The Long County High School boys and girls basketball teams both won Tuesday in Ludowici.
In the early game, the girls team avenged an early season loss to Tattnall County High School by soundly defeating the Lady Warriors, 70-54. Sharika Turner led the Tide with 22 points.
With the win, the Lady Tide improved their Region 2-AA record to 8-2 and their overall record to 10-7. The ladies are still in the top spot in the region, followed by Brantley County (15-3) at 9-3, Pierce County (9-7) at 7-4 and Appling County (9-9) at 6-4.
In the late game, the boys won their game, 80-61. This win also avenged a painful 71-70 loss to the Warriors.
"I thought we played well as a team. I really liked how we responded when Tattnall tried to come back in the third quarter, when they cut the lead to 13, and we responded by pushing it back to 20," said Tide head coach Deshon Brock. "We closed the game well. I thought Justin Boyd’s defensive effort was very good and also want to commend Robert Goslee for coming in the first and second period and playing major minutes on defense."
Brock also said he was pleased with Eli Guest, who had five blocks.
Three players had double-doubles: Guest had 10 points and 10 rebounds, Boyd added 18 points and had 10 rebounds and Bacon scored 26 points and nabbed 17 rebounds.
Other notable contributors included Norman Thompson, who had 10 points, and Ricky Rivera who added 9 points.
Today, the girls and boys travel to Blackshear to take on Pierce County. The Lady Bears have an overall record of 9-7, while the Bears are struggling at 4-14.
The girl’s game is at 6 p.m. and the boys tip off at 7:30.