Wheeler defeats Cherokee in the Region 5AAAAAAA semifinals with a massive 30-7 fourth-quarter surge, securing an 87-57 victory. Wheeler's Josh Hill impresses with 31 points, 25 of which came in the first half. The Wildcats will face Walton in the region championship game, while Cherokee will match up against Osborne for third place.

By the Numbers
  • Wheeler outscored Cherokee 30-7 in the fourth quarter
  • Josh Hill scored 31 points, with 25 in the first half
  • Cherokee's Lawrence Sanford led the Warriors with 20 points
  • Hampton Cox contributed 15 points for Cherokee
State of Play
  • Wheeler (21-5) will face Walton in the region championship
  • Cherokee (13-14) will compete against Osborne for third place
Bottom Line

Wheeler's dominant fourth-quarter performance propels them to victory, setting up a clash with Walton in the region championship.