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Blue Tide Men win fifth consecutive game
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The Long County High School boys basketball team wrapped up a perfect five-game sweep in their non-region regular season, with a 77-75 win over Camden County this past Tuesday.
The game was the fifth win in a row for the Blue Tide and all five victories have come against either a 4-A or 5-A school.
“I believe that playing these bigger schools will definitely help us when we start playing region games. We’re trying to find schools that have the ability to beat us by ten or more points if we don’t play hard,” head coach Deshon Brock said.
In Tuesday’s game, the Wildcats jumped out to 22-20 lead at the end of the first period, but by the end of the second the Tide had taken the lead, 36-34.
In the third period, Camden scored 19 to the Blue Tide’s 18, but by the end of the game Long County pulled off a hard-won victory, 77-75.
In the game, Jimmy Bacon led all scorers with 30 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocked shots. Justin Boyd added 21 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks.
Eli Guests had 4 big blocked shots, and also added 16 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists; while Robert Gamble had 8 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
The Blue Tide will try to continue their winning ways as the McIntosh County Buccaneers come to town this Friday.  
The Bucs went to the state playoffs last year, advancing to the second round, but are 0-1 in 2-AA Region after losing a close 34-37 game to Savannah Christian this past Tuesday.
Game time is 7:30 p.m. at Long County High School.
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