Year of the Bigs in Area Bas­ket­ball

PW’s 7-3 McLeod, Abing­ton’s 6-7 Dixon poised for mon­ster se­nior cam­paigns

The Times Herald (Norristown, PA) - - SPORTS - By Ed Mor­lock emor­[email protected]­tu­ry­media.com @emor09 on Twit­ter

Two schools have com­bined to win the last four boys bas­ket­ball District 1 cham­pi­onships in the largest clas­si­fi­ca­tion — Abing­ton and Ply­mouth Whitemarsh.

The Gal­lop­ing Ghosts won in 2015, 2017 and 2018 and the Colo­nials in 2016. Abing­ton beat PW in the cham­pi­onship game in 2015 and 2018 and the semi­fi­nals in 2017.

This year those two peren­nial pow­ers will face at least two times as the Ghosts move into the Sub­ur­ban One League Amer­i­can Con­fer­ence.

In ad­di­tion to the re­cent team suc­cess, Abing­ton and Ply­mouth Whitemarsh fea­ture ar­guably the two best play­ers in the area — se­niors Eric Dixon and Na­heem McLeod.

Dixon, a 6-foot-7 for­ward, will be at­tend­ing Vil­lanova after grad­u­at­ing from Abing­ton.

McLeod, a 7-foot-3 cen­ter, will move on to Flor­ida State.

How these two bigs per­form when they face each other could play a key role in who wins the SOL Amer­i­can ti­tle, Sub­ur­ban One League post­sea­son tour­na­ment and District 1 cham­pi­onship.

In the SOL Con­ti­nen­tal Con­fer­ence, de­fend­ing champs Cen­tral Bucks West lost three

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BOB RAINES — DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA FILE

Abing­ton’s Eric Dixon, shoot­ing, and Ply­mouth Whitemarsh’s Na­heem McLeod, right, are sched­ule to face twice this sea­son after the Ghosts moved to the Sub­ur­ban One League Amer­i­can Con­fer­ence.

BOB RAINES — DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA FILE

Sean Yoder and Pennridge will try to im­prove upon their sec­ond place fin­ish in the Sub­ur­ban One League Con­ti­nen­tal Con­fer­ence last year.

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