The Long County High School basketball teams will open Region 2-AA play on Tuesday night. The Blue Tide girls (1-3) will visit St. Vincent’s in downtown Savannah at 6 p.m., while the boys (2-2) will make the trek to Benedictine in Savannah for a 6:30 p.m. game.
Blue Tide girls
The Lady Blue Tide put up a game effort but came up short last Tuesday, falling 61-47 at Glynn Academy in Brunswick.
Long fell behind 17-10 at the end of the first period, and was down 10 points, 33-23, at the half.
The Red Terrors broke the game open in the third quarter, outscoring Long 18-7.
“Overall, we had a solid effort against a very good team”, Long coach Ryan Bailey said. “We just have to keep our head up because we will be a team to contend with in our region”.
Glynn Acad. 61, Long Co. 47
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Top scorers for Lady Tide: Brittany Mills 19, Shanetra Quarterman 11, India Gamble 7.
Top scorers for Glynn Academy: Baiesha Johnson 21, Sequoya Aldridge 12, Amber Murrell 12.
Blue Tide boys
After earning two straight wins, Long County suffered a 64-59 loss at Glynn Academy this past Tuesday.
Justin Boyd scored led the Blue Tide with 26 points, while Ricky Rivera added 16 and Denzel Richardson chipped in 12.
A box score of the game was unavailable.
Benedictine, Long County’s opponent this Tuesday, moved to Region 2-AA after playing in Region 3-AAA the past few seasons. The Cadets are expected to improve on their 6-13 mark a year ago. They opened the season last week with 57-48 win over Class AAAAA Windsor Forest. Jibri Bryan, a junior guard/forward, poured in 32 points.