A 21-7 Pennridge fourth quarter busted open a 49-43 game after three as the Rams boys’ basketball team defeated visiting Central Bucks East, 70-50, on Friday evening. Joe Molettiere netted a game-high 21 points for Pennridge. Dan Long (15 points), Zach Muredda (12) and Stephen Lowry (10) joined Molettiere in double figures for the Rams. Justin O’Neil and Travis Ives notched 17 and 14 points, respectively, for the Patriots. Pennridge improved to 8-0 in the SOL Continental Conference; CB East fell to 0-8 in the conference.
Palisades boys’ basketball prevailed over Northern Lehigh, 62-46, on Friday. The Pirates were up 10, 23-13, at the break. Palisades had four players in double figures. Jordan Odle tallied 16 followed by Jason Gehman with 12 and Levi Wilkins and Austin Krauss each with 11. The Pirates were 24 for 29 from the charity stripe. Palisades is now .500 (5-5) in the Colonial League and 7-6 overall.
Palisades boys’ basketball nipped Moravian Academy, 47-43, on Thursday. After trailing, 27-21, at halftime, the Pirates put together a 26-16 second half to post the W, their sixth of the season and fourth in the Colonial League. The Pirates were led by Jordan Odle and Levi Wilkins, each of whom netted 10 points. L.J. Hurley scored a game-high 18 for Moravian Academy and Callen Messman added 10. Palisades shot 10 for 12 from the free throw line.
Palisades girls’ basketball creamed Moravian Academy, 65-25, on Thursday. Nine Pirates found the basket. Karlee Krchnavi led the way with 21 points. Kayla Reed finished with 13. Palisades knocked down eight three-pointers; Krchnavi had three.
It wasn’t a pretty outcome for Hatboro-Horsham, as Quakertown wrestling annihilated the Hatters, 67-4, on Wednesday. 285: Justin Correa (Q) def. Nick Schuck (H-H), 8-4. 106: Tim Mallo (Q) def. Sam Negron (H-H), fall in 4:00. 113: Nick Giuliani (H-H) def. Daulton Kline (Q), 14-2 major decision. 120: Harrison Campbell (Q) def. Jon LaSalle (H-H), fall in 2:38. 126: Nicholas Hadley (Q) def. Brendan Wawrzyniak (H-H), fall in 3:39. 132: Brendan Rosenberger (Q) def. Jake Maldonado (H-H), fall in 0:40. 138: Tanner Seislove (Q) def. Austine Jaffe (H-H), fall in 2:56. 145: Cullen Williamson (Q) def. Max Tuerke (H-H), 7-3 decision. 152: Nick Basile (Q) def. Brandon Peritz (H-H), 8-7 decision. 160: Noah Wood (Q) def. Kyle Beck (H-H), 11-0 major decision. 170: J.J. McGuigan (Q) def. Joseph Hwang (H-H), fall in 1:57. 182: Nick Bonomo (Q) def. Brian Scheiblein (H-H), fall in 1:33. 195: Gavin Caroff (Q) won by forfeit. 220: Micah Jones (Q) def. Matt Chapman (H-H), fall in 1:28.
Palisades boys’ basketball lost big to Saucon Valley, 69-33, on Tuesday. The Pirates were down 19, 35-16, at the half. For the Pirates, Levi Wilkins tallied eight points; Jason Gehman and Landon Mueller each had six. Palisades is 5-6 overall and 3-5 in the Colonial League.
A 15-8 fourth quarter helped Pennridge boys’ basketball down host Quakertown, 57-45, on Tuesday. The Rams led by one, 25-24, at halftime. Pennridge senior Joe Molettiere led all scorers with 18 points. He was helped by teammates Zach Muredda (15 points) and Dan Long (10). Griffin Schmidt paced the Panthers with 16 points; teammate Kevin Norvaisas added 14. Schmidt, Norvaisas and Brian Rejniak all knocked down a pair of three-pointers in the setback.
Kayla Reed exploded for 20 points as Palisades girls’ hoops won at Saucon Valley, 53-36, on Tuesday. Teammate Karlee Krchnavi finished a point behind Reed with 19. Gabby Reiman dropped in two three-pointers for her six points.
Faith Christian girls’ basketball rode a 31-17 halftime advantage to a 53-41 victory over Delco Christian on Tuesday. Monica Ervin led four Lions in double-digit points with 14. Ashley Forker added 11, and Liz Hoffman and Ashley Parylak each managed 10. Ervin and Parylak each drained two three-pointers.
Kevin Norvaisas netted 26 points (he hit five three-pointers and went five for six from the line) as Quakertown boys’ hoops pulled away from Council Rock South, 74-54, on Saturday. The Panthers took the fourth quarter, 22-10. Joining Norvaisas in double figures for Quakertown were Griffin Schmidt with 14 points and Brian Rejniak with 11. Rejniak knocked down three three-pointers and Schmidt two.