Rams claim Continental Conference

Pennridge boys’ basketball won the SOL Continental Conference outright with its 52-49 victory over North Penn on Friday. The Rams trailed, 26-22, at the half, but a 16-10 fourth quarter put head coach Dean Behrens’ club in the driver’s seat. Dan Long (20 points, including four three-balls) and Joe Molettiere (16) were the high scorers for Pennridge. The Rams improved to 17-2 overall and 11-1 in the Continental. Pennridge is at Neshaminy on Monday.

Undefeated Salisbury tops Pirates

Salisbury, at 16-0 in the Colonial League, turned back Palisades boys’ basketball, 43-32, on Friday. The Pirates were down, 28-15, at halftime. The teams combined for only nine points (Palisades 5-4) in the third quarter. Rasheen Reid led the Falcons with 15 points, while Nate Newborg tallied eight for the Pirates. Palisades is at Upper Perkiomen on Monday for an independent contest and at home on Tuesday against Bangor for Senior Night.

Hatboro nips Bucks in OT

Central Bucks West boys’ basketball lost to Hatboro-Horsham, 52-46 in overtime, on Friday to slip to 15-5 overall and 8-4 in the SOL Continental on the season. The Bucks were up, 19-15, at halftime. Owen Cooney was the only Buck in double-digit points with 13. As a team, CB West was nine for 10 from the line.

Patriots notch first conference win

Central Bucks East boys’ basketball won its first game in the SOL Continental on Friday night with a 51-39 decision over Quakertown. The difference was the first quarter, which the Patriots captured, 23-12. Matt Pattyson (17 points, five assists and five rebounds), Travis Ives (17 points, four rebounds and three assists) and Justin O’Neil (10 points and five rebounds) led the way for CB East, which went eight for nine from the line in the fourth quarter. Griffin Schmidt netted 16 to lead the Panthers; Kevin Norvaisas had 11.

Panthers crush Souderton

Quakertown wrestling creamed Souderton, 60-21, on Thursday. 152: Nick Basile (Q) def. Ricky Romaniello (S), fall in 3:25. 160: Noah Wood (Q) def. Josh Baker (S), fall in 1:18. 170: Nick Bonomo (Q) def. William Puppo (S), fall in 1:17. 182: Philip Stolfi (S) def. J.J. McGuigan (Q), fall in 4:55. 195: Gavin Caroff (Q) won by forfeit. 220: Micah Jones (Q) won by forfeit. 285: Justin Correa (Q) won by forfeit. 106: Harrison Andrade (S) def. Tim Mallo (Q), fall in 2:28. 113: Brandon Bach (S) def. Daulton Kline (Q), fall in 1:31. 120: Harrison Campbell (Q) won by forfeit. 126: Nicholas Hadley (Q) def. David Sherwood (S), fall in 0:35. 132: Brendan Rosenberger (Q) def. Christian Nolte (S), fall in 4:08. 138: Tanner Seislove (Q) won by forfeit. 145: Thomas Michaels (S) def. Cullen Williamson (Q), 4-1 decision.

Pirates ease past Wilson

Palisades girls’ basketball shut down Wilson, 47-35, on Thursday. The Pirates went to the line early and often; they drained 20 of their 34 attempts from the stripe. Karlee Krchnavi hit 10 of 14 for her game-high 18 points. Lizzie Sessinger also finished in double figures with 10.

Pirates qualify for districts

Palisades boys’ basketball’s 49-42 victory over Wilson on Thursday was extra special: with it, the Pirates made the District 11 playoffs for the first time since 1997. They also have a chance to compete in the league tournament championship next month. Against Wilson, Landon Mueller had 13 of his team-high 16 points (including three treys) in the second half, while Jordan Odle added 12. Palisades moved to 9-6 in the Colonial League.

Ervin helps Lions to victory

Monica Ervin scored 21 points – and was seven for eight from the line – as Faith Christian girls’ basketball notched a 56-48 win over Morrisville on Thursday. The Lions were up one, 39-38, after three quarters. Ashley Forker pumped in 15 points for the Lions, who improved to 14-2 overall and 9-2 in the Bicentennial Athletic League. Taylor Barnes contributed eight points.

Bucks money from line in win

Central Bucks West girls’ hoops went 21 for 24 from the free throw line as the Bucks took down North Penn, 56-44, on Thursday. The game was knotted at 23-23 at the half. Nicole Munger led the way for the Bucks with 21 points and 10 boards. Mackenzie Carroll put in 10 points for the victors. CB West is 18-1 overall.