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Tides lose to Appling County
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Both the boys and girls Blue Tide basketball teams needed a win against Appling County this past Tuesday to improve their playoff aspirations.
The boys’ team needed the win to bring themselves even with the Pirates in their quest to secure the top seed in the playoffs. Being at the top of the heap would give them home court advantage once the state tournament begins.
The girls’ team needed a win to help them get to that coveted fourth spot in the 2-AA Region standings, ensuring they would at least make it to the playoffs.
However, neither team got the win they desired.  

Lady Blue Tide recap
The ladies lost their game, 45-60, and with the loss they fell to 1-5 in the 2-AA Region, dropping them to sixth place in the standings. At this point the Lady Pirates have the fourth spot in the region being 3-2, and Jeff Davis County is in fifth with a 2-3 record. The Blue Tide Ladies’ overall record fell to 3-8.

Blue Tide recap

The boys’ loss dropped their overall record to 10-3, while their region mark fell to 4-2. Despite the loss, the Blue Tide still holds on to the third spot in the region standings, but with the Pirates picking up the win, they remained undefeated in region play at 5-0.  
This week’s Georgia Coaches Poll puts Appling County at number five in the state while the Blue Tide rounded out the top teams at number 10.
The boys are continuing to prove they can score with anyone, but unfortunately, most teams are scoring against them too. They are averaging 69 points in every outing, while giving up 60.
Both teams will try to get back on the winning track this Friday as they travel to Charlton County to battle the Indians.
The Charlton ladies are still trying to get their first win of the season as they have a 0-4 region mark, and a 0-6 overall record. The Indian boys are 1-2 in the region and 3-4 overall.
The Long County girls’ game kicks off at 6 p.m. today and the boys follow at 7:30.
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