Main Line boys’ basketball squads tip off 2018-19 campaign

The 2018-19 Main Line boys’ high school basketball season features several strong teams coming off record-setting 2017-18 campaigns, such as Lower Merion, which advanced to the PIAA state tournament for the eighth consecutive year – the longest current streak in PIAA Division 6A.
Here’s a beginning-of-the-season look at the other Main Line high school boys’ basketball teams:
Head coach: Mike Troy, 13th year.
Last year’s record: 16-10.
Key returnees: 6-1 senior guard Zachary Lezanic, 6-1 senior guard Shane Scott, 6-2 senior guard Milt Robinson, 6-4 senior forward Evan Medley, 6-5 senior center Wes Brace.
Others to watch: 6-0 senior guard Scott Martin, 6-3 junior guard Connor Steele, 6-7 sophomore Andrew Fox.
Lost to graduation: Charlie Schappell (playing at Dennison), Mike Erickson, Colin McFillin.
Outlook: The senior-laden Pioneers return five of their top seven players, have good team speed and according to Troy are an unselfish group who can push the ball and also looks for the extra pass to get the best open shot. “Experience will be a key in the close games this year,” said Troy. “This team has a bright outlook. Our goals include a return to the state playoffs. Our biggest keys to success include playing excellent team defense, rebounding, and playing up tempo offensively and using our team speed. Our outside shooting is also a strong point, so another key for us is making the extra pass and find the open man for the shot.”