Defending state champion Miller Grove defeated Pope 67-49 in the first round of the girls Class AAAAA basketball tournament Tuesday.
The Lady Greyhounds trailed only 26-20 at halftime but Kierra Perry's 28 points weren't enough for Pope, which ended its season with a 16-10 record.
Wheeler lost at Parkview, ranked No. 2 in Class AAAAAA, by a 73-48 score, also in the first round. The Lady Wildcats finished at 9-16.
The Wheeler boys play at home against Dacula at 7:30 Wednesday in a first round game, and the Walton boys play at Shiloh, also at 7:30 p.m.