Rams hand Bucks first loss

Pennridge boys’ basketball made a statement on Tuesday evening with a 69-59 victory over previously unbeaten Central Bucks West. A 17-9 third quarter helped the Rams’ cause. The Bucks took the fourth quarter, 29-24, to no avail. Pennridge’s Dan Long led all scorers with 25; he was nine for 10 from the line. Joe Molettiere pumped in 16 points and Zach Muredda 13 for the victors. Luke Irons was the high man for CB West with 17 points. Owen Cooney followed with 13 and Cal Reichwein 12 for the Bucks, who hit 11 of 12 free throws. The Rams moved to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the SOL Continental; the Bucks fell to 5-1 overall and 1-1 in conference action.

Munger reaches milestone in win

Central Bucks West senior Nicole Munger became the first Buck since 2008 to register her 1,000th career point. She reached the milestone in CB West’s 71-39 triumph over Pennridge girls’ basketball on Tuesday evening. Munger netted 31 points to lead all scorers. The closest Buck to Munger was Makenzie Mason, who had nine. CB West knocked down all 12 of its free throws. Shelby Schoonover and Devan Rimmer paced the Rams with 12 and 11 points, respectively. Both also connected twice from long range.

Quick start propels Bucks

Thanks to a 30-17 halftime advantage, Central Bucks West boys’ basketball defeated Quakertown, 57-47, on Friday. Cal Reichwein had 11 points (on three triples), five rebounds and four assists. Bucks teammate Owen Cooney contributed nine points and four rebounds, and Luke Irons had five points and three assists. Seniors Kevin Norvasis and Brian Rejniak each managed 16 points for the Panthers. Quakertown was 16 for 18 from the line; Norvasis and Rejniak combined to go 11 for 11 from the charity stripe.

Bucks annihilate Neshaminy

Central Bucks West girls’ basketball crushed Neshaminy, 61-25, on Tuesday. The Bucks led, 33-17, at halftime. Nicole Munger finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds and seven steals, and Mackenzie Carroll added 16 points and seven rebounds for the 2-0 Bucks. Makenzie Mason also reached double figures in points. She had 10.

Bucks sneak by Cheltenham

Thanks to a 19-11 third quarter, Central Bucks West boys’ basketball escaped with a 48-45 victory over Cheltenham on Tuesday. Cal Reichwein had a tremendous all-around game for the Bucks, finishing with a team-high 17 points – and five made three-pointers – six rebounds, three assists and three steals. Owen Cooney added 16 points, courtesy of four three-pointers. Luke Irons had two points, five boards, three assists and three steals, while Nico Munari contributed five points, four boards and three assists. Connor Lynch managed eight points for the 3-0 Bucks.

Bucks blister Spring-Ford

Behind Cal Reichwein’s 22 points, Central Bucks West boys’ basketball dominated Spring-Ford, 55-40, on Saturday to improve to 2-0. The Bucks built their lead on a 22-11 third quarter. Reichwein hit three three-pointers and knocked down all three of his free throw attempts. Jim McCusker managed eight points and Owen Cooney seven.

Bucks rally to sink Rustin

Central Bucks West girls’ basketball, trailing, 41-35, at the half, turned on the jets in the second half and blew visiting West Chester Rustin out of its gym, 77-61, on Friday night. The Bucks outscored Rustin, 18-7, in the third quarter and 24-13 in the fourth. Corrinne Godshall had 26 points, including two threes, to lead CB West. Nicole Munger had 19 – and went 10 for 11 from the line – and Makenzie Mason added 15. The Bucks were 26 for 32 from the free throw line.

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