Prep boys: PAC race looks crowded

Prep Sports Randolph

It’s tight atop the Piedmont Athletic Conference boys’ basketball schedule near the midway mark of the league slate.

Trinity suffered its first PAC loss of the season when host Eastern Randolph won 81-77 in Friday night’s game at Ramseur. That was a rematch of last February’s PAC Tournament championship game on the same court, with the Wildcats winning that one as well.

Eastern Randolph also entered this week with just one PAC defeat. Randleman is unbeaten in PAC play going into a game early this week vs. Trinity.

Timothy Brower’s 34 points and Nicah Taylor’s 19 points led the way for Eastern Randolph against Trinity.

The Bulldogs were carried by Dominic Payne with 26 points and Brandon Campbell with 22 points.

The result was a huge bounce back for Eastern Randolph, which lost 93-42 at Farmville Central on Martin Luther King Day earlier in the week.

** Providence Grove posted a 68-46 home victory against Wheatmore with Will Dabbs scoring 16 points and James Ellis notching 15 points.

** Southwestern Randolph topped visiting Uwharrie Charter Academy 55-44 as Nathan Ellis pumped in 19 points. That offset 18 points from UCA’s Jeremiah Spinks and 15 points from Braeden Lamb.

** In the Mid-Piedmont Conference, Asheboro was back on track by trouncing host Montgomery Central 78-35 behind 24 points from Camden Walker and 20 points from Jerquarius Stanback. That marked just the second game since Jan. 5 for the Blue Comets.

By Randolph Record