Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Stephen Catanese profiles the Steel Valley boys basketball team. Click here to read his story.
(Photo: Dominique Keyes, a 6-foot-6 junior forward, gives Steel Valley an inside scoring threat. John Heller/Post-Gazette)
"On Feb. 4, the Steel Valley boys basketball team, undefeated at home all season, had visiting Section 4-AAA foe Thomas Jefferson in as good of a position as it could've hoped for.
The first-place Jaguars were down six points with less than half a minute left in the fourth quarter.
Chances for the Ironmen to win the section title were slim, but a win over a strong team such as Thomas Jefferson would've been a psychological boost heading into the WPIAL playoffs. Not to mention it would have been a nice dose of revenge weeks after an uncharacteristically heavy 84-57 defeat to the Jaguars on Jan 10.
But vengeance wasn't to be."