The Long County High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams dropped their final games of the regular season Friday against Benedictine Military School and St. Vincent’s Academy in Savannah.
The Blue Tide lost, 60-49, and the Lady Tide fell, 49-39.
The Blue Tide end their season with a 5-20 overall record and a 1-13 Region 2-AA mark, while the Lady Tide finish up at 17-9 and 7-7, respectively.
The region tournament begins Tuesday in Ludowici. Games start at 4 p.m. with four games being played every night through Friday. Admission each night is $7 per person. According to LCHS Athletic Director Karen Swindell, the schedule had not been set up as of Saturday morning.
Both the Lady Tide and the Blue Tide go into the tournament struggling, with the girls having lost two games in a row and the boys suffering through an 11-game losing streak.
The Long County High School basketball and cheerleading squads held their senior-night ceremony Jan. 30.
Cheerleaders honored included Angel Chappell, Kobe Drake and Aisha Johnson. Blue Tide members recognized included Michael Abram, Jeremiah Adams, Danaron Anderson, Clay Strickland and Joshua Powers.
Lady Tide seniors honored included Samira Chapman and Jamie Lauver.
Chappell, who was escorted by her mother, Antoinette, has been a cheerleading for all four years of her high-school career. After graduation, Chappell plans to attend Savannah State University.
Drake, who was escorted by her mother Bridget, has been a cheerleader for two years and plans to attend Clark Atlanta University.
Johnson, who was escorted by her father Richard, has been a cheerleader for three years and has earned her Certified Nursing Assistant certificate while enrolled in the high school’s CNA program.
Abram, escorted by his parents, Denise and Michael, has been a member of the Blue Tide basketball team for four years. He plans to attend Georgia Southern University.
Adams, who was escorted by Tina Rose, has been on the team for two years and plans to join the Navy.
Anderson, who was escorted by Janie and Tanya Anderson has been on the basketball team for three years. After graduation, he plans to join the military to pursue a college degree.
Strickland, who was escorted by his parents, Benji and Heather, has been a member of the basketball team for all four years of high school. He plans to attend college.
Powers, in his first year with the Blue Tide, was escorted by Ann and Josephine Inman. After graduation, Powers plans on attending college.
Chapman was escorted by her parents, Tatiana Payne and Jaxson Frazier, and has been a member of the Lady Tide for three years. She plans to attend Armstrong Atlantic State University.
Lauver, who was escorted by her father, James, and aunt, Nickie Alcorn, is a first-year member of the Lady Tide. Lauver plans on becoming an ultrasound technician.