The Day – Wheeler boys beat Norwich Tech for fifth straight win
North Stonington — Nearly every player on the Wheeler boys’ basketball team isn’t legally allowed to drive yet.
Wheeler is comprised of a bunch of young Lions this season. Everyone available to play Monday night’s game against Norwich Tech was either a sophomore or freshman.
Wheeler’s youngsters has it off to one of the program’s best starts in a few seasons, though. The Lions led the Warriors almost the entire game and won their fifth straight, 57-48.
“We’re still kids,” sophomore Deondre Bransford said. “We expected at least five, six wins and then next year was going to be our year. We didn’t expect to win five-or-six in a row right now.”
Wheeler is 7-3, one game away from qualifying for the state tournament. The Lions are also unbeaten in the Eastern Connecticut Conference’s Division IV.
They have one senior (Tyler Burdick), who is injured….