Westlake Downs No. 9 Wheeler

Jan 24 2019 Top Story  Basketball 

By: Brian Zwerner/Robert Hydrick — SportalNews contributors

January 23, 2019 (Marietta, GA):  The Westlake Lions visited the 7A No. 9 ranked Wheeler Wildcats for a rare Wednesday night game.  The Lions (13-9 overall, 3-4 region) badly needed a win to keep pace in a very competitive 7A Region 2, and Chase Hunter delivered. The Clemson signee notched 29 points in a thrilling 80-74 victory.

The Lions were running early and often in this game.  Senior Kaleb Wallace came up early with a number of big buckets.  Wheeler’s star PG, Denver signee Jaire Eastmond kept the game close with 15 points and a number of impressive dimes on the evening.  The Wildcats also had big contributions from Cal signee Charles Smith IV, who scored on all three levels.  However the Lions pulled away late and help on for the six point win to stay in the fourth spot in the region.

Check out highlights of the action here.