Patriots win triple-OT thriller

Central Bucks East boys’ hoops needed three overtimes to dispatch Souderton, 71-64, on Saturday. Brendan McLaughlin, who finished with a team-high 27 points, hit three free throws with 7 seconds remaining to force the first overtime. Teammate Brendan O’Neil forced the second OT with a 1-for-2 effort from the line with 1 second remaining. Ben Kardane connected for 17 points, thanks to four three-pointers, while Tommy Strasburger managed a double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds). The Patriots hit 16 of 20 free throws for the game.