Class AAAAA girls: Miller Grove 49, Effingham County 23

Third-ranked Miller Grove held Effingham County without a field goal for the game’s first 15 minutes and cruised to a 49-23 victory in the Class AAAAA girls basketball semifinals Saturday at Kennesaw State.

The victory puts Miller Grove back in the championship game after winning its first state title last year. The Wolverines (26-5) will play at 7 p.m. Friday at the Macon Centreplex.

Klarissa Weaver scored 11 of her team’s first 13 points as Miller Grove built a 25-10 halftime lead.

Effingham County had made just five free throws until Ebony Hicklen’s short jumper in the lane with 59 seconds to play in the second quarter cut the lead to 25-7. The Rebels (26-6) finished the game with just five field goals.

Weaver led Miller Grove with 15 points, and Tashi Thompson added 12. Jakayvea Akins led Effingham County with seven.

Effingham County (23): Maddie Evans 3, Jakayvea Akins 7, Aliyah Williams 2, Kyesha Lewis, 3, Aby Youmans 1, Ebony Hicklen 5, Shatrell Crawford 2, Brooke Fowler.

Miller Grove (49): Shaquanda Durden 3, Tashi Thompson 12, Katie Hunt 6, Klarissa Weaver 15, Aniefiok Udofia 2, Imani Richardson 2, Sarai Blessett 2, Catika Brown 7, Chrystal Ezechukwu, Sharieka Brown, Jessica Housley, Janet Johnson.

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Left Coast Dawg

March 2nd, 2013
8:02 pm

Has there ever been a school in GA with back-to-back boys and girls titles?

Miller Grove Social Studies/Spanish Teacher

March 2nd, 2013
9:53 pm

Way to go Lady Wolverines…see you @ school next week and in Macon on Friday!!!…Now the young men need to handle their business so they too can make the trip to the “Big M.”…GO WOLVERINES!!!

fan of the game

March 3rd, 2013
1:03 am

MG and SWD in the final game is a fitting last chapter to MGs seniors rise from unknowns to champions……. more later…… but one new question arises out of todays games……will the good SWD team of the region championships or the barely interested team that played on Saturday…..show up next week…….yes they won…..but it was more to FPs physical condition and stamina than SWDs play.

Weaver or Hunt deserve 5A player of the year and Thompson 1st team 5A……. spectacular defense deserves recognition