The Wheeler Wildcats (Marietta, GA) scored an easy 71-50 victory over Spring Valley (Columbia, SC) in the opening round of the 2012 Beach Ball Classic.
Wheeler (7-2) grabbed the lead for good with 9:56 to play in the opening half and built leads as large as 21 points in the second half in route to the victory.
Wheeler was paced by Trevin Steede and Avery Patterson, who tallied 17 points each. Steede also added 10 rebounds.
Perry Dozier, Jr., led all scorers in pacing Spring Valley with 18 points. Dominique Taylor added 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Vikings (8-5).
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