The Banks County High School boys basketball team advanced to the championship game after the win over Union County, 48-35, Saturday night.
After a slow start, the boys gained momentum and secured the spot in the Region Championship. Coach Griffin knew going into the game that Rabun would be tough.
“They are a team that can beat anyone," the coach said "We had a very slow start, and it took us a while to figure it out, but we are now playing for the region championship."
The Leopards and the Panthers were tied with 6 points apiece during the first quarter and were finally able to get things going into the second with a score of 20-15 going into the half. The fourth quarter was a repeat of the first, with both teams tie the board with 15, but a leading third quarter helped the Leopards walk away with a guaranteed spot for a first or second-place spot in the region.
Scorers of the game included: Pierce Martin 15 points, Clay Gosnell 9 points, Dakota Orr 8 points, Garrett Presley 6 points, Dakota Ivey 5 points, Tyrese Simmons 3 points and Mason Adams and Bradley Lewis with 1 point each.
The Leopards will face Elbert Co at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, for the Region Championship.