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Lady Tide lose to saints, prepare for tough game tonight against Vidalia
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The Long County High School girls basketball team continued to struggle Tuesday in a 72-27 loss to St. Vincent’s Academy.

The loss dropped the Lady Tide to 0-4 overall and 0-1 in Region 2-AA.

Allissa Burton led Long County with six points. Shameka Richardson and Miranda McDowell scored five points each, Brittany Hall added three points and Jameka Boyd and Raven Rose had two points apiece.

St. Vincent’s Hannah Burnsed led all scorers with 20 points.

Up next, the Lady Tide host region foe Vidalia tonight in Ludowici.

The Lady Indians are unbeaten and are ranked No. 2 in the PrepCountry/GAA coaches poll. Last season, Vidalia won the 3B-AA Region championship and finished as Class AA state runner up.

Tipoff is at 6 p.m.

Blue Tide take on Indians

A 1-4 start may have some worried the Long County High School boys basketball team is on its way to a bad season.

But the Blue Tide’s losses to date have come against Class AAAA schools Liberty County and Wayne County and Class AAA Claxton, three teams with a combined record of 14-2.

That tough competition should help the Blue Tide in the Region 2-AA race beginning tonight, according to coach Deshon Brock, when the Blue Tide play host to Vidalia (4-1).

Vidalia’s only loss was in the finals of a Thanksgiving tournament against East Laurens High School. The Indians joined Region 2-AA this year and have already made a splash by destroying Jeff Davis High School 83-46.

This is the second time the two teams have played. Long County won the first matchup in 2004.

Tipoff for tonight’s game is 7:30 p.m.

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