Chartiers Valley (20-3), which plays Class AAAA Section 4 rival Upper St. Clair (17-6) in a quarterfinal Saturday, has been fueled by an offense that ranks second in the WPIAL at 80.4 points per game.
However, that approach changed a bit last Saturday when the Colts used a stingy defense to defeat Butler, 64-39. It was the fewest points Chartiers Valley had given up this season and the fewest Butler had scored. The Colts limited Butler to 24 percent shooting (12 of 50) and just one successful 3-point shot. The Golden Tornado didn't score their first points until there was 3:23 left in the first quarter and had just 23 points through three quarters.
The Colts shut down Butler's Justice Lewandowski, the team's second-leading scorer. Lewandowski was blanketed by Chartiers Valley's Eddie Flohr and Coleman Vaughn throughout and finished without a point.
Chartiers Valley coach Tim McConnell said it was his team's finest defensive effort of the season.