girls’ basketball

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Bri Hill

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Bri Hill

Wheatmore, girls’ basketball Hill helped the Warriors to a three-game winning streak. Wheatmore won home games against Southwestern Randolph and Uwharrie Charter Academy sandwiched around a road triumph at Providence Grove. Hill’s 20 points were huge in the 52-43 conquering of Southwestern Randolph. The sophomore guard had 17 points in the Providence Grove game. Going into this week, the Warriors had won five of their last six games. Wheatmore held a 3-3 record in the Piedmont Athletic Conference after an 0-3 start to league play.
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Salem Lee

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Salem Lee

Asheboro, girls’ basketball Lee has been a golfer competing at the state level, but she’s also one of the top basketball players for the Blue Comets girls’ team. The senior forward scored a team-high 16 points last week when Asheboro topped visiting Thomasville 60-9. That outcome snapped a seven-game losing streak for the Blue Comets. Lee has been the team’s top producer in terms of assists and blocked shots. She also has been the Asheboro leader in field goal percentage. Asheboro is trying to return to prominence after playing in the Class 3-A state championship game in 2021. The Blue…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Caressa King

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Caressa King

Southwestern Randolph  | girls’ basketball King was a key contributor to a pair of victories last week for the Cougars. The junior guard put up 16 points in Southwestern Randolph’s 67-15 non-conference home victory against Jordan-Matthews. King scored 17 points when the Cougars opened their Piedmont Athletic Conference schedule with a 53-45 victory at Trinity. She also had eight points in a 50-40 road loss to North Davidson.
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Allie Frazier

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Allie Frazier

Providence Grove  |  girls’ basketball Frazier had three strong outings for the Patriots, who went 2-1 in those games. Frazier’s impactful week started with 19 points in the 50-34 victory against visiting East Davidson. By scoring 17 points, the senior guard had more than half of the Patriots’ points in a 38-32 road loss to Southern Guilford. Frazier capped the week with 19 points in a 49-43 triumph against Asheboro. Through four games this season, Frazier had a scoring average of 17.3 points per game. She also shared the team rebounding lead with Asia Steverson with 7.3 per outing.
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Randleman girls will seek more after deep run

Randleman girls will seek more after deep run

Randleman’s Audra Petty shoots a 3-pointer against Shelby during the Class 1-A West Regional semifinals March 1 at Randleman. RANDLEMAN – Another deep run into the state playoffs for the Randleman girls’ basketball team might just be incentive to take it another round or two next time. “We’ll be back,” coach Brandon Varner said. “We’re close. We’ve just got to keep getting after it, building toward next year. We’ll be back.” The Tigers finished the season with a 25-1 record, with the only loss coming in the Class 2-A regional semifinals. When defending state champion Shelby knocked off host Randleman…
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UCA, Randleman, SWR, Wheatmore advance in girls’ basketball playoffs

UCA, Randleman, SWR, Wheatmore advance in girls’ basketball playoffs

ASHEBORO — Four Randolph County girls' basketball teams advanced to the second round of the state playoffs with wins Tuesday night, while two others saw their seasons end. Uwharrie Charter Academy, Randleman, Southwestern Randolph and Wheatmore cruised in their first-round playoff games. UCA, a No. 3 seed in Class 1-A in the West Region, topped No. 30 seed Bradford Prep 54-38. Also in Class 1-A, Eastern Randolph fell short in a 65-62 loss to Cherokee. Randleman, the top seed in the Class 2-A, dominated No. 32 seed Shelby Burns with a 64-17 victory. No. 11 seed Southwestern Randolph was a…
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Randleman girls make it clear; Other races stay tight

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…
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Asheboro girls work through growing pains

Asheboro girls work through growing pains

ASHEBORO – It’s a learning season for the Asheboro girls’ basketball team. Last year at about this time, the team was embarking on a shortened season that resulted on a spot in the Class 3-A state championship game. Now the Blue Comets are in a different situation. “We’re working on things and we’re improving and getting better,” coach Don Corry said. It’s not a huge surprise to Corry that there are growing pains this season. The Blue Comets lost personnel that accounted for about 85 percent of the offensive production off last season’s team. This Asheboro team has four freshmen…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Brecken Snotherly

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Brecken Snotherly

Eastern Randolph  |  Girls’ Basketball Snotherly scored 49 points as the Wildcats split two games last week. She accounted for nearly two-thirds of the team’s scoring in those games. She scored 24 points in a 42-35 loss at Southwestern Randolph.  The junior was back with 25 points three nights later when the Wildcats topped visiting Uwharrie Charter Academy 40-34, snapping a three-game homecourt losing streak. Snotherly connected on three 3-point shots in that game.
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