Tifton Gazette

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December 18, 2012

No. 12 Devils fall to Long Beach Poly

TIFTON —  The undefeated Tift County Blue Devils fell to national power Long Beach Poly (Calif.), 62-55 Tuesday afternoon in the City of Palms Tournament.

The Devils, who are ranked No. 12 nationally by MaxPreps, were down 30-24 at halftime. They outscored Long Beach, 20-15, in the fourth quarter, but it was too late.

Kansas signee Brannen Greene led Tift County with 21 points on 8-14 shooting. Tadric Jackson contributed 20, going 7 of 18 from the field.

Rounding out the scoring were Rashawn Canady with seven, Donell Tuff, four, and Ladarius Huff, three.

Long Beach Poly was led by Jordan Bell’s 19. Roschon Prince also had 17.

The Devils held the rebounding advantage, 26-25.

The loss gives Tift their first loss of the season; they are now 6-1.

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