MACON, Ga. -- Juniors Kelsie Towns and Rasheka Simmons combined for 37 points to lead Taylor County to a 67-54 win over Turner County in the Georgia High School Association's Class A girls' championship game at the Macon Coliseum.
Towns had 19 points Thursday, which included five 3-pointers, and 10 rebounds. Simmons scored 19 points, with four assists and five steals. Destiny Mathis scored 11 for the Taylor County Vikings.
Taylor County finished 31-0 and won the school's 11th state championship. It was a dramatic turnaround for a team that lost a combined 27 games over the previous two seasons.
Turner County (28-3) got 28 points and 16 rebounds from Mylashia Yancey. Zakiyah Office scored 10 for the Rebels.
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The teams were tied 14-14 after one period when Taylor County went on a 13-1 run. The Vikings continued to pour it on and led 41-24 at halftime.
CLASS A-PUBLIC BOYS
CALHOUN CO. 84, GREENVILLE 82
MACON, Ga. -- DaJohn Williams scored on a drive to the basket with two seconds left to give Calhoun County an 84-82 win over Greenville in the Georgia High School Association's Class A boys championship game.
Williams scored 18 points to lead the Cougars (30-2) to its third state title. The game was tied at 82 with 28.2 seconds left when Greenville's Renault Griffin made one of two free throws.
Greenville's Kenzavier Tenny tried a desperation shot at the buzzer from just inside midcourt but it bounced off the rim.
Greenville (28-3) was led by Jamel McKee, who scored 29 points and had 12 rebounds. Tamarcus Jackson added 15 points, Tenny scored 11 and Brendarious Henry had 10 points and seven rebounds.
Calhoun County was led in scoring by Quenten Taylor and Sherrod Williams with 20 points apiece. Williams added eight rebounds and Taylor had six blocks and three assists.
GLENWOOD 3, LEE-SCOTT 1
AUBURN, Ala. -- Jenna Wilson, Emily Gullatt and Whitley Anderson scored goals for Glenwood.Thursday at Lee-Scott
Goals--Glenwood Jenna Wilson, Emily Gullatt, Whitley Anderson. Lee-Scott Diana Lindsey. Assists--Glenwood Whttley. Goalies--Glenwood Maloreigh Todd 5 saves. Lee-Scott NA. Records--Glenwood 3-1. Next: Glenwood, at Macon-East, 5 p.m.
COLUMBUS 5, CARVER 0
Columbus swept three singles matches and two doubles matches in a win over Carver.Thursday at Lakebottom
No. 1: Jacob Yates (Col) Def Jarib Beazer 6-0, 5-7 (10-3); No. 2: Arnav Patel (Col) Def Kris Hill. 6-3, 2-6, (10-6); No. 3: Kyle Canady (Col) Def Zion Young 6-0, 6-0.Doubles resultsNo. 1: Jacob Sholtis and Ford Cummings (Col) Def Chris Dixon and Qaaree Johnson 6-0, 6-0; No. 2: Jacob Anderson and Win Cawthorne (Col) Def Micah Baker and Joey Stout 6-0, 6-0.
Record: Columbus 2-1, 2-0 in region 1-AAAAA. Next: Columbus vs. Oconee County today at 3 p.m. at Jekyll Island Tennis Center in the Jekyll Jam.
columbus 5, carver 0
Madelyn Boren defeated Alicia Greene 6-0, 6-0, in No. 1 singles as Columbus swept Carver.Thursday at Lakebottom
No. 1: Madelyn Boren (CHS) def. Alicia Greene 6-0, 6-0; No. 2: Mallika Chauhan (CHS) def. Dunessa Willis 6-0, 6-0; No. 3: Columbus High won by forfeit.Doubles resultsNo. 1: Nicole Gordon/Jazmine Moody (CHS) def. Taliah Maddox/Tykasha McGhee 6-0, 6-0; No. 2: Columbus High won by forfeit.
Record: Columbus 3-0, 2-0 region 1-AAAAA. Next: Columbus vs. Screven at 3 p.m. at Jekyll Island Tennis Center in the Jekyll Jam.
NORTHSIDE WINS GSHA AREA 1 TITLE
The Northside rifle team fired a 1,149 team score to win the GHSA Area 1 championship Thursday at Fort Benning.
Following Northside were 2. Upson Lee at 1,109, 3. Columbus at 1,106, 4. Harris County at 1,101, 5. Rutland at 1,110, 6. Chattahoochee County at 1,074, 7. Jordan at 1,019 and 8. Shaw at 923.
The top six teams advance to sectional play next week against the top six Area 6 teams.
Individual season average awards were presented to the top eight experienced shooters and top four rookies from Area 1.
The top eight experienced gold medallions, with average in parenthesis, went to: 1. Rosemary Kramer, Upson Lee (291.10); 2. Shelby Huber, Northside (291.00); 3. Shannon Tyssen, Upson Lee (286.60); 4. Casey Borum, Northside (285.17); 5. Miranda Baxley, Upson Lee (284.80); 6. Jade Gallahair, Northside (282.90); 7. Veronica Leggett, Columbus (282.50) and 8. Jobie Scarborough, Harris County (282).
The top four rookie bronze medallions, with average in parenthesis, went to: 1. Fletcher Gordon, Rutland (266.25); 2. Macy Kimball, Columbus (262.80); 3. Jared Eddy, Columbus (261.20) and 4. Kyra Moore, Columbus (258.20).
COLUMBUS 2, HARRIS co. 1
HAMILTON, Ga. -- Tucker Oliver and Tyler Vance scored goals to lead Columbus to a win over Harris County.Wednesday at Hamilton, Ga.
Goals--Columbus: Tucker Oliver, Tyler Vance. Harris: David Blanchard. Assists--Columbus: Will Screws, Oliver. Harris: NA. Goalies--Columnbus: Corey Aycock, 14 saves. Harris: Bradley Holloway. Records--Columbus: 3-1. Harris Coounty: NA. Next: Columbus at Carrollton Friday at 7:30 p.m. Harris Co. vs. Central Friday.
HARDAWAY 5, SPENCER 1
Happy Cruz and Squash Debrabant each scored two goals to lead Hardaway to a win over Spencer Wednesday night at the Woodruff Farm soccer complex.Wednesday at Woodruff Farm
Goals--Hardaway: Happy Cruz 2, Squash Debrabant 2, Marcus Powell. Spencer: Cristan Amable. Assists--Hardaway: Powell 2, David Buitrago, Cruz. Goalies--Hardaway: Luis Ledesma, 6 saves. Spencer: Cartsen Rauch 13. Records--NA. Next: Hardaway vs. Carver, Monday. Spencer NA.
HARDAWAY 10, sPENCER 0
Tatyana Watson scored four goals to lead the Lady Hawks to a win over Spencer.Wednesday at Woodruff Farm
Goals--Tatyana Watson 4, Tianna Price 2, Brooke Rayford 2, Taylor Salinas 1, Breaunna Thompson 1. Assists--Hardaway: Thompson 2, Price, Danielle Countryman. Goalies--Hardaway: Alexis Rivera 3. Records--NA. Next: NA.
COLUMBUS 12, EAST COWETA 11
SHARPSBURG, Ga. -- Claire Williams and Quincy Holt scored goals apiece to lead Columbus past East Coweta.
Wednesday at East Coweta
Goals: Columbus Claire Williams 3, Quincy Holt 3, Morgan Stockdill 2, Emma Hatala 2, Emily Rivera, Reagan Perrine. Keepers: Columbus Darby Ashe 6 saves. Record: Columbus 1-0. Next: Columbus, at Starr's Mill, Thursday, 5:30 p.m.