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Long County picks up 8th win of season, beating Wayne
Basketball through hoop

The Long County boys picked up their eighth win of the year on Saturday, beating border rival Wayne County 82-77 in Ludowici.

The non-region win avenged an opening season loss in November when the Yellow Jackets beat the Blue Tide 74-64. With the win, the Blue Tide improved their overall record to 8-2 and while their region mark remained at 4-1.

Long County is currently ranked at #18 in the state in the AA MaxPreps/Power Poll. Wayne County fell to 3-9 overall.

With the Christmas break at hand, Long County is currently sitting in the second spot in Region 2-AA, one game behind Vidalia, which is 5-0 (10-0 overall). Rounding out the region standings, Benedictine is 3-1 (4-3), Bryan County is 3-2 (6-3), Jeff Davis is 2-2 (5-6), Bacon County is 1-4 (3-6), McIntosh County is 1-4 (1-8), and Groves sits in the cellar at 0-5 (0-10).

The Blue Tide are off until Dec. 28, when they play in the Portal Holiday Classic Tournament in Bulloch County. The Blue Tide will first play Dodge County, which is 5-2 overall. On Dec. 29, the Blue Tide face the tournament host Portal, which is 2-6. The Dodge County game begins on Friday at 5 p.m. and the Portal game at 7 p.m.

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