The Long County High School basketball teams faced Bacon and McIntosh counties this week in Ludowici for Region 2-AA action in which the girls went 1-1 and the boys 0-2.
On Tuesday, the Lady Tide took an early 16-9 lead over Bacon County and never looked back, defeating the Lady Raiders, 56-45. The home team’s leading scorers were Elexxus Wrighton (15 points) and Keshawdra Cooper (9 points).
In the boys’ game, the Blue Tide went tooth-and-nail with the Raiders and after three periods of play, the game was tied at 44-44. But in the fourth period, things went south for Long County as the Raiders outscored the Tide, 27-5, to nab a 71-49 victory. Long County’s leading scorers were Danaron Anderson (9 points) and Josh Powers (8 points).
On Friday, the Tide squads took on and lost to McIntosh County. The Lady Tide fell 53-66, and the boys were defeated 72-60. Long County’s leading scorers were Powers, who had 21 points, and Wrighton, who had 23 points.
With one game left on the schedule, the Lady Tide have a 17-8 overall record and sit at 7-6 in the region. The Blue Tide are 5-19 overall and 1-12 in the region. On Feb. 6, Long County is back on the road for it final region games against Benedictine Military School (7-11 overall and 6-4 in the region) and St. Vincent’s Academy (6-13 and 4-6). When the teams faced each other earlier in the season, the Lady Tide won, 58-51, but the Blue Tide fell, 56-45.
The games are in Savannah with the girls tipping off at 6 p.m. and the boys at 7:30.
Long to host
Region 2-AA tourney
History will be made this year in Ludowici as Long County High School hosts its first-ever Region 2-AA basketball tournament. According to athletic director Karen Swindell, the tournament runs from Feb. 10-13 and will include four games each night with the action beginning at 4 p.m. Admission each night costs $7 per person. Swindle said daily schedules won’t be available until after the regular season is over.
As of Jan. 31, according to MaxPreps.com, the standings in Region 2-AA for the girls teams have McIntosh County at 10-2, Jeff Davis County at 9-2, Vidalia High School at 9-2, Bryan County at 7-5, Long County at 7-6, St. Vincent’s Academy at 4-6, Groves High School at 1-11, Bacon County at 0-13. The boys’ standings have Bryan County at 11-1, Vidalia at 11-1, McIntosh County at 8-4, Benedictine Military School at 6-4, Groves at 4-9, Jeff Davis at 1-10 and Long County at 1-12.