Patriots down Knights, reach .500

Central Bucks East boys’ basketball squared its record at 7-7 overall (4-4 SOL Continental) with a 61-49 victory Friday over North Penn. The Patriots led 34-24 at the half. Tommy Strasburger led the charge for CB East, finishing with 16 points and seven rebounds. Brendan McLaughlin and Matt Gentry added 14 and 11 points, respectively, in the winning cause. Blake Peterson swatted away four Knight shots. The Patriots were eight for 14 from three-point land.