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Long comes back to beat Wayne Co.
Long County's Ricky Rivera dribbles down the court. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
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Long County High School came back from a nine-point first-half this past Saturday to defeat Wayne County 63-60 in a boys basketball game.
The Blue Tide improved to 2-1.
Coach Deshon Brock described the first two periods as “the worst overall basketball we have ever played in the first half.”
Long County was down 37-28 at halftime.
In the third period, with several starters in foul trouble, Brock sent in his reserves.
 “Robert Goslee, Eric Hadley, and Justin Johnson all made major contributions in the third quarter, when we were in major foul trouble,” Brock said. “They kept us in the game until the starters could take over in the fourth.”
According to Brock, the Blue Tide’s second-half defense enabled his team to pick up a win.
“I couldn’t have asked for anything more out of them than what they gave in the final quarter,” Brock said.
Jimmy Bacon led Long with 23 points, 17 rebounds, three steals and two blocks. Ricky Rivera added 16 points, five assists, five rebounds and two steals.
Justin Boyd contributed 11 points, five rebounds and five steals, while Donte Brown chipped in with eight points and three rebounds.
The Tide open Region 2-AA play this coming Tuesday at Benedictine in Savannah. Game time is 6:30 p.m.

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