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Walton-Wheeler Hoop It Up Tonight

The Wildcats are at home with a chance to end the regular season on top of Region 5-AAAAAA.

The high school basketball regular season comes to an end tonight for East Cobb rivals who are having quite different seasons.

The Wheeler boys can clinch the Region 5-AAAAAA regular season crown when it plays host to Walton. The game starts at 7:30 at the Doug Lipscomb Gym.

The Wildcats, who were surprised by Cherokee on Tuesday, are 15-7 and 10-3 in region play, a game ahead of the Warriors, who play Milton on Friday.

On the other hand, Walton is 11-11 and 4-8. Wheeler downed the Raiders 76-73 in overtime earlier this season. 

While the Wildcats have their usual complement of players receiving college recruiting attention -- Elijah Staley and Daniel Giddens in particular -- the Raiders are relying heavily on senior guard Rico Overall this season.

The girls game begins at 6 p.m. Walton is 9-14 and 5-8 while the Wheeler girls are 7-11 and 7-6. The Lady Raiders won the first meeting between the two teams, 59-57, on Jan. 15.

On Friday, Lassiter will hold Senior Night festivities against Roswell. The Trojan boys are 7-17 and 5-8, while the girls are 11-12 and 5-8.

The Pope boys (18-7, 11-3) finished their schedule on Tuesday with a 73-27 win over Forsyth Central and will be the top seed in next week's Region 7B-AAAAA tournament.

Sprayberry's boys are 16-9 and 9-5 after defeating Creekview 72-53, while the Kell boys are 8-17 and 6-8 after beating Cambridge 60-57.

The Kell girls will be the top seed after closing out the regular season with a 19-2 and 12-2 regular season. Pope is 17-8 and 9-5 and Sprayberry 17-8 and 7-7.

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