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Long County Girls Fall to Savannah Christian
Brittany Mills fights for the ball in Tues game against Savannah Christian. Mills had 11 points as the Long Ladies lost 58-37. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
LUDOWICI - The Long County girls basketball team, showed a "never-say-die" attitude Tuesday as they took on the current number one seed in the 2-AA Region, the Savannah Christian Red Raiders.
But despite having the heart, the Lady Raiders were too much for the home team, and they lost the game 58-37.
The Savannah team wasted no time showing the Ludowici ladies why they were the best team in the region, as they went on an 11-0 run to start the game, and held the Lady Tide scoreless through the first six and a half minutes of the game. But with two big three-point shots by Brittany Mills and India Gamble, the home team narrowed the margin to 13-6 at the end of one.
In the second period, Gamble and Mills continued to lead the Long ladies, and scored all of their points, as the girls from Ludowici went in at the half down 19-34.
In the third period the Lady Raiders continued to pour it on and put up 15 more points, while Gamble added 6, making the score Savannah 48 and Long 25 at the end of the three periods.
In the final period the Lady Blue Tide continued to play hard, and outscored the visitors 12 to 10, being led by Mills who had 4, Gamble adding 2, and Angel Wilson putting in 6.
For the game, Wilson had 6 points, Mills added 11, and Gamble led all shooters with 20 points.
"The girls played hard and aggressive," head coach Julie Daffron said. "On defense they played a solid game; our problem tonight was our shooting percentage, we only hit 28 percent and you can't win games doing that."
The Lady Blue Tide's record fell to 5-11 overall, and 3-7 in the 2-AA Region.
Friday the ladies travel to Baxley to take on Pierce County (9-3). Three weeks ago when the two teams met the Lady Bears won a close game 75-64.
The Pierce girls are currently in second place in the 2-AA Region at 7-2, and the Long girls will be trying to knock them down a notch and pick up another region win.
Game time is 4:30.

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