Brad Everett's feature on the Vincentian basketball team:
"As many expected, Vincentian punched its ticket to the WPIAL Class A championship game with a semifinal win last Tuesday.
But what happened between the final buzzer of that game and the opening tip of their next was interesting. The Royals, seeded No. 2 and with just one loss on their
record, became the underdogs in the eyes of some when they prepared to play a team seeded lower than them in the WPIAL final.
That was a by-product of No. 5 Clairton's eye-opening upset of top seed Lincoln Park. The Bears quickly became the "it" team."
(Photo: Vincentian's Matt Rathz blocks a shot by Clairton's Armani Ford in the WPIAL Class A championship last Friday. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette.)