Pirates finish strong, top Upper Perk

A 15-5 first-quarter hole didn’t hinder Palisades boys’ basketball on Wednesday. The Pirates rallied to turn back Upper Perkiomen, 59-51. They won the fourth quarter, 17-12. Leading the Pirates was Jason Gehman with 16 points, while Landon Mueller added 13. For Upper Perkiomen, Ryan Kendra tallied 16 followed by Liam Boyle with 10. Palisades attempted 38 free throws and made 22 of them.

Panthers outmuscle Bucks

Quakertown wrestling won at Central Bucks West, 48-22, on Wednesday. 106: Tim Mallo (Q) won by forfeit. 113: Kevin Gerbrick (CBW) def. Daulton Kline (Q), 7-2 decision. 120: Harrison Campbell (Q) def. Kevin Kelly (CBW), fall in 2:43. 126: Nicholas Hadley (Q) def. Eli Brinker (CBW), fall in 0:47. 132: Brendan Rosenberger (Q) def. Matthew Strecker (CBW), fall in 1:08. 138: Tanner Seislove (Q) def. Ryan Tiernan (CBW), 13-10 decision. 145: Riley Barth (CBW) def. Cullen Williamson (Q), fall in 4:46. 152: Jason Stout (CBW) def. Nick Basile (Q), fall in 3:07. 160: Noah Wood (Q) def. Jason Douple (CBW), 5-2 decision. 170: Ian Kennedy (CBW) def. J.J. McGuigan (Q), 16-5 major decision. 182: Justin O’Connor (CBW) def. Nick Bonomo (Q), 3-1 decision. 195: Gavin Caroff (Q) def. William Fisher (CBW), fall in 3:01. 220: Micah Jones (Q) won by forfeit. 285: Justin Correa (Q) won by forfeit.

Muredda, Long key Rams win

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.

Pirates nipped by Bangor

Reece Jones put back a missed shot at the buzzer as Bangor defeated Palisades boys’ basketball, 42-40, in a tightly played Colonial League game on Tuesday. Michael Martino scored a game-high 25 points for the Slaters. Leading Palisades were Levi Wilkins and Landon Mueller, each with eight points.

Bucks coast by rival Patriots

Central Bucks West boys’ basketball eased past Central Bucks East, 62-40, on Tuesday. The Bucks blew open the game in the second half, outscoring the Patriots, 44-27. Nico Munari was the only Buck in double-digit points with 14. Ten Bucks, however, found the basket. CB West shot 17 for 19 from the line. Travis Ives led CB East with 12 points, while Matt Pattyson and Tommy Strasburger added 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Patriots.