Prep boys: Asheboro faces tough task to repeat; Randleman stays atop PAC

Randleman’s Tyshaun Goldston goes up between Southwestern Randolph’s Nathan Ellis, left, and Brayden Chapman on Friday night. (Scott Pelkey/Randolph Record)

Asheboro will be hard-pressed to repeat as Mid-Piedmont Conference regular-season champion in boys’ basketball after dropping a 63-60 decision at first-place Central Davidson last week despite Jerquarius Stanback’s 27 points.

Stanback had 27 points in the next game as well, helping the Blue Comets defeat visiting North Davidson 68-54. Camden Walker added 22 points in that game.

Asheboro entered this week with a 4-2 league record while Central Davison was at 7-0.

** In the Piedmont Athletic Conference, Randleman stayed in first place by defeating defending champion Eastern Randolph for the second time this season.

Tyshaun Goldston scored 22 points in a 76-66 road overtime victory. Jireh Price had 15 points and Greg Price added 13 points.

Eastern Randolph’s Nicah Taylor’s 32 points and Timothy Brower’s 16 points were huge for the Wildcats, who were trying to pull even with Randleman in the loss column.

Later in the week, Goldston’s 21 points paced Randleman to a 61-49 victory at Southwestern Randolph.

Eastern Randolph responded by winning 87-51 at Wheatmore.

** Southwestern Randolph upended visiting Providence Grove 56-41 behind Nathan Ellis’ 23 points in a PAC game.

** Trinity’s Dominic Payne pumped in 31 points in a 75-50 road victory at Wheatmore.

But the Bulldogs dropped out of a share of second place by suffering a 71-68 upset loss at Uwharrie Charter Academy on Friday.

By Randolph Record