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Blue Tide boys and girls do well in regional 2-AA honors
Brittany Mills
Brittany Mills - photo by Mike Riddle / Coastal Courier
The 2008 2-AA All-Region Basketball Team was selected last week, and both the girls and boys Long County High School teams were represented well.
On the Blue Tide, number 24 Jimmy Bacon made 1st-Team Honors, and also finished second in votes for the Player of the Year title.  The junior led the Blue Tide in scoring (393 points), rebounds (206), and blocked shots (43).  He averaged 17.1 points a game, 9 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks per game.
Number 3 Justin Boyd also made 1st-Team Honors.  The sophomore averaged 14 points and 5 rebounds per game.  For the year he scored 336 points and had 119 rebounds.
Number 10 Prince Moody made 2nd-Team Honors, and was the leader on and off the court.  The senior led his team in steals (80) and assists (159).  He averaged 6.6 assists, 3.3 steals, 2.7 rebounds, and 4.3 points per game.
Number 23 Robert Gamble also made 2nd-Team Honors averaging 14.1 points and 4.8 rebounds in each of his games.  The senior was the number two scorer on the Blue Tide with 338 points and was number three in rebounds with 115 for the year.
Getting Honorable Mention at region were juniors Ricky Rivera and Eli Guest.  Number 1 Rivera, averaged 7.2 points a game and picked up 2.3 rebounds in each contest.  Number 15 Guest also averaged 7.2 points, and the 6’ 6’’ power forward averaged 5.2 rebounds a game.
For the Lady Blue Tide, number 23, Brittany Mills made 1st-Team Honors averaging 13 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals per game.  
“I am glad Brittany will be back next year, her stats are solid, and she already has a couple of colleges looking at her now” said Head Coach Julie Daffron.  The coach added, “She was the leader for our team this year, and she is just a solid point guard”.
The Lady Tide had another junior represented at the region, in having number 2 Sharika Turner make the 2nd-Team Honors.  Turned averaged 9 rebounds, 7 points, 5 assists, and 2 blocks in each of her games this year.
“Sharika is a good solid athlete, and a great student.  She is academically solid, a leader on the court, and just a great kid”, said Daffron.
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