HOMER — Banks County outscored Commerce 43-25 in the second half, including a huge 25-10 fourth-quarter run, to rally past the Tigers Saturday at home.
Commerce (8-4) saw its four-game losing streak snapped in the loss. The Tigers started strong taking a 12-8 lead after the opening period. But the Leopards (10-1) used a 23-15 second-quarter surge to grab a 31-27 lead and never looked back.
Commerce stayed within striking distance trailing just 49-42 heading into the fourth quarter. But again Banks County exploded with its big fourth-quarter run.
Carl Cleveland had another huge night for the Leopards with 36 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 assists to lead the comeback. Dakota Orr added 14 points for Banks County.
Ian McConnell scored 15 points to pace Commerce. Dominic Ricci added 10 points and Creed Dunbar had 9 for the Tigers.
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Sadie Simpson scored 14 points and Heather Vaughan had 13 to lead the Leopards past Commerce at home on Monday.
Jacy Ayers scored 10 points, while Kamryn Grier and Pollie Simpson added 8 points each. Jenna Reeves chipped in 7 points.