PW nips Rams late

A 14-5 fourth quarter carried visiting Plymouth Whitemarsh to a 52-46 victory over Pennridge girls’ basketball on Saturday. Gill Anderson’s 14 points led the Rams. Evelyn Loughery and Emilee Cramer each had 10 points in the loss.

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Pirates pound Panthers

Palisades girls’ basketball began its season with a 37-17 victory at Quakertown on Friday night. The Pirates broke open a 17-9 game at the half with a 12-2 third quarter. Trinity Williams led three Pirates in double figures with 13 points. Katie King and Kaitlyn Cavallaro each chipped in 10 points for the visitors. For the Panthers, Maggie Garlick led the way with six points; Abigail Dickson netted four.

Rams start season strong

Pennridge boys’ basketball rolled to a 69-49 victory over visiting Faith Christian on Friday night. The Rams sprinted out to a 20-8 advantage after one quarter and didn’t look back. Sean Yoder went for 20 points in the triumph. Tyrese Lewis had 11 points. Mike Molettiere scored nine, while Jake Pestrak and Jon Post each had eight points. Pennridge buried nine three-balls. Darius Forney, Sawyer Smith and Owen Bradford each collected 10 points for the Lions. Faith was 11 for 15 from the free throw line.

Patriots erase Pottsgrove

CB East boys’ basketball got past Pottsgrove, 65-57, on Friday. A 20-11 Patriots second quarter proved to be the difference. Kyle Cassidy (25 points) and Nick Roggio (24) did a lot of the heavy lifting offensively for CB East. Cassidy added eight rebounds and four assists, while Roggio had eight boards and four blocks. Ben Markowitz went for four points, five rebounds and five assists. The Patriots shot 24 for 39 from the floor.

Titans fall short in districts

Ninth-seeded CB South football saw its season end on Friday at No. 8 Pennsbury, 17-0, in the first round of districts. The Falcons led 17-0 at the half. Pennsbury scored quickly, earning two points for a safety only 1:07 into the contest when Titans tailback Ryan Watson was tackled in the end zone. CB South was held to only 57 total yards and -18 yards rushing. Defensively, Matt Tobey’s 14 total tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss led the Titans. Matt Norris amassed 12 tackles. Tom McLaughlin and Jason Horvath each snagged an interception for the visitors (7-4).

Spartans cross the finish line

Solebury School 11-2 (cross country)Doane Academy hosted the Penn-Jersey championship meet on Thursday at Millcreek Park in Willingboro, N.J. Solebury School’s cross country coaches couldn’t have asked for more from their teams, head coach Terri Miller reported. “The athletes worked hard all season without complaint and the results were more than what could have been predicted or expected,” Miller said. “Not only did every athlete PR, but all veteran athletes had career PRs, as well.” Top runners for the boys were: senior Devon Brewster, finishing 13th overall in 18:11; freshman Neptune Xu, finishing 20th in 18:58; sophomore Ben Bunting, finishing 21st in 19:10; junior Ryan Conde, finishing 23rd in 19:39; freshman Jake Schmukler, finishing 27th in 20:05; sophomore Erik Hallberg, finishing 29th in 20:12; and sophomore Aidan Holtz, finishing 31st in 20:22. The boys all finished in the top half of the field and scored a fifth-place team finish. Miller pointed out Holtz’s PR was 2:41 off his previous best. Top runners for the Spartan girls were: eighth-grader Abby Salerno, finishing second overall in 22:33; freshman Zelie Chowaiki, finishing eighth in 23:40; junior Debby Qu, finishing 11th in 24:24; senior captain Cally Kerrigan, finishing 15th in 25:59; and junior Amy Tavipatana, finishing 16th in 26:23. The girls’ combined efforts earned them the title of Penn-Jersey champions for 2017. Miller noted Chowaiki’s PR was 6:10 off her previous best.

Season ends for Panthers

Quakertown girls’ soccer’s deepest foray into the district playoffs came to an end in playbacks at Unionville, 4-2, on Wednesday. Unionville jumped out to a 2-0 halftime lead on goals by Veronica Hineman and Samantha Ciccarelli. Quakertown fought back in the second half when center back Melina Jagiello scored off an assist from Sam Barkholz nine minutes in. After Claire Matson scored for Unionville, the Panthers’ Haley Pursel scored off a Haley Hangey assist to make it 3-2. Ashley Gluck almost netted the equalizer with 12 minutes left before the Panthers conceded the insurance goal to Jackie Hug late. “Jagiello and Pursel performed outstandingly for the Panthers and the team has set a standard for future teams,” head coach Mike Koch said. “Seniors Becah Fox, Katie Moyer, Morgan Small, Grace Kave and Emily Drennan ended their accomplished careers at Quakertown.”

Titans rout Tennent

CB South football concluded its regular season with a 37-17 triumph over visiting William Tennent on Friday. Ryan Shoch threw three touchdowns on seven completions for 159 yards. Jack Johns caught three scoring strikes; he finished with six catches for 111 yards. Sean Smith also caught a touchdown for the Titans. Connor DiLissio ran for 85 yards on 22 carries and a score. Defensively, Sean Charpentier collected nine total tackles, including two for loss and 1.5 sacks. Matt Tobey had six tackles, including 2.5 for loss and one sack. Matt Norris had five tackles, including 1.5 for loss and a half a sack. Tyler Palkovics came up with an interception.