This is the final in a four-part series looking back on the sports accomplishments of the four local high schools over the past school year. This installment is Providence High:
Basketball took the center stage for the Pioneers during the 2010-11 campaign.
While a Providence boys' player was shattering school records and putting up monster numbers, the girls' hoop squad was rolling to a share of its second straight Liberty League championship.
Without a doubt, the most exciting basketball player in the area last season was Pioneers' junior Patrick Gonzalez, who rewrote the record books at the school. Although Gonzalez put up impressive numbers, the fact that the Pioneers (13-12) placed fourth in the Liberty League is probably the reason he wasn't awarded the league's player of the year honor.
The junior, who did earn first-team all-league honors, was a perfect fit in a Pioneers' offense that run an up-tempo game, took a lot of shots — especially from three-point range — and played limited defense.