Upper St. Clair's success -- It's all about the basketball team

Written by John Perrotto on .

John Perrotto's feature on the Upper St. Clair boys' basketball team:

2013 0117 USC Grabowski"For Danny Holzer, everything about this season comes back to the team concept.

The Upper St. Clair High School boys basketball coach recently won his 300th career game, but he deflected all the credit.

"It's a great honor but what it really comes down to is having been fortunate enough to be surrounded by a lot of good people," Holzer said. "There have been a lot of good players on our teams, a lot of good coaches on our staff and the administration and parents have always been very supportive.

"It's more of a program achievement than some individual achievement. I'm happy that our program has been able to enjoy so much success."

Upper St. Clair has had plenty of success in recent weeks after a so-so start. The Panthers extended their winning streak to seven games Tuesday night with a 51-50 overtime victory against arch-rival Mt. Lebanon, raising their record to 10-3 overall and 6-1 in Section 4-AAAA. Joel Klein's 3-pointer with five seconds left decided it."

(Photo: Upper St. Clair's Jason Grabowski went airborne to try to get around Shaler's Geno Thorpe during a game last season. Robin Rombach/Post-Gazette.)