The Long County High School girls’ basketball team extended its winning streak to eight on Friday by beating St. Vincent’s Academy, 58-51. Before that, the ladies beat region opponent Bacon County, 47-22, on Tuesday in Ludowici. The victories helped the Lady Tide improve their overall record to 13-4 and their region mark to 4-3. Although those nights were joyous occasions for the girls, the Blue Tide boys suffered a disheartening 60-40 loss to the Raiders and a 56-45 loss to Benedictine Military School, taking their record to 4-11 overall and 1-6 in the region.
Before Friday’s games, the region standings in the ladies’ division showed Jeff Davis and Bryan County sitting on top with 4-1 marks, McIntosh County and Vidalia tied for the third spot at 3-1, Long County holding down fourth place at 3-3, St. Vincent’s Academy in fifth at 1-1, and Bacon County and Groves still seeking their first region wins at 0-5. On the men’s side, Bryan County held the top spot at 6-0, followed by Vidalia at 5-0, Benedictine Military School at 3-2, Bacon County at 1-1, McIntosh County at 2-3, Long County at 1-5, and Jeff Davis still winless at 0-5.
On Saturday, Long County took on Appling County in non-region games. Results from those matchups will be in Wednesday’s paper and online at www.coastalcourier.com.
On Tuesday, the Blue Tide squads face Vidalia in more region matchups in Toombs County. The Indians go into the game as the No. 5 Region 2-AA team in the state, and the Lady Indians are the No. 6 team in the state, according to MaxPreps.com. The girls’ game begins at 6 p.m., and the boys play at 7:30.