This weeks' high school sports wrap-ups

Photo by Aimee Herbert Maureen McGarry scored 14 points in Fleetwood's 52-34 victory over Brandywine Heights.

Kutztown

Boys’ Basketball

The Kutztown High School boys’ basketball team had a light week in which only one game was played. In that game, Kutztown lost to Brandywine, 63-46, and fell to 1-5 in the Berks League amd 4-10 overall.

Brandywine jumped out to a 13-5 lead after one quarter, but Kutztown came back to cut the lead to six by halftime, 21-15. The game remained close until the fourth quarter when Brandywine outscored the Cougars, 21-12.

Tucker Landis led the Cougars in scoring with 15 points in the game. Jovan Kemp netted 13 and Andrew Entriken had eight points.

Girls’ Basketball

The Kutztown High School girls’ basketball team played just one game this week, a non-league affair at home against Pine Grove on Jan. 26. Pine Grove proved too much for the Lady Cougars as they defeated the locals, 59-41.

Pine Grove led after the first quarter, 12-8, then increased the advantage to 12 by halftime, 27-15. They put the game away in the third quarter when they outscored the Cougars, 19-11.

Hannah Bankes had a big game for the Lady Cougars, scoring 26 points. Jocelen Ruth added five points while Kennedy Miller and Amy Neumann each had three.

Wrestling

The Kutztown High School wrestling team ended the Berks League season on Jan. 23 with a 67-12 loss to Schuylkill Valley. The Cougars ended the team season at 1-5 in the league and 3-13 overall.

All of Kutztown’s points in the loss to Schuylkill Valley came on forfeits. Gabe Yerger (170) and Lucas Warning (195) were the benefactors of those forfeits.

Fleetwood

Boys’ Basketball

The Fleetwood High School boys’ basketball team split a pair of Berks League games last week. The Tigers are 3-4 in the league and 8-10 overall.

On Jan. 22, the Tigers played host to Brandywine Heights. Fleetwood outscored Brandywine in all four quarters and won the game, 61-50.

The Tigers jumped out to a 14-10 lead after one quarter, then upped the lead to eight by halftime, 23-15. The Bullets couldn’t mount a second half comeback.

Jared Reaser led the Fleetwood offense with 14 points in the game. Jeff Estima contributed 11 points while Clay Weidemoyer and Brian Schumacher each had 10. Kyle Flannery chipped in with nine points.

On Jan. 24, Fleetwood was at home to take on undefeated Berks Catholic. The Saints proved too much for the Tigers as Berks Catholic won the game, 61-30.

Berks Catholic took control of the game early, outscoring the Tigers in the first quarter, 14-7. They upped the lead to 17 by halftime, 34-17, then put the game away in the third quarter by outscoring Fleetwood, 15-4.

Estima paced the Fleetwood offense with nine points in the game (including two three-point buckets). Weston Hawkins and Reaser each had four points and Weidemoyer had three.

Girls’ Basketball

The Fleetwood High School girls’ basketball team won two of three games last week and are 4-3 in the Berks League and 14-4 overall.

The Lady Tigers began the week in Mertztown on Jan. 22 to take on Brandywine Heights in a non-league game. Fleetwood outscored the Bullets in all four quarters and won the game, 52-34.

Fleetwood jumped out to a 16-10 lead after one quarter, then expanded the advantage to 11 by halftime, 29-18. The Tigers then outscored Brandywine in the third quarter, 11-8, and the fourth, 12-8.

Cyre Virgo paced the Fleetwood offense with 18 points in the contest. Maureen McGarry netted 14 and Kendra Bamberger had 13.

On Jan. 25, the Lady Tigers got back into league play as they hit the road to take on Berks Catholic. The game was a close one but it was the Lady Saints that came out on top, 49-44.

It was Fleetwood that took the early lead, 11-6 after one quarter. By halftime, Berks Catholic but the Tiger lead to two points, 15-15, before outscoring Fleetwood in the third period, 24-13.

Bamberger led the team with 14 points and 16 rebounds in the game. McGarry was right behind her with 13 points and Virgo had eight. Madison Bossler added five points.

On Jan. 26, the Lady Tigers remained on the road to take on Antietam. Fleetwood had no trouble in this game as they cruised to a 55-20 victory.

