The Long County High School boys basketball team finished its regular season Monday with a win over Jeff Davis High School. The Blue Tide secured the No. 1 spot in Region 2-AA with a 10-6 mark. Now the Tide moves onto the region tournament.Benedictine Military Academy earned the right to host the tournament by defeating McIntosh County last week and finishing their regular season with a 15-1 record. McIntosh also had a region record of 15-1, but wound up in the third spot. Rounding out the region seeds were No. 1 Charlton County (9-6), No. 5 Pierce County (9-7), No. 6 Jeff Davis High School (5-11), No. 7 Appling County (5-11), No. 8 Tattnall County (3-13) and No. 9 Brantley (1-15).
The Blue Tide play tomorrow in Savannah. They’ll take on the winner of the Jeff Davis vs. Appling County game. During the regular season, the Long County boys swept the Yellow Jackets and the Pirates, but neither match was easy. The Blue Tide will need to be on top of their game.
If the Ludowici squad makes it through the first round, they will take on McIntosh County on Friday. The Buccaneers beat the Tide twice this season, but the first contest did end with a 75-72 McIntosh victory, so an upset by the Blue Tide isn’t out of the question.
Thursday’s game is at 5:30 p.m. and the McIntosh game, if played, is on Friday at 5:30 p.m. Both games are in Savannah at BC.
Lady Tide hope
to do well in region
The Lady Tide’s regular season didn’t go as well as the team had hoped, but they have the opportunity for a good showing at the Region 2-AA tournament.
The Long County girls finished the season with a region record of 3-13, which put them in the No. 8 seed, just ahead of Charlton County (0-16). Rounding out the region seeds were No. 1 Appling County (15-1), No. 2 Brantley County (13-3), No. 3 McIntosh County 12-4, No. 4 St. Vincent’s Academy (10-6), No. 5 Tattnall County (10-6), No. 6 Jeff Davis (5-11) and No. 7 Pierce County (4-12).
The Lady Tide faced the Charlton County ladies Tuesday and may take on Tattnall County today.
During the regular season, the Long County girls swept Charlton County twice; however, they also lost two games to Tattnall.
The Lady Warriors game, if played, will be at 7 tonight.