Jerquarius Stanback

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: 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: PAC race looks crowded

Prep boys: PAC race looks crowded

It’s tight atop the Piedmont Athletic Conference boys’ basketball schedule near the midway mark of the league slate. Trinity suffered its first PAC loss of the season when host Eastern Randolph won 81-77 in Friday night’s game at Ramseur. That was a rematch of last February’s PAC Tournament championship game on the same court, with the Wildcats winning that one as well. Eastern Randolph also entered this week with just one PAC defeat. Randleman is unbeaten in PAC play going into a game early this week vs. Trinity. Timothy Brower’s 34 points and Nicah Taylor’s 19 points led the way…
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Prep Boys: Randleman Tigers stay on right track

Prep Boys: Randleman Tigers stay on right track

RANDLEMAN – Randleman doesn’t have a game on this week’s boys’ basketball schedule. When the Tigers return to play, there’s a showdown looming. On Jan. 23, there’s a clash at Trinity that looms large on the Piedmont Athletic Conference landscape. Last week, Randleman toppled visiting Uwharrie Charter Academy 67-44 with Greg Price’s 22 points and Tyshaun Goldston’s 20 points leading the way. Two nights later, the Tigers won 59-48 at home with Goldston supplying 18 points and Price with 12 points. Those results pushed Randleman’s record to 12-5 overall, 5-0 in PAC play. The Tigers are one league victory away…
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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: Asheboro blows through tourney field

Prep boys: Asheboro blows through tourney field

ASHEBORO – The Asheboro boys’ basketball team breezed through three games in the SportsTone.net Christmas Invitational on its home court. The tournament didn’t provide much variety for the Blue Comets, who defeated teams it had already defeated a total of five times earlier this season. The title game Friday night at least proved to be a rubber match, with Asheboro trouncing Randleman 63-41 after the teams split two earlier meetings. Jerquarius Stanback of Asheboro was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. He averaged 24.7 points per game across three games. The Blue Comets (11-1) entered the new year on an…
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Prep basketball roundup: Randleman boys make early PAC statement

Prep basketball roundup: Randleman boys make early PAC statement

RANDLEMAN – Randleman made perhaps the first big statement in Piedmont Athletic Conference boys’ basketball by knocking off defending champion Eastern Randolph 71-50 last week. Tyshaun Goldston’s 18 points and Greg Price’s 15 points were tops for the Tigers. Timothy Brower had 24 points for Eastern Randolph. Entering the holiday break from conference competition, Randleman and Trinity were at 2-0 as the only teams in the PAC without a league loss. ** Trinity smacked host Wheatmore 71-38 in PAC play as Dominic Payne posted 27 points and Brandon Campbell had 15 points. ** Southwestern Randolph received 20 points from Marcus…
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Prep basketball: PAC play begins with tight girls’ games

Prep basketball: PAC play begins with tight girls’ games

Teams began play Friday night in the Piedmont Athletic Conference and there were a couple of close games in girls’ basketball. Defending champion Randleman received 21 points and 10 rebounds from Audra Petty in a 47-41 home victory against Wheatmore. Providence Grove edged visiting Uwharrie Charter Academy 59-53 with Brooke Ingram racking up 25 points. Southwestern Randolph had an easy time with visiting Trinity in a 55-4 result. Eastern Randolph is slated to begin PAC play this week. Earlier last week, Jordin George scored 21 points when Southwestern Randolph trounced visiting North Davidson 55-28 in non-conference action. Boys’ basketball Providence…
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Prep Roundup: Asheboro boys, Cougars girls win twice; Trinity wrestlers nab big wins

Prep Roundup: Asheboro boys, Cougars girls win twice; Trinity wrestlers nab big wins

Here's a look at some of last week's area high school sports highlights: The Asheboro boys’ basketball team avenged a loss to Randleman by securing a 58-36 home victory with Jerquarius Stanback posting 18 points. Stanback had 18 again when the Blue Comets defeated visiting Uwharrie Charter Academy 70-33 later in the week. ** Dominic Payne’s 32 points boosted Trinity past East Davidson 73-56. Payne’s 34 points vs. visiting Oak Grove weren’t enough in a 76-67 loss. ** Parker Kines had 22 points in Wheatmore’s 53-50 loss at Ledford. He posted 13 points in a 58-37 setback to North Davidson.…
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Prep Roundup: Asheboro has mixed basketball results; Randleman wrestlers excel

Prep Roundup: Asheboro has mixed basketball results; Randleman wrestlers excel

Trinity’s Grayson Earls goes up for a shot in a game against Jordan-Matthews during last week’s victory in boys’ basketball. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record)   Here’s some highlights from last week’s high school boys’ basketball games: ** On the boys’ side, Randleman topped visiting Asheboro 70-46 last week despite Jerquarius Stanback’s 33 points. Then on Friday, Stanback scored 33 points again, leading Asheboro in a 68-51 victory at Southwestern Randolph ** Trinity’s Dominic Payne scored 28 points in a 56-44 home loss to Oak Grove. Earlier in the week, Payne tallied 27 points as the Bulldogs defeated visiting Jordan-Matthews 56-53. Payne’s…
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