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.”
Quakertown field hockey routed Central Bucks East, 5-1, on Tuesday. Gabby Dontonville had two unassisted goals in the second half for the Panthers. Also scoring for Quakertown were: Megan Thompson, Becky Gerhart and Hillary Scott. Olivia Jackson had an assist for the Panthers. Riley Donnelly assisted on Abbey Butler’s first-half goal for the Patriots. Quakertown outshot CB East, 13-8. Rylee Lawler blocked five shots for the Panthers; Betty Wesney had eight saves for the Patriots.
Central Bucks East girls’ soccer used an Emma Loving goal at the 29:27 mark of the first half to squeeze by Quakertown, 1-0, on Monday. Erinne Finlayson had 11 saves for the Panthers.
Josh Adams ran in six touchdowns as Central Bucks South football powered past Central Bucks East, 42-24, on Friday in Warrington. Adams, the senior standout headed to Notre Dame, finished with 150 yards on 23 carries. David Gressgott rushed for a pair of touchdowns for CB East. He ended with 26 yards on 15 carries. Connor O’Keefe threw for 231 yards and one score for the Patriots. Nate Norris led the Titans defense with 12 total tackles.
Central Bucks East girls’ tennis had no trouble with Quakertown on Thursday, winning, 7-0. 1st singles: Caroline Schermerhorn (CBE) def. Madi Shourds (Q), 6-1, 6-1. 2nd singles: Sara Kimball (CBE) def. Aubri Stetina (Q), 6-0, 6-0. 3rd singles: Casey Jacot (CBE) def. Laryssa Badulak (Q), 6-0, 6-3. 1st doubles: Mel Borian and Sydney Twymen (CBE) def. Ashley Harpster and Rebecca Miller (Q), 6-3, 6-0. 2nd doubles: Linda Jia and Erin Senour (CBE) def. Amanda Hunsberger and Kayla Reigh (Q), 6-1, 6-1. 3rd doubles: Carly Micheals and Haylie Laff (CBE) def. Sam Shourds and Olivia Porambo (Q), 6-1, 6-2. 4th doubles: Bianca Wu and Megan Sparks (CBE) def. Abbie Campion and Sadie Fowler (Q), 6-1, 6-2.