Rams stay alive for states

Pennridge boys’ basketball routed visiting Perkiomen Valley, 61-42, on Friday night to move within one victory of qualifying for states for the second straight year. The Rams will need to defeat Hatboro-Horsham on Tuesday to reach states. Against Perk Valley in district playbacks, Pennridge blew open the game with a 20-9 second quarter. The Rams hit eight threes as a team. Dan Long scored 19, while Ryan Kinky also reached double digits with 11.

Spring-Ford stuns Rams in OT

Fifth-seeded Pennridge boys’ basketball lost a heartbreaker to No. 12 Spring-Ford, 61-58 in overtime, in the second round of the District One Class AAAA playoffs on Tuesday in East Rockhill. The contest was knotted at 54 at the end of regulation. The victory gave Spring-Ford an automatic berth to states, while Pennridge must fight through playbacks to advance. Dan Long scored 20 to lead Pennridge. Steve Lowry had 14, including four three-pointers, and Max Wagner netted 10.

Rams end Titans’ campaign

Pennridge boys’ basketball, seeded fifth, eliminated No. 28 CB South from the District One Class AAAA tournament with Friday’s 67-60 first-round victory. The Rams raced out to a 14-6 advantage after one quarter. Pennridge was tremendous from the foul line, where the Rams sank 20 of 21. Dan Long finished with 24 points for Pennridge, while Ryan Cuthbert and Max Wagner each managed 13. Ryan Joerger tallied 20 points for the Titans. Tim Waddington had 17 and Nate Robinson 12.

Konstanzer, Rams sink Panthers

Lydia Konstanzer scored 21 and added 11 rebounds and Devan Rimmer chipped in 19 points as Pennridge girls’ basketball took down Quakertown, 65-41, on Thursday. The Rams burst to a 40-18 advantage at halftime. Brooke Bachtle deposited eight points for Pennridge; Gillian Anderson had seven. For the Panthers, Olivia Morano netted nine points; Meghan Klee had eight.

Rams clinch Continental title

A 27-13 third quarter helped propel Pennridge boys’ basketball over Quakertown, 77-60, and, more important, to the SOL Continental championship on Thursday. Dan Long registered a game-high 33 points for the Rams. He hit five three-pointers. Max Wagner chipped in 18 points and Stephen Lowry had 14. Nick Drosnock’s 20 points paced the Panthers. Griffin Schmidt added 17. Pennridge concludes its regular season with a 19-3 mark and a 13-1 record in the SOL Continental. The Rams will compete in the SOL tournament on Saturday.

Wagner earns milestone point

Max Wagner became the second Pennridge boys’ basketball player (Dan Long) this season to register his 1,000th career point when he went for 17 on Tuesday in the Rams’ 55-46 victory over Hatboro-Horsham. Wagner drained a pair of three-pointers. Long, however, was the high man for the Rams with 19, including a seven-for-seven effort from the line. Pennridge will conclude its regular season on Thursday night at rival Quakertown.

Rams need two OTs to win

Pennridge boys’ basketball eked out a 60-54, double-overtime victory over Souderton on Monday. Dan Long was incredible for the Rams. He finished with 25 points, including a 10-for-10 effort from the charity stripe. Max Wagner went for 16 points, and DeVon Balmer had nine. Pennridge (17-3 overall, 11-1 SOL Continental) will host Hatboro-Horsham at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Rams pull away from North Penn

Pennridge boys’ basketball improved to 10-1 in the SOL Continental and 16-3 overall with Friday’s 72-60 victory over North Penn. The Rams led, 40-32, at halftime and increased their advantage with a 13-8 third quarter. Pennridge put five players in double figures: Max Wagner (19 points), Dan Long (16), Stephen Lowry (12), DeVon Balmer (10) and Ryan Cuthbert (10). Next up for the Rams is a meeting with host Souderton at 5 p.m. Monday.

Rams pull away in fourth quarter

A 15-4 fourth quarter helped Pennridge boys’ basketball deny CB South, 49-36, on Thursday. Max Wagner (17 points) and Stephen Lowry (15, all three-pointers) led the way for the Rams offensively. Pennridge struggled from the line, where they went 12 for 22. Chris Hones put in 15 points for the Titans. Alex Karras added eight. The Rams are 15-3 overall and 9-1 in the SOL Continental. They’ll next travel to Souderton on Tuesday.

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