The defending WPIAL Class AAA champions got off to a very slow start this season, thanks primarily to another WPIAL title. Central Valley pulled off the rare double feat of winning in basketball last year and football this year but, in so doing, showed just how tough it is.
With the football team still playing, the basketball team got off to an 0-4 start and, even after the football players were back at practice, it took quite a while for them to get into basketball shape. The Warriors have just started to come together as a team and the success has followed quickly.
Central Valley has now won three of its last five games, losing only to Beaver Falls and South Fayette, and are riding a two-game winning streak. Playing in one of the toughest sections in the WPIAL, the Warriors face an uphill battle just to return to the playoffs but, as they round more and more into a basketball team, they could earn a chance to defend. Central Valley won its first Section 2-AAA game Friday over Ellwood City and faces a big week with road games at Blackhawk and Ambridge.