Prep Basketball: Asheboro, Eastern Randolph boys remain on rolls

Asheboro’s Tanner Marsh leads a fastbreak with teammate Jerquarius Stanback on his right during a game against North Davidson earlier this month. (Scott Pelkey/Randolph Record)

Asheboro won two more Mid-Piedmont Conference games last week in boys’ basketball to go with a non-conference victory against Uwharrie Charter Academy.

The Blue Comets enter this week undefeated in league play.

It began when Jerquarius Stanback had 19 points in a 66-54 triumph against visiting UCA.

The next night, Asheboro won its first showdown with Ledford in the Mid-Piedmont Conference, prevailing 66-54 for a road triumph behind DJ Headen’s 20 points and Tanner Marsh’s 14 points.

The Blue Comets followed that by defeating Oak Grove 81-63 with Stanback putting up 22 points.

** Eastern Randolph capped a 3-0 week to move to 19-1 overall by defeating host Wheatmore 97-52 as Timothy Brower led the way with 21 points. The Wildcats scored 70 first-half points, including 41 in the second quarter.

Riley Strickland’s 23 points were tops for Wheatmore.

When Eastern Randolph withstood host Chatham Central for a 96-93 non-league victory, Davonte Brooks poured in 41 points on 17-for-24 shooting from the field to go with 15 rebounds. Brower had 18 points and Pierce Leonard added 14 points.

A night earlier at Randleman, Brooks racked up 24 points in a 65-56 victory. Tyshaun Goldston of the Tigers had 21 points.

** Southwestern Randolph returned to the venue where it pulled off an upset in the Class 2-A state playoffs last year and beat host Providence Grove again, winning 63-58 as Sean Adkins posted 18 points and Thomas Leal had 15 points.

The Cougars won again by stopping host Randleman 63-54 despite Goldston’s 21 points.

** Trinity defeated visiting UCA 64-55 with Dylan Hodges notching 23 points and Dominic Payne supplying 19 points.

Girls’ basketball

Autumn Gentry scored half of her team’s points in Trinity’s 52-48 overtime victory against visiting Wheatmore. The game was played in front of a capacity crowd in advance of the ceremony naming the school’s gym after longtime boys’ coach Tim Kelly.

** Brecken Snotherly of Eastern Randolph had another huge week, scoring 38 points in a 59-54 loss at Randleman and then compiling 43 points and 18 rebounds in a 71-44 whipping of host Wheatmore. Kynnedi Routh had more than half of Wheatmore’s points with 25.

** Providence Grove pulled a surprise by registering its first PAC victory this season by topping visiting Southwestern Randolph 41-39 on Allie Frazier’s winning layup. She finished with 18 points.

By Randolph Record