Pennridge

Rams notch 11th straight win

Pennridge boys’ basketball won its 11th straight game to improve to 11-1 overall with a 55-41 victory over SOL Continental foe Hatboro-Horsham on Friday evening. The Rams led, 27-20, at the break. Joe Molettiere’s 17 points were tops for Pennridge. Zach Muredda (15 points), Dan Long (10) and Joe Unangst (nine) also contributed in the win. The Rams will travel to rival Quakertown on Tuesday.

Rams too much for North Penn

Led by Joe Molettiere’s 20 points, Pennridge boys’ basketball eclipsed North Penn, 58-43, on Tuesday. The Rams limited the Knights to seven points each in the second and third quarters. Dan Long netted 11 points and Zach Muredda nine for the victors, who moved to 10-1 overall and 5-0 in the SOL Continental Conference. Pennridge will welcome Hatboro-Horsham to town on Friday.

Rams improve to 9-1

Pennridge boys’ hoops corralled Christopher Dock, 75-52, on Saturday to move to 9-1 on the season. The Rams ran away with the game in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Pioneers, 22-8. Pennridge had four players in double figures: Dan Long with 19 points, Zach Muredda 18, Joe Molettiere 14 and Kyle Yoder 11. The Rams will host North Penn on Jan. 6.

Muredda, Rams top Souderton

Zach Muredda led all scorers with 22 points as Pennridge boys’ basketball crushed Souderton, 49-32, on Tuesday. The Rams were up only 11-9 at halftime, but exploded for 39 points in the second half to win comfortably. Pennridge’s Dan Long joined Muredda in double figures for the Rams. Pennridge (6-1 overall, 4-0 in the SOL Continental) returns to action on Dec. 26 when they will face Governor Mifflin at 4:30 p.m. in the Boyertown Christmas Tournament.

Rams take one from Titans

Pennridge boys’ basketball beat Central Bucks South, 62-49, on Friday night. A 21-14 Rams fourth quarter helped to decide the outcome. For Pennridge, Joe Molettiere led the way with 19 points. Zach Muredda and Stephen Lowry each contributed 16 points in the win. Chris Hones was the high man for the Titans with 14 points. Alex Karras and Josh Brodie netted 11 and 10 points, respectively. The Rams improved to 3-0 in the SOL Continental; the Titans fell to 2-1 in league play.

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.

Rams get better of Patriots

Pennridge boys’ basketball dominated Central Bucks East, 52-29, on Friday evening. The Rams controlled the game throughout, leading by 15, 24-9, at the half. The Patriots only scored two in the second quarter. Joe Molettiere put in 18 points to lead Pennridge. Dan Long added 13 and Steve Lowry 10. CB East was paced by Tommy Strasburger, who netted eight. The Rams and Patriots each stand at 3-1 overall in the early going.

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