While the maturation of Beaver Falls' guards deserves a lot of credit for the Tigers' march to their 10th WPIAL title, junior big man Josh Creach has been there the whole way, allowing the guards to mature.
While three of the basketball team's starters rounded into basketball shape and got over the bumps and bruises incurred in a playoff run, Creach was there to provide scoring and rebounding. Now that the entire team is all on the same page, Creach has taken advantage of the support.
In the last three games of the WPIAL playoffs, including the 56-45 win over Highlands at the Petersen Events Center Saturday in the title game, Creach averaged over 23 points and 17 rebounds per game.
With the guards playing with confidence now and fellow big man Donovan Jeter playing well, Creach gives Beaver Falls a chance for a long run to the PIAA title.