The Lady Tigers took control of the game early, leading 20-2 after one quarter. They increased the lead to 25 by halftime, 31-6, the outscored the Mounts in the third quarter, 14-10, and the fourth, 10-4.

Xiomara Toledo paced the Fleetwood offense with 16 points in the game. Virgo had 13 while Bamberger, Hannah Stump and Dominique DeAngelo each netted six points.

Brandywine Heights

Boys’ Basketball

The Brandywine Heights High School boys’ basketball team won two of three games last week. The Bullets are 5-2 in the Berks League and 6-11 overall.

The Bullets began the week on Jan. 22 with a home game against Fleetwood. The Tigers outscored Brandywine in all four quarters and won the game, 61-50.

The Tigers jumped out to a 14-10 lead after one quarter, then upped the lead to eight by halftime, 23-15. The Bullets couldn’t mount a second half comeback.

Matt Boyer was the high scorer for Brandywine Heights with 16 points in the game, including four three-point buckets. Mike Hunter netted 11 points and Tanner Rankin added eight.

On Jan. 24, Brandywine played host to Tulpehocken. Thanks to a strong fourth quarter, the Bullets were able to win the game, 52-47.

Tulpehocken went into the fourth quarter with a 32-30 lead, but Brandywine outscored the Trojans in the fourth quarter, 22-15.

Alex Hess netted 15 points to lead the Bullets, while Boyer had 11 and Sean Ziegler had six. Jake DeLong, Kyle Fox, Hunter and Bryce Pinkerton all had four points.

On Jan. 26, Brandywine traveled to Kutztown to take on the Cougars in a league contest. Thanks to strong first and third quarters, Brandywine won the game, 63-46.

Brandywine jumped out to a 13-5 lead after one quarter,but Kutztown came back to cut the lead to six by halftime, 21-15. The game remained close until the fourth quarter when Brandywine outscored the Cougars, 21-12.

Boyer had a big night offensively, scored 22 points, including five three-point buckets. Ziegler contributed to the cause with 13 points while Rankin and Hess each scored eight points.

Girls’ Basketball

The Brandywine Heights High School girls’ basketball team split a pair of games last week and are now 6-1 in the Berks League and 11-7 overall.

On Jan. 22, the Lady Bullets played host to Fleetwood. Fleetwood outscored the Bullets in all four quarters and won the game, 52-34.

Fleetwood jumped out to a 16-10 lead after one quarter, then expanded the advantage to 11 by halftime, 29-18. The Tigers then outscored Brandywine in the third quarter, 11-8, and the fourth, 12-8.

Emily VanBilliard led the Brandywine offense with 11 points in the game. Meagan Loos was right behind her with 10 points while Deanna Daddona scored six points and Lizzy Leiby had four.

On Friday, Jan. 25, The Lady Bullets traveled to New Schaefferstown to take on Tulpehocken. Thanks in part to a strong second half, Brandywine won the game, 44-37.

Tulpehocken held a 26-19 halftime lead, but the Lady Bullets came back in the second half, outscoring the Trojans in the third quarters, 12-5, and the fourth quarter, 13-6.

Leiby was the high scorer for Brandywine with 12 points in the contest. Daddona scored 11 and Loos netted seven. Ashley Smith scored six points.

Wrestling

The Brandywine Heights High School bowling team split a pair of matches last week, including a loss in the quarterfinals of the Berks League playoffs to Governor Mifflin, 38-23.

Daniel Schmeck (132) earned Brandywine’s lone pin, needing 2:11 to gain the pin. Winning by decisions for Brandywine were: Adam Mackie (182), 6-5; and Cole Swackhamer (170), 8-5.

Hunter Gimbor (106) won by a technical fall, 19-4. Peter Renda (182) won by a forfeit.

On Jan. 24, Brandywine defeated Oley Valley, 45-30. Winning by pins for Brandywine were: Dan Schmeck (126), 1:17; Cole Swackhamer (160), 4:50; Peter Renda (170), 1:11; Adam Mackie (182), 0:18; and Hunter Gimbor (106), 5:13.

Austin Weller (113) and Collin Conrad (220) both won by forfeits while Chris Langston (195) by a 6-4 decision.