Central Bucks West girls’ hoops downed rapidly-improving Pennridge, 71-50, on Tuesday. The Bucks blew open a close game in the second half, where they outscored the Rams, 34-14. CB West senior Nicole Munger led all scorers with 22 points. She was assisted by teammates Mackenzie Carroll (17 points) and Corrinne Godshall (16). Devan Rimmer was the high girl for Pennridge with 15 points; she was aided by Shelby Schoonover (13 points) and Lydia Konstanzer (12).
Central Bucks West boys’ basketball handed Pennridge its first loss of the season in the SOL Continental Conference, 59-54, on Tuesday evening. The Bucks outscored the Rams 15-6 in the third quarter and 26-22 in the fourth. Nico Munari had 16 points to pace CB West. Cal Reichwein (11 points) and Owen Cooney (10) also finished in double figures for the Bucks. CB West was 23 for 29 from the free throw line. Pennridge was 14 for 15 from the stripe. Dan Long hit all nine of his attempts for his game-high 28 points. Zach Muredda was five for six from the line and deposited 17 points. The Rams are 14-2 overall and 8-1 in the Continental; the Bucks are 13-4 overall and 6-3 in conference action.
Central Bucks West girls’ hoops downed Council Rock South, 61-49, on Saturday. The Golden Hawks actually played the Bucks even, 27-27, in the second half. The 14-1 Bucks were paced by Mackenzie Carroll’s 16 points. Nicole Munger added 13 points and Makenzie Mason 10.
Central Bucks West boys’ basketball ran all over Truman, 68-36, on Saturday. The Bucks led 23-3 after one quarter and 48-12 at the half. Nico Munari’s 14 points were tops for CB West. Seamus Fox had 11 points and four steals. Erich Hohlenleitner had nine points, five rebounds and three steals. Cal Reichwein’s line included seven points, five assists and four steals.
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.