Patriots squash Upper Moreland

Central Bucks East boys’ basketball dropped the hammer on Upper Moreland, 50-26, at CB West on Saturday. The Patriots took a 26-12 advantage into the third quarter. Justin O’Neil was one of the standouts for CB East, finishing with a team-high 15 points and seven rebounds. Tommy Strasburger managed 13 points, four assists and four steals. Matt Pattyson contributed five points and five assists. The Patriots bumped their overall record to 5-11.

Rams cruise by Patriots

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.

Patriots succumb in consolation game

A 14-4 Schalick first quarter hampered Central Bucks East boys’ basketball in the consolation contest on Monday at the Boardwalk Basketball Classic in Wildwood, N.J. The Patriots lost, 46-43, to drop to 4-7 on the season. Matt Pattyson netted 14 points to lead CB East. Cooper Fink nearly had a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds. Blake Peterson contributed eight points in the setback.

Patriots’ rally falls short

Central Bucks East boys’ basketball came back from a 13-point deficit to tie Monsignor Farrell (N.Y.) in the fourth quarter before falling, 52-44, on Sunday at the Boardwalk Basketball Classic in Wildwood, N.J. The Patriots trailed, 31-19, at halftime. CB East was four for eight from three. Justin O’Neil knocked down two triples for his team-high 10 points. Matt Pattyson added nine and Ryan Plack eight.

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.

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.

Patriots move to 2-0

Central Bucks East boys’ basketball soundly defeated Bensalem, 39-33, to close out the Archbishop Ryan tipoff tournament on Saturday. The Patriots led, 27-19, at halftime. Tommy Strasburger notched 14 points and three steals for the victors. Blake Peterson contributed eight points, six rebounds and five blocks.

Patriots pull away in second half

Central Bucks East boys’ basketball exploded in the second half, outscoring Lincoln, 34-15, on its way to a 45-27 triumph on Friday at the Archbishop Ryan tipoff tourney. Tommy Strasburger scored all 17 of his points in the second half for the Patriots. Blake Peterson scored 12, grabbed eight boards and had four blocks. Justin O’Neil sank six points and added a team-high 10 rebounds. CB East went 14 for 18 from the line and 13 for 14 in the second half. The Patriots will get Bensalem on Saturday at 6 p.m.

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