The varsity Lady Leopards have two upcoming home games that coach Jerry King wants to put in the win column.
Banks County is 1-2 after falling to Rabun County last Friday, 68-34.
“We were beaten pretty badly by Rabun,” said King. “They played a hard full-court press that we prepared for in practice but didn't execute well in the game.”
Tuesday night, Banks hosted Dawson County in the season’s second region game. Results from the game were unavailable at press time, but the girls were expecting a fast, well-coached opponent.
Coming up for the Lady Leopards is the renewal of a heated rivalry between Banks and Commerce.
Commerce will visit Homer looking to add its first win of the season. Friday’s game starts at 7 p.m.
Commerce did not play Banks last season and the year off has done little to cool the fire between the schools. Despite Commerce missing a key element of its offense, due to a knee injury, King is expecting the Lady Tigers to play with extra motivation.
“Commerce is also well coached,” said King. “We look forward to renewing a rivalry that took a year off last year.”
Coming up next Tuesday, Banks will host Union County. Tip-off is at 6 p.m.
In preparation for the two home games, Banks County has spent extra attention in practice making things more competitive.
“We've been working on beating the press and installing more offensive patterns,” said King.