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This week's high school sports wrap-ups


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Kutztown
Boys’ Basketball
The Kutztown Area High School boys’ basketball team dropped a pair of games last week. The Cougars are 1-4 in the league and 4-9 overall.
The Cougars began the week at home to take on non-league opponent Harrisburg Christian. Thanks to a great start, Harrisburg Christian was able to down the Cougars, 60-50.
Harrisburg jumped out to a 23-11 lead after one quarter. Kutztown came back to cut the lead in half by haltime, 31-25, and cut it to five after three quarters. But Harrisburg outscored the Cougars in the final period, 17-12 to win the game.
Andrew Entriken was the high scorer for Kutztown with 14 points. Kemp netted 13 while, Gernert scored 10 and Isamoyer added eight.
On Jan. 21, the Cougars played host to Fleetwood in another non-league game. The Tigers used a big third quarter to defeat Kutztown, 62-52.
Fleetwood held a 20-17 halftime lead, but opened things up in the third quarter when they outscored Kutztown, 23-9. Kutztown scored 26 fourth quarter points but it wasn’t enough.
Andrew Gernert had a big game offensively, scoring 27 points, including seven three-point shots. Kemp scored nine points and Max Randolph added eight.
Girls’ Basketball
The Kutztown High School girls’ basketball team lost three games last week and are now 3-3 in the Berks League and 4-12 overall.
On Thursday, Jan. 17, the Lady Cougars traveled to Topton to take on Brandywine Heights. The game needed an overtime period but the Bullets scored a bucket in the last second to defeat Kutztown, 52-50.
Hannah Bankes continued her amazing season for Kutztown scoring 34 points in the game. Kennedy Miller scored five while Katrina Billig and Jocelen Ruth each scored four.
On Jan. 19, the Cougars remained on the road to take on non-league opponent North Schuylkill. The Cougars couldn’t keep up with their hosts in this game as North Schuylkill won the game, 57-22.
The Spartans took control of the game early, outscoring the Lady Cougars in the first quarter, 20-2. They expanded the lead to 24 points at halftime, then put the game away by outscoring Kutztown in the third quarter, 19-9.
Bankes scored 16 of Kutztown’s 22 points while Miller scored four and Amy Neumann scored the other two.
On Monday, Jan. 21, Kutztown traveled to Fleetwood for another non-league game. The Tigers outscored Kutztown in all four quarters and won the game, 43-31.
The Lady Tigers led after one quarter, 14-11, then expanded the lead to six at halftime, 23-17. They outscored the Cougars in the third quarter, 14-9, and the fourth, 6-5.
Bankes was once again the high scorer for Kutztown with 13 points in the game. Neumann scored six and Amy Mucelli added five.
Wrestling
The Kutztown High School wrestling team split a tri-meet on Jan. 16, losing to Hamburg, 66-9, but defeating Tulphehocken, 58-9. The Cougars are 1-4 in the Berks League and 3-12 overall.
In the loss to Hamburg, Kyle White (113) accounted for six of the nine Kutztown points by pinning his opponent in 1:27. Cody Madtes earned the other three Cougar points by winning a 3-2 decision in the 195 pound weight class.
In the victory over Tulpehocken, earning pins for Kutztown were: Kody Reichert (182), 3:05; Madtes (220), 0:28; White (113), 0:44; Ivand Cooper (138), 1:49; and Matt Graeff (152), 1:33.
Lucas Warning (195) won by a 13-1 decision, while Tyler DeLong (285), Tad Donchez (120), Nate Bowman (126) and Colin Reasoner (145) all won by forfeits.
Fleetwood
Boys’ Basketball
The Fleetwood High School boys’ basketball team improved to 3-3 in the Berks League and 7-9 overall with a pair of victories last week.
On Jan. 18, the Tigers were at home to take on Hamburg. The Tigers proved to be too much for the Hawks as they cruised to a 62-36 victory.
Fleetwood jumped out to a 21-9 lead after one quarter, but Hamburg cut the lead to seven by halftime, 31-24. But the Tigers took off in the second half, outscoring Hamburg in the third quarter, 15-8, and the fourth, 16-4.
