The Long County High School boys’ basketball team overcame a slow start for a 53-46 win over Region 2-AA foe Tattnall County on Tuesday in Reidsville.
The Blue Tide came out sluggish and fell behind early but rallied behind the hot hand of Jamal Anderson to take a 25-17 halftime lead. Anderson, who scored nine of the Blue Tide’s 17 second-quarter points, finished with 20 to lead Long County in scoring.
Henry Peoples added 15 points and Jonnae Jones chipped in 10 for the Blue Tide, who upped their overall record to 6-5 and their region mark to 4-2.
Michael Harvey paced Tattnall County with nine points.
“I thought we played hard, made a few mistakes but stayed together and played well as a team,” Blue Tide coach Deshon Brock said. “Johnnae Jones really came up big for us with five blocks and eight rebounds.”
In the girls’ game, Long County was outmatched from the onset and lost, 50-12.
Jameka Boyd led the Lady Tide with eight points while Derissa Lawford added a bucket and Raven Rose and Brittany Hall each chipped in a point. Jalonda Calhou led the Lady Warriors with 13 points.
The loss dropped Long County to 0-10 overall and 0-7 in Region 2-AA.
Long County is back on the court tonight at Pierce County for another region matchup.
The girls’ game begins at 6 p.m., and the boys’ game is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. The games are in Blackshear.