Palisades boys’ basketball jumped out to an early lead in winning Friday’s Colonial League contest over Catasauqua, 66-50. Jason Gehman led the Pirates with 16 points followed by Austin Krauss with 13 and Levi Wilkins with 12. Palisades was up 17-9 after one quarter and 37-24 at the break. The Pirates were 14 for 16 from the charity stripe in improving to 7-6 in the Colonial League.
Three days after suffering its first conference loss of the season, Pennridge boys’ basketball returned to its winning ways by defeating Central Bucks South, 64-52, at home on Friday. Rams junior Dan Long pumped in 26 points to lead all scorers. He connected four times from beyond the arc. Stephen Lowry put in 14 points and Joe Molettiere nine for the victors. Chris Hones and Sean Gallagher paced the Titans with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Gallagher was eight for nine from the line. Next up for the Rams is a date with Neshaminy on Monday.
Led by Kevin Norvaisas’ 22 points, Quakertown boys’ basketball creamed Upper Perkiomen, 76-48, on Thursday. The Panthers got off to a tremendous start, opening up a 24-7 advantage after one quarter. Brian Rejniak drained three three-pointers for his 15 points, and Panthers teammate Griffin Schmidt added 13 points.
Fueled by an 11-0 run to start the game and a 16-0 run in the third and fourth quarters, Palisades girls’ basketball hammered visiting Pen Argyl, 48-34, in a Colonial League contest on Thursday evening. Junior Karlee Krchnavi had 18 points to lead the Pirates. Kayla Reed had seven, and Gabby Reiman and Lizzy Sessinger each added six.
Quakertown boys’ basketball squeezed by Souderton, 55-49, on Tuesday. The Panthers, up 31-25 at the half, were led by Griffin Schmidt (16 points), Jake Perrine (11), Kevin Norvaisas (11) and Brian Rejniak (10).
Palisades girls’ basketball lost by two, 43-41, at Northwestern Lehigh on Tuesday. Kayla Reed (16 points) and Karlee Krchnavi (15) combined to score 31 of the Pirates’ 41 points. Gabby Reiman had five points in the setback.
Central Bucks West girls’ hoops downed rapidly-improving Pennridge, 71-50, on Tuesday. The Bucks blew open a close game in the second half, where they outscored the Rams, 34-14. CB West senior Nicole Munger led all scorers with 22 points. She was assisted by teammates Mackenzie Carroll (17 points) and Corrinne Godshall (16). Devan Rimmer was the high girl for Pennridge with 15 points; she was aided by Shelby Schoonover (13 points) and Lydia Konstanzer (12).
Central Bucks West boys’ basketball handed Pennridge its first loss of the season in the SOL Continental Conference, 59-54, on Tuesday evening. The Bucks outscored the Rams 15-6 in the third quarter and 26-22 in the fourth. Nico Munari had 16 points to pace CB West. Cal Reichwein (11 points) and Owen Cooney (10) also finished in double figures for the Bucks. CB West was 23 for 29 from the free throw line. Pennridge was 14 for 15 from the stripe. Dan Long hit all nine of his attempts for his game-high 28 points. Zach Muredda was five for six from the line and deposited 17 points. The Rams are 14-2 overall and 8-1 in the Continental; the Bucks are 13-4 overall and 6-3 in conference action.
Neshaminy got by Quakertown girls’ basketball, 50-43, on Saturday. The Redskins were up six, 28-22, at the half. Meghan Klee and Jill Martin, with 13 and 12 points, respectively, led the way offensively for the Panthers. Marina Cooke had nine.
Griffin Schmidt scored a game-high 21 points as Quakertown boys’ basketball rolled past Bensalem, 61-48, on Saturday. The Panthers controlled the fourth quarter, 17-8. Kevin Norvaisas added 18 points and Jake Perrine 14, including four three-balls, to the winning cause.