Jeff Estima and Clay Weidemoyer each scored 17 points to lead the Cougar offense. Brian Schumacher netted seven points while Kyle Flannery and Stephen Hilborn each scored six points.
On Monday, Jan. 21, Fleetwood traveled to Kutztown for a non-league battle. The Tigers used a big third quarter to defeat Kutztown, 62-52.
Fleetwood held a 20-17 halftime lead, but opened things up in the third quarter when they outscored Kutztown, 23-9. Kutztown scored 26 fourth quarter points but it wasn’t enough.
Jared Reaser paced the Fleetwood offense with 17 points. Weidemoyer scored 12 points and Schumacher netted 10, while Flannery scored nine and Estima added eight.
Girls’ Basketball
The Fleetwood High School girls’ basketball team improved to 4-2 in the Berks League and 12-3 overall after winning a pair of games last week.
On Jan. 17, Fleetwood traveled to Hamburg for a Berks League match-up. Thanks to a strong second quarter, the Lady Tigers were able to defeat the Hawks, 55-39.
With the game tied at 10-10 at the end of one quarter, Fleetwood outscored Hamburg in the second quarter, 14-2. The Tigers then outscored Hamburg in the third quarter, 10-8, and in the fourth, 21-19.
Maureen McGarry and Xiomara Toledo each had 20 points to lead the Fleetwood offense. Kendra Bamberger chipped in with 10 points.
On Jan. 21, the Lady Tigers played host to Kutztown. The Tigers outscored Kutztown in all four quarters and won the game, 43-31.
The Lady Tigers led after one quarter, 14-11, then expanded the lead to six at halftime, 23-17. They outscored the Cougars in the third quarter, 14-9, and the fourth, 6-5.
Cyre Virgo was the high scorer for Fleetwood with 16 points in the game. McCarry contributed with 11 points and Bamberger added 10.
Brandywine Heights
Boys’basketball
The Brandywine Heights High School boys’ basketball team dropped to 3-2 in the Berks League and 4-10 overall after losing to Schuylkill Valley on Jan. 19, 63-51.
Brandywine held a 19-13 lead after one quarter, but Schuylkill Valley fought back in the second period to take a 31-27 halftime lead. The Panthers opened things up in the third quarter by outscoring the Bullets, 20-8, then held on for the victory.
Mike Hunter led the Brandywine offense with 19 points in the contest. Sean Ziegler netted 11 points while Matt Boyer scored seven and Bryce Pinkerton added six.
Girls’ Basketball
The Brandywine Heights High School girls’ basketball team remained in second place in the division after winning a pair of games last week. the Lady Bullets are 5-1 in the Berks League and 10-6 overall.
On Jan. 17, Brandywine played host to Kutztown in a league battle. The game needed an overtime period but Brandywine’s Meagan Loos scored a bucket in the last second to defeat Kutztown, 52-50.
Deanna Daddona paced the Brandywine Heights’ offense with 20 points in the game, including four three-point buckets. Lizzy Leiby netted nine points for Brandywine while Loos and Jennifer Seabourne each scored eight points.
On Jan. 19, Brandywine traveled to Leesport to take on Schuylkill Valley in a non-league game. The game was close throughout but the Lady Bullets were able to pull out a 40-35 victory.
Loos and Leiby led the Brandywine offense with 11 points apiece. Daddona scored eight and Claire Jones netted six.
Wrestling
The Brandywine Heights wrestling team split a pair of matches last week and are 3-2 in the Berks League and 10-6 overall.
On Jan. 16, the Bullets were defeated by Schuylkill Valley, 40-28.
Winning by pins for Brandywine were: Daniel Schmeck (126), 0:27; Cole Swackhamer (160), 5:23.
Winning by decisions for the Bullets were: Hunter Gimbor (106), 3-0; Adam Mackie (182), 14-1; Chris Langston (195), 4-2.
Pete Renda (170) won by a forfeit.