Pennridge boys’ basketball powered past Wissahickon, 67-37, on Saturday. The Rams led, 39-18, at the half. Zach Muredda pumped in 23 points for the Rams. Joe Molettiere added 16 points. Up next for Pennridge is a date with Central Bucks West on Jan. 20.
Jessica Robinson hit a 12-foot jumper off an assist from Ashley Forker with five seconds remaining in regulation as Faith Christian girls’ basketball edged New Hope-Solebury, 35-34, on Saturday. Faith took a 17-13 advantage into halftime. Liz Hoffman put in 13 points for Faith; Ashley Parylak finished with seven and Robinson six. For New Hope, Kelley Hyland led the way with 14 points. Faith is now 13-1 overall and 8-1 in the Bicentennial Athletic League.
Central Bucks West girls’ hoops downed Council Rock South, 61-49, on Saturday. The Golden Hawks actually played the Bucks even, 27-27, in the second half. The 14-1 Bucks were paced by Mackenzie Carroll’s 16 points. Nicole Munger added 13 points and Makenzie Mason 10.
Central Bucks West boys’ basketball ran all over Truman, 68-36, on Saturday. The Bucks led 23-3 after one quarter and 48-12 at the half. Nico Munari’s 14 points were tops for CB West. Seamus Fox had 11 points and four steals. Erich Hohlenleitner had nine points, five rebounds and three steals. Cal Reichwein’s line included seven points, five assists and four steals.
Central Bucks East boys’ basketball dropped the hammer on Upper Moreland, 50-26, at CB West on Saturday. The Patriots took a 26-12 advantage into the third quarter. Justin O’Neil was one of the standouts for CB East, finishing with a team-high 15 points and seven rebounds. Tommy Strasburger managed 13 points, four assists and four steals. Matt Pattyson contributed five points and five assists. The Patriots bumped their overall record to 5-11.
The story wasn’t that Palisades junior Karlee Krchnavi scored 23 points to lead the Pirates girls’ basketball team to a 53-33 victory over Northern Lehigh at home on Friday. The story was Krchnavi reached a milestone: scoring her 1,000th career point. Krchnavi was one of nine Pirates to find the basket in Palisades’ latest triumph. Gabby Reiman contributed eight points in the win.
Quakertown boys’ basketball sacked Central Bucks West, 59-54, on Friday. The Panthers were up, 26-16, at halftime. Griffin Schmidt led Quakertown with 18 points. Kevin Norvaisas and Jake Perrine contributed 16 and 13 points, respectively. The Bucks’ Owen Cooney had 20 points and four three-pointers; teammate Cal Reichwein added 17 and three treys.
A 21-7 Pennridge fourth quarter busted open a 49-43 game after three as the Rams boys’ basketball team defeated visiting Central Bucks East, 70-50, on Friday evening. Joe Molettiere netted a game-high 21 points for Pennridge. Dan Long (15 points), Zach Muredda (12) and Stephen Lowry (10) joined Molettiere in double figures for the Rams. Justin O’Neil and Travis Ives notched 17 and 14 points, respectively, for the Patriots. Pennridge improved to 8-0 in the SOL Continental Conference; CB East fell to 0-8 in the conference.
Palisades boys’ basketball prevailed over Northern Lehigh, 62-46, on Friday. The Pirates were up 10, 23-13, at the break. Palisades had four players in double figures. Jordan Odle tallied 16 followed by Jason Gehman with 12 and Levi Wilkins and Austin Krauss each with 11. The Pirates were 24 for 29 from the charity stripe. Palisades is now .500 (5-5) in the Colonial League and 7-6 overall.
Palisades boys’ basketball nipped Moravian Academy, 47-43, on Thursday. After trailing, 27-21, at halftime, the Pirates put together a 26-16 second half to post the W, their sixth of the season and fourth in the Colonial League. The Pirates were led by Jordan Odle and Levi Wilkins, each of whom netted 10 points. L.J. Hurley scored a game-high 18 for Moravian Academy and Callen Messman added 10. Palisades shot 10 for 12 from the free throw line.