The Long County High School girls basketball team was defeated by Wayne County, 42-9, Tuesday in Ludowici.
The Lady Tide fell behind 12-2 and never recovered.
“The better team won, and unfortunately nothing would fall for us … we actually played defense well. They just had really good girls that executed and hit hard shots,” Lady Tide coach Kala Hires said.
Long County fell to 3-13 overall and remained at 3-8 in Region 2B-AA. Hires said the team met Wednesday and was excited about their final home game Friday against Bryan County. No results were available from that game.
“We are going to prepare for Friday in every way possible, from film to game plans to game situations … we are just going to have to have the entire team on board with the whatever-it-takes attitude,” Hires said.
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“From this summer we have said ‘fall seven times, stand up eight.’ We knew we would hit these points; we just need to work harder than ever and have faith that we can get back up Friday for a home win.”
Hires also said that even though her team has struggled this year, the support from the school and the community has been positive.
“I’ve heard a lot of encouraging words,” she said. “We have a good support system, and we are going to do our best to give them a reason to continue their enthusiasm.”
Bryan County entered teh game with a 3-16 overall record and a region mark of 2-5. When the two teams faced each other last month in Pembroke, it was a battle right up to the end with the Lady Tide pulling out a one-point win.