Marky Billson profiles the Vincentian boys basketball team.
"One of the best stories in high school basketball in recent years has come from Vincentian Academy, where coach George Yokitis has built a Class A powerhouse.
The Royals have won two of the past four WPIAL championships, which would be impressive enough unto itself, but the way Vincentian has won is as notable as the final results.
Many schools of Vincentian's size would opt for a traditional, half-court style of play. With only 195 students enrolled, 97 boys, in the school last season, that style would be fundamentally sound — theoretically eliminate mistakes, protect leads and keep players from getting fatigued.
Not Vincentian. The Royals averaged a WPIAL-high 90.5 points per game en route to a 24-4 record last season, eclipsing the 100 point threshold five times and scoring at least 90 points in 17 games. Though Vincentian was defeated in the WPIAL semifinals, the Royals set the tempo of the game in a 110-99 loss to Monessen, the highest-scoring game in WPIAL playoff history."