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.

Patriots “upset” host Pennsbury

Seventeenth-seeded CB East boys’ basketball ran past No. 16 Pennsbury, 41-30, in the opening round of the District One Class AAAA tournament on Friday. The Patriots used a 13-3 fourth quarter to pull away. Tommy Strasburger had 13 points and six rebounds for CB East. Matt Pattyson compiled eight points and eight boards, while Justin O’Neil dropped in seven points.

Patriots excel in field events

The CB East boys’ track team collected medals in six events at the Greater Philadelphia Track Coaches’ meet at Glen Mills on Tuesday night. Field events were the big story for the Patriots as Luke McDonnell placed third in the triple jump, C.J. Adams finished fourth in the shot put, Alex Kalaigian came in fourth in the high jump and Erik Iversen soared to fifth place in the pole vault. On the track, silver medalist William Schulz qualified for the Meet of Champions in the 3,000-meter run, while the 4×800-meter relay team of John Brophy, Carlos Velez, Alex Bardwell and Dylan McKeever came in fifth overall.

Brophy heads into record books

The CB East boys’ track team enjoyed an outstanding day at the Greater Philadelphia Track Coaches’ meet at Lehigh University on Saturday. Leading the way for the Patriots was senior Jake Brophy, who not only took first place in the 3,000-meter run, but also ran the state’s fastest time of the season in that event and the fastest time ever in a Greater Philadelphia Coaches’ Association meet. Other highlights for CB East included: silver medals for Ata Shahideh in the 400 meters and for Alex Parasky in the triple jump; bronze medals for the 4×800-meter relay of Josh Goetz, David Endres, Louis Kettelberger and Carlos Velez; and fourth-place medals for the 4×400-meter relay of Matt Eisenlord, Shahideh, Brophy and Marc Motter.

Patriots reach .500 in conference

CB East boys’ basketball moved to 7-7 in the SOL Continental with Thursday’s 43-32 victory at Souderton. The Patriots won every quarter. Justin O’Neil’s 13 points led CB East. Tommy Strasburger had eight points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Blake Peterson had eight points and seven boards, while Matt Pattyson contributed six points, 10 rebounds and five assists.

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