This week's high school sports wrap-ups

Kutztown

Boys’ Basketball

The Kutztown Area High School boys’ basketball team fell to 1-7 overall after losing to Pine Grove on Dec. 23, 66-34.

Pine Grove held a slim 16-13 lead after one quarter, but opened things up in the second quarter, outscoring the Cougars, 24-4.

Tucker Landis led the Kutztown offense with 17 points in the game. Joran Loeb and Steve Eberly each had five points.

Girls’ Basketball

The Kutztown Area High School girls’ basketball team dropped two of three games last week and are now 1-7 overall this season.

On Monday, Dec. 23, the Lady Cougars traveled to Hamburg for a non-league game. The Hawks got off to a good start and went on to defeat Kutztown, 58-42.

Hamburg took control of the game early, outscoring Kutztown in the first quarter, 21-5. It increased the lead to 18 by halftime, then put the game away by outscoring the Cougars in the third quarter, 19-12.

Hannah Bankes led the Kutztown offense with 23 points in the game. Courtney Stump scored six while Jocelen Ruth and Emma Weaknecht each scored four.

On Dec. 26, Kutztown played host to Lincoln Leadership Academy. The Cougars played some tight defense all throughout the game and came away with a 47-14 victory.

Kutzown jumped out to a 10-4 lead after one period, then extended the lead to 22-4 by halftime. The Cougars put the game away in the fourth quarter by outscoring their guests, 13-2.

On Dec. 27, the Lady Cougars played host to Susquenita in a non-league game. Susquenita had control of the game all the way through as Kutztown lost, 57-19.

Susquenita led, 18-3 after one quarter, then increased the lead to 21 by halftime, 30-9. Kutztown could not recover from that deficit.

Bankes led the Kutztown offense with 13 points in the game. Emma Weaknecht scored four and Stump added two.

Fleetwood

Boys’ Basketball

The Fleetwood High boys’ basketball team played host at the Fleetwood Tiger Classic on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 27 and 28. The Tigers finished in third place in the tournament and own a 4-4 overall record.

Fleetwood opened the tournament Friday with a game against Pequea Valley. The game was close throughout, but it was Pequea Valley that ended up on top, 55-51.

Pequea Valley jumped out to a 17-11 lead after one quarter, 17-11, but Fleetwood came back in the second quarter to grab a 26-21 halftime lead.

Brian Schumacher led the Fleetwood offense with 17 points in the game. Clay Weidemoyer scored 12 points and Kyle Flannery scored seven.

The loss sent the Tigers to the consolation game on Saturday against Brandywine Heights. The Fleetwood offense was on track in this game as the Tigers won the game, 77-58.

The Tigers held a 10-5 lead after one quarter, then upped the advantage to 33-17 by halftime. Brandywine was unabe to muster up a second half comeback.

Flannery led the way for Fleetwood with 17 points in the game. Weidemoyer netted 16 points while Jared Reaser scored 14 and Gabe Kotsch netted 10.

Girls’ Basketball

The Fleetwood High School girls’ basketball team competed in the Salisbury Holiday Tournament on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 27 and 28. The Lady Tigers captured the tournament championship by winning both games and improving their overall record this season to 12-6.

The Tigers began the tournament by taking on Bethlehem Freedom. A foul shot by Isabella Mullen in the final seconds of the game gave Fleetwood a 42-41 victory.

Freedom to a 15-10 lead into the second quarter, but Fleetwood came back to tie the game at halftime, 22-22. The Tigers outscored Freedom in the third quarter, 14-7, then hung on for the victory.

Cyre Virgo led the Fleetwood offense with 16 points in the game. Kendra Bamberger netted eight points while Lauren Lister and Xiomara Toledo each had six points.

The victory sent the Tigers to the championship game to take on Salisbury. Thanks in part to a strong second quarter, the Tigers came away with a 58-53 win.

After a 16-16 tie after one quarter, Fleetwood jumped out to a six-point halftime lead 35-29. The game remained close in the second half but Fleetwood was able to hold Salisbury off.

Lauren Lister led the Tiger offense with 20 points, while Bamberger had 12 points. Mullen and Toledo each had nine points and Virgo had eight.

Bamberer was named the tournament’s MVP, while joining teammate Lauren Lister on the All-Tournament team.

Brandywine Heights

Boys’ Basketball

The Brandywine Heights High School boys’ basketball team fell to 1-7 overall last week after losing a pair of games at the Fleetwood Holiday Tournament.

The Bullet began the tournament with a 57-48 loss to Palisades. Up by five at halftime, Palisades pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring Brandywine, 16-9.

Sean Ziegler led the Brandywine offense with 16 points in the contest. Bryace Galczynski netted 12 points, while Niko Jorge scored 11 and Jake DeLong added six.

The loss sent Brandywine to the consolation game where they took on Fleetwood. The Tigers held a 10-5 lead after one quarter, then upped the advantage to 33-17 by halftime. Brandywine was unable to muster up a second half comeback.

Girls’ Basketball

The Brandywine Heights High School girls’ basketball team captured third place at the Kutztown Holiday Tournament. The Lady Bullets are 3-5 overall.

The Lady Bullets opened the tournament against Susquenita. Thanks in part to a strong first quarter, Susquenita defeated Brandywine, 55-46.

Susquenita jumped out to an 18-9 lead after one quarter, then upped the lead to 10 at halftime, 33-23. Susquenita pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring Brandywine, 13-6.

Deanna Daddona paced the Brandywine offense with 23 points in the contest. Lizzy Leiby scored 12 and Megan Miller added five.

The loss sent the Lady Bullets to the consolation game. Brandywine had no trouble handling Lincoln Leadership Academy, winning the game, 66-25.

Brandywine led 19-7 after one quarter, then extended the lead to 18 by halftime, 33-15. The Bullets pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring Lincoln, 25-6.

Leiby led the Brandywine offense with 24 points. Daddona was right behind her with 23 points and Savanna Ruppert had six.

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