A 15-5 first-quarter hole didn’t hinder Palisades boys’ basketball on Wednesday. The Pirates rallied to turn back Upper Perkiomen, 59-51. They won the fourth quarter, 17-12. Leading the Pirates was Jason Gehman with 16 points, while Landon Mueller added 13. For Upper Perkiomen, Ryan Kendra tallied 16 followed by Liam Boyle with 10. Palisades attempted 38 free throws and made 22 of them.
Faith Christian girls’ basketball went on the road and knocked off Notre Dame-East Stroudsburg, 55-41, on Wednesday. The Lions opened up a 29-18 halftime lead. Faith had four in double figures: Monica Ervin, 14 points; Ashley Forker, 12; Kirah Brown, 11; and Ashley Parylak, 10. The Lions are 16-3 overall.
Zach Muredda scored 22 points and Dan Long 21 as Pennridge boys’ hoops got past Hatboro-Horsham, 67-59 in overtime, on Tuesday. The Rams held a 10-point advantage, 17-7, after one quarter only to see the Hatters rally in the second half to tie the game and force overtime. Joe Molettiere contributed 13 points in the win.
Reece Jones put back a missed shot at the buzzer as Bangor defeated Palisades boys’ basketball, 42-40, in a tightly played Colonial League game on Tuesday. Michael Martino scored a game-high 25 points for the Slaters. Leading Palisades were Levi Wilkins and Landon Mueller, each with eight points.
Palisades girls’ basketball squashed Bangor, 57-40, on Tuesday. Karlee Krchnavi deposited 18 points for the Pirates. Senior Gabby Reiman filled it up from long range; she hit four treys, including three in the first quarter, for her 12 points. Kayla Reed contributed 10 points in the win.
Faith Christian girls’ basketball handled Plumstead Christian, 49-22, on Tuesday. The Lions took a 17-2 lead into the second quarter and a 25-6 lead into the half. For Faith, Ashley Forker stepped up with 17 points. As a team, the Lions converted all seven of their free throw attempts. Ruth Thurston paced the Panthers with 10 points; Sophie Kent had six on two three-pointers.
Central Bucks South boys’ basketball took down Quakertown, 53-41, on Tuesday. Sean Gallagher scored a game-high 12 points for the Titans. Josh Brodie and Tommy Doyle each netted nine for CB South. For Quakertown, Griffin Schmidt had 11, Kevin Norvaisas nine, and Brian Rejniak and Kyle Baskin each eight.
Central Bucks West boys’ basketball eased past Central Bucks East, 62-40, on Tuesday. The Bucks blew open the game in the second half, outscoring the Patriots, 44-27. Nico Munari was the only Buck in double-digit points with 14. Ten Bucks, however, found the basket. CB West shot 17 for 19 from the line. Travis Ives led CB East with 12 points, while Matt Pattyson and Tommy Strasburger added 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Patriots.
Pennridge boys’ basketball won the SOL Continental Conference outright with its 52-49 victory over North Penn on Friday. The Rams trailed, 26-22, at the half, but a 16-10 fourth quarter put head coach Dean Behrens’ club in the driver’s seat. Dan Long (20 points, including four three-balls) and Joe Molettiere (16) were the high scorers for Pennridge. The Rams improved to 17-2 overall and 11-1 in the Continental. Pennridge is at Neshaminy on Monday.
Karlee Krchnavi’s 18 points weren’t enough as Palisades girls’ basketball fell to Salisbury, 56-43, on Friday. Gabby Reiman and Lizzie Sessinger each added nine in the loss. The Pirates shot 11 for 14 from the free throw line.