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RAMSEUR â€” In the second games of the season, Asheboro swept Randolph County foe Eastern Randolph at ERHS Tuesday night as the boys picked up a 78-42 win and the girls earned a 64-43 victory.
â€œBelieve it or not, this is one of the better teams Iâ€™ve had in terms of talking on the floor,â€ AHS coach Brian Nance said. â€œThey donâ€™t mind talking to each other. We really want those loose balls and to make the hustle plays. It makes up for our lack of size.â€
Asheboro (2-0) led by as many as 17 in the first quarter and as many as 30 in the second, forcing 26 turnovers.
Saegan Hilliard had 17 points, 12 assists, and 7 steals to pace the Blue Comet effort…..
â€œWe wanted to pressure them early,â€ Nance said. â€œWe knew we had a step on them with their kids not being in basketball shape yet. Eastern Randolph isnâ€™t nearly as good as itâ€™s going to be later in the season.â€
Eastern Randolph coach Seth Baxter said he was disappointed with his teamâ€™s effort at the beginning of the game.
â€œIt was nonexistent,â€ he said. â€œI can take losing â€” Asheboroâ€™s a good team, but itâ€™s about heart and desire. Iâ€™m sure 20 of our turnovers were on the first or second pass â€” we didnâ€™t get a shot off. But, we had two kids whoâ€™ve never played varsity step on the court. Weâ€™ll work hard and continue to get after it.â€
Asheboro leaders, Saegan Hilliard and Dayshun Jones each notched 17 points for AHS, while Antonio Thomas added 12.