Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Drew Karpen profiles the Beaver Falls boys basketball team. Click here to read his story.
"Every team enters the season with different expectations and exits the season satisfied or dissatisfied with their results.
For Beaver Falls, anything short of a championship would be short of their expectations. The Tigers are the two-time defending WPIAL Class AA champion and defending PIAA champion.
But this season's edition was an entirely new team after losing 11 lettermen the past two years. But popular perception was that as long as the Tigers had all-state performer Elijah Cottrill back, they would be on their way.
Well ... it seemed that way until a season-ending knee injury to their star player seven games into the season."