Doyline downs Minden at Don Stahl Tournament, 60-58


SIBLEY C The Doyline Panthers and Minden Crimson Wave were the last team’s to spend time playing their firstround game in the 24th annual Don Stahl Memorial Match, and they certainly could remain competitive the best was saved designed for last.

The Panthers led most of the strategy, but had to withstand the comeback bid from the Hold to hold on for a 60- 61 victory.

Doyline’s record improves that will 5-3 on the season and the Panthers move forward in the winner’s bracket where they are going to meet Class 5A C.Ourite. Byrd on Saturday at Two p.m.

“I thought many of us played hard, but couldn’t always make the best decisions with all the basketball,” Doyline head trainer Michael Normand said. “We lost a lot from last year’s squad and I think we’re still learning how to close people out and about.”

Doyline’s sophomore stud Decarri Markray starred for the Panthers, credit rating 33 points to account for more than half of his team’s the offense. He got some scoring help from point guard Jordan Larger who added 11 items and the rest of the Panthers locked on defense.

Minden fought back into the game from a double-digit deficit to make a thriller from it in the end. “I’m proud of my guys’ energy,” Minden head coach Rennie Bailey reported. “We showed heart and durability to get back in the game, we simply need to find a way to execute far better earlier in the ball game.”

Trey Oliver brought about Minden with 16 points, pursued by Curtis Carter and Zi Crawford with Twelve points each.

Minden takes on Loyola Saturday at 2 p.t. in the old gym.

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