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(Photo Left) Penncrest boy's basketball players Tyler Norwood, Chris Mills and Justin Heidig. Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

Mike Doyle has an experienced team at Penncrest that, in 2017, is coming off its first ever District 1 title. The Lions play in the 5A category. They will go as far as the guard play of Tyler Norwood and Chris Mills can take them. “We are in a good place with the experience of those two,” the coach said. “We need the younger guys to step up. That improvement of the youthful players will dictate how far we can go. The Central League is consistently one of the most competitive and balanced leagues in Southeastern Pennsylvania. If you can make it out of the Central League, you are well positioned for districts and states.”

Doyle has nothing but praise for Norwood. “Having coached Jameer Nelson at St. Joe's [where I was an assistant], I feel the comparisons are uncanny. He has a killer first step, explosive with the ball, and a beautiful stroke. They both have a desire to compete and the drive to win. But more than all, is that they both tremendous individuals.”

Can Penncrest win a district title again?  Doyle said, "The title was great for the players, for Penncrest, and the entire Media community. I think the lesson that the team took away was a belief in themselves and a belief that your teammates matters."

 

Penncrest Looking Good
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