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Blue Tide boys, girls head into playoffs on string of losses
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Both the girls and boys basketball teams wrapped up their regular season Friday with losses to the McIntosh County teams in Ludowici.

In the boys game, it was a seesaw battle with both teams having the opportunity to win. But with Tide and the Bucks putting up 11 points in the fourth period at the end of the regulation everything was tied 53-53. However even though the game had been tight up to that point, in over-time it was all Buccaneers. They outscored the Blue Tide 12-2 netting the 65-55 win.

In that game, McIntosh’s James Jones led all scorers with 19 points, while the leading shooters for the Tide team were Jarquez Payne, 9 points, Jamal Anderson and Jaylan Futch, each posting 12, and Henry Peoples, leading the Blue and White with 13.

In girls action, the Lady Tide was clearly out-gunned as they lost to the visitors, 47-16. The leading shooter was Lady Buck Shakhala Mells, who put up 14 points. Other scoring for Long County was Kadeja Green, 2 points, Raven Rose, Allissa Burton, and Miranda McDowell, 3 each, and Brittany Hall posting 5.

Earlier this week the boys and girls fell to Tattnall County in a doubleheader in Reidsville on Tuesday.

In the boys game, the Battle Creek Warriors won 61-40.

Tattnall County jumped out early to a 20-4 lead and went in at the half on top 35-19.

Jamal Anderson had a game-high 14 points while Henry Peoples added 11 for the Blue Tide. Bashan McIntosh and Quay Davis each had 12 points for Tattnall County.

In the early game, the Lady Warriors put up 21 points in the first period and never looked back in a 45-19 win.

Long County got 8 points from Jameka Boyd, 6 from Raven Rose and 5 from Miranda McDowell.

Ladishia Pridgegeon finished with 13 for Tattnall County.

With the losses, the boys finish their season with a 9-15 overall record and a 7-9 2-AA Region mark; the ladies end their year with a 1-23 overall mark and a region record of 1-17.

The Blue Tide boys finished as the sixth seed team and will play Toombs at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Pierce County.

The Lady Tide ended the season as the ninth seed in the region, as determined by a coin toss. They will travel to Brantley to take on Pierce County tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.

The region results will be in this Wednesday’s Coastal Courier.

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