On Thursday, March 16, the Shady Side Academy boys basketball team closed out a strong 2016-2017 season with a loss to WPIAL champion Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic, 48-45 in overtime, in the second round of the PIAA AAA Boys Basketball Championship at Armstrong High School in Kitanning, Pa.
The game was a real nail-biter, with SSA senior Etai Groff driving the length of the court to score at the buzzer to force overtime, and CWNC hitting a three-pointer as time expired in OT to win the game. Groff led SSA with 18 points, while senior Kirf Olander added 10.
SSA finishes the season with a 19-8 overall record.
Congratulations to head coach David Vadnais and the entire team on a great season!