Wheeler Meets Hillgrove in State Semis
It will be East Cobb vs. West Cobb Saturday at Georgia Tech in the Class AAAAAA boys basketball tournament.
Another high-flying, high-scoring game for Elijah Staley yielded another win for the Wheeler Wildcats.
Wheeler reached the semifinals of the Class AAAAAA state basketball tournament on Wednesday with a 60-47 win over Peachtree Ridge.
Staley, a junior who is receiving major college recruiting attention, scored 17 points, many on slam dunk baskets, to lead a balanced scoring attack for Wheeler, which is 21-8 on the season.
It's the ninth Final Four appearance for the Wildcats under coach Doug Lipscomb but the first in four years. Wheeler, which plays Cobb rival Hillgrove Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Georgia Tech's McCamish Pavilion, won the last of its four state titles in 2009.
The other boys semifinal pits North Cobb against Norcross. That game begins at 8:30 p.m., also at McCamish.