Night one of the Holiday Classic observed the Minden Crimson Tide along with Lakeside Warriors earn impressive victories.
Minden took down Doyline in The Construction, while Lakeside handled Northwood at the Minden Rec. Facility.
Also in action were the Lakeside Lady Warriors, who dropped a new ball game to a solid Camden, Illinois team.
Minden vs. Doyline
The Tide flipped a close game at the 1 / 2 into a rout during a second half that will saw both teams rising up and down the court right away.
Minden was able to clamp down defensively from Doyline, but head coach Rennie Bailey ended up being disappointed by the end of a comfortable 83-50 succeed for his team.
“The results tonight was poor,In . Bailey said. “When you look at the higher level of talent they had on the floor tonight, and I say that because Doyline didn’t have some guys, for us to show up and play the way we have in the first half has been unforgiveable. I told them at halftime, if it is what you’re going to put on a floor I wouldn’t pay one dime to come watch that.”
Minden a bad first half regarding shooting the ball, although with Jatavion Jackson, Doyline’s starting point guard, out with an ankle injury, this Panthers didn’t have the firepower or ball-handling so it will be hurt.
Doyline was still able to take a new lead in the second fraction, but Minden closed the fifty percent of with a pair of 3-pointers from Jalen Teal to regain the lead.
The Tide could not relenquish that lead, outscoring the Panthers 27-8 in the 3rd quarter to decide the outcome.
Minden had four players in two times figures, led by A’Sean Davis utilizing 11, followed by Jordan Becnel, Aaron Moses in addition to Jalen Teal all with 10 points.
“The other half was a little bit better,In Bailey said. “But it’s about building. We will have to be able to string consecutive endeavors at a high level. Tonight most of us didn’t do that. I give credit to Doyline’s young guys for playing tricky.”
Minden plays the winner on the Lakeside/Gibsland-Coleman game, Friday night for 8 p.m.
Lakeside or. Northwood
It didn’t take Lakeside long to put away their game by using Northwood at the Minden Rec. Center.
The Warriors won going away, crushing the overmatched Falcons 78-36.
“It was simply one of those nights where every thing was going our strategy,” Lakeside head coach Jer Gould said. “We set the tone with higher defense and it just seems to be everything went right for united states and fell apart intended for Northwood.”
The Warriors won the first one fourth 18-8 before dominating the second three months 22-4 for a 40-12 halftime lead. The domination continued in the third 1 / 4 before a fourth quarter that saw the stores finish off the game.
Chase Mitchell had 19 points to lead Lakeside and Jalen Gould added in 17 points.
Lakeside’s next competition game will be Thursday next to Gibsland-Coleman at 5:20 inside the Palace.
Lakeside Lady Warriors v .. Camden
Head coach Lyndzee McConathy’s team was still inside at halftime, but Camden was able to expand their lead in the lastly quarter and cruise to the 55-40 win.