Alexia Manning scored 16 points to lead Columbus to a 63-32 victory over Woodland-Stockbridge in the Class AAAA girls basketball semifinals Saturday at the University of West Georgia. Ariyah Copeland had 12 points and eight rebounds, and Khayla Lloyd added 11 points for the Blue Devils (30-1), who led 31-18 at halftime and outscored the Wolfpack 16-2 in the third quarter to put the game away. Columbus led by 41 points in the fourth quarter. Vanessa Blagmon led Woodland (27-5) with 15 points. The second-ranked Blue Devils, who are seeking their first state championship, will face No. 1 Redan in the championship game at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Macon Centreplex.
Woodland-Stockbridge (32): KK Parish 6, Mecca Sneed 6, Aalyiah Dotson, Vanessa Blagmon 15, Zaundra Stevens 5, Jasmine Jones, Joslyn Jones, Terri Edwards, Diamond Atkins, Faith Lindsey, Tyra Frazier, Shanterra Bailey, Brianna Ohonba, Kennedy Gore.
Columbus (63): Jacqueria Gunter 6, Jazmyn McIntosh 6, Tatyana Wyatt 7, Khayla Lloyd 11, Alexia Manning 16, Shardonee Hayes 4, Brittany Floyd 1, Marlisa Scott, Jazmine Moody, Kendra Moore, Jha/Meishia Griffin, Ariyah Copeland 12.