Originally created 03/06/03

Taylor County routs Athens Academy



MACON, Ga. -- Megan Kirksey scored 10 points and Taylor County held Athens Academy to nine points in the first half of a 40-26 win in a state Class A semifinal on Wednesday.

Taylor County (31-1) advances to Saturday's championship game against the winner of the game between Landmark Christian and Jenkins County.

The Lady Vikings held Athens Academy scoreless for the first 7:20, but the Lady Spartans (21-7) pulled within 10-8 on a basket by Elizabeth Lewis with 2:56 left in the half.

Taylor, which won the last of its nine state titles in 1995, had eight different players score and led by as many as 15 in the fourth quarter.

Elizabeth Guess scored 12 points for Athens Academy.