The Reporter/Times Herald/Montgomery Media Boys Basketball 2022-2023 All-Area Teams

The 2022-23 boys basketball season saw teams in The Reporter/Times Herald/Montgomery Media area find success at the league, district and state levels.

Plymouth Whitemarsh brought home three championships – winning the Suburban One League Liberty Division, SOL Tournament and District 1 Class-6A titles. Central Bucks East won the SOL Colonial Division and William Tennent finished atop the SOL Freedom Division.

Dock Mennonite Academy won five titles – two early-season tournaments, the Bicentennial Athletic League regular season and postseason and the District 1-2A championship. The Pioneers reached the PIAA-2A state quarterfinals.

In the Pioneer Athletic Conference, Upper Merion won the Frontier Division and made a run to the league championship game. The Vikings advanced to the second round of the District 1-5A playoffs.

Archbishop Wood reached the Philadelphia Catholic League semifinals at the Palestra and the PIAA-6A state semifinals. The Vikings finished third in District 12-6A.

While teams were working towards championships, players were displaying their talent. The top players are recognized as members of the 2022-23 The Reporter/Times Herald/Montgomery Media All-Area Teams.

First Team

Dean Coleman-Newsome, Archbishop Carroll >> Coleman-Newsome earned second-team All-Catholic honors after averaging 15.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists for the Patriots. The senior finished with 972 career points despite missing his entire sophomore season.

Archbishop Carroll’s Dean Coleman-Newsome, right, tries going to the basket but finds his path blocked by Neumann-Goretti’s Hakim Byrd Monday night. (Pete Bannan/MediaNews Group File)

Jalil Bethea, Archbishop Wood >> Bethea led the Philadelphia Catholic League in scoring with 23.2 points per game. The junior earned league MVP honors and led the Vikings to the PIAA-6A state semifinals. He made 85 three-pointers at a 45.7% clip.

Archbishop Wood’s Jalil Bethea (1) shoots agaisnt La Salle during their game on Friday, Feb. 3, 2023. (Mike Cabrey/MediaNews Group)

Carson Howard, Archbishop Wood >> Howard started all 28 games for Archbishop Wood this season and averaged 11.5 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.2 blocks. The senior surpassed the 1,000-point milestone this year and led the Catholic League with a 68.8 field goal percentage.

Arcbishop Wood’s Carson Howard (22) goes up for a shot as Coatesville’s Lawrence Brown defends during their PIAA-6A quarterfinal on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at Norristown Area High School. (Mike Cabrey/MediaNews Group)

Qudire Bennett, Plymouth Whitemarsh >> Bennett averaged 20.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists for the District 1-6A champions. The senior surpassed the 1,000-point mark this season and finished with 1,362 career points – seventh all-time in Colonials history.

Plymouth Whitemarsh’s Qudire Bennett (23) shoots a 3-pointer against North Penn during their District 1-6A quarterfinal on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023 (Mike Cabrey/MediaNews Group)

Chase Coleman, Plymouth Whitemarsh >> Coleman scored 17.8 points per game and delivered in big moments for the Colonials. In the district playoffs, the junior paced PW with 26 points in a two-point win over Penn Wood and 19 points in a six-point win over Lower Merion.

Plymouth Whitemarsh’s Chase Coleman (3) goes up for a shot against North Penn during their District 1-6A quarterfinal on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023 (Mike Cabrey/MediaNews Group)

Second Team

Jake West, Archbishop Carroll

Nathan Lapp, Dock Mennonite Academy

Bryce Rollerson, Germantown Academy

Horace Simmons, La Salle

Kirby Mooney, William Tennent

Third Team

Jeremiah Lee, Abington

Jacob Cummiskey, Central Bucks East

Matt Christian, Methacton

Jaden Colzie, Plymouth Whitemarsh

Ryan Mulroy, Upper Dublin

Honorable Mention

Archbishop Carroll: Blake Deegan

Archbishop Wood: Milan Dean, Josh Reed

Central Bucks East: Kyle Berndt, Joey Giordano

Central Bucks South: Tyler Meinel

Cheltenham: Josiah Hutson

Dock Mennonite Academy: Hoyt Bultje

Faith Christian Academy: Tyler Forscht

Hatboro-Horsham: Noah Schlosser

Jenkintown: Tommy Walsh

Lower Moreland: Ian Alicea, John Kroll

Methacton: Cam Chilson, Alex Herman

Norristown: Jonathan Brooks, Jayden Byrd

North Penn: Ryan Deininger, Norman Gee, Mario Sgro

Pennridge: Matt Campione

Phil-Mont Christian Academy: Jack Swider

Pope John Paul II: Dom DeMito, Trey Rogers

Quakertown: Miles Longacre

Souderton: James Blair

Springfield Montco: Dylan McKenzie

Upper Dublin: DJ Cerisier

Upper Merion: Devon Nelson, Nick Smiley, Madison Tatom

Upper Moreland: Jon Clark

William Tennent: George Marion

Wissahickon: Earl Stout, Jaylon Williams

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