Patriots hang on to edge Bucks

After taking a 27-16 lead into halftime, Central Bucks East boys’ basketball held on to nip Central Bucks West, 45-42, on Wednesday evening. Brendan McLaughlin deposited a game-high 16 points for the Patriots. Tommy Strasburger contributed 13. For the Bucks, Evan Dunn registered 15 points and Jared Kelly 11. McLaughlin dropped in a lay-up to make it 43-42 with 35 seconds to go and then sank two free throws with 11 seconds remaining. Strasburger added 12 rebounds and five assists. CB East’s Blake Peterson amassed six rebounds and nine blocks.