CB West boys’ basketball caught fire from three-point land to eliminate District Three runner-up Central York, 60-55, in the first round of the state Class AAAA tournament on Saturday evening. As a team, the Bucks shot 11 of 17 from three with Cal Reichwein and Connor Lynch each connecting for four treys. Overall, Luke Irons led the way with 18 points followed by Bill Power with 14, Reichwein 13 and Lynch 12. The victory also breaks a school record for wins in a season with 24; the old mark was previously held by head coach Adam Sherman’s 2011-12 squad with 23. The Bucks will face defending state champion Roman Catholic at a site and time to be determined on Wednesday.
CB East boys’ basketball’s 2015-16 campaign came to a close on Saturday at Freedom High School in Bethlehem as District 11 runner-up Bangor defeated the Patriots, 57-37, in the first round of the state tournament. CB East stayed with Bangor until the final quarter; the Slaters outscored the Patriots 26-10 in the fourth. CB East completed its season with a mark of 16-12. Justin O’Neil tallied 11 points for the Patriots. Tommy Strasburger had eight points and Matt Pattyson six.
CB West boys’ basketball lost a tough one to visiting Spring-Ford, 58-56 in double overtime, in the District One Class AAAA fifth-place game on Friday. The Rams used a 13-9 fourth quarter to pull even with the Bucks at 45 at the end of regulation. Erich Hohenleitner scored 15 to pace CB West. Luke Irons had 14 points, and Bill Power and Jake Reichwein each registered 10.
CB East boys’ basketball defeated host Conestoga, 44-40, in the District One Class AAAA seventh-place game on Friday. The Patriots outscored the Pioneers 24-19 in the second half. CB East struggled at the line, going nine for 19. Justin O’Neil scored six of his team-high 12 points in the third quarter. Blake Peterson and Matt Pattyson each chipped in 11 points, while Peterson added seven rebounds and seven blocks. Tommy Strasburger had two points and five assists.
Pennridge boys’ basketball fell one victory short of qualifying for states for the second straight year. The Rams succumbed on Tuesday to visiting Hatboro-Horsham, 46-43, in a District One Class AAAA playback game with the winner, in this case, the Hatters, punching their ticket to states. Pennridge trailed, 29-20, at the half, rallied late, but didn’t have enough to seal the deal. Seniors Max Wagner and Dan Long, playing their final game for the Rams, finished with 16 and 14 points, respectively. Pennridge went 21-6 overall in 2015-16.
CB West boys’ basketball destroyed Conestoga, 59-31, on Tuesday in a District One Class AAAA playback game. The Bucks led 31-17 at the half. Bill Power scored a game-high 14 and added eight rebounds and five assists. Connor Lynch had 11 points and six rebounds, while Jake Reichwein had nine points, six boards and took two charges. Luke Irons managed five points, four rebounds and five assists. The victory sets up a meeting with Spring-Ford on Friday for the fifth spot out of District One.
CB East boys’ basketball rallied to tie Spring-Ford at 47 at the end of regulation, but the Patriots ran out of gas in overtime, falling 64-58 in a District One Class AAAA playback game on Tuesday at Spring-Ford. CB East will face Conestoga on Friday; the winner will be the seventh-place team out of District One. Against Spring-Ford, the Patriots were down 38-32 going to the fourth. In defeat, Tommy Strasburger set the CB East record for three-pointers made in a career with 116. He finished with three treys and a game-high 19 points. Blake Peterson had 13 points and Justin O’Neil put in 10 points for the Patriots.
Abington ended CB West girls’ basketball’s season on Saturday in District One Class AAAA playbacks. The Ghosts rallied from a 24-14 deficit after one quarter to post a 55-47 victory in Doylestown. In her final game playing for the black and gold, Makenzie Mason scored 11. Izzy Treon had nine points and Maggie Rakowsky chipped in eight.
Pennridge boys’ basketball routed visiting Perkiomen Valley, 61-42, on Friday night to move within one victory of qualifying for states for the second straight year. The Rams will need to defeat Hatboro-Horsham on Tuesday to reach states. Against Perk Valley in district playbacks, Pennridge blew open the game with a 20-9 second quarter. The Rams hit eight threes as a team. Dan Long scored 19, while Ryan Kinky also reached double digits with 11.
No. 17 CB East boys’ basketball’s run in the District One Class AAAA playoffs was halted at No. 9 Chester, 49-33, in the quarterfinals on Friday. The Patriots trailed 10-4 after one quarter and 25-16 at the half. Tommy Strasburger and Justin O’Neil each managed 10 points for CB East. Matt Pattyson had six and Blake Peterson five.