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Long County Boys win another and look toward Red Raider game
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The Long County boys basketball team continued its march to the region tournament with another win over Jeff Davis County.
Playing in Hazlehurst, the Blue Tide beat the Yellow Jackets a resounding 81-51.  This was the second game in a row where the Ludowici team dominated the opponents, and over the Blue Tide's last four victories they have outscored the opposing team by an average of 33 points.
The Tide has been a scoring juggernaut over the 2007-'08 season and it shows as they have the top four scoring leaders in the 2-AA Region games, with Jimmy Bacon (16 points) at the top, Robert Gamble (14.3 points) in second, Justin Boyd (13.2 points) in third and Ricky Rivera (8.8 points) sitting in fourth.  
The team has been led by senior Prince Moody, who has been the quarterback on the court and is leading the team in both assists per game (7.3) and steals (4).  The senior is also on top in the region with 44 assists and 24 steals.
Tuesday night, the Blue Tide were scheduled to avenge one of their two region losses, when they took on the Savannah Christian Red Raiders.
Last month, when the Blue traveled to Savannah, the Raiders won a tight game in overtime 62-55, and the loss was the first one of the season for Long County, and it has left a bad taste in the Tide's mouth every since.
On paper, the boys in blue should be able to handle their opposition, since they are averaging 72 points a game compared to the Raider's 54.  But the Savannah team is also holding their opponents to 48 points a game, which is the second best average in the 2-AA Region, compared with the Tide giving up 59 points a game, which is tied for third from the bottom in the region.
In the Region 2-AA standings both Savannah Christian (9-5 overall, and 6-1 in region) and Long County (13-4 and 7-2) are behind the number three ranked team in the state, McIntosh County, which sits on top with an 8-0 region record and a 15-1 overall record.
Read the story and scores in Friday's Coastal Courier.

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