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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.

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