Prep Boys: Randleman Tigers stay on right track

RANDLEMAN – Randleman doesn’t have a game on this week’s boys’ basketball schedule.

When the Tigers return to play, there’s a showdown looming.

On Jan. 23, there’s a clash at Trinity that looms large on the Piedmont Athletic Conference landscape.

Last week, Randleman toppled visiting Uwharrie Charter Academy 67-44 with Greg Price’s 22 points and Tyshaun Goldston’s 20 points leading the way.

Two nights later, the Tigers won 59-48 at home with Goldston supplying 18 points and Price with 12 points.

Those results pushed Randleman’s record to 12-5 overall, 5-0 in PAC play. The Tigers are one league victory away from matching the team’s 2022-23 regular-season PAC total.

** Trinity, in its lone game last week, used 26 points from Dominic Payne, 24 points from Brandon Campbell and 20 points from Jacob Hodges in a 79-63 road victory against Providence Grove. The Bulldogs improved to 11-5, 4-0.

The Patriots received 23 points from Brady Collins.

** Eastern Randolph zipped past host Southwestern Randolph 87-70 behind Timothy Brower’s 35 points.

Marcus Robertson and Julian Mosley both had 18 points for Southwestern Randolph.

The Wildcats had another high-scoring game by winning 88-75 at home against Uwharrie Charter Academy.

Then playing for the third time in four days, the Wildcats lost 87-73 to Swansboro. That snapped Eastern Randolph’s three-game winning streak.

** Southwestern Randolph bounced back to defeat host Wheatmore 61-48 with Nathan Ellis providing 21 points and Robertson chipping in with 15 points.

Wheatmore received 16 points from Parker Kines.

** Wheatmore also lost to visiting Oak Grove, falling 57-46 in a non-conference game despite Kines’ 21 points.

** Asheboro will have work to do to repeat as Mid-Piedmont Conference regular-season champion.

The Blue Comets dropped a 71-66 overtime decision to visiting Central Davidson last Wednesday night.

Jerquarius Stanback posted 26 points and Osiris Rodriguez had 17 points for Asheboro (13-2, 1-1).

Last season, the Blue Comets won all 10 regular-season conference games.

Last Friday night’s game at North Davidson was postponed until Feb. 16, making that the regular-season finale.

By Randolph Record