Faith Christian girls’ basketball won at New Hope-Solebury, 38-30, on Saturday night in a Bicentennial Athletic League (BAL) showdown between league heavyweights. The game was tied at 25 heading into the fourth quarter. New Hope held Faith to one point in the second quarter. Maddy Brodish (11 points), Liz Hoffman (10) and Ashley Forker (10) led the way offensively for Faith. Sarah Wilson had nine points for New Hope, all from beyond the arc. Faith’s victory placed it in a tie with Phil-Mont Christian for first place in the BAL Constitution; however, Faith holds the tiebreaker with Phil-Mont and will be the No. 1 for the Constitution division in the BAL playoffs.
Pennridge boys’ basketball lost to Abington, 59-51, in Saturday’s SOL semifinals at Council Rock North. The Ghosts outscored the Rams, 16-10, in the fourth quarter. Stephen Lowry scored 16 for Pennridge; Max Wagner added a dozen.
Faith Christian girls’ basketball won at Bristol, 46-39, on Thursday. The Lions were up 19-4 after one and 32-14 at the half. Liz Hoffman deposited 14 points for Faith; Maddy Brodish pumped in 12, and Kirah Brown had seven.
Lydia Konstanzer scored 21 and added 11 rebounds and Devan Rimmer chipped in 19 points as Pennridge girls’ basketball took down Quakertown, 65-41, on Thursday. The Rams burst to a 40-18 advantage at halftime. Brooke Bachtle deposited eight points for Pennridge; Gillian Anderson had seven. For the Panthers, Olivia Morano netted nine points; Meghan Klee had eight.
A 27-13 third quarter helped propel Pennridge boys’ basketball over Quakertown, 77-60, and, more important, to the SOL Continental championship on Thursday. Dan Long registered a game-high 33 points for the Rams. He hit five three-pointers. Max Wagner chipped in 18 points and Stephen Lowry had 14. Nick Drosnock’s 20 points paced the Panthers. Griffin Schmidt added 17. Pennridge concludes its regular season with a 19-3 mark and a 13-1 record in the SOL Continental. The Rams will compete in the SOL tournament on Saturday.
CB West girls’ basketball nipped CB South, 38-36, on Thursday in an important SOL Continental contest. The Bucks’ victory put them in a tie with the Titans in second place in the conference at 11-3 behind North Penn. The Bucks led, 33-23, after three quarters. For CB West, Tori Abelson finished with 14 points. Makenzie Mason had eight, and Maggie Rakowsky amassed six points and 10 rebounds. Maddie Maio hauled down five rebounds. For CB South, Jordan Vitelli stepped up with 14 points, while Taylor Dunn added eight.
CB West boys’ basketball finished in second place behind Pennridge in the SOL Continental. The Bucks went 12-2 in the conference and are 18-4 overall. They most recently downed CB South, 63-55, on Thursday. CB West led, 31-22, at halftime. Erich Hohenleitner had a game-high 16 points for the Bucks. Bill Power scored 15 and added seven rebounds and four assists. Cal Reichwein pumped in 14 points to go with three steals and three assists. Luke Irons managed eight points and three assists. Nate Robinson (13 points) and Tim Waddington (11) led the way for the Titans.
CB East boys’ basketball moved to 7-7 in the SOL Continental with Thursday’s 43-32 victory at Souderton. The Patriots won every quarter. Justin O’Neil’s 13 points led CB East. Tommy Strasburger had eight points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Blake Peterson had eight points and seven boards, while Matt Pattyson contributed six points, 10 rebounds and five assists.
Palisades boys’ basketball took one on Wednesday from playoff-bound Saucon Valley, 49-46, in Colonial League action. The Pirates, playing one of their best overall games of the season, were led in scoring by Terence Noonan with 12 and Bobby McClintock with 10. For Saucon Valley, Josh Snead had 12 and Pat Gilmore netted 10. Mike Kane scored his 1,000th career point for Saucon. Palisades is 9-13 overall and 7-11 in the Colonial.
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.