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Struggles Continue For Wheeler

It was a tough week for the Bulldogs of Wheeler County High School as their basketball teams dropped four games. On Tuesday Wheeler fell to Hawskinsville on the road, and then dropped two games in Vienna to Dooly County on Saturday.

Girls vs. Hawkinsville

Hawkinsville came firing out of the gate and built up a 19-4 lead in the first quarter of the game. Wheeler bounced back in the second as they outscored the Red Devils 1110, but were still trailing 29-15 at halftime.

A low scoring third quarter sent the game to the fourth with the Devils on top 37-21. Wheeler continued to fight in the fourth as they pulled closer, but Hawkinsville was too much as they won the game over the Bulldogs, 43-33.

Wheeler was led by Nikita James with 15 points.

Boys vs. Hawkinsville

In the boys game, the Bulldogs gave it effort, but the Devils slowly pulled away to the win. In the first quarter Hawkinsville took a 14-10 lead over the Bulldogs. They added to that lead in the second, and were on top of Wheeler 27-20 at the end of the first half of play.

In the third quarter the Devils continued to increase their lead, and were up 37-27 heading to the fourth. Hawkinsville went on to win the game 53-38 over the Bulldogs.

Boys vs. Dooly

The Wheeler boys had a tough time against the Bobcats of Dooly on Saturday afternoon. Dooly pulled away and took the win by 18 points, 69-51.

The girls are now 0-13 while the boys are 3-9 on the season.

This week Wheeler hosted Dublin on Tuesday night after presstime. They will be back in action on Saturday on the road in McRae against Telfair County.

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