Shaler rallies, reaches basketball playoffs

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Nick Tolomeo's feature on the Shaler girls' basketball team:

"Sitting on a school bus outside the Pine-Richland gym for 30 minutes, Shaler Area girls basketball coach Neal Martin liked what he heard -- nothing.

A fire alarm went off during Pine-Richland's pregame introductions before Shaler's biggest game of the season, a regular-season finale that amounted to a WPIAL playoff play-in game for the Titans. Win and they were in the playoffs, something that seemed an impossibility less than a month ago when Shaler was 0-5 in section play with a young team under Martin, a first-year head coach."