Tri-State Sports & News Service writer John D'Abruzzo profiles the Central Valley boys basketball team. Click here to read his story.
(Photo: Central Valley teammates show off their gold medals and hoist the WPIAL championship trophy after defeating Chartiers Vallet in double overtime last Friday at Palumbo Center. John Heller/Post-Gazette)
"Entering the WPIAL basketball playoffs, Brandon Ambrose had one last situation he wanted his Central Valley boys team to practice before facing West Mifflin in the first round.
"We used that last 10 minutes practicing winning at Palumbo Center," Ambrose said. "This is a confident group and they have felt they would win every game this season. All year, people had been telling them that this year was their destiny, it was their time and they were supposed to win.
"I wanted them to be prepared, know they were supposed to be there and know they were supposed to win [a Class AAA title]."
Ambrose's anticipation paid off."