Rick O’Brien has been at The Inquirer since 1993, primarily covering high school sports in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
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Roman Catholic coach Chris McNesby likes his team's shot at making noise in the PIAA Class AAAA boys' basketball tournament, but he is not looking past Saturday's opener against Oxford.
It's win-or-go-home time. The PIAA state boys' basketball playoffs will begin this weekend, with 31 local teams bidding to reach Hershey and capture gold medals. Lower Merion (Class AAAA) and Imhotep Charter (AAA) are out to defend titles.