Drew Karpen profiles the Ambridge boys basketball team.
(Photo: Ambridge's Daylon Carter gets a shot up against Mars' Ryan Giallonardo in a WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinal game last Friday night at North Hills. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
"Last Friday wasn't a good night for top-seeded teams in the WPIAL quarterfinals.
In all, three No. 1 seeds fell, including in Class AAA boys. After rattling off 17 consecutive wins, Mars Area was upended by No. 9 Ambridge Area, 46-45.
"They were excited to see how it played out and the significance of it," Ambridge coach Mark Jula said. "This is only like the third or fourth time in school history we advanced to the semifinals."
The Bridgers (16-8) lost to Indiana, 54-45, in the WPIAL semifinals Tuesday night, but they had already clinched a spot in the PIAA tournament thanks to the upset of Mars."