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Blue tide Men win fourth 2-AA region game in a row
Six-foot 6-inch Eli Guest goes up for the rebound in Friday's Blue Tide win over the Pierce County Bears 73-54. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
BLACKSHEAR — The Long County boys basketball team is rolling right along, and appears to be peaking at the right time of the year.
Friday, the team won their fourth Region 2-AA game in a row, defeating Pierce County, 73-54.
The Blackshear team was clearly outmatched and looked more like Cubs than Bears in the 19-point loss to the Ludowici tidal wave.
Leading all scorers for the night was Robert Gamble who had 22 points, while Justin Boyd was next on the list with 12 points.
Continuing to play team ball as well as anyone on the court, was Prince Moody who had, his normally high, 10 assists, but on this night the senior also put up 10 points of his own.
With the win, the Blue Tide improved their overall record to 15-4, and their region mark is now 9-2.  They still are two games behind Appling County (18-1 overall and in region 11-0) in the 2-AA Region standings, and with only two weeks left in the regular season, they will need some help, if they are to overtake them and finish the season as the number one seed.  
They will have the opportunity to make up one of the games against the Pirates when they play them on Feb. 2, but first they will have to get by the Charlton County Indians.
The Tide took on the Indians last night, but results from that story were not available in time to be put in this
The Indians are currently 6-9 overall and 3-5 in the 2-AA Region.  The last time the two teams met, the Tide won 86-63.
This Friday the Long Boys take on Brunswick High School and will have to travel for the contest.  The Pirates are in the 4-AAAA Region and currently have an overall record of 1-14.
Tip off is 7:30 p.m. in Brunswick.
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