Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

In Blink of an Eye, Trojans Thwarted

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

In Blink of an Eye, Trojans Thwarted

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Four-tenths of a second isn't a very long time, but it was enough to seal the fate of the North Catholic boys' basketball team last Friday night.

The Trojans fell behind Aliquippa early as the hot-shooting Quips took a 26-4 lead in the first quarter of a WPIAL Class AA quarterfinal game.

Undaunted, the Trojans spent the next two quarters whittling away at that considerable deficit. As the third quarter was coming to a close, NC had cut the Quips' advantage to just six points behind senior guard Zach Kostorick, who scored 23 points.

Then the Trojans' hopes were dashed. As Aliquippa's Mark Lay drove up the court to launch a desperation shot before the third- quarter buzzer, Kostorick tried to take a charge.

Kostorick was whistled for a blocking foul with just 0.4 of a second showing on the clock. …

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