Ledford's Fox and Southern's Stover played for the West, while incoming Thomasville coach Mattera, representing his former school, coached for the East.
Andrew Gullickson and Lindsay Kubrick both wanted to play hard, but they also wanted to have fun in Tuesday’s NCCA East-West All-Star soccer games.
Lindsay Kubrick of Ragsdale and Andrew Gullickson of Southwest Guilford represented their high schools on last time for the West on Tuesday at UNCG.
Many of the basketball players on the court knew of each other, but few of them had played together before.
Cameron Nieters of Bishop McGuinness scored 13 points to lead area performers, who also included Southwest Guilford's Briana Burgins and Ragsdale's James Stepp.
Three early runs were enough for Bryce Lance, who pitched a complete-game shutout, as the Post 87 HiToms beat Post 55 3-0 and lead the Area III championship series 2-0.
HiToms defeated Winston-Salem 10-8 to lead Area III championship 1-0.
The 6-foot-6 swingman arrived this summer to help fill the Tar Heels' need for backcourt depth and bolster UNC's defense on the perimeter, where opponents blistered the Tar Heels in last season's final two games.
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