Prep girls: Tigers wrap up another PAC crown

Uwharrie Charter Academy’s Abbie Gudino, left, and Randleman’s Audry Petty reach for a rebound during last week’s PAC game in Asheboro. UCA’s Nevaeh Staples, far left, and Randleman’s Chenleigh Robinson, center, and Bella Byman look on. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record)

Two more victories allowed Randleman’s girls’ basketball team to clinch a sixth consecutive Piedmont Athletic Conference championship.

The Tigers took down host Uwharrie Charter Academy 64-46 with Bella Byman tallying 21 points and Audra Petty registering 19 points and 10 rebounds.

Those offset 16 points from UCA’s Nevaeh Staples.

Next, Byman had 19 points and Gracie Beane compiled 17 points when the Tigers defeated host Providence Grove 62-45 on Friday night to clinch the outright regular-season league title.

This week, Randleman went into Tuesday night’s home game against last-place Trinity with a chance to complete a third straight unbeaten mark in PAC regular-season play.

** Southwestern Randolph had two more convincing victories to lock up second place in the PAC.

The Cougars rolled past host Eastern Randolph 59-23 with Caressa King and Jordin George both scoring 17 points.

Southwestern Randolph followed that by topping visiting Wheatmore 61-42.

** Providence Grove had a victory early last week by cruising to a 63-23 decision at Trinity.

** UCA finished the week by defeating visiting Eastern Randolph 68-46 with Staples scoring 20 points and Chloe Painter posting 14 points.

That came two nights after Eastern Randolph snapped a four-game skid by winning 52-27 in a non-league game at Graham as Kenly Whitaker had 14 points.

** In the Mid-Piedmont Conference, Asheboro picked up its first league victory by winning 50-42 at Ledford as Kimry Comer provided 17 points and Laneane Scherer had 16 points and 12 rebounds.

By Randolph Record