Monessen players and fans were understandably upset after the Greyhounds saw their season end with a PIAA Class A quarterfinal loss last Friday, but what the team accomplished this season was not lost on Greyhounds' coach Joe Salvino.
"We can't be displeased how we did this year," Salvino said. "We won the WPIAL championship and we went to the third round of states. I can't take anything away from those guys. They never quit."
It was yet another terrific season for Monessen, which won a WPIAL title for the sixth time in school history. The Greyhounds also won the Section 3 title with a perfect 12-0 record. They had won 11 games in a row – all by double digits – prior to losing to District 10 champion Kennedy Catholic, 81-63, in the quarterfinal at Moon.
The highlight of Monessen's season was a 73-57 win against Jeannette in the WPIAL championship at Petersen Events Center. That victory came after beating perennial power Vincentian in the semifinals.