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Both Blue Tide teams beat Bacon County
Basketball through hoop

Long County boys and girls swept the Bacon County teams Tuesday in Region 2-AA action.

Playing in Ludowici, the Lady Tide destroyed the Alma girls 59-20 and then the Blue Tide beat the boys’ team 61-54. With the wins, the Long County boys improved their overall record to 11-3, while the girls are now 10-5.

Blue Tide head coach Deshon Brock said his team didn’t play well, but did do enough to notch another win. He also added that despite playing well in recent games, there are still areas that his team needs to improve.

“We have to do a better job on defense,” Brock said. “We are giving up too many points, as well as rebound a little bit better defensively.”
The leading scorers for the Blue Tide were Henry Blair, who had 15 points, and Rhyiem Izzard, who chipped in 11.

With the wins, the Long County teams are currently holding on to the second and third spots in the region.

The boys’ standings have Vidalia at 6-0 (12-2), Long County 5-1 (11-3), Benedictine Military School 4-1 (7-4), Bryan County 4-2 (8-5), Jeff Davis 2-3 (6-8), Bacon County 1-5 (4-10), McIntosh County 1-5 (2-11) and Groves High School at 0-6 (0-12).

The girls’ standings also have Vidalia on top at 6-0 (12-1), Jeff Davis at 4-1 (13-1), Long County 4-2 (10-5), Bryan County also 4-2 (10-4), McIntosh County 2-3 (3-9), St. Vincent’s Academy 2-3 (6-6), Groves 0-5 (3-10), and Bacon County 0-6 (0-11).

Friday, the Blue Tide were to play Benedictine in Savannah, while the Lady Tide went up against St. Vincent’s. Saturday, Long County was back home taking on Appling County in non-region action. The Lady Pirates took a 3-8 record into the game and the Pirates were 1-10.

Pick up a Wednesday paper to find out results from those two games.

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