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Wheeler Boys Fall In 1st Round Of State Playoffs

The Wheeler County High School boys basketball team played in the first round of the GHSA State A Division 2 Playoffs last week. They had a tough draw as they took on the #4 ranked Calhoun County Cougars on the road. Wheeler dropped the contest to end their season.


The Bulldogs had their best season so far under the leadership of 2nd year Head Coach Michael “Tweet” Wright, Sr. and Assistant Coach Marquis Peeples finishing 2nd in the DII Region 4A with a record of 9-4 and an overall record of 19-6.

Senior Guard and Class A DII Region 4A Player of the Year, Jeremiah Kincy led the Bulldogs with 21.5 points/ game, 6.2 rebounds/ game, and 2.3 steals per game, earning him his 1,000th point. Many of Kincy’s 2.2 assists per game went to guard Reco Wooten, who contributed 14.5 points/game in his sophomore season. Wheeler County High School basketball teams wrapped up the season with several student-athletes earning top honors from the DII Region 4A Division.

In the game against Calhoun, the Bulldogs were outmatched as they fell behind early and could not keep up with the Cougars. Calhoun took the win over Wheeler, 95-49.


Although their record did not reflect it, the Wheeler County Lady Dawgs under the guidance of Head Coach Craig Blount and Assistant Coaches Angelia Wright and Drucilla Dallis made great strides. Class A DII Region 4A Offensive Player of the Year, Nikita James lead the Lady Bulldogs with a strong Sophomore season collecting 406 points, 115 rebounds and 62 steals. Before being injured, freshman Justice Dubose pulled down a team high 166 rebounds in just 12 games. The Lady Dawgs are a young team, losing just one Senior, Harmonie Jackson.

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