COUSHATTA C The Lakeside Warriors Cinderella run through the Class 2A 2009-2010 season ended one game bashful of Marsh Madness Friday against No. 4 Red Body of water.
The Bulldogs turned a close game into a 70-46 rout late, but no doubt sensed the pressure from Marlon McDaniel’s Warriors, who seem to finish the season with a file of 17-16.
“Red River has a great basketball program,” McDaniel claimed. “They made some adjustments that people were not prepared for. . .I’ll take that loss as a instructor.”
Red River, known for intense man-to-man safeguard, went to a zone in the other half, which flustered this Warriors and ultimately made the difference.
“I can not express how pleased I am of my guys,” McDaniel said. “We’ve managed to overcome all kinds of adversity and made adjustments all year long. Through it all these people remained persistent and person. . .I will miss my senior citizens, Tyreke “Boss” Loftin and Damion “Lil ‘D” Coleman.
“My young guys have rough shoes to fill, although things are only going to get improved at Lakeside.”
Lofton led Lakeside with 18 points in his final sport, followed by Aldravion Taylor and Branthony Brown using 10 points each.