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Wheeler Boys Win Two

It was a rivalry week for the Wheeler County High School Bulldogs basketball team as they took on Treutlen County on Friday night and then were at Montgomery County on Saturday. The Lady Bulldogs had a tough go as they dropped both of their games, but the boys came out with two wins to improve their record to 3-0 on the season.

Girls vs. Treutlen

It was a close battle with the Lady Vikings pulling out the win.

Treutlen led the game 1513 at the end of the first period. In the second, the two teams kept pace as Treutlen took a 27-24 lead into halftime.

In the third quarter, Treutlen took control of the game as they outscored Wheeler, 14-5, giving them a 41-29 lead heading to the fourth. In that final period Wheeler made a furious comeback, outscoring Treutlen 18-7. That closed the game to one point, with Treutlen holding on to take a 48-47 win.

It was Nikita James that led Wheeler with 28 points as she put the team on her back.

Boys vs. Treutlen

The boys game was also a close one, with this game decided by just two points, but with Wheeler coming out on top.

Treutlen held the early lead and were up 14-11 at the end of the first period. Wheeler came storming back and took a 32-26 lead into halftime.

In the third quarter, Wheeler extended their lead to 52-38. But in the fourth, Treutlen came back and made it a game, but fell just short of the Bulldogs, 67-65.

Girls vs. MCHS

Montgomery pulled away and won over the Lady Bulldogs in domi – nating fashion. The Lady Eagles are ranked in the top 10 in the state and were just too much for Wheeler on Saturday night as they won 70-39.

James did have another great game for Wheeler as she scored 31 of her teams 39 points.

Boys vs. MCHS

The Wheeler boys ran away with their win over the Eagles. MCHS did hold a 13-12 lead at the end of the first quarter, but that was the last lead they had in the game.

Wheeler came out in the second and outscored MCHS 14-3 to take a 26- 16 lead into halftime.

In the third quarter, the Bulldogs continued to pull away as they pushed their lead to 5128. Wheeler went on to win the game 70-45.

This week Wheeler was at home on Tuesday after presstime against Wilcox County. They will be at home on Friday for a rematch with Mont- gomery County at 6:00 p.m., and then on Saturday they will host Dublin at 6:00 p.m.

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