Central Bucks East boys’ basketball squared its record at 7-7 overall (4-4 SOL Continental) with a 61-49 victory Friday over North Penn. The Patriots led 34-24 at the half. Tommy Strasburger led the charge for CB East, finishing with 16 points and seven rebounds. Brendan McLaughlin and Matt Gentry added 14 and 11 points, respectively, in the winning cause. Blake Peterson swatted away four Knight shots. The Patriots were eight for 14 from three-point land.
Amazingly, Central Bucks East boys’ basketball blanked William Tennent, 15-0, in the first quarter on its way to a 55-40 victory on Saturday. The Patriots drained five three-pointers in the first frame (Brendan McLaughlin had three). CB East shot eight for 14 from three-point land in the game. McLaughlin finished with a team-high 25 points, while Blake Peterson chipped in 10 blocks and 10 rebounds. Tommy Strasburger amassed eight boards. The Patriots shot 19 for 23 from the line.
Central Bucks East boys’ basketball stormed out to a 22-10 halftime lead en route to a 42-31 victory Friday over Hatboro-Horsham. Tommy Strasburger led the Patriots with 11 points, 11 rebounds and five assists. He was helped by Brendan O’Neil, who managed eight points and eight rebounds. CB East (5-7 overall) shot nine of 11 from the free throw line.
Central Bucks East swimming notched a pair of victories Thursday against visiting Quakertown. The boys prevailed, 98-63, and the girls triumphed, 107-59.
Matt Scamuffo deposited 23 points as Central Bucks South boys’ hoops routed Central Bucks East, 65-49, on Tuesday. The Titans led at the half, 25-17. Bryce Dobisch (13 points) and Chris Hones (12) joined Scamuffo in double figures for CB South. Tommy Strasburger led the Patriots with 14 points. Brendan O’Neil added 10 and Brendan McLaughlin nine for CB East.
Pennridge boys’ basketball, after taking a 31-22 lead into halftime, held on for a 56-53 victory Friday at home over Central Bucks East. Zach Muredda dropped in 22 points for the Rams to lead all scorers. Dan Long added 13 points for the victors, who shot 16 for 19 from the free throw line. Brendan McLaughlin managed 19 points to lead the Patriots. Brendan O’Neil and Ben Kardane added 14 and 10 points, respectively. Pennridge is now 10-2 overall and 5-0 in the SOL Continental. CB East is 4-6 overall and 2-3 in conference play.
Wissahickon outscored Central Bucks East boys’ hoops in the second half, 22-17, to prevail 42-39 Wednesday night. Matt Gentry and Tommy Strasburger each dropped in nine points to lead the Patriots. Ben Kardane added eight. CB East is 4-5 overall and 2-2 in the SOL Continental.
Central Bucks East boys’ hoops needed three overtimes to dispatch Souderton, 71-64, on Saturday. Brendan McLaughlin, who finished with a team-high 27 points, hit three free throws with 7 seconds remaining to force the first overtime. Teammate Brendan O’Neil forced the second OT with a 1-for-2 effort from the line with 1 second remaining. Ben Kardane connected for 17 points, thanks to four three-pointers, while Tommy Strasburger managed a double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds). The Patriots hit 16 of 20 free throws for the game.
Central Bucks East boys’ basketball fell to McDowell, 57-33, in the championship game of the KSA Events Holiday Tournament in Orlando, Fla., on Monday. The Patriots trailed after one quarter, 21-7. Brendan McLaughlin and Tommy Strasburger (seven rebounds) shared high-point honors for the Patriots. Both finished with seven points. Blake Peterson added four blocks for CB East. McLaughlin and Strasburger were both named to the all-tournament team.
Central Bucks East boys’ basketball sent back Vista, 51-37, on Saturday and has advanced to the final of the KSA Events Holiday Tournament in Orlando, Fla. The Patriots blitzed Vista from the start, taking a 17-5 lead after one quarter. Brendan McLaughlin deposited 14 points and added five rebounds and four assists for the victors. Tommy Strasburger managed 12 points. Blake Peterson contributed six points, eight rebounds and three blocks. CB East shot 20 for 30 from the line.