Central Bucks West girls’ basketball routed archrival Central Bucks East, 64-38, on Friday. The Bucks took a 36-21 lead into halftime. Nicole Munger managed 21 points and 10 rebounds for CB West; teammate Mackenzie Carroll contributed 13 points and seven boards. Makenzie Mason added 11 points. For the Patriots, Bri Talbot had nine points and Bridget Birkhead eight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tommy Strasburger and Justin O’Neil each scored 20 points as Central Bucks East boys’ hoops downed Upper Dublin, 57-49, on Tuesday evening. Strasburger and O’Neil each hit four threes. Jeff Circuit and Cooper Fink controlled the glass, ripping down seven rebounds apiece. The Patriots moved to 3-0.
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.
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.
Central Bucks East girls’ volleyball soundly defeated Quakertown, 3-0 (25-14, 25-10, 25-10), on Thursday. Quakertown stats: Jen Sterner, six assists, two digs, one ace; Kerry Vanyo, four assists, four digs; Amanda Pursel, three kills, six digs; Haley Sheehan, three kills, three digs; Katelyn Spieker, two kills, two digs; Skylar Lee, two blocks; Lindsay Beck, 11 digs.
Emma McLaughlin had two goals and two assists as Quakertown field hockey got by Central Bucks East, 4-2, on Thursday. Elaina Abramson and Gabby Dontonville also scored for the Panthers. Megan Thompson added an assist. Riley Donnelly had both tallies for the Patriots. CB East had more corners, 11-6. Quakertown goalie Rylee Lawler made seven saves. Betty Wesney stopped two for CB East. “We’ve been working on our transitions from offense to defense in the past few weeks and it is starting to click for the girls,” Panthers head coach Alyssa Maltese said. “We still have some work to do, but the girls are excited to play and learn. We did much better at possessing the ball and moving the ball around the field instead of always going forward, but we still have some work to do on finishing plays in our attacking circle. We are looking to build on this momentum as we finish the last two games of regular season.”