Saturday wasn’t a good night to be a Long County basketball fan. Both the Blue Tide and the Lady Tide lost to Bryan County teams, 73-67 and 60-53, respectively.
Lady Tide head coach Brian Todd said his team played well and even had the lead at the half, but late foul trouble was their undoing.
"We played hard against a very good Bryan County team that was coming off a 25-point victory over number five Vidalia the night before," Todd said. "So they were on a hot streak, to say the least."
Top Lady Tide scorers were Malaka Elix, who put up 13 points, and Anazha Kincaid who had 8.
The Long County girls fell to 10-13 overall and 2-6 in Region 2-AAA.
The Blue Tide dropped to 15-9 overall and 5-3 in the region. The Redskins improved their record to 4-16 overall while the Lady Redskins improved to 16-4.
Saturday night also was Long County’s basketball homecoming. Gerald Williams was crowned king.
Tuesday, Long County’s teams were back on the court taking on Appling County in Ludowici. Results from those region games were not available in time for this story.
Friday, Long County wraps up the season against Brantley County. The Herons bring a 7-13 overall record and a 2-7 region mark. The Lady Herons are 8-12 overall and 3-6. The girls start at 7 p.m. Friday is Senior Night.