The Wesleyan Wolves’ basketball teams have continued their success early in the season. The boys’ team going into this week was 2-3, but the losses were to schools in higher classifications with the exception of Model, a school in the 7-AA region.
On Friday, the Wolves faced off against Darlington, a school in the 6-A region. Despite being a smaller school, Darlington put up a tough fight, but the Wolves eventually sealed the win with senior Will Clifton’s field goal with little time left on the game clock. It was a very close fought game, and the final score of 43-41 surely showed it. The next day, the Wolves had a game against Mill Creek, a much larger school in the AAAAAA classification. Despite the difference in size, the Wolves were able to keep with Mill Creek, but ultimately could not hold them off as the game ended with a final score of 38-45.
With a nearly identical schedule, the Wesleyan girls’ basketball team held a 4-0 record going into this week. Like the boys’ team, the girls played against Darlington on Friday and Mill Creek on Saturday. The Wolves had a very convincing win against Darlington with a final score of 77-48. The next day, the Wolves played the much larger Mill Creek. Despite the fact that its opponent was significantly bigger, Wesleyan was able to clinch another victory with a score of 58-42.
Next week, both the girls and the boys have games on Friday and Saturday against the same opponents. The teams will be hosting Holy Innocents’ on Friday and will be taking a visit to Decatur on Saturday. Going into these games, the boys have an overall record of 3-4 and the girls have an undefeated overall record of 6-0. Neither team has a game against their new region opponents until January. The other teams in their region are Lovett, Greater Atlanta Christian, Westminster, and Hapeville Charter.