John D'Abruzzo profiles the Chartiers Valley boys basketball team.
"Christmas break presented Chartiers Valley's boys basketball team with exactly what coach Tim McConnell knew his players needed -- an intermission of sorts from their schedule.
"It really was a blessing in disguise," McConnell said. "From Dec. 23 until Jan. 5, we didn't have any games but we did have some really good practices and time to correct some things."
Chartiers Valley entered its holiday break off a four-point Class AAAA Section 4 loss to Upper St. Clair. But the Colts quickly rebounded after their break by winning four section games in a row to remain toward the top of the standings.
After a 90-76 win Friday night at Bethel Park, Chartiers Valley improved to 11-2 overall and 6-1 against section opponents while being ranked No. 3 by the Post-Gazette in Class AAAA."