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Blue Tide remains undefeated
Got Spirit! The Long County basketball cheerleaders celebrated the boys’ team going to 7-0 and 2-0 in the 2-AA Region. The girls are currently 1-1 in the 2-AA Region. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
The Long County boys’ basketball team continued their dominance this past weekend as they won two region games, bringing their regular season record to 7-0 and their 2-AA Region mark to 2-0.

Friday’s game
On Friday, playing in Ludowici, they faced the McIntosh County Buccaneers in one of their toughest games of the season.  
The Long County team was up by 6 at the end of the first period, but by the end of the half, the Bucs had brought the score to an even 31-31.
During periods three and four, the Blue Tide boys outshot the visiting team, 29-21, to pick up the hard-fought win, 60-52.
Jimmy Bacon led all scorers with 16 points and also led the team in rebounds with 13. He also added 3 assists and 3 steals.
Prince Moody had 12 points, 8 assists, 5 steals and 4 rebounds; and Robert Gamble added 10 points, with 7 rebounds, 3 steals, and 3 assists. Eli Guests had 7 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals and a blocked shot.

Saturday’s game
On Saturday, the team traveled to Hazelhurst to take on the Jeff Davis Yellow Jackets, but the home team was no match for the Blue Tide. Long County won the game easily.
The Blue jumped out to a 24-14 lead in the first period and never looked back.  By the end of the half, they were up 43-28, and at the end of three, it was 68-44 with the final score being 85-53.
Jimmy Bacon led in scoring in this game too with 20 points. He also added 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals.
Robert Gamble had 17 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals, while Prince Moody put in 13 points, had 12 big assists, 4 steals and 3 rebounds. Justin Boyd had 13 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 assists.
The Blue Tide team appears to be the team to beat in the 2-AA Region and, according to a coaches’ poll posted last week by GaSports, they are currently ranked number 9 in the state.
The Blue Tide traveled to Savannah Tuesday night to take on the Savannah Christian Red Raiders in a 2-AA region match up, but the score wasn’t available in time for today’s edition.
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