Brad Everett's High School Basketball Notebook (South, Jan. 17, 2013)

Written by Brad Everett on .

"Greyhounds becoming big dogs" - by Cara De Carlo.

"There just aren't many WPIAL basketball programs consistently as good as the Monessen boys, who under legendary coach Joe Salvino have qualified for the postseason 28 years in a row, winning 16 section titles, four WPIAL championships and two PIAA championships during that span.

But for the first few weeks of this season, a much different, almost unfathomable number was associated with the Greyhounds.

Zero ... as in number of wins.

Monessen lost its first seven games before winning by forfeit against Imani Christian. After another loss, the Greyhounds earned their first "real win" by defeating Geibel Catholic on Jan. 4."