Despite a game effort, the Long County High School girls fell 41-24 to St. Vincent’s Academy Tuesday in Ludowici.
The Saints came out strong and led 13-4 after the first period, but in the second quarter the Lady Tide went on a 6-2 run, narrowing the score to 17-10 at the half.
In the third and fourth periods, Ludowici continued to hustle.
The leading shooters for the Lady Tide were Mikayla Lovett, who had 15 points, and Derissa Crawford who added 8.
Long County head coach Kala Hires said she was pleased with the play of Lovett, Crawford and Toni Johnson.
According to Hires, her team was taken off guard by the Saints’ offensive, especially in the first half.
“We rebounded well and that was good to see,” Hires said. “But they did change some things up on us and we didn’t see what we expected to see or what we practiced for, but the girls did transition well in the second half, as our seniors set the tone of the game for us.”
With the loss, the lady Tide fell to 0-3 overall and 0-1 in the 2B-AA Sub-Region.
Tonight, the Tide girls are back on the court in Ludowici against Jeff Davis High School. Tip-off for that game is at 6.
(Go to www.coastalcourier.com to see pictures from the game.)