The Long County High School girls’ basketball team had its win streak end at eight Saturday as they fell to Appling County, 55-51, in Baxley.
Also Saturday, the Long County boys’ team dropped a heartbreaker, 52-50.
At the half of the girls’ game, the Lady Tide led, 27-25, but in the second half, they couldn’t hold off the Lady Pirates.
With the loss, the Lady Tide fell to 13-5 overall, while the Lady Pirates improved to 6-10.
In the boys’ game, the Blue Tide had their opportunity to pull out the victory, but when the final buzzer sounded the Pirates had eked out the win. Brendon Scott led Long County with 14 points.
“I thought we played hard, and it’s a shame that we lost the game. We deserved to win but came up short,” Blue Tide head coach Deshon Brock said.
Long County was 5-12 overall after the loss, while Appling County was 6-10.
In junior-varsity action, the Lady Tide won, 36-22, while the Blue Tide lost, 40-38.
The Long County teams were scheduled to travel Tuesday to face Vidalia. Results will be online and in Sunday’s Courier.
On Friday, Long County will be back at home as Bryan County comes to town for important region action. As of Tuesday afternoon, the Lady Redskins were 9-7 overall and 4-3 in Region 2-AA action, while the Redskins were 13-2 and 7-0. The Redskins also go into the game as the No. 6 team in the state according to MaxPreps.com.
The Lady Tide were 4-3 in 2-AA as of Tuesday, and the Blue Tide were 1-6. The girls’ game tips off at 6:30 p.m., and the boys’ game follows.