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Freedom’s Harris Shines in East-West All Star Boys Basketball Game

The annual East-West All-Star Games began last night in Greensboro. They were founded in 1949 by Coach Bob Jamieson of Grimsley High School and Smith Barrier, the Sports Editor of the Greensboro Daily News, to help finance the North Carolina Coaches Association coaching clinic. The games feature players who have just graduated from high school – the best from the Eastern half of North Carolina against the best from the West. Traditionally, the games are held during the third week of July in conjunction with the NC Coaching Clinic.

Representing the Hickory Metro last night in the boys basketball game was Philly Harris from Freedom. Harris was the first player to come in off the bench for the west squad and went five-of-six shooting from the field and also six-of-nine from the free throw line for 16 points. He added seven rebounds and played the most minutes for the West squad with 21. The west defeated the East with 111-86.

Tonight, in the girls soccer game, Hibriten is represented by Rylee Conard. The Panthers are also represented in the boys game by Gerrado Rodriguez and Hickory High’s Cesar Rangel will play as well. There are no area players listed on the west squad for the football game tomorrow.