Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: North Catholic's Danny Savulchak, Blackhawk's Chassidy Omogrosso
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School: North Catholic
Claim to fame: Savulchak scored a game-high 31 points to eclipse the 1,000-point mark in his career in a 76-60 win over Section 2-A foe Quigley Catholic on Feb. 5. Savulchak led North Catholic with 25 points in a 59-35 win over Eden Christian on Feb. 1. The 6-foot-4 forward ended the regular season averaging 20.6 points per game.
How special was it to top the 1,000-point mark in a win?
It was a pretty big accomplishment. I've been looking forward to it for a few years. I was happy to get it accomplished and get a win.
How deep can North Catholic go in the playoffs?
I think if we play smart we can make a good run at it. I think if we play hard, we'll be all right.
When you reflect on your high school career, what moment stands out most?
I'd say just my entire senior year. It's my last year, and I had a lot of fun. I have a lot to look forward to.
What are your plans after high school?
I'm undecided. I plan on playing basketball, but I'm not sure where.
What will you work on to improve for college?
I want to work on my dribbling and ability to play defense and rebound. I'm just going to train with my uncle and practice consistently.
Claim to fame: Omogrosso scored 21 points and eclipsed the 1,000-point mark in her career in the Cougars' 73-48 win over New Castle in Section 2-AAA on Feb. 7. She also scored 16 in a 63-56 win over Central Valley on Feb. 4. Omogrosso, a Pitt recruit, finished the regular season sixth in the WPIAL, averaging 21.9 points per game.
Did you think you'd be able to reach 1,000 points as a sophomore?
No, I never imagined it happening. It's overwhelming. I can't believe I did it.
What is the best aspect of your game?
I would say it's shooting from the outside and my quickness. I think my quickness makes it easier to score on defenders.
What will you work on during the offseason?
I want to work on my defense, shooting, ball-handling … really just everything can get better.
How dangerous can the Cougars be in the playoffs?
As long as everyone stays healthy and we take it game by game, we can be successful.
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