Beaver Falls reached the WPIAL final this season but lost to Indiana in the last 1.5 seconds. The PIAA playoffs also ended in disappointing fashion when the Tigers fell to Mars 69-66 last week.
However, Beaver Falls fans left the fieldhouse at Ambridge knowing there is still plenty of great basketball ahead for them. The Tigers started a pair of sophomore 6-5 inside powers in Donovan Jeter and Josh Creach and the point guard is freshman Torian Leak. The Tigers also used a variety of freshmen and sophomores off the bench and has another highly regarded group of eight graders that will be freshmen next year.
Another factor this season that will be less of one next year is the effect of Class AAA. Beaver Falls is a Class AA school choosing to play up in Class AAA so there were a lot of new experiences this season that will become standard operating procedure over the next few years. Head coach Doug Biega has always used his non-section games to prepare for the playoffs so that part of the schedule will be adjusted as well.