The season is over for the Long County High School girls’ basketball team after the Lady Tide fell, 60-35, to Pierce County in the first round of the Region 2-AA tournament Monday in Nahunta.
"It was a hard-fought game by the Lady Blue Tide, but we came up short in the first round of the tournament," Lady Tide coach Ryan Bailey said.
Brittany Hall led Long County with 18 points while Miranda McDowell added five points "and played great defensive all night," Bailey said.
The Lady Tide finished 1-24 overall and 1-17 in the region.
"This has been a challenging year," Bailey said. "We must get back to the fundamentals this off-season to improve both our win/loss record and also our knowledge of the game."
With McDowell and Shameka Richardson graduating, Long County loses experience and leadership. But juniors Laura Clary and Allissa Burton are expected to return next year along with sophomores Hall and Raven.
Blue Tide still alive
The Blue Tide faced Toombs County on Tuesday night in Pierce County. Long County won both regular season matchups with the Bulldogs, but both games were close. Long County won the first contest, 61-60, and the second game, 58-56.