Ashara Spruill | Uwharrie Charter Academy, girls’ basketball
Spruill had a couple of strong outings as the Eagles stayed in the mix to finish in the upper half of the Piedmont Athletic Conference.
She posted 19 points, on 8-for-10 shooting from the field, and eight rebounds in a 64-49 road loss to undefeated Randleman in the team’s first game of the week. That marked the third-closest game of the season in conference play for Randleman. UCA led 20-13 after the first quarter before the Tigers cranked out a 23-8 edge in the second quarter.
Then the junior tallied 26 points in a 53-45 victory against visiting Eastern Randolph. The Eagles wiped out a 27-24 halftime hole.
So it was big point production for Spruill, who’s the team leader in rebounds, assists and steals.
Those results pushed UCA’s record to 13-7 overall and 5-5 in the PAC going into the final week of the regular season.