Monday, December 10, 2007

Indians resurgence

The Peters Township boys basketball team stands as the surprise on the local scene thanks to an impressive 5-0. It's been years since the Indians were a Class AAAA force but that may change this year.

Covered the Fox Chapel at Peters Township game. Not only was it well-played but I cam away thinking PT junior Nick Wilcox, one of the heroes of the PIAA Class AAA soccer championship, is the area's most polished all-around boys player. His offensive skill set is strong. He can break a defense down off the dribble, drive to the basket and he's a very strong three-point shooter.

As PT coach Gary Goga said, "He's a fantastic all-around player."

It's Goga's third year and the first two weren't winning seasons. Credit PT for sticking with Goga as his style is clearly suiting this group.

The Indians can improve to 6-0 and 2-0 in the incredibly difficult Section 4 with a win at Baldwin.

Not sure if PT is ready to challenge Moon and Upper St. Clair for section supremacy but I'm convinced it will be involved in the playoff race.

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