The Long County High School girls’ basketball team notched its 14th win of the year Friday by defeating Bryan County, 54-42, in Ludowici.
Meanwhile, the Blue Tide dropped their fifth game in a row, losing to the Redskins, 88-70.
In the girls’ game, the Lady Tide jumped out to a 14-4 lead over the visitors. However, Bryan County (10-8 overall) fought back to narrow the deficit to six in the third quarter. Led by Katie Estill’s 11 points, Long County outscored Bryan County, 25-7, in the fourth quarter to seal the win.
Estill led all scorers with 19 points. The Lady Tide’s Mya Howard added 10 points.
In Friday’s boys’ game, the Blue Tide took an early 21-20 lead but couldn’t hold off the Redskins (15-2), who came back to take a 34-28 lead at halftime. Long County continued to play hard in the second half, but Bryan County was too much for the home team.
Clay Strickland led Long County with 18 points. Teammate Christian Bass scored 10 points.
On Tuesday, the Long County teams were swept by tough Vidalia squads. The Lady Tide lost, 66-46, and the boys fell, 82-42.
With the Region 2-AA wins, the Vidalia boys’ team improved its overall record to 14-2 and their region mark to 7-1, while the Lady Indians moved to 11-2 and 5-1, respectively.
Going into Saturday’s action, the Lady Tide had a 14-6 overall record and a 5-4 region mark, and the Blue Tide were 5-14 and 1-8.
The Long County teams were scheduled to host Pierce County on Saturday. Results from those games were not available at press time.
On Tuesday, Long County goes to Hazlehurst to take Jeff Davis High School. As of Saturday, the Yellow Jackets were 3-13 overall and 0-7 in the region, and while the Lady Yellow Jackets were 14-3 and 7-1.
The girls’ game starts at 6 p.m., with the boys’ game to follow.