IRWINTON -- So much for the myth about beating a team three times in a season.
Four should be harder, but it wasnt this time around.
Wilkinson County had taken three from Wheeler County during the regular season, by one, eight and 19 points.
The margin in the fourth meeting kept the trend going.
The Warriors and Trey Little took control early and kept it en route to a 71-49 win Tuesday night over Wheeler County in a GHSA Class A public school first-round tournament game.
Little, a 6-foot-1 senior, did plenty of damage in ending the Bulldogs season, going off for 36 points in pretty much every form and fashion.
Very aggressive with the basketball, Wilkinson County head coach Aaron Geter said of Little. Did exactly what we wanted him to do, attack the rim.
Little made some perimeter shots, but he was most effective when he slashed through gaps.
(It) presented an opportunity, particularly when they went man to man, to attack the rim, Geter said. He did it often. He did it well.
Antonio Whipple added 10 for Wilkinson County (23-6). Tahj Carter topped Wheeler County (14-14) with 10.
It was also the fourth time this season big brother Aaron beat up on little brother Dondrea Geter.
Dondrea Geter is in his fourth season at Wheeler County after several years working with his older brother at Wilkinson County.
So Dondrea knew what his team was in for, considering the locale and the timing of the game.
Any time you get a chance to play your older brother in the state tournament, thats an accomplishment, he said. Its the best program in the state of Georgia. Its tough to come to Wilco during the state tournament.
Little made it tougher, passing Wheeler County at halftime with 20 points, the Warriors taking a 32-18 lead into the locker room.
The Warriors control grew, and they began pulling away in the first half. Little hardly slowed down, cracking the 30-point mark with just under four minutes left in the third for a 48-23 lead.
Aaron Geter wants to see more consistency from his team in hopes of making its regular run to contend for a state title.
Just consistently get better every possession, he said. Just be very fundamentally sound down the stretch. This group is kind of up and down. Most nights, they perform well.
But we just havent collectively as a team scored well, with the exception of a few games. Hopefully were just starting to put it together as a team.