The Long County High School basketball teams split their games with Groves on Friday in Region 2-AA action in Garden City.
The Lady Tide won decisively, 61-26, but the Blue Tide fell, 61-51.
Lady Tide head coach Brian Todd said that a big third period was the difference in the game.
“We really played a great second half. We were only up, 19-11, at the half, but then scored 27 points in the third quarter,” he said. “We came out and made a concerted effort to get the ball down low to Lexi (Elexxus Wrighton). After that, we were able to get into our press (and) that led to some easy baskets.”
Wrighton had 18 points, and Katie Estill scored 13 points.
With the win, the Lady Tide improved to 16-7 overall and 6-5 in the region.
No information was available on the boys’ game. The Blue Tide fell to 5-17 overall and 1-10 in the region.
The Long County teams were back home Tuesday to play Bacon County. Results from these games were not available.
On Thursday, Long County has its final home games of the season, taking on McIntosh County. As of Monday, the Buccaneers were 11-10 overall record and 6-4 in the region, while the Lady Bucs were 13-8 and 8-2.
The girls’ game begins at 6:30 p.m., with the boys’ game following. Thursday also is senior night for the basketball teams. Samira Chapman, Mike Abram, Clay Strickland, Josh Powers, Jeremiah Adams and Danaron Anderson will be recognized.