Joe Koch profiles the Sewickley Academy boys basketball team.
"Win Palmer has been the boys basketball coach and athletic director at Sewickley Academy for 14 seasons. He has had some solid teams in his tenure, but he's unable to remember a start quite like the one the Panthers are having this season.
Following this past Friday's 67-47 victory against Union and entering Tuesday's game at Rochester, the Panthers were 10-0 in Class A Section 1 play and 19-0 overall.
The Panthers are one of two unbeaten boys basketball teams in the WPIAL. Class AA Aliquippa also was 19-0 entering play this week. The Panthers finish section play at 7:30 p.m. Friday against visiting Cornell. In the first meeting between the two teams, Sewickley earned an 86-68 victory.
"It's been a tremendous surprise," Palmer said. "We returned two starters from last year — Drew Johnson and Anthony Muscato. There were two other guys who had seen some playing time. So, just four guys. The rest were new.""