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Blue Tide's roll ends in Albany
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The Long County boys basketball team’s season ended Thursday at the hands of powerhouse Randolph-Clay High School in the round of 16 for the state title.  
The boys kept it close through most of the first half, but the Red Devils were too much for the young Blue Tide team, and Long County lost 75-48.
Randolph-Clay has been one of the most dominating Class AA schools in the state during the last few years by winning the state championship in 2004 and 2005, and also setting the state record for wins in a row at 90 in 2006.
Even though the Long County team came up short in the quest for the state title, the young team established themselves as contenders for next year by being the runner-up in both the Region 2-AA tournament and in the region standings at the end of the year. They also advanced to the state tournament, and defeated Screven County to make the Sweet Sixteen.
The Blue Tide finished with a 9-5 region record, won 13 games, and will have the vast majority of their team returning next year.
Two of the members who will return are Prince Moody and Jimmy Bacon, who both earned First Team, All Region honors this year.
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