Prep girls: Randleman tops Southwestern Randolph, closes in on PAC crown

Randleman’s Audra Petty dribbles down the court as Southwestern Randolph’s Kenzie Martin chases Friday night. (Scott Pelkey/Randolph Record)

ASHEBORO – Randleman’s girls’ basketball team tightened its grip on first place in the Piedmont Athletic Conference by defeating Southwestern Randolph again.

This time it was a road victory for the Tigers, who won 46-36 on Friday night.

Chenleigh Robinson tallied 10 points and Bella Byman had nine points for Randleman (14-6 overall, 9-0 PAC), which showcased its defense.

Southwestern Randolph (18-3, 7-2) didn’t score in the second quarter. Randleman led 15-10 at halftime.

With three PAC games remaining, one more victory for the Tigers would clinch at least a share of the conference championship and the top seed for the league tournament.

Maddie Strider and Kenzie Martin both had 10 points for Southwestern Randolph (18-3, 7-2).

Earlier in the week, Randleman won 54-34 at Eastern Randolph with Audra Petty pouring in 22 points and Byman adding 12.

Also, Martin racked up 22 points in Southwestern Randolph’s 71-31 home victory against Providence Grove.

** Uwharrie Charter Academy had a pair of convincing victories last week.

The Eagles overwhelmed host Thomasville 54-9 with Nevaeh Staples posting 12 points in a non-conference game.

Then UCA had 12 players score in a 62-29 trouncing of visiting Trinity in PAC play. Sammy Chriscoe’s 14 points and Hannah Williams’ 13 points led the way.

** Wheatmore won twice in different fashions in a pair of PAC home games.

There was a 52-17 thrashing of Trinity. Then came a 42-41 squeaker against Eastern Randolph.

By Randolph Record