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Long County holds Blue and White scrimmages
Blue Tide JV in Blue vs White game
The Long County High School junior-varsity boys battle during the Blue and White scrimmage Saturday. - photo by Mikee Riddle

The Long County High School boys’ basketball team had its annual Blue and White scrimmage Saturday.
In addition to the varsity boys taking on each other, the varsity girls, junior-varsity boys and girls and middle-school teams played, and an alumni game was held.
In the two varsity games, the boys White team won, 68-58, while the girls Blue team won, 60-36. In JV action, the boys Blue team won, 44-29, while the girls White team won, 44-15. The alumni White team won, 61-58.
The game was organized by Blue Tide coach Deshon Brock, who said the scrimmages give all of the teams a taste of full-speed action before the real contests begin. He said he was pleased with his team’s performance, considering that it was the first game for everyone.
“Early in the game, the tempo was what I was looking for,” he said. “We were able to turn the other team over and finish in transition. We have to work on our conditioning so that we can continue to play at that pace.” 

Brock said his players made some mistakes, but he accounts that to first-game jitters.
“I hope that we were able to acclimate ourselves to the game’s speed and put ourself in situations that we may be in in an actual game,” he said.
The Tide teams were scheduled to play Toombs County on Tuesday in Lyons. Results were unavailable at press time. On Saturday, the girls will play in the Jeff Davis Shootout in Hazlehurst.

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