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Eastern Randolph’s Nicah Taylor goes against Randleman’s Tyshaun Goldston on Tuesday. The Tigers won in overtime.   Eric Abernethy/Randolph Hub

Tigers’ basketball teams strengthen conference leads

Mike Duprez
Randolph Hub 


Randleman tightened the screws on their leads in both the boys and girls standings in the Piedmont Athletic Conference races with undefeated weeks last week. 


Meanwhile, Central Davidson topped Asheboro for the second time this season in another squeaker to take control of the Mid-State Conference. 


Here’s a look at those and other high-lights from the week.



*Jerquarius Stanback scored 27 points in Asheboro’s 63-60 loss to Central Davidson. Camden Walker added 11 points for the Blue Comets.

*Tyshaun Goldston scored 22 points as Randleman overcame Eastern Randolph 76-66 in overtime. Jireh Price had 15 points while Greg Price had 13 and Chase Farlow 11.

Nicah Taylor led Eastern Randolph with 32 points. Timothy Brower added 16 points.

*Dominic Payne scored 31 points in Trinity’s 75-50 win over Wheatmore. Brandon Campbell had 12 points for the Bulldogs and Jacob Hodges contributed 10.

*Nathan Ellis score 23 points in Southwestern Randolph’s 56-41 win over Providence Grove. Marcus Robertson had 11 points and Julian Mosley added 10.

James Ellis led Providence Grove with 13 points, Brady Collins had 9 and Gabe McKoy 8.

*Stanback scored 27 points for the second straight game in Asheboro’s 68-54 win over North Davidson. Walker added 22 points and Amare Godwin had 9.

*Goldston scored 21 points in Randleman’s 61-49 win over Southwestern Randolph. Greg Price had 11 points while Jireh Price 9 and John Kirkpatrick 8.

Nathan Ellis and Robertson each scored 13 points to lead the Cougars. Julian Mosley had 11 points.



*Audra Petty scored 24 points and surpassed 1,000 for her career as Randleman beat Eastern Randolph 54-34. Bella Byman had 12 points.

Ziera Watson led Eastern Randolph with 18 points.

*Kenzie Martin scored 22 points as Southwestern Randolph ran away with a 76-31 win over Providence Grove. Jordin George had 18 points while Caressa King had 9 and Maddie Strider 8.

Jada Nixon led Providence Grove with nine points.

*Nevaeh Staples scored 12 points and Hannah Williams added 11 in Uwharrie Charter’s 54-9 rout of Thomasville.

*Byman scored 11 points as Randleman beat Southwestern Randolph 46-36. Chenleigh Robinson scored 9 points while Petty had 7 points and 9 rebounds.

Strider and Martin each scored 10 points for Southwestern Randolph and King had 8.

*Sammy Chriscoe scored 14 points and Hannah Williams had 13 in Uwharrie Charter’s 62-29 win over Trinity.



*Uwharrie Charter won its second straight 1-A dual team state championship by edging Avery County 36-33. Jaden Maness scored a pin at 2:41 in the match at 215 to lift the Eagles to the title.

Also winning for Uwharrie Charter were Ethan Hines (106, dec.), Brennan Worrell (120, dec.), Jack McArthur (144, dec.), Lorenzo Alston (150, pin in 13 seconds), Carson Robinson (157, dec.), Alek Millikan (165, pin in 2:42), and Caden Bond (175, pin in 39 seconds).

McArthur was named MVP.

*Defending state champion Uwharrie Charter beat Rosewood 40-32 to win the 1-A East regional dual team championship. In the prior round, the Eagles rolled past Albemarle 54-24. Jair Ulloa, Alston, Robinson, Millikan, Bond, Maness and Ethan Hines were all 2-0. McArthur and Devonte Harrison were 1-0. Aiden Foster was 1-1.

*Trinity beat Seaforth 36-31 to win the 2-A dual team state championship. The Bulldogs were ahead 30-13 and forfeited the final three weight classes.

Winning for the Bulldogs were Joseph Trahan (285, pin in 47 seconds), Spencer May (126, dec.), Levi Dennis (132, dec.), Jaden Allred (138, pin in 1:49), Baron Justice (144, dec.), Charles Schaefer (150, dec.), Zane Schloemer (157, DQ) and Lawson Coltrane (165, pin in 3:37).

Coltrane was named MVP.

*Trinity beat Lincolnton 51-27 and then West Lincoln 38-27 to win the 2-A West dual-team regional championship. Allred, Schaefer, Coltrane, Gavin Hardister, Aiden Burkholder, Edgar Vasquez and May were all 2-0 for the Bulldogs. Brayden Hall was 1-0. Dennis, Justice, Xavier Horton and Trahan were 1-1.



*Trinity’s Bliss Joyce (132) placed second in the 2-A Midwest Regional and advanced to the state tournament.



*Asheboro was third and Wheatmore fifth in the Polar Bear Meet No. 3 at Eastern Alamance. 

Winning for the Blue Comets was Jalaya Showers (55 meter dash).

Winning for the Warriors was Ellie Garrison (300 meter dash).



*Asheboro was third in the Polar Bear Meet No. 3 at Eastern Alamance.

Winning for the Blue Comets were Valentino Mark (55 meter dash) and Lance Everhart (55 meter hurdles).


*Uwharrie Charter’s Megan Becker won the 100 free and took second place in the 200 free in the 1-A/2-A Central Regional championship.

Wheatmore’s Sydney Hall was fifth in the 100 butterfly.



*Former Asheboro star Tanaesha Ellison was named USA South Athletic Conference Player of the Week after scoring 38 points and getting 15 rebounds for Peace College in its 97-79 loss to North Carolina Wesleyan. Ellison is averaging 23.9 points and 11.2 rebounds per game.

*Former Asheboro standout Diamond McDowell was named South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week for the fourth time this season. The Anderson University junior averaged 21.5 points and 11.5 rebounds in her team’s two games.



*Trinity senior Sarabeth Johnson signed with Ferrum College.