State playoffs: Randleman boys move to West Region semifinals with road victory; Wildcats fall in Class 1-A

NEWTON – Randleman’s boys’ basketball team kept its season alive with Tuesday night’s 62-59 victory against Newton-Conover in the third round of the Class 2-A state playoffs.

Tyshaun Goldston scored 21 points for the sixth-seeded Tigers (23-5), who’ll play Friday night at second-seeded Salisbury (26-3) in a West Region semifinal

Connor Cassidy’s 18 points and Greg Price’s 11 points also boosted Randleman, which held on after leading 52-41 going to the fourth quarter.

Randleman’s lead was as large as 15 points in the second quarter. The advantage was down to 60-57 before a Goldston basket.

Third-seeded Newton-Conover, which eliminated Trinity in the second round, finished with a 22-8 record.

Salisbury advanced by blowing out visiting Bandys 90-58 in the third round to push its winning streak to 19 games.

Class 1-A

Eastern Randolph’s season ended with an 88-72 loss at South Stokes, which is the top-seeded team in the West Region.

The eight-seeded Wildcats (18-11), who were the reigning West Region champion, received 17 points from Timothy Brower and 16 points apiece from Nicah Taylor and Will Stalker. Julian Brooks had 11 points.

South Stokes (28-1) meets fifth-seeded Thomasville (21-8) in the regional semifinal Friday night.

By Randolph Record