Elijah Staley wasn't the only Wheeler player who went to the rim -- and often -- in a second-round state tournament game Saturday night.
But the junior star was perhaps the most stylish for the Wildcats, who pulled away early enroute to a 96-52 win over Meadowcreek.
Wheeler bolted out to a 17-3 lead at the end of the first quarter and kept building on the lead to improve to 20-8 on the seaon.
On Wednesday, the Wildcats will play at home aginst Peachtree Ridge in the Class AAAAAA quarterfinals.
For Staley, who's a contestant in the AJC high school basketball slam dunk contest, a sequence at the end of the third quarter ought to get him some more votes.
He missed a layup, but got his own rebound and slammed it in as the Wildcats led 76-36.
Staley, who scored 18 points, and the other Wheeler starters watched most of the fourth quarter from the bench.