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The Kutztown Area High School boys’ basketball team collected their first league win of the season last week as they split four games.
On Jan. 7, the Cougars began the week at home against Tulpehocken. Kutztown held a 12 point halftime lead but couldn’t hold on to it as Tulpehocken came back to win the game, 50-46.
Kutztown jumped out to a 14-7 lead after one quarter, then led at halftime, 28-16. But Tulpehocken cut the lead to eight after three quarters, then outscored the Cougars in the fourth quarter, 21-9.
Andrew Gernert led the Kutztown offense with 18 points in the contest. Jovan Kemp scored 11 points while Tucker Landis added eight and Andrew Eintriken had seven.
On Jan. 10, the Cougars hit the road to take on the Spartans of Wyomissing. A strong second half led Wyomissing to a 55-39 victory.
The Spartans led at halftime, 25-23, but outscored the Cougars in the third quarter, 10-2, and in the fourth, 20-14.
Gernert led the way once again for Kutztown with 11 points in the contest. Kemp chipped in with 10 and Landis added eight.
On Jan. 12, Kutztown traveled to Harrisburg to battle non-league opponent Harrisburg Christian. This time it was the Cougars who had the big fourth quarter as they defeated Harrisburg Christian, 61-54.
Harrisburg Christian outscored Kutztown 19-11 in the third quarter to take a 44-32 lead. But Kutztown exploded for 29 points in the final period to roar back for the win.
Austin Isamoyer was the high scorer for Kutztown with 16 points in the game. Gernert and Eintriken each scored 12 points while Kemp and Landis each had eight.
On Jan 15, the Cougars were back home to take on Antietam in a Berks League match-up. A big third quarter helped Kutztown to earn its first league win of the season, 54-47.
The first half was close throughout, with Antietam holding the one point halftime lead. But Kutztown got hot in the third quarter, outscoring the Mounts, 19-4. Antietam cut into the lead in the fourth quarter but was unable to come all the way back.
Gernert paced the Cougar victory with 18 points in the game. Kemp scored 16 points while Isamoyer and Landis each scored six.
It was a successful and busy week for the Kutztown High School girls’ basketball team as they won all three of their Berks League games. The Lady Cougars are now 3-2 in league play and 4-9 overall.
Kutztown began the week at home against Tulpehocken. Thanks to a big second quarter, the Cougars were able to pull out a 53-41 victory.
Kutztown led 12-8 after one quarter, then outscored the Trojans in the second quarter, 19-1, to take a commanding 28-9 halftime lead. Tulpehocken cut into the lead in the second half, but could not recover from the halftime deficit.
Hannah Bankes led the Kutztown offense with 13 points in the contest. Kennedy Miller and Jocelen Ruth each scored nine and Rachel Fegely netted eight. Amy Mucelli and Amy Neumann scored six points apiece.
On Jan. 11, Kutztown played host to Wyomissing in another league contest. The game was a battle from beginning to end as it went into three overtime periods before Kutztown came out on top, 57-54.
Bankes had a big offensive game for the Cougars, scoring 29 points. Miller netted 11 and Ruth added seven.
On Jan. 15, Kutztown remained at home, this time to take on Antietam. The Cougars proved too much for the Mounts as Kutztown breezed to a 53-21 victory.
Kutztown took control of the game in the first quarter when they took a 15-5 lead. They expanded the lead to 19 by halftime, 29-10, then put the game away in the fourth quarter when they outscored Antietam, 12-0.
Bankes had another good game, scoring 21 points. Neumann netted eight while Ruth scored five. Rachel Fegely, Miller and Amy Mucelli all scored four points.
The Kutztown High School wrestling team split a pair of matches last week. The Cougars are 0-3 in the Berks League, and 1-7 overall.
On Jan. 9, lost a league match to Brandywine Heights, 61-15.
