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Men and Lady Tides wash out Brantley Herons
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The Long County Blue Tide Boys Basketball Team picked up an easy win this past Tuesday night and appears to have hit fifth gear on the back stretch of their season.
Traveling to Nahunta, the Blue Tide took on Brantley County, and it didn't take the Ludowici boys long to pluck the Herons.
Led by Robert Gamble's 23 points, Long County manhandled the home team and won the game 103-53.  Other top Tide shooters were Jimmy Bacon, 22 points, and Britt Horne, 14.
With the win, the Blue Tide now sport a 12-4 overall record, and are holding on to the third spot in the 2-AA Region with a 6-2 record behind Appling County (14-1), who sits on top with a 7-0 record and Savannah Christian (7-5) at 4-1.
After losing to the Glynn Academy Red Terrors Saturday, the Blue Tide men fell out of the Top 10 in the Georgia Coaches Poll, but still are proving to be one of the best teams in the state as they average 71 points a game, which is the best in the 2-AA Region.
Tonight, Long County travels to hostile territory to take on a team on a three-game winning streak, and who will be trying to avenge an earlier loss to the Tide.
The Jeff Davis Yellow Jackets were beat handly in their first game against the Tide by a score of 51-85.
With the Blue Tide's success up to this point teams have been marking their calendar for Long County and are always "bringing their A-game," according to Blue Tide head coach Deshon Brock.
The game is in Hazelhurst, and it starts a 7:30 p.m.

The Lady Blue Tide kept their play-off hopes alive as they picked up a win Tuesday.
The Long team got the win over the Brantley County Lady Herons, 84-65, in Nahunta.
The Lady Tide had a narrow 14-12 lead at the end of the first period, but by the end of the first half they had extended it to 34-23.
In the third quarter it was all Long County as they put up 25 points to Herons' 18, and by the end of the game the girls in Blue had managed a solid, 19-point victory.
"Everyone stepped up tonight and played together as a team," head coach Julie Daffron said.
The coach was also pleased with the team's aggressiveness.
"We stayed in a man-to-man defense all night, and the girls played very aggressive, just a solid team effort."
Caela LaRochester had her best overall game of the year with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocked shots. But she wasn't the only Blue Tide lady to have a good night. Three others scored in double-digits.
Brittany Mills had 13, Shareka Turner had 12 and Brenda Collins had 10 points.
With the win the Blue Tide ladies (5-9) improved their Region 2-AA Record to 3-5, and are still trying to get to fourth place to get to post-season play.
Now Jeff Davis County (11-5) is holding on to fourth with a 4-3 record, and Appling County (8-7) is in fifth with a 3-4 record, while the Long team sits in sixth.
The Blue ladies will have a chance to make up ground tonight when they travel to Hazlehurst to take on Jeff Davis.
The last time the two teams played it was in Ludowici, and in that contest the Blue Tide girls won a tough game 63-59.
Tip off is at 6 p.m.
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