Junior emerges as Fox Chapel's 'go-to' basketball guy

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Ryan Riordan's feature on the Fox Chapel boys' basketball team:

2013 0214 FChapel DAmico"Down by one with 2.3 seconds left in a Jan. 18 game against McKeesport, Fox Chapel junior Matt D'Amico went to the free-throw line with a chance to give his team a key Class AAAA Section 2 win.

Just 10 days earlier, D'Amico had another chance to lift the Foxes to a win, but his 3-pointer at the buzzer against Gateway did not go down and the Gators held on for a 40-38 win.

"I'll take that any time," said Fox Chapel coach Zach Skrinjar of D'Amico's final shot. "I knew that if we had more chances like that, he'd hit them."

Which D'Amico did, as he stepped to the line against the Tigers and drilled both free throws to give the Foxes their second win against Mc-Keesport this season.""

(Photo: Matt D'Amico has scored more than 23 points per game while leading Fox Chapel to the WPIAL playoffs. Bill Wade/Post-Gazette.)