Long County’s basketball matches Saturday against Brantley County were bittersweet as the boys squad won, but the Lady Tide wasn’t as lucky.
Leaders Justin Boyd and Norman Thompson helped the Blue Tide to a 62-55 victory. Boyd had 17 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists, while Thompson led the Blue Tide in scoring with 24 points.
The team was pleased with its second consecutive victory and, according to coach Deshon Brock, aggressive play was key to turning things around.
"We’ve started out playing better ball in both games and have been aggressive when trying to get to the rim," Brock said. "However, we struggled to finish both games and that’s something we have to fix."
The Lady Tide was overpowered by the Lady Herons, 15-60.
With the region win, the boys improved their Region 2-AA record to 3-2 and their overall mark to 4-8. The loss dropped the Lady Tide’s overall record to 1-10 and their region record to 1-4.
Both teams faced McIntosh County High School last night in Ludowici and a full story on the games will be in Friday’s Courier.
This Friday, the Long County teams face Appling County for a region game in Blackshear.
The Buccaneers bring an impressive 9-3 record into the game and a 3-1 region mark. The Lady Bucs are 4-1 in the region and 6-4 overall.
The Lady Tide play at 6 p.m. and the boys tip-off is at 7:30.