Rams fight off gritty Patriots

Pennridge boys’ volleyball turned back visiting Central Bucks East, 3-1 (25-11, 25-10, 22-25, 25-18), on Friday night. For the Rams, Bradley Nase amassed 28 assists, four kills, six digs and two blocks. Also contributing were: Devon Rice (nine kills, nine digs, three aces), Ben Chinnici (eight kills, eight digs, two blocks), Brian Rosenberg (six kills, four digs), Henry Savage (four kills, two blocks, six digs) and Max McVaugh (12 digs, five aces).

Panthers slam Patriots

Quakertown wrestling dispatched Central Bucks East, 52-14, on Tuesday evening. 145: Cullen Williamson (Q) def. Cole Yerkes (CBE), 10-2 major decision. 152: Collin Stevens (CBE) def. Nick Basile (Q), 8-7 decision. 160: Noah Wood (Q) def. Matt Cascioli (CBE), 3-0 decision. 170: J.J. McGuigan (Q) def. Mike Melchiorre (CBE), fall in 3:36. 182: Nick Bonomo (Q) def. Alec Sager (CBE), fall in 0:30. 195: Gavin Caroff (Q) won by forfeit. 220: Micah Jones (Q) def. Marshall Whinney (CBE), fall in 0:40. 285: Justin Correa (Q) def. Trent Petro (CBE), fall in 1:55. 106: Cole Yerkes (CBE) def. Tim Mallo (Q), fall in 1:51. 113: Double forfeit. 120: Harrison Campbell (Q) def. Matt Ramjit (CBE), fall in 1:45. 126: Nicholas Hadley (Q) def. Austin Cheesman (CBE), fall in 1:28. 132: Ryan Chalifoux (CBE) def. Brendan Rosenberger (Q), technical fall in 3:03. 138: Tanner Seislove (Q) def. Michael Driver (CBE), 5-1 decision.

Bucks coast by rival Patriots

Central Bucks West boys’ basketball eased past Central Bucks East, 62-40, on Tuesday. The Bucks blew open the game in the second half, outscoring the Patriots, 44-27. Nico Munari was the only Buck in double-digit points with 14. Ten Bucks, however, found the basket. CB West shot 17 for 19 from the line. Travis Ives led CB East with 12 points, while Matt Pattyson and Tommy Strasburger added 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Patriots.

Patriots notch first conference win

Central Bucks East boys’ basketball won its first game in the SOL Continental on Friday night with a 51-39 decision over Quakertown. The difference was the first quarter, which the Patriots captured, 23-12. Matt Pattyson (17 points, five assists and five rebounds), Travis Ives (17 points, four rebounds and three assists) and Justin O’Neil (10 points and five rebounds) led the way for CB East, which went eight for nine from the line in the fourth quarter. Griffin Schmidt netted 16 to lead the Panthers; Kevin Norvaisas had 11.

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.

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