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Lady Tide knocked out of tourney

Earlier story Lady Tigers, Tigers, Blue Tide still alive in GHSA Hoops

POSTED: February 22, 2018 9:33 a.m.
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Bradwell Institute girls’ basketball coach Faye Baker, seated, holds the Region 2-AAAAAA trophy after the Lady Tigers won the tournament title on Feb. 9 to sew up a No. 1 seed in the state tournament.

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Update: The Lady Tigers were knocked out of the state basketball tournament Wednesday night, losing to tucker, 54-35.

Earlier story:

Three local teams are still alive in the Georgia High School Association statebasketball tournament.

Bradwell Institute plays host to Tucker at 6 tonight in the second round of the girls Class AAAAAA basketball tournament.

The Lady Tigers (18-9) advanced to round two of the GHSA tourney with a 42-28 win Friday over visiting Houston County.

In other prep basketball, Bradwell Institute and Long County are advancing to the second round of the boys state basketball tournament.

The Tigers (20-7) beat host Valdosta 79-62 on Saturday in the Class AAAAAA tourney.

Bradwell will play at Heritage at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in round two.

In Class AAA, the Blue Tide (19-10) won an 85-82 thriller over visiting Dougherty to advance. The Tide play at Central Macon at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Liberty County (12-13) fell 79-69 to Monroe in Albany in the boys AAA tourney.

The Liberty County Lady Panthers also lost on the road in the first round, 67-28 to Monroe. Liberty finished the season 6-17.

Long County’s girls fell 58-52 to Cook County in Ludowici. The Lady Tide finished 9-18.

Prep baseball

Liberty County is off to a 1-2 start after beating Savannah High 21-0 on Saturday. The Panthers opened the season with a 12-2 loss to Toombs County on Feb. 8 and an 11-1 setback Feb. 15 at the hands of Savannah Country Day.

The Panthers played at Bryan County on Tuesday night.

Bradwell is 0-2 after losses to Oconee County and Bryan County. The Tigers play Bryan County again at 6 p.m. Thursday at Tigers Field.

Long County is 2-2 after beating Islands High 13-6 on Monday in Ludowici. The Blue Tide avenged an earlier 5-1 loss to the Sharks.

Long County is at Bacon County on Friday. First pitch is at 6 p.m.

Prep soccer

Long County’s boys soccer team is 2-1-1 with wins over Wayne County and Calvary Day. The Tide played Tuesday at Pierce County.

The Lady Tide are 2-3 with wins over Tattnall County and Claxton. They also played Tuesday at Pierce County.

Liberty County looked to pick up its first win of the season at Appling County on Tuesday in a boys nonregion soccer matchup.

Bradwell Institute’s girls, meanwhile, are off to a 4-0 start after a 10-0 win over Beach on Friday. The Lady Tigers also have shutout wins over Tattnall County, Liberty County and Windsor Forest.

The BI boys are 2-2. Both teams played at Jenkins on Tuesday in a doubleheader.

— Staff report

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