No. 10 CB West girls’ basketball went down at seventh-seeded Conestoga, 51-43, in the second round of the District One Class AAAA tournament on Wednesday evening. The victory secured a spot in states for the Pioneers; meanwhile, the Bucks will need to win two games in playbacks to advance. CB West held a 28-23 advantage at halftime. Conestoga outscored CB West, 28-15, in the second half. For the Bucks, Tori Abelson scored a dozen; Makenzie Mason had 10 points and Maggie Rakowsky nine.
Fifth-seeded Pennridge boys’ basketball lost a heartbreaker to No. 12 Spring-Ford, 61-58 in overtime, in the second round of the District One Class AAAA playoffs on Tuesday in East Rockhill. The contest was knotted at 54 at the end of regulation. The victory gave Spring-Ford an automatic berth to states, while Pennridge must fight through playbacks to advance. Dan Long scored 20 to lead Pennridge. Steve Lowry had 14, including four three-pointers, and Max Wagner netted 10.
Senior Luke Irons scored a game-high 17 points and added four rebounds, three assists and three steals as No. 7 CB West boys’ basketball qualified for states with its 40-32 victory over No. 10 Phoenixville in the second round of the District One Class AAAA tournament on Tuesday in Doylestown. Bill Power, Erich Hohenleitner and Jake Reichwein each scored six. Power and Reichwein each also brought down seven rebounds. Connor Lynch had a timely three-pointer late in the fourth quarter and added three assists and two steals.
The seeds said CB East boys’ basketball didn’t have a chance in the second round of the District One Class AAAA playoffs on Tuesday at top-seeded Coatesville. The Patriots, the No. 17 seed, proved otherwise, as underdog CB East surprised Coatesville, 49-43, guaranteeing the Patriots a place in states. CB East outscored Coatesville, 34-26, in the second half. The Patriots will travel to No. 9 Chester on Friday for a quarterfinal match-up. CB East beat Coatesville despite shooting 10 of 23 from the line; Coatesville was only five of 17. Tommy Strasburger had a double-double (13 points, 10 rebounds), plus four assists. Justin O’Neil also tallied 13 points, while Matt Pattyson deposited 11. Blake Peterson contributed seven points, six rebounds and three blocks.
Tenth-seeded CB West girls’ basketball thumped No. 23 Kennett, 53-38, in the opening round of the District One Class AAAA playoffs on Saturday. The Bucks were in control all day, leading by eight at halftime and by 15 after three. Makenzie Mason scored a game-high 16 for the Bucks and added six rebounds and four steals. Maggie Rakowsky also had six rebounds and four steals while netting 11 points. Tori Abelson and Izzy Treon each had eight points. Abelson also contributed 11 rebounds.
CB West boys’ basketball, seeded seventh, smoked No. 26 Downingtown East, 54-35, in the first round of the District One Class AAAA tournament on Friday. The Bucks were in control from the tip, jumping out to a 12-4 lead after one and 30-13 at the half. Erich Hohenleitner scored a game-high 15 for the Bucks; he added six rebounds. Cal Reichwein had a dozen points and added four assists and three steals. Jake Reichwein had 11 points. Bill Power went for nine points, four rebounds and three assists.
Pennridge boys’ basketball, seeded fifth, eliminated No. 28 CB South from the District One Class AAAA tournament with Friday’s 67-60 first-round victory. The Rams raced out to a 14-6 advantage after one quarter. Pennridge was tremendous from the foul line, where the Rams sank 20 of 21. Dan Long finished with 24 points for Pennridge, while Ryan Cuthbert and Max Wagner each managed 13. Ryan Joerger tallied 20 points for the Titans. Tim Waddington had 17 and Nate Robinson 12.
Seventeenth-seeded CB East boys’ basketball ran past No. 16 Pennsbury, 41-30, in the opening round of the District One Class AAAA tournament on Friday. The Patriots used a 13-3 fourth quarter to pull away. Tommy Strasburger had 13 points and six rebounds for CB East. Matt Pattyson compiled eight points and eight boards, while Justin O’Neil dropped in seven points.
Faith Christian girls’ basketball stunned Phil-Mont Christian, 41-40, in the BAL semifinals on Thursday. Liz Hoffman hit a late shot to propel the Lions into the BAL championship on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Holy Family University against New Hope-Solebury. Faith found itself down, 32-26, after three quarters. Ashley Forker led the Lions with 17 points; Hoffman added 14.
Faith Christian girls’ basketball eked out a 51-49 overtime victory over Christopher Dock in the BAL quarterfinals on Tuesday. The Pioneers led 15-7 after one and 38-32 heading to the fourth quarter. Ashley Forker scored a career-high 22 points for Faith; she scored all four Lion points in OT. Liz Hoffman added 15 points and Maddie Brodish had nine. Faith will play at home on Thursday at 7 p.m. against Phil-Mont Christian in the BAL semifinals.