Fox Chapel wasn't supposed to have achieved as much as it did this season, not after losing a pair of 1,000-point scorers, one being the top point producer in school history.
As it turns out, the Foxes went even farther than they did a season ago.
Fox Chapel saw its season end with a 57-46 loss to City League champion Allderdice in a PIAA Class AAAA first-round game Saturday. The loss ended a postseason run that included a trip to the WPIAL Class AAAA semifinals and the PIAA tournament. The Foxes had not done either since 2007. The success came despite the graduation of standout guards Matt D'Amico (the school's all-time leading scorer) and Brian Papich. The Foxes returned only two starters – senior guard Billy Urso and senior forward David Brown.
"I think every year you go in with very high expectations because if you don't, you're kind of cheating yourself and the kids," Fox Chapel coach Zach Skrinjar said. "So regardless of who we have, our expectation is to make the [WPIAL] playoffs, make the state playoffs.