Tri-State Sports & News Service writer John D'Abruzzo profiles the Beaver Falls boys basketball team. Click here to read his story.
(Photo: Beaver Falls' Elijah Cottrill goes up for a basket as Holy Cross' Josh Kosin defends during last season's PIAA Class AA championship game at Giant Center in Hershey. Lake Fong/Post-Gazette)
"Grinding through a lengthy, challenging basketball season is nothing new for the Beaver Falls boys basketball team.
A perennial Class AA basketball power, the Tigers seem to do their best prowling in the playoffs. They enter this season as two-time WPIAL title winners as well as the defending PIAA champs.
Still, Beaver Falls coach Doug Biega knows that his team hasn't earned anything yet this season and will need to put in a lot of work in order to have his team ready come playoff time.
"We have to stay healthy and get better every day," said Biega, who was named Pennsylvania's Class AA coach of the year last season by the Associated Press. "Whether it's while we're stretching before practice or before a game, we're always talking about getting better.""