Conestoga pins loss on Patriots

CB East boys’ lacrosse succumbed at Conestoga, 10-4, on Wednesday. Conestoga dominated time of possession in the first half, but the Patriots defense, led by goalie Ian Mauer, who had eight saves in the first half, kept the game knotted at 2 at the break. The third quarter belonged to the Pioneers, who went on an 8-0 run and took a 10-2 lead into the fourth. There, the CB East defense held Conestoga scoreless. The Patriots got fourth-quarter goals from Mike Ott and Alec Bracken. Also scoring in the game for CB East were Owen Griffin and Ryan Brown. Mauer was credited with 11 saves. Bryan McIntosh had four caused turnovers, Joe Thiroway had three, while Ott, Austin Prime and Cal Tihansky each had one. McIntosh led the Patriots with four ground balls, Thiroway and Conor Larkin each had three, Griffin had two, while Brown, Logan Nelsen, Ryan Schmidt, Prime and Tihansky each had one. The Patriots’ record dropped to 2-1. They’ll play their third road game in a row when they travel to Hatboro-Horsham on Tuesday, April 5.

Patriots rip Kennett in new home

CB East boys’ lacrosse played its first game on the Umbrell Field at Patriot Stadium turf on Thursday and came away with a decisive 14-2 victory over Kennett. Junior Ryan Brown scored the first goal at Patriot Stadium, then went on to score five more in leading the CB East scoring attack. Ryan Schmidt, Brant Billingsley and Ryan Bullotta each scored two goals, while Alec Bracken and Logan Nelsen each chipped in one. Michael Ott led the Patriots with five assists. Bracken, Grant Porter and Billingsley contributed one assist apiece. Ott won 15 of 15 faceoffs. Senior Ian Mauer was strong in goal; he was credited with six saves.

Bangor ends Patriots’ season

CB East boys’ basketball’s 2015-16 campaign came to a close on Saturday at Freedom High School in Bethlehem as District 11 runner-up Bangor defeated the Patriots, 57-37, in the first round of the state tournament. CB East stayed with Bangor until the final quarter; the Slaters outscored the Patriots 26-10 in the fourth. CB East completed its season with a mark of 16-12. Justin O’Neil tallied 11 points for the Patriots. Tommy Strasburger had eight points and Matt Pattyson six.

Patriots’ Brophy comes up golden

The CB East boys’ track team collected medals in three events at the state indoor championship meet on Sunday at Penn State University. Senior Jake Brophy claimed top honors in the 3,000-meter run with an electrifying come-from-behind finishing kick on the home stretch. Brophy then teamed with freshman David Endres, sophomore Marc Motter and junior Ata Shaideh to win sixth-place medals in the distance medley relay. Senior Evan Becker also claimed a sixth-place medal by virtue of his performance in the triple jump.

Patriots take seventh in district

CB East boys’ basketball defeated host Conestoga, 44-40, in the District One Class AAAA seventh-place game on Friday. The Patriots outscored the Pioneers 24-19 in the second half. CB East struggled at the line, going nine for 19. Justin O’Neil scored six of his team-high 12 points in the third quarter. Blake Peterson and Matt Pattyson each chipped in 11 points, while Peterson added seven rebounds and seven blocks. Tommy Strasburger had two points and five assists.

Spring-Ford dumps Patriots in OT

CB East boys’ basketball rallied to tie Spring-Ford at 47 at the end of regulation, but the Patriots ran out of gas in overtime, falling 64-58 in a District One Class AAAA playback game on Tuesday at Spring-Ford. CB East will face Conestoga on Friday; the winner will be the seventh-place team out of District One. Against Spring-Ford, the Patriots were down 38-32 going to the fourth. In defeat, Tommy Strasburger set the CB East record for three-pointers made in a career with 116. He finished with three treys and a game-high 19 points. Blake Peterson had 13 points and Justin O’Neil put in 10 points for the Patriots.

Patriots mine for medals at Lehigh

CB East boys’ track won medals in three events at Lehigh University on Saturday during the season-ending Meet of Champions, which featured the top track and field athletes from among nearly 100 schools in the Greater Philadelphia area. Gold medals went to the distance medley relay team of David Endres, Marc Motter, Ata Shahideh and Jake Brophy. Evan Becker earned a silver medal in the triple jump. And the 4×800-meter relay team of Matt Eisenlord, Motter, Brophy and Carlos Velez brought home the bronze. All of the above qualified for this Sunday’s indoor state championship meet at Penn State as did Alex Parasky in the triple jump and Brophy in the 3,000-meter run.

Patriots shock No. 1 Coatesville

The seeds said CB East boys’ basketball didn’t have a chance in the second round of the District One Class AAAA playoffs on Tuesday at top-seeded Coatesville. The Patriots, the No. 17 seed, proved otherwise, as underdog CB East surprised Coatesville, 49-43, guaranteeing the Patriots a place in states. CB East outscored Coatesville, 34-26, in the second half. The Patriots will travel to No. 9 Chester on Friday for a quarterfinal match-up. CB East beat Coatesville despite shooting 10 of 23 from the line; Coatesville was only five of 17. Tommy Strasburger had a double-double (13 points, 10 rebounds), plus four assists. Justin O’Neil also tallied 13 points, while Matt Pattyson deposited 11. Blake Peterson contributed seven points, six rebounds and three blocks.

Patriots qualify five for postseason

The CB East boys’ track team added five individuals to its list of Meet of Champions qualifiers on Friday night at Lehigh University. Senior 800-meter runners Jake Brophy and Louis Kettelberger, junior shot putter Rudy Cambra, junior 60-meter sprinter Sam Cooperman and senior high jumper Alex Parasky all came up with personal-best performances to make the standard. Last Chance Meet medals were awarded to three seniors who came up with career-best performances, including Brophy (second in the 800), Josh Goetz (second in the 3,000) and Ryan Mill (fourth in the pole vault). The Patriots have now qualified for next Saturday’s Meet of Champions in 14 events, with two or more individuals qualifying in four of those events. Recent power rankings on the Pennsylvania MileSplit website list Central Bucks East as the No. 8 team in Pennsylvania.

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