Faith Christian girls’ basketball appears to be peaking at the right time. The Lions continued to roll by jettisoning Notre Dame East Stroudsburg, 55-28, on Wednesday. Faith led, 33-21, at the half and posted a 17-2 third quarter. Maddy Brodish (15 points) and Ashley Forker (14) paced the Lions. Ashley Parylak (three treys) and Liz Hoffman each added nine. Faith (16-4 overall) will travel to Bristol on Thursday before heading to New Hope on Saturday evening.
Max Wagner became the second Pennridge boys’ basketball player (Dan Long) this season to register his 1,000th career point when he went for 17 on Tuesday in the Rams’ 55-46 victory over Hatboro-Horsham. Wagner drained a pair of three-pointers. Long, however, was the high man for the Rams with 19, including a seven-for-seven effort from the line. Pennridge will conclude its regular season on Thursday night at rival Quakertown.
Faith Christian girls’ basketball routed Plumstead Christian, 60-26, on Tuesday. The Lions turned on the jets in the second and third quarters, where they outscored the Panthers, 41-9. Eight Lions scored, led by Autumn Brownell (14 points, including three treys) and Jessica Robinson (12). Plumstead’s Erin Haines (15) was the game’s high scorer. Celene Desko added six and Chloe Kent had three. Faith is now 15-4 overall and 11-3 in the BAL.
CB South girls’ basketball handed Quakertown a 66-33 setback on Tuesday. A high-scoring first quarter had the Titans up 20-13 after one and 37-20 at the half. For CB South, Jordan Vitelli managed 16 points, while Taylor Dunn had 11. Jill Martin finished with eight points for the Panthers; Meghan Klee had six.
CB West girls’ basketball took down CB East, 46-33, on Tuesday. The Bucks won every quarter but the first (7-7). The Bucks’ Makenzie Mason tallied 16 points, six rebounds and two steals. Maddie Maio had 14 points, while Maggie Rakowsky finished with 11 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Tori Abelson managed five points and six boards. For the Patriots, Bri Talbot had 15 points. Kyra Scaliti chipped in seven points.
Pennridge boys’ basketball eked out a 60-54, double-overtime victory over Souderton on Monday. Dan Long was incredible for the Rams. He finished with 25 points, including a 10-for-10 effort from the charity stripe. Max Wagner went for 16 points, and DeVon Balmer had nine. Pennridge (17-3 overall, 11-1 SOL Continental) will host Hatboro-Horsham at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Maddy Brodish scored 16 as Faith Christian girls’ basketball blew out Salem Christian, 47-21, on Monday. The Lions led, 41-16, after three quarters. Ashley Parylak finished with nine points, all from beyond the arc, for the victors. Ashley Forker tallied eight and Liz Hoffman six.
Quakertown girls’ basketball beat nonleague Catasauqua, 42-38, on Saturday. The Panthers, who are now 5-15 overall, raced out to a 12-7 lead after one quarter and held on for the victory. Jill Martin (15 points) and Marina Cooke (12) both finished in double figures.
Pennridge boys’ basketball improved to 10-1 in the SOL Continental and 16-3 overall with Friday’s 72-60 victory over North Penn. The Rams led, 40-32, at halftime and increased their advantage with a 13-8 third quarter. Pennridge put five players in double figures: Max Wagner (19 points), Dan Long (16), Stephen Lowry (12), DeVon Balmer (10) and Ryan Cuthbert (10). Next up for the Rams is a meeting with host Souderton at 5 p.m. Monday.
Faith Christian girls’ basketball has had Phil-Mont Christian’s number this season. The Lions toppled Phil-Mont for the second time on Friday, eclipsing the BAL Constitution leader, 48-41, behind a 17-8 fourth quarter. Ashley Forker and Maddy Brodish finished with 15 and 14 points, respectively, to push Faith. Ashley Parylak chipped in nine points (two threes) and Kirah Brown had six. The Lions shot 15 for 18 from the line. Faith is 13-4 overall and 10-3 in the BAL with a full week ahead. The Lions play every day but Friday and end the week at undefeated New Hope at 5 p.m. Saturday.