The Tigers gained the lead over St Francis in the final minute to advance to round 3. Commerce won over St. Francis (52-48) and hit about six free throws in a row down the stretch, played great help defense in the paint and full court pressure defense forcing about three turnovers in the last two minutes.
Tyler Gamble, Anthony Norris and Greg Hayes were great on the free throw line in the final four minutes of the game.
The entire team played great especially in the second half when the offense came alive.
According to Wjjc this is the first time they’ve reached the third round since Rodney Gary’s team made the final four….. Decades ago.
They play Friday night in Marietta. The opponent is either #1 Whitfield Academy or Paideia. Commerce is playing with house money now so the pressure is on their opponents.