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Lady Blue Tide splits games, moves to 1-1 in region
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The Long County High School girl’s basketball team lost a game, and won one this past weekend, resulting in them going to 1-1 in the 2-AA Region standings.

Friday’s game
On Friday, the McIntosh County Lady Buccaneers came to town and despite a game effort by the home team the visitors proved too strong and got the win.  
In the first and second periods, the Bucs’ offense dominated Long County as they were outscored 2-14 and 11-20, and going in at the half down 13-34.
In the second half, the Blue Tide ladies began to hit more of their shots and managed to outscore their opponents, 20-15, but it wasn’t enough as the final score was Buccaneers 49 and Blue Tide 33.
“McIntosh simply overpowered us offensively and on the boards,” Head Coach Julie Daffron said. “We missed too many shots and had bad timing on our offensive sets. The girls played with a lot of heart, but we just never got into a momentum offensively.”
In the game, Caela LaRochester had 9 points, 9 rebounds and 3 steals, while India Gamble put up 8 points, 2 rebounds and 2 steals.
Brittany Mills had 6 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 steals; and Angel Wilson had 4 points and 2 rebounds. Shanetra Quarterman had 4 points and 5 rebounds.

Saturday’s game
On Saturday, the girls traveled to Hazlehurst where they took on the Jeff Davis Yellow Jackets. A game on the road was obviously good for the Lady Tide as they picked up their first region win 63-59.
At then end of the first period, the Blue Tide ladies held a slim 11-10 lead, but by the time the half expired, the Jackets had fought back to tie the score 26-26
By the end of the third period, the Lady Tide had the lead once again, but it was only by two, as the score was 45-43.  
In the fourth period, the Blue Tide ladies put up 18 to the Jackets 16, and the final score was Long County 63 and Jeff Davis 59.
“It was a tight game all the way, but everything we did wrong on Friday night worked itself out tonight,” Daffron said. “We were shooting better, moving better on offense, playmaking, communicating; and working together as a team.”
Daffron was pleased with the team’s play but said they still needed to work on their shooting percentage.
“I was pleased with the hustle and excellent effort of the team, all the way around,” Daffron said.
In the game, the girls had four players score in double digits. The leading shooter was Shanetra Quarterman with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocked shots, while Shareka Turner had 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Brittany Mills had 12 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals; and Angel Wilson added 10 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists.
With the win, the ladies are now 1-1 in the 2-AA Region. They traveled to Savannah on Dec. 11 and took on the Savannah Christian Red Raiders.
The score for that game wasn’t available for today’s edition.
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