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Minden, Lakeside meet Tuesday at The Construction

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Minden, Lakeside meet Tuesday at The Palace

    With hoops establish to take the spotlight from footballing starting this week, a premier game between Minden and Lakeside feels fitting.

    Last weekend in the Don Stahl Funeral Tournament, held at Lakeside, the Lakeside boys turned in an impressive operation in reaching the finals and nearly knocking off the Byrd Yellowish Jackets.

    The Minden Lady Tiders also reached a tournament finals on the girls’ section, falling by 5-points in their tournament game against the Evangel Lady Silver eagles.

    The Minden boys fell in a small contest over the Thanksgiving saturday or sunday to Evangel’s boys team, 45-43 plus the Lakeside Lady Warriors are 2-2 after a loss to North DeSoto.

    The not one but two schools meet Tuesday for Minden’s gym for the first time this season.

    Some completely new faces are taking center-stage in this seasons games, with a pair of first-year motor coachs set to match wits which includes a pair of veterans on the reverse side.

    Rennie Bailey is in charge of the Minden young men, having taken over after the dubious Alan Shaw fallout. Bailey will be tasked with slowing down Lakeside head coach Jerrika Gould’s team, a group of poised, rangy some athletes who have given opponents works with on both ends of the court.

    Lyndzee McConathy can sympathize, as the first-year leader from the Lady Warriors will be while travelling trying to knock off Jacob Brown’s accomplished bunch of Lady Tiders.

    In the kids game, keep an eye on Minden’s Sakari Batton to have a large game. The senior shows an ability to get hot throughout an up-and-down career, but has experience with this particular matchup. Lakeside’s Chase Mitchell and Jalen Gould will be to continue their hot gets going.

    Defensive plug and budding scorer Sha Whiting is really a player to watch for Minden inside the girls game, while Lakeside’s Lacandria Key is a name to watch for Lakeside.

    The activity tips at 5 w.m. with JV online games, with the girls game to go by and the boys game during the nightcap.

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