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Another tough night for Tide

Vidalia sweeps Long County in region games

POSTED: January 23, 2013 10:27 a.m.

Friday was a tough night for the Long County High School basketball teams, who were swept at Vidalia.  
In the early game, the Lady Tide were defeated, 47-14, while the Blue Tide dropped a 66-42 decision to the Indians.  
Blue Tide head coach Deshon Brock said a rough start doomed his team.
“They are a talented team that plays together and plays hard. We had a horrible first half, but played better in the second half … just could not cut into their lead,” he said.
He added that if his team is going to bounce back after the disappointing loss, it has to play hard and be mentally tough.
Lady Tide head coach Kala Hires also was disappointed her team’s performance.  
“I think the best thing for us to do is not focus on that game, considering we didn’t have much go right,” she said. “Our heads weren’t in it, and I could see that when we got off the bus … all we can do is prepare for the next one.
“The girls know what needs to be done and how to accomplish it. Now it will come down to staying motivated in practice and finishing games.”
Mikayla Lovett led the Lady Tide with seven points.
With the region losses, the Lady Tide fell to 2-10 overall and 2-5 in the 2B-AA sub-region standings, while the Blue Tide fell to 9-9 and 3-4, respectively.
Long County plays host to Toombs County on Friday night.
The girls tip off at 6 p.m. The boys follow.     

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