Prep Roundup: Trinity’s Payne puts up big points

Some big scoring outputs were highlights in last week’s limited high school basketball schedule.

The biggest of those came in a boys’ game.

Dominic Payne of Trinity poured in 53 points in a 78-72 loss at Southern Guilford.

That came one night after Payne’s 44 points in a 77-41 whipping of host East Davidson.

Asheboro’s Jerquarius Stanback posted 25 points in a 53-39 road victory at Providence Grove. Stanback then raked up 29 points when the Blue Comets defeated Westchester Country Day School 79-60 on Friday in High Point.

On the girls’ side, Providence Grove needed overtime to edge Asheboro 71-68, with Laurel Bernhardt racking up 19 points and Brooke Ingram scoring 18. That marked the first victory with the Patriots for coach Johnathan Gainey. Later in the week, the Patriots won 51-48 vs. Lexington.

Also, Randleman suffered a rare early loss with a 64-45 setback at Oak Grove despite Audra Petty’s 28 points. That spoiled the debut of Tigers coach Steve Rightmyer, whose team had horrific first and fourth quarters.


Bearik Bigelow won the 120-pound division and Asheboro teammate Luke Hughes was the winner at 190 in Asheboro’s Cold Turkey Invitational.

Southwestern Randolph’s champions were Michael Jaimes at 138, Ty Dixon at 144, Erick Lopez Rabadan at 165 and Jose Flores at 285. Eastern Randolph’s David Lambright was the 126-pound champion.

Union Pines was the team champion with 173 points, followed by Asheboro at 154, Southwestern Randolph at 133 and Eastern Randolph at 83½ among the 10 teams.

Bigelow won by technical fall in the final against Eastern Randolph’s Trever Crabtree. Hughes defeated Denton Orr of Union Pines by 10-1 in the title bout.

Jaimes topped McMichael’s Gavin Faries by 5-0 in the final, Dixon pinned Michael’s T’Mari McClelland in 1:18 for the title, Rabadan dominated Union Pines’ Sam Fairel for a 15-5 decision in the first-place match, and Flores pinned Asheboro’s Guillermo in the heavyweight final in 2:15.

Lambright had pins in his first two matches before a technical against Asheboro’s Nick DesRoches in the final.

Asheboro had runner-up finishes from DesRoches (126), Alex Patino (132), Nico Otero (215) and Santos (285). For Eastern Randolph, Joshua Wilson (106) and Crabtree (120) were runners-up. Providence Grove’s Ashton Davis placed second at 150 as part of the Patriots’ eight-place finish.

By Randolph Record