The Long County boys and girls teams swept the teams from Metter in non-region action Saturday.
Playing in front of the hometown fans in Ludowici, the Lady Tide beat the Lady Tigers 80-58. Then the Blue Tide beat the Tigers 73-60.
With the wins, the Long County boys improved their overall record to 10-3. TheirRegion 2-AA mark remained at 4-1. The win improved the Ludowici girls’ overall record to 9-5. Their region mark remained at 3-2.
The Lady Tide are currently ranked No. 17 in the state, and the Blue Tide are No. 23 in the MaxPreps/Power Poll for AA teams.
Blue Tide head coach Deshon Brock said his team overcame adversity to pull out the victory.
“I thought we did a good job versus adversity. Some things didn’t go as we had planned, and we had to fight through them,” Brock said. “I thought we shot free throws well and kept our composure throughout the game.”
He also praised the play of all his players.
“It was a good team night, as we had five guys score 11 points and 10 out of the 13 that dressed played,” Brock said.
Rhyiem Izzard, Brendon Scott, James Forrest and Christian Bass.
Tuesday night, the Long County teams were back at home, taking on Bacon County in region action. Results from those games were not available by press time.
Friday, the Blue Tide take on Benedictine Military School (6-4 overall and 3-1 in the region), while the Lady Tide go against St. Vincent’s Academy (4-6 and 1-3) in Savannah.
The girls’ game begins at 6 p.m. and the boys follow at 7:30. Saturday, Long County returns home to take on Appling County in more non-region action.
The Lady Pirates (3-7) game begins at 5 p.m. and the Pirates (1-9) contest follows at 6:30.
Coaches’ comments were requested from girls game, but were not provided in time for story.