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Wheatmore vs Eastern Randolph Boys Basketball CT Tournament Rd 1 Gm 2

The Wheatmore Warriors posted a 61-34 win over the Eastern Randolph Wildcats in the first round of the Courier Tribune Christmas Invitational on Thursday. After a close first quarter that saw the Warriors lead 15-9, Wheatmore exploded in the second quarter to take a 34-11 lead into halftime. Eastern Randolph tried to climb back in it during the second half, but Wheatmore was on top of their game. The Warriors led 47-25 heading into the fourth quarter.

Gavin Rains led the way for the Warriors with 21 points, while Austin Biggs, Corey Hudgins, and Bryant Walker each finished with 9 points. Matt Owens chipped in 8 points in the win. For Eastern Randolph, it was Braxton Luther leading the way with 15 points, while Andre King added 6 points. Zion Warner notched 5 points for the Wildcats.

Wheatmore will face off against the Southwestern Randolph Cougars on Friday in the first semifinal at 6:00PM.