The Long County High School girls’ basketball team picked up its fifth win of the year Saturday by defeating Appling County, 60-49, in Ludowici.
With the victory, the Lady Tide (5-2) matched their win total from last season in only three weeks of action this season.
The Lady Tide came out hard and fast, jumping out to a 17-4 lead and never looking back.
Long County head coach Brian Todd said that his team’s aggressiveness was a key to the victory.
“We came out and were aggressive taking it to the basket. This helped us get to the free-throw line 40 times in the game,” he said.
Todd also praised the individual efforts of Katie Estill, Patra London and Mya Howard.
“Katie had a good night, putting up 23 points,” he said. “He also got some good minutes out of Patra (eight points) and Mya, who had 10 points off the bench. It’s always good to get that kind of production off the bench. When teams scout you, they don’t know about your bench players, so if someone can come in and put up some points, that’s great.”
With the non-region win the Lady Tide improved their overall record to 5-2 and their region mark remained at 1-1.
The Lady Tide were scheduled to host Vidalia on Tuesday in a Region 2-AA game. Long County went into the game with a 1-1 region mark, while Vidalia was 2-1. Results from that game will be online and in this Sunday’s Courier.
On Friday, Long County plays Bryan County (3-3) in Pembroke for another big region showdown. Tipoff is at 6:30 p.m.