within 16-13 by the end of the quarter."
Haughton out-scored the Warriors, 20-11 in the second quarter and 20-15 in the third.
"They continued their surge on us in the second," Gould said. "They hit some three-pointers that really got them rolling. We scrapped and fought (19-17) in the fourth quarter, but they ended up beating us by nine."
Marcus Moore led the Warriors with 19 points and Davion Whiting and Jamarion Teal each scored 11. Frankie Miles had eight, Deondre Shehee had six and Lance Williams scored four. Nyles Moore added two points.
Lady Warriors 38, Haughton 63
Haughton led all the way in beating the lady Warriors Friday night.
Shanae Collins led the Lady Warriors with 15 points and Tamia Stanley had seven points. T. McKenzie scored six.