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Blue Tide boys win again
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For the second time in eight days the Long County High School boy’s basketball team beat Wayne County. But this past weekend’s game wasn’t nearly as easy as the first time.
After easily beating the Yellow Jackets, 62-37 in their first meeting, Saturday the Tide had only a one point lead going in at the half, 31-30.
But when the third period started, Jimmy Bacon came out on fire, giving the Blue Tide the leadership needed to win 69-63.  For the game, Bacon had 26 points, 17 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocked shots.
“After having a slow start, Jimmy put us on his back in the second half. He did everything he could do to make sure we won the game,” head coach Deshon Brock said.
Brock said he was also pleased with the play of Eli Guest.
“Eli came off the bench and provided a spark for the team, and that was especially big for us.”
Guest finished the night with 13 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 blocked shots.
Brock said he was pleased with Donte Brown’s play on the defensive side of the ball Other Tide players of note were Ricky Rivera with 12 points and Justin Boyd with 13 points.
Brock had praise for the team, but said there was room for improvement.
“Overall I was a little disappointed in how we played. I expect a better effort on the defensive end of the court. We will have to correct some of these problems before we play Camden (County) Tuesday,” Brock said.
The coach followed this up by saying, “However, I’m proud of the fact that we fought hard to stay in the game and get a win on the road in a hostile environment-wins like that build character in a team.”
The Blue Tide (4-0) traveled to Kingsland yesterday and took on the Wildcats. That score will be in Friday’s Coastal Courier.
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