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Audra Petty picked for East-West game

RANDLEMAN — When asked about her best memories as being part of the Randleman High School girls varsity basketball team the past four seasons, Audra Petty talked about all the friendships she made while wearing the Tiger uniform. She talked about three consecutive undefeated conference seasons and she talked about watching her teammates step up when called upon.


Now she has another memory.


Petty was named to the NCCA East-West All-Star Basketball Game, which will be held at the Greensboro Coliseum July 15. This comes one year after former RHS teammate Gracyn Hall and Eastern Randolph’s Breckyn Snotherly participated in the 2023 edition.


Petty said she was a bit stunned.


“It’s an honor, I was kinda shocked,” Petty said of being one of the 10 West team members. “I’ll be playing against the top competition in the state. For those three days, I want to have fun and learn new things that are going to help me in college.”


Petty said she has already talked to Hall about the experience.


“I’ve asked her some questions and she said to just go out there and have fun,” Petty said. “It’s the last event in high school.”


Petty averaged 17.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.4 assists per game for the Tigers, who were a perfect 12-0 in Piedmont Athletic Conference play for the third straight season. In Petty’s four-year varsity career, a career that saw her earn all-league four times and the player of the year award this past season, the Tigers were 84-14 overall and 46-2 in league action. 


Petty was put in a leadership position this past season and excelled, helping guide a very talented but inexperienced team to another conference championship. 


“I was the only returning starter, but that made us grow closer as a team,” Petty said. “(Gracie Beane) getting hurt and the seniors leaving from last year, we just wanted to keep winning the conference again. It motivated us to work harder.”


Petty, who is heading to the University of Lynchburg in the fall to play basketball and take classes toward her major of exercise science, said she is familiar with three members of the West team — Northern Guilford’s Jasmine Harris, Northwest Guilford’s Maslyn Mosbacher and Greensboro Page’s Hattie Sloyan — as they have played AAU basketball together.


The girls All-Star Game begins at 6 p.m., with the boys game, which features Asheboro High Schools’ Jerquarius Stanback, following at approximately 8 p.m.