The Long County High School boys basketball team won back-to-back games last weekend, defeating Appling and Wayne counties.
On Friday, the Blue Tide faced the Pirates in Baxley and came home with a 66-53 victory. On Saturday, the boys played cross-county rival Wayne County in Ludowici. The Tide beat the Region 2-AAAA team 80-75."I think that we played our first complete game against Appling County. Our defensive effort was incredible and the attention to detail and adjustments we made on offense to counter the two defenses that they ran to stop Norman (Thompson) and Justin (Boyd) were great," Tide coach Deshon Brock said. "It showed discipline — something we need more of from this point on."
In the Appling County game, Donte Brown had three blocked shots, 10 rebounds and 24 points. Boyd had six steals, eight rebounds and 28 points.
Brock also talked about the Wayne County game. "Jamel Anderson got his first career start and played well. He had five rebounds and 2 points, but a stat that won’t show in the stat book was his poise and effort on the floor."
Brock added, "Robert Goslee played by far his best game of the year, coming off the bench to score 11 points and have six assists."
With the two wins, the Tide boys moved into a three-way tie for the fourth spot in Region 2-AA with Pierce County (7-6) and Appling County (9-5). All three are at 4-3.
Last night, Long County traveled to Hazlehurst to play the Jeff Davis Yellow Jackets. Results from that game were not available.
Friday, the Blue Tide has a region game in Savannah against Benedictine Military Academy.
Long County is looking to avenge last month’s 52-54 loss to the Savannah team. The game Friday starts at 7:30 p.m. in Savannah.
Lady Tide drop two games over weekend
The struggle continues for the Lady Tide, who lost two games last weekend.
On Friday, the Ludowici ladies lost to the Lady Pirates of Appling County, 23-42. On Saturday, they lost to the Wayne County Yellow Jackets, 45-54.
With the two losses, Long County’s record fell to 1-13 and their Region 2-AA mark dropped to 1-7.
Last night, the girls took on Jeff Davis County. Results from that game were not available.
Friday, the Lady Tide travel to Savannah to take on the Saints from St. Vincent’s Academy.
The Saints bring a 5-3 region record into the contest and an overall record of 9-10. In the last game between the Lady Tide and the Saints, the Savannah girls won 68-39.
Friday’s game is at 6 p.m. in Savannah.