Dan Long scored 25 points and Zach Muredda 23 as Pennridge boys’ basketball got past Spring-Ford, 78-54, in the first round of the District One Class AAAA tournament on Friday. The Rams, seeded third in the 32-team field, will challenge No. 14 Coatesville on Tuesday at home. Pennridge crushed Spring-Ford with a 22-11 first quarter and a 24-6 third quarter. The Rams sank eight three-pointers; Long had four.
Ashley Forker hit two foul shots with Faith Christian girls’ basketball down by one with six seconds to go in the fourth quarter as the Lions survived against Christopher Dock, 44-43, in the quarterfinals of the BAL tournament on Wednesday. Faith trailed by nine, 35-26, heading into the fourth. Monica Ervin led the Lions with 16 points, including three treys. Forker added 14.
Pennridge boys’ basketball succumbed to Pennsbury, 78-67, in the semifinals of the SOL postseason tournament at CR North on Saturday. The Falcons took a 48-31 advantage into halftime. Cameron Jones dropped in 37 points for Pennsbury. Joe Molettiere and Dan Long each had 22 points for the Rams. Zach Muredda contributed 13 points.
Central Bucks West boys’ basketball nipped Central Bucks South, 46-42, on Friday night. The Bucks were up, 32-26, after three quarters. Jim McCusker’s 11 points led CB West. Cal Reichwein added 10 points and Nico Munari nine in the win. The Titans’ Sean Gallagher led all scorers with 17 points. CB South hit 11 of 12 free throws.
Central Bucks West girls’ basketball completed its SOL Continental slate at 14-0 with a dominant, 73-29 victory over rival Central Bucks South on Friday evening. The Bucks are 21-1 overall. The Titans are 17-5. CB West’s six seniors combined for 67 of the team’s 73 points. Nicole Munger had 18 points, and Mackenzie Carroll and Corrinne Godshall each added 15. The Bucks shot 10 for 16 from three and 20 for 35 from two. Jordan Vitelli managed 15 points for CB South. She went seven for eight from the free throw line. CB West led, 19-1, after one quarter.
Pennridge boys’ basketball downed Quakertown, 67-56, on Thursday to end its regular season 20-2 overall and 13-1 in the SOL Continental. The Rams jumped on the Panthers early, carrying a 23-10 advantage into the second quarter. Joe Molettiere was huge for Pennridge, finishing with a game-high 30 points. Dan Long added 20 and Zach Muredda 11. Molettiere and Long combined to go 11 for 11 from the line. Kevin Norvaisas was giant for Quakertown. He had 26 points. The Panthers hit nine three-pointers and went nine for 11 from the line. The Rams will face Pennsbury on Saturday, at 3 p.m., at CR North in the semifinals of the new SOL postseason tourney.
Saucon Valley won at Palisades girls’ basketball, 62-51, on Thursday. Karlee Krchnavi amassed 17 points for the Pirates. Kayla Reed and Lizzie Sessinger each added 13 to Palisades’ total.
Faith Christian girls’ basketball dropped Bristol, 57-34, on Thursday. The Lions separated from the Warriors in the first (12-4) and fourth (17-5) quarters. Now at 18-3 overall and 12-3 in the BAL, Faith was led by Liz Hoffman with 16 points, Ashley Forker with 12, and Monica Ervin and Kirah Brown each with eight.
Quakertown girls’ basketball won a laugher over Pottstown, 57-28, on Wednesday. The Panthers led, 24-9, at halftime and outscored Pottstown, 22-5, in the fourth quarter. Nine Panthers scored, including Marina Cooke with 11, and Olivia Morano and Meghan Klee each with 10.
Zach Muredda was 16 points away from reaching his 1,000th career point as Pennridge boys’ basketball journeyed to Neshaminy for a nonconference game on Wednesday evening. Muredda had 18 in the Rams’ 54-39 triumph. Pennridge outscored the Redskins, 19-5, in the third quarter. Muredda hit two three-pointers and went two for three from the free throw line. Dan Long added 10 points and Joe Molettiere nine in the victory. The Rams will conclude their regular season on Thursday with a visit from rival Quakertown at 7 p.m.