Zach Muredda scored 22 points and Dan Long 21 as Pennridge boys’ hoops got past Hatboro-Horsham, 67-59 in overtime, on Tuesday. The Rams held a 10-point advantage, 17-7, after one quarter only to see the Hatters rally in the second half to tie the game and force overtime. Joe Molettiere contributed 13 points in the win.
Pennridge boys’ basketball won the SOL Continental Conference outright with its 52-49 victory over North Penn on Friday. The Rams trailed, 26-22, at the half, but a 16-10 fourth quarter put head coach Dean Behrens’ club in the driver’s seat. Dan Long (20 points, including four three-balls) and Joe Molettiere (16) were the high scorers for Pennridge. The Rams improved to 17-2 overall and 11-1 in the Continental. Pennridge is at Neshaminy on Monday.
Pennridge boys’ hoops sneaked by Souderton, 58-56, on Wednesday. The Rams led, 32-28, at halftime. The Indians tied it at 41-41 after three, but Pennridge was able to notch its 10th win in 11 tries in SOL Continental play. The Rams struggled from the free throw line. They made only 12 of 23 tries. Four Rams had double-digit points: Joe Molettiere (14), Zach Muredda (13), Dan Long (12) and Stephen Lowry (12). Pennridge will be at North Penn on Friday.
Three days after suffering its first conference loss of the season, Pennridge boys’ basketball returned to its winning ways by defeating Central Bucks South, 64-52, at home on Friday. Rams junior Dan Long pumped in 26 points to lead all scorers. He connected four times from beyond the arc. Stephen Lowry put in 14 points and Joe Molettiere nine for the victors. Chris Hones and Sean Gallagher paced the Titans with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Gallagher was eight for nine from the line. Next up for the Rams is a date with Neshaminy on Monday.
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.
Pennridge boys’ basketball powered past Wissahickon, 67-37, on Saturday. The Rams led, 39-18, at the half. Zach Muredda pumped in 23 points for the Rams. Joe Molettiere added 16 points. Up next for Pennridge is a date with Central Bucks West on Jan. 20.
A 21-7 Pennridge fourth quarter busted open a 49-43 game after three as the Rams boys’ basketball team defeated visiting Central Bucks East, 70-50, on Friday evening. Joe Molettiere netted a game-high 21 points for Pennridge. Dan Long (15 points), Zach Muredda (12) and Stephen Lowry (10) joined Molettiere in double figures for the Rams. Justin O’Neil and Travis Ives notched 17 and 14 points, respectively, for the Patriots. Pennridge improved to 8-0 in the SOL Continental Conference; CB East fell to 0-8 in the conference.
A 15-8 fourth quarter helped Pennridge boys’ basketball down host Quakertown, 57-45, on Tuesday. The Rams led by one, 25-24, at halftime. Pennridge senior Joe Molettiere led all scorers with 18 points. He was helped by teammates Zach Muredda (15 points) and Dan Long (10). Griffin Schmidt paced the Panthers with 16 points; teammate Kevin Norvaisas added 14. Schmidt, Norvaisas and Brian Rejniak all knocked down a pair of three-pointers in the setback.
Pennridge wrestling stormed past Quakertown, 39-21, on Saturday evening in Quakertown. 138: Tanner Seislove (Q) def. Ethan Clemmer (P), technical fall in 4:35. 145: Dylan Gerhart (P) def. Cullen Williamson (Q), 6-0 decision. 152: Will O’Shea (P) def. Nick Basile (Q), 7-3 decision. 160: Noah Wood (Q) def. Stephen Blanchard (P), 11-3 major decision. 170: Kyle Gentile (P) def. J.J. McGuigan (Q), fall in 0:56. 182: Ryan Hirsch (P) won by forfeit. 195: Andrew Reinhold (P) def. Gavin Caroff (Q), 7-1 decision. 220: Ezra Outlaw (P) def. Micah Jones (Q), 9-6 decision. 285: Joe Kracz (P) def. Justin Correa (Q), 5-1 decision. 106: Tim Mallo (Q) def. John Snyder (P), fall in 3:55. 113: Kordell Rush (P) def. Daulton Kline (Q), fall in 3:23. 120: Harrison Campbell (Q) def. Micah Visuwan (P), 4-3 decision. 126: Nicholas Hadley (Q) def. Christian Cooper (P), 8-2 decision. 132: Josh Stillings (P) def. Brendan Rosenberger (Q), fall in 3:47.