Pennridge boys’ basketball lost its first game of the season in the SOL Continental, 73-71, on Tuesday to North Penn. The Knights led 23-10 after one quarter. Zach Muredda managed 19 points for the Rams. He was six for seven from the line. Muredda drained a shot with 15 seconds remaining to give Pennridge a 71-70 lead, its first of the night, but Suleyman Hakim hit a shot with 1.9 seconds left for North Penn to seal the win. Joe Unangst scored 15 points for the Rams, who fell to 10-3 overall and 5-1 in the conference.
Pennridge wrestling downed rival Quakertown, 39-27, on Saturday. 182: Andrew Reinhold (P) def. Gavin Caroff (Q), 6-1 dec. 195: Bobby Boyd (Q) won by forfeit. 220: Ezra Outlaw (P) def. Micah Jones (Q), 5-1 dec. 285: Joe Kracz (P) won by forfeit. 106: Collyn Dorney (Q) def. Matthew Parker (P), 6-3 dec. 113: Harrison Campbell (Q) def. Kordell Rush (P), 1-0 dec. 120: Scott Parker (P) def. Brendan Rosenberger (Q), fall, 1:29. 126: Ben Ross (P) def. Nicholas Hadley (Q), fall, 0:59. 132: Ethan Clemmer (P) def. Tanner Seislove (Q), fall, 0:32. 138: Noah Wood (Q) def. Dylan Gerhart (P), 5-3 dec. OT. 145: Will O’Shea (P) def. Jimmy Flood (Q), 13-10 dec. 152: Lucas Garges (Q) def. Zachary Moyer (P), fall, 0:35. 160: Nick Bonomo (Q) def. Thomas Roeder (P), fall, 2:33. 170: Kyle Gentile (P) def. Matt Stoneback (Q), fall, 4:42.
Pennridge boys’ basketball, after taking a 31-22 lead into halftime, held on for a 56-53 victory Friday at home over Central Bucks East. Zach Muredda dropped in 22 points for the Rams to lead all scorers. Dan Long added 13 points for the victors, who shot 16 for 19 from the free throw line. Brendan McLaughlin managed 19 points to lead the Patriots. Brendan O’Neil and Ben Kardane added 14 and 10 points, respectively. Pennridge is now 10-2 overall and 5-0 in the SOL Continental. CB East is 4-6 overall and 2-3 in conference play.
Pennridge boys’ basketball manhandled Neshaminy in the second half, outscoring the Redskins, 38-24, en route to a 67-55 victory on Wednesday. Zach Muredda knocked down 11 of 12 free throws for his team-high 21 points. Stephen Lowry was right behind Muredda with 20 points, while Joe Molettiere added 17. The Rams are 9-2 overall and will host CB East on Friday at 7 p.m.
Joe Molettiere finished with 24 points as Pennridge boys’ basketball slammed Souderton, 58-39, on Tuesday. The Rams led at the half, 23-13. Stephen Lowry and Dan Long each managed 12 points in the victory. Pennridge improved to 4-0 in the SOL Continental and 8-2 overall.
Pennridge boys’ basketball went on to capture the Boyertown Christmas tournament by knocking off Southern Lehigh, 73-57, in the title tilt on Saturday. Zach Muredda led three Rams in double figures with 24. He was joined by Dan Long (13 points) and Joe Molettiere (10).
Pennridge boys’ basketball downed Governor Mifflin, 67-62, in the first round of the Boyertown Christmas tournament on Friday. Dan Long was nearly unstoppable for the Rams (6-2 overall), netting 23 points. Zach Muredda (17 points) and Stephen Lowry (nine) also contributed, among others.
Pennridge boys’ basketball enters the week undefeated at 3-0 in the Suburban One League Continental Conference after defeating Hatboro-Horsham, 53-47, on Saturday. Pat McClatchy and Joe Molettiere led the way offensively for the Rams. McClatchy netted 17 points and Molettiere managed 15. Pennridge will return to action on Dec. 27 at 4:30 p.m. when it faces Governor Mifflin at the Boyertown Christmas Tournament.
Pennridge boys’ basketball outscored Quakertown 20-4 in the second quarter en route to a 71-41 victory Thursday. Joe Molettiere netted 18 points for the Rams. Zach Muredda had 12 and Stephen Lowry added nine. Brian Rejniak led the way offensively for the Panthers, dropping in 14 points. Griffin Schmidt had 11.
Pennridge boys’ basketball mounted a 20-11 fourth quarter to send back Christopher Dock, 52-48, on Wednesday. Zach Muredda dropped in 19 points to lead the Rams. He was helped by Joe Molettiere, who added 15. Pennridge went 15 for 22 from the free throw line. The Rams (3-2 overall) will return to action Thursday at Quakertown.