SIBLEY – The 23rd Annual Don Stahl Memorial Tournament wrapped up over the past weekend, with a pair of Webster Parish teams choosing runner-up finishes in both the girls and boys final.
Lakeside vs. Byrd
The Lakeside Warriors got into the finals thanks to a 13-point wow the Doyline Panthers Friday night, nevertheless had less luck from Byrd in the finals, falling to the Orange Jackets in a phenomenal basketball game, 71-63.
“It was a very, very good match,” Lakeside head coach Jer Gould said. “We went toe-to-toe with them.”
Lakeside put to use the 3-ball early on to get by themselves and the crowd going, bouncing out to a 19-16 first district lead. The Warriors got a pair of triples from point protect Tyreke Loftin, followed by a deep ball through Jason Gould to seize the early lead.
Byrd outscored Lakeside by four in the following quarter to take a 1-point halftime head, and the two teams strapped in the third quarter to keep the slim-margin in favor of the Discolored Jackets.
In the fourth quarter, using 3 minutes left in the technology race, Byrd made their move.
“We possessed some turnovers against their push and they made some substantial shots,” Gould said. “Probably corporations 3 minutes, we were merely trying to play catch-up and couldn’t do it, but it was a great match and we had a great crowd.”
Chase Mitchell led the Warriors by using 17 points, followed by Jalen Gould by using 13 points on Several, 3-pointers. Damian Coleman and Michael Bradford each regularity in with 12 points regarding Lakeside.
The Warriors will be back on the court, Tuesday at home against Upper DeSoto, starting at 4:33 p.m. with the jr . varsity games.
Lakeside’s Chase Mitchell as well as Jalen Gould each earned all-tournament honors for any Warriors.
Minden Lady Tiders vs. Evangel Lovely lady Eagles
The Minden Lady Tiders fought a hard challenge against the Lady Eagles for Evangel, but fell for their initial loss of the season, 62-57.
“It was really a great ball game early,” Minden travel coach Jacob Brown said. “I thought going in, we had an excellent plan as far as trying to lessen the pace of their main scorer. A good participant is going to find ways to score, however we had a solid plan, it broke down sometimes due to all of our lack of rebounding.”
Minden trailed 13-12 at the end of one quarter.
“I believed our full-court pressure played an element,” Brown said. “But i am frequently didn’t turn them into points. Many of us continued to play well plus took a 21-20 lead in the second quarter.”
Minden had a possibility to take a commanding lead from one point during the second three months when they assumed a 19-11 edge, but Evangel slowly crept back into the recreation, cutting the halftime deficit to 1-point.
“I thought we put up certain quick shots,” Brown lightly said. “I wanted us to work through our half-court sets, but we had some trouble carrying out that and finishing layups and golf shots in the paint.”
Minden went into the final quarter trailing 40-33 having been outscored 20-12 while in the third quarter.
Foul trouble in addition to a weak presence on the forums began to prove costly with each passing minute, as the Lady Eagles held their head from the free throw line in the late going to win the tournament title.
“I believed our girls competed very difficult, there’s no doubt about that,” Brown said. “We have to do a more satisfactory job of controlling the things we will control, and tonight that is finishing near the basket in addition to blocking out.”
Bre Rodgers scored a career-high 30 points for the Lady Tiders. Sha’Terra Batton got 11 points, Destini Powell had 7 points and Tayler Banks and Sha Whiting each finished with 5 points.
Bre Rodgers and Sha’Terra Batton were selected to the all-tournament girls team.