Camden Walker

Blue Comets blister foes in league tourney

Blue Comets blister foes in league tourney

Asheboro’s Jerquarius Stanback dunks against North Davidson in the Mid-Piedmont Conference Tournament semifinals. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) ASHEBORO – Asheboro pretty much knows the winning formula in boys’ basketball. It includes a heavy dose of offense from Jerquarius Stanback and Camden Walker. That’s what the Blue Comets used in the Mid-Piedmont Conference Tournament. In Friday night’s tournament final against top-seeded Central Davidson, Stanback posted 23 points and Walker had 16 points as the Blue Comets won 61-46 on their home court to avenge a pair of regular-season losses. Asheboro (22-3) was the designated home team for the semifinals and final. It…
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Prep boys: Blue Comets take momentum to league tourney

Prep boys: Blue Comets take momentum to league tourney

Asheboro’s Jerquarius Stanback had another big week on offense heading into the Mid-Piedmont Conference Tournament. (Randolph Record file photo) ASHEBORO – Asheboro’s boys’ basketball team carries a five-game winning streak into the Mid-Piedmont Conference Tournament. And the Blue Comets won’t have to leave home this week because the pre-determined site for semifinals and finals is Asheboro’s gym. Asheboro (20-3) had one of two byes to the semifinals. The Blue Comets play the winner between sixth-seeded Montgomery Central and third-seeded North Davidson at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The final is set for the same time Friday night. Central Davidson is the top…
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Prep boys: Randleman, Eastern Randolph, Asheboro look to build off big weeks

Prep boys: Randleman, Eastern Randolph, Asheboro look to build off big weeks

Eastern Randolph’s Julian Brooks goes up for a shot against Southwestern Randolph’s Nathan Ellis last week in Ramseur. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Randleman’s boys’ basketball team clinched the Piedmont Athletic Conference regular-season championship with a couple of convincing victories last week. Heading into this week with an 18-4 overall record and 11-0 mark in PAC play, the Tigers could sew up a perfect league mark by winning Tuesday night’s finale against visiting Trinity. Randleman’s 69-50 victory against host Uwharrie Charter Academy came with 18 points apiece from Tyshaun Goldston and Greg Price. The Tigers finished the week with an 84-58 romp…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Camden Walker

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Camden Walker

 Asheboro, boys’ basketball Walker has been one of the area’s best perimeter shooters and that’s a big plus for the Blue Comets. The senior guard has increased his production during his senior season. He has been an ideal threat to combine with the interior presence of teammate Jerquarius Stanback. Walker averages more than 15 points per game. He has been connecting on about three 3-point shots in each game. He’s shooting 83 percent on free throws. A season ago, he was a key contributor on Asheboro’s team that went undefeated in the Mid-Piedmont Conference regular season. The Blue Comets, who…
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Prep boys: Asheboro faces tough task to repeat; Randleman stays atop PAC

Prep boys: Asheboro faces tough task to repeat; Randleman stays atop PAC

Randleman’s Tyshaun Goldston goes up between Southwestern Randolph’s Nathan Ellis, left, and Brayden Chapman on Friday night. (Scott Pelkey/Randolph Record) Asheboro will be hard-pressed to repeat as Mid-Piedmont Conference regular-season champion in boys' basketball after dropping a 63-60 decision at first-place Central Davidson last week despite Jerquarius Stanback’s 27 points. Stanback had 27 points in the next game as well, helping the Blue Comets defeat visiting North Davidson 68-54. Camden Walker added 22 points in that game. Asheboro entered this week with a 4-2 league record while Central Davison was at 7-0. ** In the Piedmont Athletic Conference, Randleman stayed…
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Prep boys: Asheboro Blue Comets make more statements

Prep boys: Asheboro Blue Comets make more statements

ASHEBORO – It was quite a week for Asheboro’s boys’ basketball team. The Blue Comets topped a strong in-county team to wrap up non-conference play and then won its Mid-Piedmont Conference opener. It all added up to a 10-game winning streak entering this week. Asheboro defeated visiting Eastern Randolph 80-75 in a highly anticipated matchup behind Jerquarius Stanback’s 26 points and David Rodriguez’s 25 points. The game pitted last season’s regular-season champions from the Mid-Piedmont Conference and Piedmont Athletic Conference. It was the first time the Blue Comets and Wildcats met in four years. Eastern Randolph countered with 21 points…
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Prep boys: Special season ends on downer for Blue Comets; Eastern Randolph advances

Prep boys: Special season ends on downer for Blue Comets; Eastern Randolph advances

Hakeeme Butler tries to get Asheboro on the board in the first quarter of Thursday night’s loss to Greensboro Smith in the Class 3-A state playoffs. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) ASHEBORO – Asheboro’s special season in boys’ basketball didn’t come to a fitting conclusion. That’s what made losing so hard to grasp for the Blue Comets. Ambushed from the start by Greensboro Smith, Asheboro couldn’t sustain any of its rallies long enough in a 73-46 loss in the second round of the Class 3-A state playoffs Thursday night at raucous Asheboro Recreation Center. “That’s the thing about this team, we all…
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