The Long County girls’ basketball team traveled to Alma on Tuesday to take on winless Bacon County.
Though the Lady Raiders put up a game effort, it was painfully clear that they were no match for the visitors, as the Lady Tide won easily 56-16.
The leading scorers for Long County were Mya Howard, who had 17 points, and Anazha Kincaid, who added 14. Also having another good game was Elexxus Wrighton, who recorded the 1,000th rebound in her high school career.
Lady Tide head coach Brian Todd said his team played a solid game and looked good on defense.
“We played with a lot of energy and really got after it on the defensive end,” he said.
With the 2-AA win, Long County improved its overall record to 16-7 and its region mark to 9-3, while the Lady Raiders fell to 0-18 and 0-12.
Even though Long County was clearly a notch above Bacon County, Todd said that the Lady Tide will not let the big win go to their heads.
“All season long, we have been looking at the next game on the schedule as our most important,” he said. “We don’t ever want to underestimate our opponent. That seems to keep us focused on our job.”
On Friday, the Lady Tide were back at home taking on McIntosh County Academy in another region contest, with Long County notching a 51-48 win, according to maxpreps.com.
More details from that game will be in Wednesday’s Courier.
In the boys’ game, the outcome wasn’t nearly as pleasant for Long County or expected, as Bacon County upset the Blue Tide 69-66.
Long County head coach Deshon Brock said one of the keys to the Red Raiders winning was that they took advantage of his team’s missed free throws.
“We missed four free throws in the last two minutes of the game and seven in the fourth quarter,” he said. “Those, along with some second-chance points by Bacon, allowed them to pull away with the win.”
The leading scorers for the Blue Tide were Perrell Brisbane with 22 points and Christian Bass with 15.
With the win, Bacon County improved its overall record to 10-11 and its region mark to 6-6, while Long County fell to 16-6 overall and 9-3 in the region.
On Friday, the Blue Tide were back at home, where they recovered from the loss by whipping McIntosh County 82-54 in more region action, according to maxpreps.com.
More details from that contest will be reported in Wednesday’s edition of the Courier.