The Long County High School girls basketball team dropped its eighth game of the season Friday, losing to Toombs County High School 48-36.
Despite the setback, assistant coach Faith Jefferson said the Lady Tide are improving.
"As the season is going on, their attitude and their effort is getting better," Jefferson said. "You see them hustling more every day."
Long County managed to keep it close early, trailing only 8-7 when the second quarter began. But Toombs County outscored LCHS 18-6 in the period to take a 26-13 lead at halftime.
Toombs County retained its double-digit lead the rest of the game, though Long County outscored the visiting Lady Bulldogs 10-7 in the final period.
"Tonight, everybody played well," Jefferson said. "We did get into foul trouble early so I had to go to my bench sooner than I would have liked, but the girls coming off the bench played well and did their part."
Jameka Boyd led Long County with 10 points. Miranda McDowell finished with 7 points, Raven Rose and Toni Johnson had 6 points each and Brianna Holmes had 5 points for the Lady Tide. Holmes also got a bucket from Shamka Richardson.
Ashley Polke scored 12 points for the Lady Bulldogs.
The loss drops the Lady Tide’s overall record to 0-8. Their next game is Jan. 4 against Tattnall County.