The Long County High School boy’s basketball team lost 69-66 on Friday to Benedictine Military Academy in Savannah.
Although the Blue Tide had a 40-34 lead at the half, they couldn’t finish the match on a high note. Benedictine outscored Long County 35-26 in the second half, giving the home team a 3-point win.
The Tide were led by Norman Thompson, who had 27 points, Justin Boyd with 15 and Donte Brown with 10.
The Cadets top scorers were Jibri Bryan with 35 points and Eric Brown with 12. Bryan also put up his 1,000th point for his high school career.
The loss dropped the Blue Tide’s Region 2-AA mark to 5-4 and their overall record to 7-10. The win improved the Cadet’s region record to 9-1 and their overall mark to 14-5.
The top four teams in the region are No. 1 McIntosh County (11-6, 9-0), No. 2 BC (14-5), No. 3 Pierce County (9-6, 6-3), and Long County (7-10) and Appling County (11-6) tied for the No. 4 spot at 5-4.
The Lady Tide also lost Friday, falling to St. Vincent’s Academy, 54-21. Details were not available.
The loss dropped the Long girls’ record to 1-8 in the region and 1-15 overall. The win improved the Saints’ region mark to 6-4 and their overall record to 9-11.
The Region 2-AA standings for the ladies have Appling County (11-4) on top at 8-1, Tattnall County (11-6) and McIntosh County (8-8) tied for second at 6-2, Brantley (13-4) in third at 7-3and the Saints (9-11) in the fifth spot at 6-4.