Brecken Snotherly goes up for a shot earlier this season at Trinity. (Randolph Record)
CLIMAX – It’s already an historic season for Eastern Randolph’s girls’ basketball team.
Much of that is coming from senior guard Brecken Snotherly, who racked up a school-record 51 points in Tuesday night’s regular-season home finale against Trinity.
“I was kind of surprised to have that many,” she said. “I would say 25 points was a lot for a game.”
She hit six 3-point shots. That might have been the difference from some of her other games.
“My shot, when you have games that you’re on,” she said.
Snotherly eclipsed her previous best of 43 points last month at Wheatmore.
It’s believed to be the 26th time a girls’ player has reached the 50-point mark in a game in North Carolina High School Athletic Association history. Cedar Ridge’s Amiyah Ware notched 54 points against Western Alamance a few nights before Snotherly’s accomplishment. Only 19 girls have scored 50 or more in the state because a few players have done so multiple times.
Eastern Randolph (15-6, 9-3 Piedmont Athletic Conference) completed its league slate when Snotherly had 28 points in Thursday night’s 62-37 road victory against Providence Grove.
The Wildcats finished second in the PAC and are guaranteed their first winning season in six years. It’s shaping up as the best season since a 26-3 record in 2006-07.
“We’ve been able to click,” Snotherly said. “Everybody gets long and that’s huge for a team.”
During the 72-39 romp past visiting Trinity, Snotherly passed the 2,000-point mark for her career (Winston-Salem Christian and Eastern Randolph).
** Randleman wrapped up its second consecutive undefeated PAC regular season by defeating host Trinity 55-38 as Gracyn Hall had 22 points and 15 rebounds Thursday night.
It was the only game of the week for the Tigers, who’ll have a first-round bye in the PAC Tournament.
“Randleman is tough, but we’re coming for them,” Eastern Randolph coach Jeff Davis said. “They do what they do very well. We’ve got to go that extra mile.”
** Southwestern Randolph’s only game of the week resulted in a 60-55 home victory against Uwharrie Charter Academy. That puts the third-place Cougars (17-7, 7-5) in contention for a 20-win season for the fourth consecutive full season – not counting the pandemic-reduced 2021 season.
** Wheatmore’s Kynnedi Routh tallied 21 points as the Warriors defeated visiting Providence Grove 57-46. The Warriors topped host Uwharrie Charter Academy 42-39 to conclude the regular season.