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Long County boys win again
High-flying action: Jimmy Bacon goes up for two of his 15 points. The Blue Tide boys defeated Glynn Academy, 73-52, this past Tuesday. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
The Long County Blue Tide boys basketball team improved their regular season record to 3-0 this past Tuesday as they beat the Glynn Academy Red Terrors.
Playing in Ludowici, the Blue Tide jumped out to a 21-9 lead in the first period and by the end of the half had doubled the score of their opponents with a 42-21 lead at the break. In the second half, their dominance continued and they won the game easily, 73-52.
“I am very pleased with how fast we came out of the gate. In the last two games, we started slow so it was good to see us play hard and well so early in the game,” head coach Deshon Brock said.
One area Brock was able to use quite extensively Tuesday was his bench. After the game, he commented on this area of the team.
“I think we have a pretty good group of guys coming of the bench this year. Eli (Guest) and Britt (Horne) bring size, inside scoring and rebounding, while Ricky (Rivera) is our instant offense. He can score a lot and quickly,’ the coach said.
He noted, “Also, Mark (Richardson) and Deandre (McCall) provide leadership and defense at the point-guard spot when I have to sit Prince (Moody).”
Regarding the overall game, the coach was pleased with the entire team’s play but highlighted the defensive play of Robert Gamble, Lazzoruss Baggs and Justin Boyd.  
Baggs had four blocked shots, while Boyd and Gamble each had four steals. Gamble also led in scoring, having 24 points with 2 assists and 1 blocked shot, while Jimmy Bacon had 15 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocks.
Brock also highlighted the intensity and effort of Bacon and Moody.
The team is now 3-0 and will play again  Saturday when they take on the Yellow Jackets. The Tide defeated them Nov. 27, 62-37, at home.
The game will be in Jesup with tip-off at 7:30 p.m.
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