The Long County High School boys’ basketball team picked up its ninth region win of the year Tuesday against Toombs County, while the Lady Tide fell to the Lady Dogs and still are looking for their first victory of the season.
In the boys game, the Blue Tide defeated the Bulldogs, 59-54, to improve to 12-6 overall and 9-2 in Region 2-AA. The Bulldogs dropped to 7-8 overall and 5-6 in the region.
Despite earning the win, Long County coach Deshon Brock wasn’t happy with his team’s overall performance.
“As a team, we looked good in the first half, but in the second half, we stunk it up,” Brock said.
The Tide jumped out to a 40-21 lead in the first half, but allowed the Bulldogs back in the game by being outscored 15-5 in the third period and 18-14 in the final period.
The leading scorer for Long County was Jamaal Anderson, who had 18 points. Josh Berry added nine points and Henry Peoples finished with eight for the Blue Tide.
“We were playing good basketball up to the Vidalia game,” Brock said. “I don’t know if we’ve become complacent or what, but since them, we have not played an entire game. We need to get our stride back as we approach the region tournament.”
The winless Lady Tide fell 40-21 in the opener. Jameka Boyd led Long County with six points.
Also scoring for the ladies was Raven Rose with five points, Amandah Garvin had four points, Christa Prescott three points, Derissa Crawford and Trionna Murray had two points, and Mikayla Lovett and Shovontay Turner each added a point. The leading scorer for the Toombs County ladies was Jalisha Knight who had 19 points.
With the loss the Lady Tide fell to 0-17 while Toombs County improved to 5-12.
Long County is back on its home court tonight to take on the Brantley County boys and girls in another Region 2-AA contests.
The Herons come into the game with a 6-11 overall record and a 5-7 region mark, while the Lady Herons are 11-6 overall and 8-4 in the region.
The Lady Tide game begins at 6:30 p.m.and the boys are scheduled to follow at 7:30; the games are in Ludowici.
Go to www.coastalcourier.com to see pictures of the boys’ game.