Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

Minden High sweeps North DeSoto

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The Minden Crimson Tide and Lady Tiders swept a pair of District 1-4A games from North DeSoto on Tuesday.

The Crimson Tide won, 85-64, while the Lady Tiders took a 66-49 victory.

"Overall we had a real good effort," Tide head coach Alan Shaw said. "We got off to a real good start, Minden led 30-19 at the end of the first quarter, and 50-38 at the half.

"North DeSoto is a very athletic team and they made a nice run to get back into the game," Shaw said. "But we were able to build on our lead before halftime."

The Tide came out and out-scored North DeSoto 20-9 in the third quarter to put the game away.

"We were able to dominate the third quarter," Shaw said. "We continued to score points like we have been lately, and we were able to dictate the pace. That's the style that we're comfortable playing in with our fast break."

Hamilton led the Crimson Tide with 29 points and Elkins added 22. J.J. Sneed scored nine and Anfernee Red had eight.

"It was a good positive win going into Friday's game with Huntington," Shaw said. "Friday's game is going to be huge, it's the biggest game of the year and we hope to have a large crowd come out to support us."

The Crimson Tide improved to 16-6 overall and 4-1 in district.

Lady Tiders 66, North DeSoto 49

The Minden High Lady Tiders used a big second half to power past North DeSoto, 66-49.

"It was good to get back into the win column," Lady Tider head coach jacob Brown said. "I was real pleased with the way the girls played in the second half."

It was a mixed bag early for the Lady Tiders.

"We jumped out to a 13-5 lead early," Brown said. "We did some good things, but also mixed in some bad. We had several mistakes, they were hustle mistakes, but they kept us from building a bigger lead."

The second quarter was rough on the Lady Tiders, as North DeSoto out-scored them 17-10.

"We were real sloppy with the basketball in the second quarter, Brown said. "We had too many turnovers and allowed them to get back in the game."

After making a few changes at halftime, the Lady Tiders came out and played well in the third quarter.

"We've played well in the third quarter in a lot of games this year," Brown said. "And we did that last night. We out scored them 20-13 and were able to pull away some due to our press and defensive rebounding."

The Lady Tiders then took the fourth quarter, 23-14 to close out the win.

Antavia Sterling led the team with 16 points. She also had six rebounds and seven steals. Tiaga Pugh dropped in 15 points and nine rebounds.






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