The Leopards rode a huge performance from junior Carl Cleveland, who scored 45 points — eclipsing 1,000 points in his high school career — to go along with 18 rebounds, five assists and a block in the 83-78 Banks County win over Stephens County on Saturday.
Wes Ledford added 16 points and five rebounds, while Clay Gosnell also reached double-digit scoring, putting in 11 points with four rebounds and three assists. Garrett Pressley scored seven and grabbed three boards, and Pierce Morgan contributed three points with one rebound and two steals. Dakota Orr scored one point and had seven rebounds for the Leopards.
Banks County will play next on Friday at East Hall.
FLOWERY BRANCH GIRLS 62, DOUGLASS 53: The Lady Falcons got 21 points from Ashley Locke as they moved past Douglass on Saturday. The team overcame a first-quarter deficit to outscore the Astros by nine in the second half.
Caroline Wysocki contributed 17 points for Flowery Branch, while Ashlee Scott scored 11 and Ashley Woodroffe added 10.
The Lady Falcons will be back in action Thursday when they take on Dawson County at home at 6 p.m.
Compiled by Nathan Berg