The Long County High School Lady Tide fell 50-22 to visiting Brantley County in a Region 2-AA basketball matchup Friday night.
The Lady Herons jumped out to an early 9-2 lead and went in at the half up 28-9. The Lady Tide didn’t fare much better in the third period, but outscored Brantley County 10-8 in the final stanza.
"The ladies put up a great effort especially in the fourth quarter," Long County coach Ryan Bailey said. "They kept their enthusiasm up until the end. It was a tough loss, a tough region loss, but we have to keep our heads up and keep our effort up."
Lady Heron Amanda Smith led all scorers with 11 points. Miranda McDowell paced Long County with nine points. Jameka Boyd chipped in five points and Raven Rose added four points. Allissa Burton and Laura Clary each had two points for the Lady Tide.
"Jameka Boyd and Allissa Burton played a good defensive game," Bailey said.
The loss dropped Long County to 1-20 overall and 1-15 in Region 2-AA.
Saturday, the Lady Tide faced unbeaten BI (23-0 and ranked No. 5 in latest Class AAAAA poll).
The Lady Tide travel to take on Tattnall County on Tuesday in Reidsville.