The Long County boys’ basketball team faced Groves on Friday in Ludowici. The Blue Tide jumped out to a 20-13 lead in the first quarter and never looked back, notching an 86-64 win over the Rebels.
With the win, the Blue Tide improved their overall record to 16-5 and their region mark to 9-2. Groves fell to 2-16 overall and 2-9 in the region.
Long County now sits in the second spot in the region standings, only behind Vidalia, which is 18-3 overall and 11-0 in the region.
The Blue Tide are currently ranked No. 20 in the AA state rankings in the MaxPreps/Power Poll.
On Tuesday, Long County traveled to Alma to take on Bacon County, which went into the game with a 9-11 overall record and a 5-6 region record.
Results from the game were not available by press time.
On Friday, the Blue Tide will be on the road again, this time traveling to Darien to take on McIntosh County Academy. The Buccaneers are struggling this year, posting a 2-17 overall record and 1-10 region record. That game is scheduled for 8:30 p.m.
In the early game Friday, the Lady Tide proved to be too much for the Lady Rebels in beating the visitors 54-44.
With the win, Long County improved its overall record to 15-7 and its region mark to 8-3, while Groves fell to 4-15 overall and 1-9 in the region.
The Lady Tide are currently in third place in the region standings behind Vidalia (16-3 and 9-1) and Jeff Davis (18-1 and 8-1). The Long County girls’ team is also ranked as the No. 16 AA team in the state in this week’s MaxPreps/Power Poll.
On Tuesday, Long County traveled to Alma to take on the Lady Raiders (0-17 and 0-11), who were still looking for their first win of the year, but results from that game were not available by press time.
On Friday, the Lady Tide will be back on the road, traveling to Darien to take on McIntosh County. The Lady Bucs go into the game with a 5-12 overall record and 4-5 region mark. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.