Quakertown girls’ basketball bumped Bensalem, 51-34, on Saturday. An 18-7 Panthers second quarter was the difference. Maggie Garlick and Marina Cooke each scored 15 for the winners. Caitlin Rosenberger had 11 points. Garlick and Rosenberger each connected three times from distance. “Bensalem has a bright future with all of those freshmen,” Quakertown skipper Brittany Remmey said. “Their work ethic throughout the entire game showed.”
Pennridge boys’ basketball escaped with a 48-44 triumph over CR South on Saturday. The Rams held on with a 14-11 fourth quarter. Sean Yoder stepped up with 16 points on nine of 11 free throw shooting. Ryan Cuthbert nearly matched him with 14 points, thanks to three 3-pointers. Pennridge returned to .500 at 7-7 and will host CB South on Tuesday.
Abington took a 44-24 lead into halftime on the way to a 76-50 victory over Pennridge girls’ basketball on Saturday. Rose McCormick’s nine points paced the Rams; Brooke Bachtle and Madison Stolarski each put in eight points.
Cheltenham downed CB West boys’ basketball, 61-57, in Saturday’s SOL Challenge match-up. The Panthers were led by Jack Clark’s 27 points, including six 3-point baskets. The Bucks were led by Collin MacAdams, who amassed 18 points and five rebounds, and Shane McCusker, who collected 17 points, including three treys. Cheltenham took a 10-point lead into the fourth quarter; the Bucks battled back to cut it to 59-57 with seven seconds left. Clark took a deflected inbounds pass the length of the court to seal the victory. CB West will resume play on Tuesday with a league contest at North Penn for first place in the SOL Continental Conference.
CR North nearly came all the way back, outscoring CB East boys’ basketball 22-12 in the fourth quarter in Saturday’s SOL Challenge tilt, but it wasn’t enough in a 36-34 Patriots victory. CB East led 12-7 at halftime. Matt Pattyson went for eight points for the Patriots. Cooper Fink had five points and eight boards, while Ryan Plack notched six points and seven rebounds. CB East is 9-6 overall with a date at Souderton on Tuesday.
Quakertown girls’ basketball lost by a hair to Wissahickon, 36-35, on Friday. The Panthers came up short 13-8 in the fourth quarter. Jill Martin notched 17 points for Quakertown; Marina Cooke had nine. “Wissahickon played a very competitive game,” Panthers head coach Brittany Remmey said. “They did a great job pressuring and executing their gameplan. Our girls did, as well. I’m still very proud of them. Jill Martin dominated in the post this game as well as making great passes during the pressure.”
CB West boys’ basketball knocked off William Tennent, 54-45, on Friday in Doylestown. The game was decided in the fourth quarter, which the Bucks took 19-9. CB West was paced by Collin MacAdams, who accumulated 14 points, six rebounds and four assists; Liam Cooney, 11 points, including three 3s; and Jake Reichwein, 10 points, four rebounds. Sophomore Jack Mulhearn hit some big shots down the stretch for the Bucks, finishing with nine points, including three triples. CB West is 9-4 overall and 5-1 in the SOL Continental.
Ryan Plack scored on a buzzer-beater as CB East boys’ basketball handed North Penn its first loss in the SOL Continental on Friday night. The Patriots prevailed, 40-38, thanks to a 23-15 second half. Matt Pattyson assisted on Plack’s game-winner. CB East won despite shooting only four of 12 from the line. Pattyson finished with 10 points to lead the Patriots. Elijah Seger had nine points. CB East moved to 8-6 overall and 4-2 in the SOL Continental.
Pennridge girls’ basketball let one slip away in a 41-40 setback to Truman on Wednesday. The Rams were outscored 10-3 in the fourth quarter. Samantha Muredda netted 13 points for Pennridge; Brooke Bachtle and Gillian Anderson each contributed nine points.
CB West boys’ basketball upended nonleague Boys’ Latin, 65-55, on Wednesday. The Bucks, who took a 31-23 advantage into halftime, were led by Collin MacAdams, who had 18 points and nine rebounds; Jake Reichwein, 17 points, six boards; and Shane McCusker, 15 points, four rebounds. In addition, Jack Traina had 13 points and three boards. CB West will host William Tennent on Friday before welcoming nonleague Cheltenham to town on Saturday.