Aliquippa 2016 state hoops title – Hard work pays off

Posted by on April 6, 2016 1:31 PM
Categories: HIGH SCHOOL

Aliquippa 2016 state hoops title – Hard work pays off

HERSHEY, PA — A year ago this Spring, the Aliquippa High School boys basketball team lost the final game of what would’ve been the clinching game of the PIAA Class AA State title game. The gut-wrenching loss was the team’s only defeat of last season.

Fast-forward to Sat., March 19, 2016 – many of those same Quips players from last year’s squad, were able to make amends and bring home the state title, miraculously in another undefeated season, going 30-0.

In fact, during the past two school years – starting in the Fall of 2014 through Spring 2016, the Aliquippa boys football and basketball teams have won an unbelievable 86 games, with just two defeats.

In that brief period the boys football and basketball teams have earned three Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Association League (WPIAL) titles and one Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) state crown.

The 2015-16 football team was also undefeated, until losing in the final-game, PIAA 2A state championship match last December against Southern Columbia High of Catawissa, Pa. Interestingly, both football and hoop teams are largely comprised of the same players. Very talented young men, to say the least.

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