Faith Christian girls’ basketball defeated Plumstead Christian, 53-38, in the opening round of the BAL tournament on Monday in Sellersville. The Lions took charge with a 16-5 first quarter and a 15-3 third. Liz Hoffman and Jessica Robinson each scored a dozen for Faith. Ashley Parylak added eight. Erin Haines had 13 points for the Panthers; Chloe Kent notched 10 and Olivia Mott had eight. Faith will face The Christian Academy in the next round.
CB West boys’ basketball won its final conference game of the season at William Tennent on Tuesday. The Bucks beat the Panthers, 52-46. Jake Reichwein had a huge game with a season-high 25 points, plus 10 rebounds, for CB West. Shane McCusker chipped in 11 points and five boards, while Liam Cooney added 10 points and Jack Traina had five points and eight assists. The Bucks hit eight 3-pointers on the night. CB West was without its leading scorer, Collin MacAdams, who was sick. CB West finishes the regular season at 15-7 overall and 9-3 in the SOL Continental.
Maggie Garlick sank a free throw with 4.1 seconds left to give Quakertown girls’ basketball a heart-stopping, 32-31 victory over Wissahickon on Tuesday. The Panthers trailed 23-17 at the break. Garlick finished with six points, seven rebounds, three steals and three assists. Jill Martin cleaned up with a game-high 14 points and seven boards. Caitlin Rosenberger matched Garlick with six points.
Pennridge boys’ basketball needed to beat host Neshaminy on Tuesday to seemingly ensure its place in the District One Class AAAAAA field, and the Rams got it done, knocking off the Redskins, 63-47. Pennridge turned the tide with a 29-16 second half. Sean Yoder sparked the Rams with 22 points. Kyle Yoder added 13 points and Jon Post had 12 for the victors, who improved to 11-11 overall.
Senior Ashley Forker became the all-time leading girls’ scorer in Faith Christian basketball history with a bucket in the second quarter of Monday’s 38-32 triumph over Agnes Irwin in Sellersville. Forker finished with a game-high 12 points. Liz Hoffman added nine points for the Lions, who were buoyed by a 13-7 third quarter.
Pennridge boys’ basketball stayed with SOL Continental-leading North Penn through three quarters, but the Knights separated from the Rams in the fourth, outscoring them 19-11 to earn a 61-50 victory on Friday. Sean Yoder and Jon Post each deposited 13 points for Pennridge, which fell to 10-11 overall and 5-7 in the conference. The Rams will conclude their regular season with a nonconference match-up at Neshaminy on Tuesday.
Faith Christian girls’ basketball crushed Dock Mennonite, 44-12, on Friday. Nine Lions scored the basketball. Faith shut out Dock 11-0 in the third quarter. Ashley Parylak’s eight points led the Lions; Ashley Forker and Erin Mikula each had seven. Forker sits at 1,060 career points, four away from the girls’ scoring record at Faith.
CB West boys’ basketball won its nonleague match-up at home over CR North, 52-46, in overtime on Friday’s Senior Night. The Bucks were led by Collin MacAdams with 16 points, 14 rebounds, four blocks and three assists; Jake Reichwein with 15 points and six rebounds; and Shane McCusker with seven points and six boards. CB West is 14-7 overall and 8-3 in the SOL Continental on the season. The Bucks will play their final regular season game on Tuesday at home against William Tennent.
CB East boys’ basketball won an important game over CB South, 59-50, on Friday. The Patriots trailed 25-24 at the half. CB East shot 16 of 24 from the field in the final quarter. Kyle Cassidy was eight of 11 from the line in the fourth; he finished with 14 points. Matt Pattyson went for 20 points, four assists and three steals. Elijah Seger had 10 points, while Cooper Fink added 10 rebounds. Nate Johnston’s 18 points were tops for the Titans. Dan Tecce contributed 10. The Patriots are 12-9 overall and 6-5 in the SOL Continental. CB East will head to North Penn on Tuesday.
Marina Cooke had 22 points and Maggie Garlick added 14 as Quakertown girls’ basketball thumped Springfield-Montco, 52-37, on Tuesday. The game was deadlocked at 20 at halftime. Cooke also contributed eight rebounds, while Garlick chipped in five steals, five boards and two assists. Amazingly, teammate Jill Martin finished with 13 rebounds and 12 blocks. Caitlin Rosenberger snatched nine rebounds. Sam Howard had four steals and three deflections. “Great overall team effort for the win,” Panthers head coach Brittany Remmey said. “It was a tough first half. Springfield did a nice job of getting us flustered at points, but I was really proud of the way the girls came together today.”