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SWR’s Thomas Leal gets off the shot while heavily defended by ER’s Julian Brooks as SWR upset the Wildcats, ending ER’s 19-game winning streak.   Eric Abernathy / Randolph Hub

SWR ends Eastern's long win streak

Mike Duprez

Randolph Hub 


Southwestern Randolph’s boys ended Eastern Randolph’s 19-game winning streak last week, while Providence Grove hired a new football coach. Here’s the key baskeball and football news for the week.




*Nathan Ellis scored 21 points as Southwestern Randolph upset Eastern Randolph 75-66, ending the Wildcats’ 19-game winning streak. The Cougars had four other players in double figures. Thomas Leal scored 14 points, Sean Adkins had 12, Kearns Trotter 11 and Landon Williamson 10.


Davonte Brooks led Eastern Randolph with 20 points while Pierce Leonard had 15 and Nicah Taylor 10.


*Hakeeme Butler scored 18 points in Asheboro’s 50-47 win over Central Davidson. Jerquarius Stanback added 13 points for the Blue Comets.


*Dominic Payne and Dylan Hodges each scored 23 points in Trinity’s 68-51 win over Providence Grove. Brandon Campbell added 12 points in what was Trinity coach Tim Kelly’s 650th career win.


Chase Whitaker led Providence Grove with 14 points and Zane Cheek had 11.


*Butler scored 20 points in Asheboro’s 55-48 win over North Davidson. D.J. Headen added 13 points for the Blue Comets.


*Brooks led four players in double figures with 24 points as Eastern Randolph’s beat Uwharrie Charter 89-76. Leonard had 18 points while Timothy Brower had 17 and Taylor 14.


Ashton Troutman poured in 41 points to lead Uwharrie Charter. Ethan Kinney had 11 points and Walker Wilkins had 10.


*Christian Long scored 22 points in Randleman’s 82-41 pounding of Providence Grove. 

Greg Price had 18 points and Tyshaun Goldston contributed 17.


Sakai McCoy led Providence Grove with 12 points.


*Adkins scored 16 points as Southwestern Randolph kept rolling with a 54-34 win over Wheatmore. Ellis added 12 points and Williamson had 10.




*Brecken Snotherly scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in Eastern Randolph’s 43-34 win over Southwestern Randolph. Kenly Whitaker contributed 9 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the Cougars.


Caressa King led Southwestern Randolph with 11 points.


*Ellen Long scored 12 points and Kimry Comer had 9 in Asheboro’s 51-37 loss to Central Davidson.


*Gracyn Hall scored 20 points as Randleman eased by Uwharrie Charter 56-33. Elizabeth York added 10 points for the Tigers, who clinched the PAC championship with the win.


Ashara Spruill led Uwharrie Charter with 11 points.


*Jordin George scored 16 points in Southwestern Randolph’s 64-28 win over Wheatmore. King had 14 points while Alley Lowe had 12 and Maddie Small 9.


Bri Hill led Wheatmore with 12 points and Kynnedi Routh had 10.


*Snotherly scored 30 points as Eastern Randolph beat Uwharrie Charter 61-34. Ziera Watson had nine points.


Blaklely Justus led Uwharrie Charter with 14 points and Spruill had 10.




Asheboro’s girls finished fifth in the 3-A Central Regional meet at the Greensboro Aquatic Center, with several swimmers qualifying for the state meet.


Individually, Megan Becker, a freshman, was second in the 100 free and 200 free. Sophomore Maci Columbia was fifth in the 500 freestyle and seventh in the 100 breaststroke.


The Blue Comets also qualified two relay teams. The 200 freestyle relay (Madison Burnette, Fiona Wolf-Roberts, Columbia and Becker) was fourth. The 400 freestyle relay (Wolf-Roberts, Burnette, Columbia and Becker) was third.


On the boys side, the Blue Comets’ Tyler Smith was sixth in the 50 freestyle.


Wheatmore sophomore Sydney Hall qualified for two events in the 1-A/2-A Central meet. She was fifth in the 50 free and eighth in the 100 butterfly.




*David Hayes was named head coach at Providence Grove. He spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach at Thomasville. Hayes replaces Calvin Brown, who left to become the coach at Asheboro. Hayes was the offensive coordinator at East Gaston from 2012-16, overseeing a unit that turned out prolific numbers. 


After that, Hayes went to Asheboro for four years, where he was an assistant football coach and assistant coach for the girls’ basketball team. He also coached track at Thomasville.