Matt Graeff accounted for six of Kutztown’s points when he pinned Robert Delong in 4:32 in their 145 pound bout. Teammate Colin Reasoner (152) won an 8-6 decision for the Cougars and Cody Madtes (220) accounted for their other six points when he won by a forfeit.
On. Jan. 14, the Cougars won their first match of the season when they downed non-league opponent Schuylkill Haven, 45-35.
Winning by pins for Kutztown were: Sam Bandle (160), 1;07; Madtes (195), 0:42; Thad Donches (120), 2:31; and Reasoner (145), 3:03.
Nate Bowman (126) won by a 2-0 decision while Lucas Warning (220), Kyle White (113) and Ivand Cooper (138) all won by forfeits.
The Fleetwood High School boys’ basketball team had a busy week, winning one game and losing three. The Tigers are 2-3 in the Berks League and 5-9 overall.
On Jan. 8, the Tigers played host to Conrad Weiser in a Berks League battles. Thanks in part to a big second quarter, the Scouts were able to defeat Fleetwood, 51-37.
Conrad Weiser took a 10-8 lead after one quarter, then increased the advantage to 13 by halftime, 27-14. The deficit proved too much for Fleetwood to recover.
Kyle Flannery led the Fleetwood offense with nine points. Gabe Kotsch contributed with eight points and Jeff Estima scored seven.
On Jan. 10, the Tigers traveled to Leesport to take on Schuylkill Valley. It was was close game throughout but the Panthers were able to pull away a bit in the fourth quarter and defeat Fleetwood, 58-46.
Schuylkill Valley led after three quarters, 40-38, but pulled away in the fourth quarter when they outscored Fleetwood, 18-8.
Flanner was the top scorer for the Tigers with 17 points in the game. Estima scored 10 points and Stephen Hilborn netted eight.
In a non-legue battle on Jan. 12, Fleetwood played host to Northern Lehigh. A 21-point first quarter launched Northern Lehigh to a 52-36 victory.
Northern Lehigh led 21-8 after the first quarter, and 30-14 by halftime.
Flannery scored 10 points to lead the Tigers while Clay Weidemoyer and Estima each scored eight.
On Jan. 15, the Tigers played host to Twin Valley in another Berks League game. Weidemoyer scored 15 points to lead Fleetwood to a 44-37 victory.
Flannery scored eight points while Weston Hawkins added seven and Brian Schumacher had six.
The Fleetwood High School girls’ basketball team won two of three games last week. The Lady Tigers are 3-2 in the Berks League and 10-3 overall.
The Tigers began the week in Robesonia to take on Conrad Weiser. The Scouts held Fleetwood to one fourth quarter point and defeated the the locals, 46-34.
Conrad Weiser held a 26-15 halftime lead. Fleetwood cut the lead to five after three quarters, but were outscored in the fourth, 8-1.
Maureen McGarry led the Fleetwood offense with 11 points in the contest. Cyre Virgo netted eight while Kendra Bamberger and Xiomara Toledo each had five.
On Jan. 11, the Lady Tigers played host to Schuylkill Valley. This time Fleetwood got off to a good start and was able to defeat the Panthers, 44-28.
The Tigers jumped out to a 13-5 lead after one quarter, then upped the advantage to 10 by halftime, 22-12. They put the game away in the third quarter by outscoring the Panthers, 13-7.
McCarry was high scorer once again for the Tigers with 12 points. Madison Bossler chipped in with 10 points while Bamberger and Toledo each scoredc seven.
On Jan. 15, Fleetwood went back on the road to take on Twin Valley. The Tigers took control of the game early and cruised to a 51-31 victory.
The Lady Tigers jumped out to a 24-10 lead after one quarter, then upped the lead to 22 by halftime, 32-12.
McGarry led the balanced Fleetwood attack with 14 points in the game. Virgo scored 12 points while Bamberger netted 11 and Toledo had 10.
The Brandywine Heights High School boys’ basketball team lost three of four games last week and are 3-2 in the Berks League and 4-9 overall.
