Quakertown boys’ basketball sacked Central Bucks West, 59-54, on Friday. The Panthers were up, 26-16, at halftime. Griffin Schmidt led Quakertown with 18 points. Kevin Norvaisas and Jake Perrine contributed 16 and 13 points, respectively. The Bucks’ Owen Cooney had 20 points and four three-pointers; teammate Cal Reichwein added 17 and three treys.
Central Bucks West girls’ basketball routed archrival Central Bucks East, 64-38, on Friday. The Bucks took a 36-21 lead into halftime. Nicole Munger managed 21 points and 10 rebounds for CB West; teammate Mackenzie Carroll contributed 13 points and seven boards. Makenzie Mason added 11 points. For the Patriots, Bri Talbot had nine points and Bridget Birkhead eight.
Hatboro-Horsham was simply no match for Central Bucks West girls’ basketball on Tuesday evening. The Bucks prevailed, 57-14. CB West shut out the Hatters in the first quarter, 14-0, en route to a 32-6 halftime advantage. Makenzie Mason led the Bucks with 17 points. Nicole Munger contributed 12.
Central Bucks West boys’ hoops defeated host Annapolis (Md.) for the title in its holiday tournament, 55-50, on Tuesday. Down eight, 40-32, after three quarters, the Bucks outscored Annapolis, 23-10, in the final quarter to earn the victory. Annapolis was a state semifinalist in Maryland last year and returned numerous players from that team. CB West received strong performances from Cal Reichwein (15 points, including three three-pointers), Luke Irons (12 points, six assists), Connor Lynch (10 points) and Nico Munari (four points, six rebounds, four assists).
Central Bucks West girls’ basketball knocked off St. Anne’s (Va.), 62-52, on Monday. The Bucks are 7-1 on the season. CB West led, 26-17, at halftime. Nicole Munger dropped in 18 points to lead the Bucks. She was helped by, among others, Mackenzie Carroll (13 points), Makenzie Mason (nine) and Corrinne Godshall (eight).
Central Bucks West boys’ basketball held on to nip Patuxent, 46-45, on Monday in the Capital Classic being held at Annapolis High School in Maryland. The Bucks trailed, 18-17, at the break, but used a 16-11 third quarter as a springboard to their seventh victory of the year. Owen Cooney and Nico Munari each registered 13 points to lead CB West. Cal Reichwein added 11.
Cal Reichwein’s 20 points, including four three-pointers, helped Central Bucks West boys’ basketball get by North Penn, 60-49, on Tuesday. Jim McCusker added nine points and Luke Irons and Owen Cooney each netted eight as the Bucks improved to 6-2 overall and 2-2 in the SOL Continental. CB West was 14 for 16 from the charity stripe.
Central Bucks West girls’ basketball dished out 22 assists as a team as the Bucks overwhelmed Souderton, 52-28, on Friday. CB West led, 28-4, at the half. Mackenzie Carroll had 12 points, five rebounds and five steals for the Bucks; Nicole Munger chipped in 11 points, seven steals and seven assists.
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.
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.