SIBLEY C Three Webster Parish squads brought home hardware made by this weekend’s 24th annual Don Stahl Memorial Tournament at Lakeside High School.
The Minden Girl Tiders got to pose for what is definitely the first of many tournament celebration photographs in 2017-18, as they conquered North DeSoto 60-19 in the girls segment championship game.
The Lady Tiders conquered the Haughton Lady Bucs 68-41 in the semifinals to attain the championship game, brought by Bre Rodgers with 20 points, Destini Powell with 17 points and also Tayler Banks with 9 factors. That game proved harder than the title match, seeing that Minden ran out to 43-11 lead by just halftime against North DeSoto.
“We’re proud as a team and very happy to win any tournament,” Lady Tider mind coach Jacob Brown stated. “I’m really pleased with the growth the following team is showing at the beginning of the season. I’d like to thank some of our fans for coming out and also showing great support all of weekend, but we have to get over it and be ready for what arrives next; but we managed a lot of good things this weekend.”
Sha’Terra “Strawberry” Batton guided Minden with 15 points inside the championship game after relaxing out the semifinal win due to a bothering injury. Derrica Gilbert came finished 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Banks plus Rodgers each added 7 things.
The Lady Tiders jump right back into activity Monday night as they take on Haughton and the Lady Bucs at home during the Palace at 6 r.m.
The Minden Crimson Tide as well as Lakeside Warriors met in the young boys consolation finals with the Warriors coming away victorious 60- 55 while in front of a large crowd at Enthusiast Gymnasium. Lakeside defeated Ringgold 55-47 to reach the actual consolation finals, while Minden took out Loyola throughout double overtime 85-81.
“Once again, our team played with tremendous work,” Minden head coach Rennie Bailey stated. “We played a great ball game next to Loyola. As young as we are, I thought all of us showed great composure in both overtimes.
“Against Lakeside, people battled and fought, however think fatigue played a consideration.”
Curtis Carter led Minden with 16 points against Loyola, followed by Trey Oliver along with 17 points and Zi Crawford utilizing 16 points; Cedrick Emerson led the Tide against Lakeside, dropping 16 points, while Crawford, Carter together with Martayvius Sims added 8 an article.
But it was first-year head coach Marlon McDaniel’s Soldiers who hoisted the third spot trophy by defeating this Tide. McDaniel agreed with Bailey’s analysis about fatigue, saying the video game plan involved heavy dosages of running.
“We figured keeping an uptempo style would be to our advantage,” McDaniel explained. “But we have to give Minden credit. They didn’t do a bunch of leaning on the ropes, they threw several punches back at us. As for my team, we are getting better every time we perform.”
Minden will host Captain Shreve Monday at The Palace and journey to Gibsland-Coleman on Tuesday, while Lakeside travels so that you can Northwood on Tuesday.
In the girls’ consolation finals, the Lakeside Lady Warriors turned out on top in a heated romance with the Lakeview Lady Gators 53-47.
“It was a excellent game, back-and-fourth the whole way,In . Lady Warrior head mentor Rendi Dillard said.
“It was a great hard work by our whole group. I’m proud of how our own seniors are leading this particular group. We were able to reduce a really good scorer for Lakeview to 11 items tonight with great defense.”
Dillard praised LaCandria Key for taking about three crucial charges in the color and freshman Ja’Mya Jackson pertaining to leading the scoring effort with 15 points. Critical finished with 9 points.
The Woman Warriors defeated North Webster 44-20 to reach the consolation finals.
Dillard and the girl team will be back on the court Tuesday against Northwood on the road.