Emma Paul and Kyla Fitzgerald are juniors from Armstrong high school. The standout players have helped the team get off to its best start in eight years.

“They’re two of the best that I’ve had, and they’re probably two of the best players that Armstrong has had, boys or girls basketball players,” Armstrong coach Jim Callipare said. “I’d say they’re two of the best, if not the best, that have come through here.”

Both players are receiving college interest, but neither said they are close to making a decision.

“She really worked hard in the offseason in AAU and doing things with the team. She’s really improved her game,” coach Jim Callipare said of Fitzgerald, who like Paul plays for the Western PA Bruins.

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Article: Brad is a sports writer at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, but he’s currently on strike.