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Sprayberry Falls in State Tourney

Wheeler advanced, but the Walton and Pope boys also lost in basketball action Wednesday.

The Sprayberry High School boys basketball team could not take advantage of home court after winning its first regional title in 23 years.

The Yellow Jackets lost their Class AAAAA state championship first-round game by a 56-40 score to Tucker on Wednesday, as just one of eight Northeast Cobb-area teams that qualified advanced.

The Wheeler High School boys had little trouble with Dacula Wednesday, winning 71-56 at home to set up a second-round Class AAAAAA game Saturday against Meadowcreek.

Tipoff time has not been announced.

The Walton High School boys took to the road at Shiloh, and had a 43-33 lead after three quarters. But the Raiders were clipped in the final seconds, losing 54-52 in another Class AAAAAA game.

Also in the Class AAAAA tournament, the Pope boys went on the road and fell to Stephenson 45-43.

On Tuesday, the Wheeler, Pope, Sprayberry and Kell girls teams lost their first-round games.

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