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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 10:02 am

The Wesleyan Wolves’ boys’ basketball team had a winning week, while the Lady Wolves dropped their first game of the season in Georgia.

Going into the week, the boys’ team held a record of 7-9. Almost all of their losses have come to schools in higher classifications, and they carried some confidence from being the runner-up in a tournament in Florida. However, after suffering a big loss to Greater Atlanta Christian, the Wolves looked to bounce back in a big way against another region opponent and Southwest Atlanta Christian.

The girls came into this week with a record of 13-3, with their three losses coming from teams outside of the state of Georgia. Being undefeated against teams within Georgia, the Lady Wolves looked to continue their dominance. Teams like Brookwood, Duluth, and Creekview fell to the Lady Wolves as they worked on their undefeated record in the state.

For the first game of the week, the boys traveled to Southwest Atlanta Christian as they looked to rebound from their loss to Greater Atlanta Christian. The Wolves are in a higher classification than the school, and the Wolves certainly did not disappoint their crowd, taking the win with a score of 46-36. Their next game was against region opponent Hapeville Charter. On their home court, the Wolves had some trouble against Hapeville Charter throughout the game, but they eventually grabbed the win with a tight score of 45-43. With this win, the Wolves are now 2-1 in their region and look to improve upon this record to get a good seed in the state tournament.

The girls kicked off their week against Southwest Atlanta Christian, the team that the Lady Wolves had beaten last year for the state championship.. However, they lost a very tight game, losing by a score of 49-46. With this being their first loss of the year to a team within Georgia, the Lady Wolves looked to avenge their loss and get back on their road of dominance. They certainly got back on this road when Hapeville Charter visited them at Wesleyan. The Wolves showed no mercy, dominating the opposition 74-15. Their next game was at Starr’s Mill against Bradley Central, a team from Tennessee. Having not won a game against a team from outside of Georgia, the Wolves were cautious going into the game. However, they got another win with a score of 69-61.

The girls are currently undefeated in their region, while the boys are 2-1. Both teams are looking to improve upon this record when they both travel to Westminster, their final region opponent. After this game, they have a rematch against Lovett, whom they both defeated earlier on in the season. With both teams on a two-game win streak, they both look to continue their winning ways.

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