Pennridge boys’ basketball hit eight three-pointers (three each by Zach Muredda and Pat McClatchy) in a 75-62 victory Friday evening against Central Bucks South. The Rams led at the half, 37-18. Muredda’s 20 points led the way. Joe Molettiere netted 18 and Dan Long 15 for Pennridge, which improved to 2-2 overall and 1-0 in the SOL Continental.
Pennridge boys’ basketball was outscored 29-17 in the fourth quarter in a 63-49 setback to William Tennent on Wednesday night. The Rams trailed by two, 34-32, after three. Joe Molettiere paced the Rams with 19 points; he was seven for 10 from the free throw line. Pat McClatchcy contributed 10 in the losing effort. Pennridge will open SOL Continental play against CB South at home on Friday.
Lansdale Catholic defeated Pennridge boys’ hoops, 60-58, in the final of the Rams’ tip off classic Saturday night. Sophomore Dan Long was solid for Pennridge, ending with 18 points. Zach Muredda contributed 16 points and Joe Molettiere 13 for the 1-1 Rams. Pennridge will be back in action Tuesday at home against William Tennent.
Pennridge boys’ basketball won its opener in its tip off classic over Saucon Valley, 65-51, on Friday night. The Rams separated from Saucon Valley in the fourth quarter, taking it, 19-11. Zach Muredda had 21 points to lead Pennridge. Joe Molettiere was next in line with 16 and Mike Tatarowicz came off the bench to drop in 13.
Senior Erick Fiorelli scored right before the half as Central Bucks West field hockey advanced in the District One Class AAA tournament with a 3-0 victory over visiting Pennridge on Monday night at War Memorial. The Bucks will be back in action Wednesday at home against Downingtown East. Freshman Cadera Smith and junior Kim Hitchcock also scored for CB West.
In a battle of unbeatens Monday night in East Rockhill, Pennridge girls’ soccer pulled out a 3-2 victory over visiting Central Bucks East. Sophomore Emma Loving scored both goals for the Patriots, in the 5th and the 75th minutes. Senior Jackie Stevens had two goals for the Rams, in the 20th and the 60th minutes. Senior Andrea Caya had the other goal for Pennridge. She headed in a corner kick off the foot of Julia Rufe with 1:17 remaining in the first half.
Pennridge football snapped a two-game losing streak by dispatching Central Bucks South, 24-13, on Saturday. Rams senior quarterback Matt Pasquale ran for a touchdown and threw another, to Micah Stutzman for six yards in the fourth quarter. Mike Class (26 carries for 116 yards) scored the first TD of the game for Pennridge, in the second quarter. Paul Weeks had both of the Titans’ scores: the first a 15-yard pass from QB Matt Radwanski in the first quarter and the second, an inside reverse from four yards out in the third. Weeks also led CB South’s defensive effort with 14 total tackles.
Pennridge cross country took a pair from Quakertown (boys, 23-36, and girls, 28-30) on Wednesday. Top 10 (boys): Alex Balla (Q), 16:16; Joey Logue (P), 16:35; Matt Schulberger (P), 16:44; Alex Haas (P), 16:49; Colin McLaughlin (Q), 16:54; Phil Gunderson (P), 16:59; Stephen Shelly (Q), 17:10; Eric McGarry (P), 17:15; Jeff Henderson (P), 17:20; Conor Brady (P), 17:30. Top 10 (girls): Reland Saugling (Q), 20:32; Karina Bolton (Q), 20:34; Natalie Manrol (P), 21:02; Hannah Kramlik (P), 21:26; Ashley Galluppi (Q), 22:42; Samantha Pregizer (P), 23:12; Katrina Przybylowski (P), 23:35; Abby Cross (P), 23:44; Hannah Kolbe (P), 23:45; Jessica Harr (Q), 24:38.
Pennridge boys’ water polo won at Springfield, 14-8, on Tuesday. The Rams took a commanding lead, 11-3, in the first half. Sophomore Silas Guelzow scored four goals and had two assists. The Rams defense was led by junior Kyle Frerichs, who had seven steals. Junior Andrew Dant had nine saves in goal. Rounding out the offensive effort were junior DJ Maurone with three goals and Frerichs, junior Colin Russell and sophomore Caelin McCool with two goals each. The victory leaves the Pennridge boys at 5-4 for the season in the Suburban One League. Head coach Ken Vincent commented, “I am very proud of the way our boys are coming together as a team and are improving with each game played. Coach Granger Abuhoff has also been a significant influence on the team and has helped our younger developing players play at a much higher level.”
Pennridge girls’ water polo earned a hard-fought, 4-2 overtime victory over SOL opponent Springfield on Tuesday. Leading the Rams offense with three goals was Brittany Savercool, with the fourth goal coming from freshman Claire Beno. Beno also contributed by winning 75 percent of the swimoffs in the game. On defense, captain Maggie Walker led the way with five drawn kickouts along with a superb goaltending effort by Madison Trauger with 19 saves.