Pennridge boys’ basketball, after taking a 31-22 lead into halftime, held on for a 56-53 victory Friday at home over Central Bucks East. Zach Muredda dropped in 22 points for the Rams to lead all scorers. Dan Long added 13 points for the victors, who shot 16 for 19 from the free throw line. Brendan McLaughlin managed 19 points to lead the Patriots. Brendan O’Neil and Ben Kardane added 14 and 10 points, respectively. Pennridge is now 10-2 overall and 5-0 in the SOL Continental. CB East is 4-6 overall and 2-3 in conference play.