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Blue Tide boys get first win of season
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Football is over and so are the basketball scrimmages. Now it’s time for some real basketball.
The Long County High School boys basketball team traveled to Savannah for their first game Nov. 20 and got their first win over the Windsor Forest Knights, 70-67.
In the first half, the Blue Tide appeared to be slow in their rotations. But in the second half, they moved much better and picked up their defensive game. But the  Blue Tide did get into foul trouble and Mark Richardson had to  come off the bench to replace Prince Moody.
“Mark played tremendously well, causing several turnovers with four steals and five points,” head coach Deshon Brock said.
According to Brock, the team, as a whole, played a much better second half despite the foul problems.
In the game, Robert Gamble led all shooters with 24 points, while Justin Boyd had 14, and Jimmy Bacon put in 11.
Lazarus Baggs had five blocked shots in the game with seven points, and sealed the victory with a two-handed dunk with seconds left in the contest.
“We controlled the glass for most of the game and we shot over 55 percent from the free-throw line,” Brock said.
The win was a good test for the 2-AA Blue Tide boys, and it comes against the Knights, who are in the 3-AAAAA Region.
The Blue Tide was expected to get another test Saturday when they hosted the 3-AAAA Wayne County Yellow Jackets.
The Jackets were 21-8 last year, as the two teams split their series with a win apiece.
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