Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Nick Beers, Yough

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Nick Beers, Yough

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The past week: Beers scored a career-high 45 points Tuesday in a 77-69 overtime victory against Indiana.

Check this out: Beers, a 6-foot-2 guard/forward, has been part of one of the biggest turnarounds in WPIAL boys basketball this season. Yough hasn't finished better than .500 since 2006-07. But the Cougars are 9-3 and in first place in Class AAA Section 3 with a 4- 0 record. Beers is averaging 17 points a game and also scored 37 in a game.

* What's been the reason for this turnaround? We practiced really hard in the offseason, since coach [Casey Copeman] got hired. Plus, this group of seniors has been playing together since fourth grade. We know each other and what each other does.

* What about on the court? We try to hold teams down on defense, try to hold them to low points. …

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