Randleman girls make it clear; Other races stay tight

Trinity’s Kaleb Leach, left, blocks the shot as Providence Grove’s Chase Whitaker goes up late in the game during last week’s Piedmont Athletic Conference matchup at Trinity.

Randleman’s girls’ basketball team secured the Piedmont Athletic Conference regular-season championship even before the last week of the regular season.

The Tigers held an 11-0 league mark and a 19-0 overall record with only a home game against last-place Trinity remaining on the conference docket.

It was much tighter on the PAC boys’ side. Three teams had a shot going into the week, each with two conference games left.

Providence Grove led the way with an 8-2 league mark, while Uwharrie Charter and Trinity both stood at 7-3.

The remaining games for the Patriots were set to be against the bottom two teams in the standings – at Eastern Randolph and home vs. Wheatmore.

Providence Grove closed in on a title by trouncing visiting Randleman 68-48 on Friday night for its most-lopsided victory in league play this season.

Trinity kept things interesting earlier in the week by knocking off visiting Providence Grove 64-57 with Trace Moffitt (16 points), Dominic Payne (15) and Aidan Blakely (14) providing balanced scoring.

Mid-Piedmont Conference

This week began with the Asheboro girls and boys sweeping host Montgomery Central on Monday night.

Asheboro’s boys stayed in the hunt for a share of the regular-season title by winning 67-53 as Jerquarius Stanback and DJ Headen both supplied 12 points.

For the girls, Asheboro secured its first Mid-Piedmont Conference victory by stopping Montgomery Central 42-35 behind Kimry Comer’s 13 points, Ellon Long’s nine points and 12 rebounds, and Sion Murrain’s 15 rebounds.

By Randolph Record