On Jan. 8, the Bullets began the week with a home game against Wyomissing. A 45-point second half helped the Bullets to a 68-58 victory.
The Spartans took a 17-12 lead after one quarter, and still led at halftime, 25-23, But Brandywine got the offense going in the second half, outscoring Wyomissing in the third quarter, 22-13, and in the fourth, 23-20.
Sean Ziegler paced the Brandywine offense with 13 points in the game, including three, three-point buckets. Alec Hess was right behind him with 12 points while Mike Huner canned 10 and Bryce Galczynski had nine. Bryce Pinkerton chipped in with eight points.
On Jan. 10, Brandywine traveled to Stony Creek to take on Antietam. A strong first quarter got Antietam on the right road and they never got off as they defeated the Bullets, 56-37.
The Mounts ended the first quarter with an 18-9 lead. Antietam then outscored Brandywine in the third quarter, 14-9, and the fourth, 10-4.
Kyle Fox scored eight points to lead the Bullets. Tanner Rankin scored six and Hess netted five.
On Jan. 12, the Bullets played host to non-league opponent Northwestern Lehigh. The game was close throughout but Northwestern Lehigh pulled off a fourth qurter comeback to defeat the Bullets, 35-32.
Brandywine had a six-point lead after three quarters, but were outscored in the final period, 15-6.
Hess was top scorer for Brandywine with 10 points. Mike Hunter scored six and Matt Boyer scored five.
On Jan. 15, the Bullets remained at home, this time to take on Berks rival Oley Valley. A big third quarter helped the Lynx to a 42-37 victory over Brandywine.
Brandywine held an 18-16 lead at halftime, but Oley outscored the Bullets in the third quarter, 15-5, then held on for the win.
Ziegler and Pinkerton had seven points apiece to lead the locals. Hess scored six while Boyer and Fox each had five.
The Brandywine Heights High school girls’ basketball team won three of four games last week and are now 4-1 in the Berks League and 8-6 overall.
Unfortunately for the Lady Bullets, the one loss was the biggest game of the season so far when they traveled to Oley on Jan. 15 to take on the other undefeated team in Division 3.
But Oley overpowered Brandywine in the first half and went on to defeat the locals, 63-37.
Oley jumped out at a 16-11 lead after one quarter, then opened things up in the second when they outscored the Bullets, 25-10, to take a 41-21 halftime lead.
Deanna Daddona and Lizzy Leiby scored 10 points each to lead the Lady Bullets, while Ashly Smith scored six and Emily VanBilliard added four.
Brandywine began the week at home against Daniel Boone. The game was close throughout but it was Brandywine that came out on top, 60-56.
The Lady Bullets led by three at halftime, then outscored the Blazers in the third quarter, 20-15.
Megan Loos and Smith led the Brandywine offense with 11 points in the contest. Claire Jones and VanBilliard scored 10 points each and Daddona scored eight.
On Jan. 11, the Lady Bullets played host to Antietam and had no trouble cruising to a 79-26 victory. Brandywine tooke control of the game early, outscoring Antietam in the first quarter, 30-7. By halftime, the lead was up to 37, 49-12.
Daddona was the top scorer for Brandywine with 22 points in the game. Jennifer Seabourne scored 15 while Loos netted 12. Leiby and Smith each scored six and Claire Jones scored five.
The Brandywine Heights wrestling team improved to 2-1 in the Berks League and 5-4 overall after defeating Kutztown on Jan. 9, 61-15.
Winning by pins for Brandywine were: Collin Conrad (285), 1:03; Lucas Reichard (120), 4:31; Daniel Schmeck (126), 1:57; Kyle Caskie (132), 2:34; Cole Swackhamer (160), 1:36; and Pete Renda (170), 0:16.
Chris Langston (182) won by a 5-2 decision and Austin Weller (113) won by a major decision, 11-0. Adam Mackie (195), Zach Sessions (138) and Hunter Gimbor (106) all won by forfeits.