Rams hand Bucks first loss

Pennridge boys’ basketball made a statement on Tuesday evening with a 69-59 victory over previously unbeaten Central Bucks West. A 17-9 third quarter helped the Rams’ cause. The Bucks took the fourth quarter, 29-24, to no avail. Pennridge’s Dan Long led all scorers with 25; he was nine for 10 from the line. Joe Molettiere pumped in 16 points and Zach Muredda 13 for the victors. Luke Irons was the high man for CB West with 17 points. Owen Cooney followed with 13 and Cal Reichwein 12 for the Bucks, who hit 11 of 12 free throws. The Rams moved to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the SOL Continental; the Bucks fell to 5-1 overall and 1-1 in conference action.

Munger reaches milestone in win

Central Bucks West senior Nicole Munger became the first Buck since 2008 to register her 1,000th career point. She reached the milestone in CB West’s 71-39 triumph over Pennridge girls’ basketball on Tuesday evening. Munger netted 31 points to lead all scorers. The closest Buck to Munger was Makenzie Mason, who had nine. CB West knocked down all 12 of its free throws. Shelby Schoonover and Devan Rimmer paced the Rams with 12 and 11 points, respectively. Both also connected twice from long range.

Panthers roll over Dallastown

Quakertown wrestling sank Dallastown Area, 42-25, at the Exeter Duals on Saturday. 126: Johnny Frascella (Q) def. Brody Grzymala (D), fall in 1:00. 132: Nicholas Hadley (Q) def. Kenny Meyers (D), fall in 3:39. 138: Tanner Seislove (Q) def. Ben Hyman (D), 7-2 decision. 145: Nicholas Shields (D) def. Cullen Williamson (Q), fall in 1:40. 152: Drake Pew (D) def. Nick Basile (Q), 4-1 decision. 160: Cameron Green (D) def. J.J. McGuigan (Q), 9-3 decision. 170: Bailey Druck (D) won by forfeit. 182: Bryce Shields (D) def. Noah Wood (Q), 12-2 major decision. 195: Noah Wood (Q) def. Jake Jansen (D), 5-3 decision. 220: Gavin Caroff (Q) def. Israel Carrion (D), fall in 0:45. 285: Micah Jones (Q) def. Chandler Widmayer (D), fall in 1:20. 106: Mitchel Kefalas (D) def. Tim Mallo (Q), 10-8 decision. 113: Daulton Kline (Q) def. Gerald MacDonald (D), fall in 1:11. 120: Harrison Campbell (Q) def. Dalton Daugherty (D), fall in 1:42.

Strasburger’s 24 leads Patriots

Central Bucks East boys’ basketball outscored New Foundations, 18-10, in the fourth quarter to win comfortably, 61-50, on Saturday. Tommy Strasburger nearly had a double-double for the Patriots, ending with 24 points and seven rebounds. Justin O’Neil was right behind Strasburger with 13 points and nine boards for the 4-1 Patriots. Matt Pattyson deposited 10 points.

Quick start propels Bucks

Thanks to a 30-17 halftime advantage, Central Bucks West boys’ basketball defeated Quakertown, 57-47, on Friday. Cal Reichwein had 11 points (on three triples), five rebounds and four assists. Bucks teammate Owen Cooney contributed nine points and four rebounds, and Luke Irons had five points and three assists. Seniors Kevin Norvasis and Brian Rejniak each managed 16 points for the Panthers. Quakertown was 16 for 18 from the line; Norvasis and Rejniak combined to go 11 for 11 from the charity stripe.

Rams get better of Patriots

Pennridge boys’ basketball dominated Central Bucks East, 52-29, on Friday evening. The Rams controlled the game throughout, leading by 15, 24-9, at the half. The Patriots only scored two in the second quarter. Joe Molettiere put in 18 points to lead Pennridge. Dan Long added 13 and Steve Lowry 10. CB East was paced by Tommy Strasburger, who netted eight. The Rams and Patriots each stand at 3-1 overall in the early going.