Congratulations to the boys varsity basketball team for defeating number one ranked Fox Chapel last night by the score of 61-46. In doing so, Upper St. Clair spoiled the Foxes’ bid for an undefeated regular season 61-46 before a capacity crowd and a playoff atmosphere.
Fox Chapel took a 33-26 lead with 2 minutes, 56 seconds left in the third period on a pair of free throws by Sam Brown. But USC’s Andrew Casey made a 3-pointer, and that started a barrage of five Panthers treys as part of a 25-6 run.
It was the third consecutive victory over a contending team for the Panthers, 19-3 and ranked fourth this week in Class 6A. Friday’s non-section victory followed Section 2 wins over Bethel Park and Mt. Lebanon.
Dave Pantelis led the Panthers with 16 points followed by Andrew Casey with 15 points.
The Panthers will now await their seeding heading into the WPIAL playoffs next week.