Blue Comets blister foes in league tourney

Asheboro’s Jerquarius Stanback dunks against North Davidson in the Mid-Piedmont Conference Tournament semifinals. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record)

ASHEBORO – Asheboro pretty much knows the winning formula in boys’ basketball.

It includes a heavy dose of offense from Jerquarius Stanback and Camden Walker.

That’s what the Blue Comets used in the Mid-Piedmont Conference Tournament.

In Friday night’s tournament final against top-seeded Central Davidson, Stanback posted 23 points and Walker had 16 points as the Blue Comets won 61-46 on their home court to avenge a pair of regular-season losses.

Asheboro (22-3) was the designated home team for the semifinals and final.

It was a bit of a turnaround for the Blue Comets from a year ago. They were the regular-season champions with a 10-0 league mark, but failed to advance to the conference tournament final.

Now, Asheboro has won two of the last three conference tournament titles.

The 22 wins matches Asheboro’s total from the 2015-16 and 2011-12 seasons.

In the semifinals, Asheboro defeated third-seeded North Davidson 60-47 behind Stanback’s 39 points.

Girls’ tournament

Asheboro won 38-34 in a quarterfinal game at fourth-seeded Central Davidson.

But the fifth-seeded Blue Comets (6-19) couldn’t get it going again, falling 57-34 top-seeded Oak Grove in a semifinal game played at Asheboro, which was the host for the semifinals and final.

Top-seeded Oak Grove defeated second-seeded North Davidson 47-38 in the title game.

By Randolph Record