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Long County boys upend Calvary but girls fall
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The Long County Blue Tide basketball teams are just a week away from the end of the regular season and on Friday, February 3 they hosted Calvary Day in a big pair of region games.

The Blue Tide boys won 74-53 but the No. 10-ranked Lady Cavs took a 75-54 win in the girls game.

The Lady Cavaliers came into the game undefeated in region play, but the Lady Tide were coming off a big upset win over Savannah Country Day one week prior.

The Lady Tide, who lost 60-41 to Lady Cavs earlier in the season, took a 14-12 lead into the second quarter before the Lady Cavs tied the game at 22-22.

Three straight turnovers and seven points turned that into a 12-0 run to close the half and  a Lady Cavs 30-22 lead going into the locker room.

Led by senior star Hannah Cail, who broke the 1,000-point mark early in the season, Calvary rolled up to a 40-30 lead midway through the quarter. A 7-0 run gave the Lady Cavs a 47-30 lead and that lead grew to as much as 28 points in the fourth quarter.

They turned their luck around with a 78-42 win over Johnson Saturday night. Four players scored in double digits, with Jada Young notching 21, Amiyah Simpkins 16, Makinzie Moody 14, and Adryanna Harley 13.

The Tide are now 15-7 and 10-4 in the region with two games left.

The boys looked to bring their win streak to four when they took on the eighth-ranked Cavaliers. They fell in Savannah earlier this season, but had a large student section on their side and looked to use that to their advantage.

Junior Keshawn Smith connected on a layup for a three-point play, pushing the Tide’s lead to 31-23 at the half.

With a 46-42 lead in the third quarter, the Tide went on a 9-0 run to go up 55-42 and led 57-45 going into the final quarter.

That 12-point lead eventually turned into a 21-point margin as they pushed their run to a 13-3 run as they led 59-45. The Blue Tide held the Cavaliers to just eight points in the fourth as they rolled to the dominant victory.

Roderick Randall led the Tide with 18 points and eight rebounds, Chuck Anderson had 16 points and six assists, CJ Glenn had 12 points and six rebounds and Smith had 11 points in his return.

The Tide went on the road to Savannah on Saturday and fell to the second-ranked Atomsmashers 75-34, bringing their win streak to an end. They are now 13-10 and 6-6 in the region.

The Blue Tide will host the Beach Bulldogs Tuesday, February 7 in the first of their last two games of the regular season. 

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