The Long County boys’ basketball team picked up its seventh win of the year by beating Jeff Davis County 72-60 in Hazlehurst. The outcome wasn’t as nearly as pleasant for the Lady Tide, who fell 61-41 to the Lady Yellow Jackets.
With the 2-AA win, the Long County boys improved their overall record to 7-2 and region mark to 4-1. Head coach Deshon Brock said he is pleased with the win and that his team’s chemistry is getting better every day.
“Right now, we are still learning each other and how to play together,” he said. “We play well in spurts, and I expect the maturation process to take a while. Team chemistry is still being developed, and injuries have kept us from really being as good as we can be. But despite all of this, we have been playing good basketball.”
Brock said that if his team is going to keep getting better, the players will have to play with passion and enthusiasm.
“Basketball is a fun sport, and I want my kids to enjoy playing the game and playing it at a high level,” he said. “As long as they bring the enthusiasm and effort every day and a willingness to learn and get better, we will be fine.”
In the early game, the Lady Tide were overmatched as they fell to the undefeated Lady Yellow Jackets (9-0) by 20 points. With the loss, the Long County girls dropped to 5-4 overall and 3-2 in the region.
On Saturday, the Long County teams took on Wayne County teams in Ludowici. When they played earlier in the year, the Yellow Jacket teams swept, with the boys winning 74-64 and girls winning 53-30. The scores were not available by press time, but read Wednesday’s Courier to see if the Tide teams were able to even the series in front of their home fans.