Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lakeside Warriors fall to Bulldogs

DOYLINE—The Lakeside Warriors fell to Red River, 63-51, in the Doyline Tournament Friday night.

Red River jumped out to an early lead in the game, but Lakeside fought back to narrow the gap. But the Bulldogs used a big fourth quarter to put the game away.

“They jumped on us early and led 7-0 before we knew it,” Lakeside head coach Jason Gould said. “They got on us pretty hard at the beginning, but we recovered and cut the lead to six by the end of the first quarter.”

The two teams played to a standstill in the second quarter,and Red River went to the locker room with a 47-41 lead at the half.

“We out-scored them by one in the third quarter, but they just had too much for us in the fourth,” Gould said. “They worked on their miss-matches on offense and really took advantage of that. They were really quick and forced us into a number of turnovers. Our young guards really struggled with their quickness.”

Akeem Johnson led Lakeside with 15 points and nine rebounds. Armon Wallace scored 14 points and T.J. Carpenter added 10.

“It was just a night that, although I thought we could have won, we just came up a little bit short,” Gould said. “We'll get back after it Monday night when we host Cotton Valley.”

Lakeside will host Cotton Valley in a pair of varsity games beginning at 6 p.m.

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