Drew Karpen profiles the North Hills boys basketball team.
"For the most part, looking at a team's record is a good indicator on how well it is performing, but that is not always the case.
Take North Hills for instance. The Indians, who competed in Section 3-AAAA, are 13-11 overall and entered the WPIAL playoffs with an 11-10 record, but had arguably one of the tougher schedules in the WPIAL. The Indians lost to Hampton twice, Allderdice, Fox Chapel and North Allegheny, to name a few district powers.
"I thought we played a good schedule," North Hills coach Buzz Gabos said. "We had two losses to Hampton, lost to Allderdice and Gateway and all teams that were playoff teams. We lost a lot of really tough games. We felt like we were challenged."
The Indians are now prepping for the PIAA playoffs, thanks in part to that brutal schedule. After being battle-tested, they were able to knock off two formidable opponents in the WPIAL playoffs, defeating Plum and Mt. Lebanon before losing to Chartiers Valley in the semifinals."