Prep Notes: Girls’ players Gentry, York hit special marks

Trinity’s Autumn Gentry takes a shot against East Davidson last week. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record)

TRINITY – There were special occasions last week for a couple of area girls’ basketball players.

Senior Autumn Gentry became Trinity’s all-time leading scorer. She scored 14 points against visiting East Davidson to reach the record.

The previous record of 1,252 was held by Jordan Parker.

Randleman’s Elizabeth York, a senior guard, eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for her career.

York had 24 points in a 57-41 victory against visiting Central Davidson in the game when she reached the milestone. Teammate Gracyn Hall, who passed the 1,000-point mark last season, had 21 points.

Randleman got off to an 8-0 start, including last Friday’s 55-39 victory against visiting Wheatmore in the Piedmont Athletic Conference opener. The Tigers were unbeaten in the 2021-22 regular season.

Boys’ basketball

In a rematch of last February’s PAC Tournament championship game, Uwharrie Charter Academy defeated Providence Grove 46-43 on Friday night.

Ashton Troutman scored 27 points for UCA in the league opener for both teams.

Providence Grove was last season’s regular-season champion, though UCA won the conference tournament.

  • Asheboro’s fast start to the season took a sudden detour.

The Blue Comets opened the season with five consecutive victories before last week’s 68-66 home loss to Ragsdale.

“We didn’t make a few plays down the stretch that probably could have made the difference,” Asheboro coach Brian Nance said. “We needed a test.”

Asheboro wiped out a 15-point deficit to take a lead before falling. Jerquarius Stanback had 21 points for the Blue Comets.

A night later, Asheboro dropped a 51-38 decision at Randleman in a non-league rematch from November. Tyshaun Goldston’s 22 points and eight rebounds were tops for Randleman.

  • Give credit to Eastern Randolph for winning different types of games with three home outings last week.

The Wildcats rang up a 94-62 victory against South Davidson and topped Chatham Central 92-91 on back-to-back days last week.

Timothy Brower (21 points) and Nicah Taylor (20 points) led the scoring against South Davidson. Davonte Brooks poured in 37 points against Chatham Central and 30 points against Western Alamance.

Then on Saturday, Eastern Randolph edged visiting Western Alamance 62-49 in a make-up game.


At Lumberton, UCA won five meets in Saturday’s Lumberton Border Duals.

The closest of the results was a 52-9 victory against Carolina Forest (S.C.).

UCA wrestlers who went 5-0 were Caden Bond, Devonte Harrison, Ethan Hines, Aldo Hernandez, Jair Ulloa, Lorenzo Alston, Grayson Roberts and Jaden Maness. Carson Robinson was 4-0.

By Bob Sutton