CB East girls’ basketball won on its Senior Night, defeating SOL Continental foe Quakertown, 39-28, on Friday evening. The Panthers took an 8-2 lead in the first quarter, but the Patriots responded by grabbing a 10-7 lead after one and taking a 24-16 advantage into halftime. Bridget Birkhead scored 11 for CB East. Bailey McManus added 10, and Kyra Scaliti and Grace Stewart each had six. For Quakertown, Maggie Garlick and Olivia Morano each managed eight points, while Meghan Klee had seven.
Salisbury used a decisive second half to beat Palisades boys’ basketball, 54-40, on Thursday in Colonial League play. The Pirates were outscored, 29-14, in the final 16 minutes. Jack Reichenbach, Jaxon Costello and Dylan Belletiere each had 12 points for the Falcons. Austin Krauss led Palisades with 13.
CB East boys’ basketball took it to New Foundations, 55-34, on Thursday. The Patriots controlled the second half, winning it 29-12. CB East was fantastic from three-point land, where the Patriots converted nine of 20. Matt Pattyson hit three threes for his team-high 12 points; he added five steals. Justin O’Neil went for 11 points (two threes) and eight rebounds. Tommy Strasburger accumulated six points and five assists, while Blake Peterson blocked three shots. CB East is 12-7 overall.
A day after dropping a heartbreaker to North Penn, CB West girls’ basketball returned to the win column with a 33-31 victory over Souderton on Wednesday. The Bucks took a 22-17 lead into the second half. Maggie Rakowsky had 12 points and six rebounds for CB West. Makenzie Mason had seven points, 11 rebounds and four steals.
Behind Meghan Klee’s 15 points, Quakertown girls’ basketball roughed up Pottstown, 44-20, on Wednesday. The Panthers outscored Pottstown, 29-8, in the second and third quarters combined. Jill Martin helped out with eight points and Marina Cooke added six for Quakertown.
Hatboro-Horsham paid back Quakertown girls’ basketball for a 42-34 loss in late December by beating the host Panthers, 45-30, on Tuesday. The Hatters led, 18-11, at halftime and proceeded to win every quarter. For Quakertown, Marina Cooke had 11 points and Maggie Garlick netted eight.
Austin Krauss tallied 19 points and Terence Noonan and Jordan Odle scored 12 and 10, respectively, as Palisades boys’ basketball kept its hopes of advancing to the District 11 tournament alive with a 61-53 victory over Wilson on Tuesday. Wilson’s Jeff Cooper led all scorers with 30. The Pirates dominated in the second half and especially the fourth quarter, winning the latter 23-15. Palisades shot 20 for 24 from the free throw line. The Pirates improved to 6-9 in the Colonial League.
Up 29-14 at halftime, CB West girls’ basketball stumbled down the stretch to the North Penn Maidens and fell, 49-46, in SOL Continental action on Tuesday evening. Makenzie Mason (15 points) and Tori Abelson (10) reached double figures for the Bucks. Maggie Rakowsky was right behind them with nine points.
North Penn stunned CB West boys’ basketball, 48-47, on Tuesday. The Bucks were outscored, 17-11, in the fourth quarter to drop to 9-2 in the SOL Continental. CB West’s Bill Power deposited 14 to lead all scorers. Erich Hohenleitner chipped in nine and Ben Riegel had eight.
CB East boys’ basketball used a 17-10 fourth quarter to get past CB South, 51-47, on Tuesday in a key SOL Continental match-up. Elijah Seger sparked a Patriots 9-2 run early in the fourth quarter. He finished with nine points. Justin O’Neil (10 points) went four for four from the line in the fourth. Tommy Strasburger led all scorers with 16. He added six rebounds. Blake Peterson contributed seven points and seven boards, while Matt Pattyson had three points, five assists and four steals. For the Titans, Tim Waddington had 12 points and Chris Hones 10.