Last Friday, the Long County High School Blue Tide boys
varsity basketball team picked up its 11th win in a row, while the girls team earned its fifth in a row.
Ranked No. 1 in Region 2-AA, the girls defeated the Pierce County Lady Bears 72-58. India Gamble led in scoring with 28.
The win improved the Lady Tide’s overall record to 11-7. They are 9-2 for region play.
Last night, the girls took on the Charlton County ladies, but results were unavailable at press time.
This Friday, the Lady Tide face the Brantley County Herons, who have a 16-3 overall record and a region record of 10-3, putting them slightly behind the Tide. The teams met earlier in the season, and Long County won a tough match, 63-56.
The game in Nahunta starts at 6 p.m.
In the boys’ matchup, the Blue Tide beat the Bears easily, 94-63.
Norman Thompson had his best game of the year with 23 points and 8 assists. Eli Guests had another double-double, with 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Justin Boys put up 14 points and had 7 assists.
McDonald’s All-American Team nominee Jimmy Bacon led in scoring with 26 points and 10 rebounds.
The Tide is holding on to the No. 2 spot in the 2-AA Region with a 9-2 record and an overall record of 13-5.
The team took on Charlton County (3-8 overall, and 2-9 in the 2-AA Region) last night in Ludowici, but results were unavailable at press time.
This Friday, the boys head to Nahunta to take on Brantley County, who are 3-15.
When the teams met earlier in the season, the Herons lost 37-72. In the region, Brantley has yet to win a game. They sit at 0-12.
The game starts at 7:30 p.m.