The Long County High School girls’ basketball team fell to St. Vincent’s Academy, 42-25, on Tuesday in Savannah.
Katie Estill and Malaka Elix led the Lady Tide in scoring with eight points apiece.
“We played a lot better on defense, (and) we did good getting back on transition defense,” Lady Tide head coach Brian Todd said. “We forced some long jump shots, but struggled to hold them to one shot.”
In addition to being pleased with the play of Estill and Elix, Todd praised three other members of his team.
“Kat Wingate gave us some valuable minutes. Also, (Keshawndra) Cooper and (Elexxus) Wrighton really did an admirable job trying to negate the height disadvantage … they had a 6-foot-2 post player who gave us a lot of matchup problems,” Todd said.
He said his team is getting more cohesive.
“I think we are starting to get more comfortable playing with each other,” he said. “We have started to cut down on our rotation during the game … at this point, we are playing eight players and hoping the more they play together, the more success we will see.”
With the loss, the Lady Tide fell to 0-5 overall and 0-1 in the 2B-AA sub-region, while the Saints improved to 4-2 and 2-0.
The Blue Tide boys’ team was scheduled to play at Benedictine Military School on Tuesday, but the game was rescheduled to 6 p.m. Dec. 18 due to the Cadets’ football team playing in the state playoffs.
Both Long County teams are off until Dec. 10 when they travel to Darien to face McIntosh County. Previews of the games will be in Sunday’s Coastal Courier.