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Blue Tide earn solid win over Jeff Davis
Tide player Norman Thompson (15) shoots for 2 in Tuesday’s game against Jeff Davis. He pitched in 17 points in the victory. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle

The Blue Tide boys varsity basketball team extended its winning streak Tuesday night with a 92-55 win over the Jeff Davis High School Yellow Jackets.

The Long County Lady Tide moved into the No. 2 spot in the 2-AA Region Tuesday, winning a tough game over Jeff Davis County 69-56.




The Jeff Davis team tried to keep pace with the Blue Tide but ended the first quarter down, 35-11, and only managed 16 more points for a score of 61-27 at the half.

During the second half, Long County head coach Deshon Brock played his starters sparingly, giving the Tide’s relief players some action.

In the game, Eli Guest picked up his second consecutive double-double game, earning 17 points and 10 rebounds. Justin Boyd put up 10 points, Denzel Richardson had 11, Norman Thompson added 17, and "High-Flying" Jimmy Bacon had three blocked shots, five assists, 10 rebounds and 21 points.

"Norman got his first start tonight, and he played big at guard. Denzel had one of his better games of the year, and he also played good defense," Brock said. "In tonight’s game, we played good defense early, and I was glad to see that."

Tonight, the Blue Tide face Benedictine Military Academy. The Cadets were victorious over the Tide when the teams met earlier in the season, holding Long County to a season-low 45 points.

The Cadets come into the game with a defense ranked first in the 2-AA Region, but a lackluster offense. Benedictine averages 55 points a night and their defense is ranked seventh out of nine.

The Blue Tide’s offense is No. 1 in the 2-AA Region with an average of 74 points per game. Long County’s defense allows an average of 62 points per game, earning them the eighth-ranked position in the region.

Both teams have a lot riding on tonight’s game as region play winds down. In the 2-AA Region, Tattnall County (11-6) is still on top with a 7-1 region record, while Long County (10-5) and McIntosh County (11-4) are tied for second with 6-2 region records.

Tonight’s game is in Ludowici starts at 7:30.


Lady Tide


The Long County Lady Tide moved into the No. 2 spot in the 2-AA Region Tuesday, winning a tough game against Jeff Davis County.

The Ludowici ladies came out slow, falling behind the Yellow Jackets, 18-10, at the end of the first quarter. However, in the second half, the Tide overcame the deficit, tie the score at 51 with four minutes left in the game.

The Lady Tide went on an 18-5 run during the final four minutes to earn a 69-56 victory.

"Rhea Rose played big again for us tonight, as she has over the last few games; she has improved on her rebounds and also on her put-backs," said Lady Tide head coach Ryan Bailey."I’m confident in the direction we are heading, if we keep improving. We’ll be where we want to be when the tournament begins."

Rose had three points, Caela LaRochester had six, Brittany Mills added 15 points, India Gamble put up 17, and leading scorer Shanetra Quarterman scored 23 points.

With the win, the Blue Tide (8-7) ladies moved into the No. 2 spot in the region with a 6-2 record, one game behind Brantley County (13-2) who is at the top with a 7-2 region record.

Tonight, the Lady Tide will take on St. Vincent’s Academy in Ludowici.

The Saints come into the game with a 37-point average. They have been allowing about 42 points per game. The Long County ladies are putting up 48 points a night and allowing 52. Tonight’s game in Ludowici is at 6.

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