PAC finals to be played at Randleman

Elizabeth York of undefeated Randleman goes up for a shot during a Piedmont Athletic Conference girls’ basketball game.

RANDLEMAN – Randleman will be the site for Friday night’s finals in the Piedmont Athletic Conference Tournaments for boys’ and girls’ basketball.

As the regular-season champion on the girls’ side, Randleman was designated as the host school for the finals. Quarterfinals were held Monday night, with semifinals set for Wednesday at the site of the higher-seeded teams.

Undefeated Randleman is the favorite in the girls’ bracket.

After a bye, the Tigers were set for a semifinal encounter with fourth-seeded Wheatmore, which eliminated fifth-seeded Eastern Randolph 54-46. The other semifinal pitted third-seeded Uwharrie Charter Academy, a 40-22 winner against Providence Grove, against second-seeded Southwestern Randolph, which topped seventh-seeded Trinity 50-37.

On the boys’ side, regular-season champion Providence Grove was set for a semifinal encounter with Randleman, which edged fifth-seeded Southwestern Randolph 66-64.

Randleman won on Baylor Petty’s 3-pointer in the waning seconds, supporting Dylan Wheatley’s 21-point outing.

The other side of the bracket had second-seeded Trinity, an 89-60 winner against seventh-seeded Eastern Randolph, set to take on second-seeded UCA, which blew past sixth-seeded Wheatmore 72-43.

Trinity was boosted by Dominic Payne’s 26 points and Trace Moffitt’s 23 points. Ashton Troutman led UCA’s victory with 18 points.

Mid-Piedmont Conference

Semifinals were scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday at Oak Grove, with the finals on Friday. Quarterfinals were slated for home sites Tuesday.

Asheboro’s boys hold the No. 3 seed in the six-team field. Asheboro’s girls were seeded fifth.

By Randolph Record