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Blue Tide Avenge Loss to Raiders, Move Into #2 Spot in 2-AA Region
Senior Prince Moody set up his teammates all night Tuesday as the Tide beat Savannah Christian 49-43. In the game Moody had 10 assists, 5 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 points. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
LUDOWICI - The Long County boys basketball team beat the Savannah Christian Red Raiders on Tuesday 49-43, and with the win moved the Tide into second place in the 2-AA Region standings.
Playing in front of the hometown fans, the Tide battled the team which gave them their first loss earlier this year.  And despite the win only being by 6 points, the Ludowici team had control of the game throughout all four periods.
Long County jumped out to a 16-11 lead in the first period, but lost momentum in the second, going in at the half, up 27-24.
In the third period, the blue team showed speed and aggressiveness under the boards to outscore their opponents 16-9.  In the final period the Raiders out scored the home team 10-6, but the Blue Tide never trailed in the game.
This win was a sweet one to the home team, because last month the Tide lost their first game of the season to the Raiders in overtime.
"This time the team was much more disciplined, in that they followed the instructions at the half as to the adjustments we needed to make," Head Coach Deshon Brock said.
"We didn't have the energy we needed tonight, and the team played lethargic at times, but they made quality shots when they had to, and they did execute better," the coach added.
In the game Justin Boyd led all scorers with 12 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Robert Gamble had 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists. And Prince Moody had 10 assists, 5 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 points.
The top four in the 2-AA Region now are Appling County (17-1) at 10-0, Long County (14-4) 8-2, Savannah Christian (9-6) 6-2, and McIntosh County (6-13) at 4-5.
This Friday the Blue travels to Baxley to take on the Pierce County Bears, and will be favored to add another region win to their record, if they can stay focused and not get too over confident.
The Bears have one win this season and sit at 1-8 in the region and 1-13 overall, and they will be hoping to play spoilers to the Tide.  
Game time is 7:30.

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