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Lady Tide advance to region quarterfinals
Lady Tide india Gamble aided the Lady Tide win round one. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle

The Long County High School girls basketball team advanced to the quarterfinals in the Region 2-AA tournament when they beat Charlton and Tattnall counties earlier this week.

On Tuesday, the Lady Tide had a 25-17 lead over Charlton County at the half, and they went on to defeat the Indians 48-31.

India Gamble led the Tide in points with a game-high 16. Jamika Boyd added 9 points, Caela LaRochester put up 8, Shamika Richardson had 6 and Jessica Bryant scored 5.

On Wednesday, the Long County girls played a tough game against Tattnall County. It came down to the buzzer, but the Lady Tide eked out a 56-54 victory.

"We won 56-54. Jameka hit a buzzer-beater to win the game," Lady Tide coach Ryan Bailey said. "By far our best game of the season. India had 18 points. Tashanna hit a big three-pointer to put us up late in the fourth. Caela played huge defensively, and Jameka played well. We definitely shocked a lot of people in the gym last night. We matched their energy and, for the first time all season, the ‘basketball gods’ were on our side."

On Thursday, the Long County girls took on the tournament’s No. 4 seed, St. Vincent’s Academy. The Monarchs brought a 10-6 region record into the game.

Results from the game were not available at press time.

The Blue Tide boys also played yesterday. They faced Jeff Davis High School.

During the regular season, the Blue Tide won two games over the Yellow Jackets, but Jeff Davis likely was feeling confident after defeating Appling County during the tournament’s first round.

Results from the game were not available at press time.

"I am just hoping that we are able to play four full quarters of quality basketball. Right now, it’s all about Jeff Davis," Blue Tide coach Deshon Brock said Thursday.

If Long County beat the Jackets, they will face No. 2 seed McIntosh County today. If the Lady Tide beat St. Vincent’s, they will take on No. 1 seed Appling County.

Today’s boys game, if played, is at 5:30 p.m. If they play, the girls will hit the court at 7. Both games would be at Armstrong Atlantic University in Savannah.

For more Blue Tide results, see this Sunday’s Coastal Courier.

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