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This week's high school sports wrap-ups


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Kutztown
Boys’ Basketball
The Kutztown High School boys’ basketball team dropped three of four games last week and are 1-8 in the Berks League and 5-13 overall.
On Jan. 29, the Cougars traveled to New Schaeffertown to take on Tulpehocken. In a defensive battle, Tulpehocken came out on top, 38-28.
Jovan Kemp paced the Kutztown offense with 12 points in the contest. Andrew Gernert scored five while Austin Isamoyer and Tucker Landis each scored four.
On Jan. 31, the Cougars traveled to Birdsboro to take on non-league opponent Berks Christian. Thanks to a strong second half, Kutztown came home with a 53-47 victory.
Berks Christian led at halftime, 23-18, but Kutztown outscored the Lions in the third quarter, 19-14, and the fourth quarter, 16-10.
Kemp led the way once again for Kutztown with 20 points in the game. Gernert netted 10 points while Andrew Entriken scored nine and Max Randolph scored seven.
On Feb. 1, Kutztown returned home to take on Wyomissing in a league battle. The Spartans outscored Kutztown in all four quarters and won the game, 57-27.
Wyomissing jumped out to a 13-6 lead after one quarter, then increased the advantage to 12 by halftime, 23-11. They opened things up in the second half, outscoring Kutztown in the third quarter, 14-7, and the fourth, 20-9.
Kemp was the high scorer for Kutztown with 12 points in the game, while Gernert scored eight and Isamoyer added three.
On Feb. 2, Kutztown traveled to Oley Valley to take on the Lynx. Oley usted a big second quarter to defeat Kutztown, 72-41.
The Cougars helad a 16-14 lead after one quarter, but Oley Valley took control of the game in the second quarter when they outscored Kutztown, 26-5.
Gernert was the high scorer for Kutztown with 12 points on four three-point buckets. Kemp scored eight points and Jordan Kemp added six.
Girls’ Basketball
The Kutztown High School girls’ basketball team lost three of four games last week and are 3-6 in the Berks League and 5-16 overall with one league game remaining on their schedule.
On Jan. 29, the Lady Cougars hit the road to take on Tulpehocken. A big second half helped the Lady Trojans to a 49-34 victory over Kutztown.
The Cougars were down by just one point at halftime, but Tulpehocken outscored their guests in the third quarter, 17-9, and the fourth, 13-7.
Hannah Bankes paced the Kutztown offense with 18 points. Kennedy Miller scored eight points and Jocelen Ruth scored six.
On Jan. 30, the Cougars played host to undefeated Oley Valley. The Lady Lynx proved too much for Kutztown as Oley won the game, 58-32.
The Lynx took control of the game early, outscoring the Cougars in the first quarter, 23-2. They increased the lead to 26 points at halftime, then cruised on in for the victory.
Bankes led the way for Kutztown with 15 points in the game. Ruth contributed with five points and Rachel Fegely scored four.
On Jan. 31, Kutztown was back on the road, this time to Wyomissing to take on the Spartans. Wyomissing used a strong third quarter to defeat Kutztown, 53-48.
The game was tied at 23-23 at halftime but Wyomissing outscored the Cougars in the third quarter, 20-11.
Bankes had a big game for the Cougars scoring 29 points in the game. Ruth netted seven and Amy Neumann had five.
On Feb. 4, the Lady Cougars played host to High Point Baptist Academy in a non-league battle. The Cougars had no trouble won the game, 69-43.
Kutztown jumped out to a 24-12 lead after one quarter, then increased the lead to 23 by halftime, 39-16.
Ruth scored 20 points to lead the Kutztown offense. Bankes was right behind her with 18 points while Katrina Billig scored eight points and Miller scored seven.
Fleetwood
Boys’ Basketball
The Fleetwood High School boys’ basketball team lost a pair of Berks League games last week and their league record now stands at 3-6 in the league and 8-12 overall with one game remaining on the schedule.
On Jan. 29, the Tigers traveled to Conrad Weiser to take on the Scouts. Thanks in part to a big second quarter, Conrad Weiser won the game, 55-42.
The Scouts held a slim 12-11 lead, but opened things up in the second quarter when they outscored the Tigers, 20-11.
Brian Schumacher, Jared Reaser and Jeff Estima all led the Tigers in scoring with seven points apiece. Weston Hawkins netted six points and Kyle Flannery scored five.
On Feb. 1 the Tigers played host to Schuylkill Valley in another league contest. The game went into overtime but it was the Panthers that came out on top, 74-70.
Fleetwood outscored the Panthers in the third quarter, 22-11, to take a 46-40 lead heading into the final period. But Schuylkill Valley fought back to tie the game, then outscore the Tigers in the overtime period, 12-8.
Flannery paced the Fleetwood offense with 23 points in the game. Estima netted 16 points while Clay Weidemoyer scored 11 and Schumacher added 10.
Girls’ Basketball
The Fleetwood High School girls’ basketball team clinched a playoff spot in the Berks County League playoffs after winning a pair of games last week. The Lady Tigers are 6-3 in the league and have clinched at least a wild card spot.
On Jan. 29 the Lady Tigers played host to Conrad Weiser. Fleetwood got some revenge for a loss to the Scouts earlier in the season when they defeated the Scouts, 53-48.
Fleetwood jumped out to a 16-7 lead after one quarter. The Scouts fought back, outscoring Fleetwood in the second quarter, 13-8, and the third, 11-9. But the Tigers kept them at bay in the end to pull out the victory.
Maureen McGarry led the way for Fleetwood with 17 points in the game. Cyre Virgo netted 15 points while Xiomara Toledo scored nine points and Kendra Bamberger netted eight.
On Jan. 31, Fleetwood traveled to Leesport to take on Schuylkill Valley. A strong first half helped the Tigers to a 48-35 victory.
The Tigers jumped out to an 11-2 lead after one quarter, then expanded the lead to 18 by halftime, 27-9. Schuylkill Valley tried to fight back in the second half, but couldn’t complete the comeback.
Cirgo led the Fleetwood offense with 16 points in the contest. Toledo netted 14 points and Bamberger added 10.
Brandywine Heights
Boys’ Basketball
The Brandywine Heights High School boys’ basketball team dropped two of their final three league games last week and fell to 6-4 in the Berks League and in third place in Division 3. Due to a low power ranking, the Bullets did not get one of the two wild card spots to make the league playoffs.
The Bullets began the week with a game at Wyomissing. A good start helped the Spartans to a 72-57 victory over Brandywine.
Wyomissing jumped out to a 19-10 lead in the first quarter, then increased the advantage to 15 by halftime, 34-19. Brandywine was unable to muster up a comeback in the second half.
Sean Ziegler led the Brandywine offense with 17 points in the game (including three three-point buckets), while Mike Hunter scored 11 and Alec Hess chipped in with nine. Tanner Rankin scored eight points.
On Jan. 30, the Bullets played host to Catasauqua in a non-league contest. Catasauqua scored 20 or more points in three of the four quarters and defeated Brandywine Heights, 79-46.
Catasauqua took control of the game in the first quarter, outscoring the Bullets, 23-7. By halftime, the lead was up to 24 points, 43-19. Catasauqua put the game away in the third quarter, outscoring Brandywine, 24-11.
Hess led the Bullets with 11 points in the contest, while Jake DeLong scored eight and Ziegler scored seven.
On Feb. 1, Brandywine played host to Antietam in another league game. The Bullets needed a 30-point fourth quarter to defeat the Mounts, 64-59.
Antietam held a 25-17 halftime lead, until Brandywine fought back in the second half, outscoring Antietam in the third quarter, 17-11, and the fourth, 30-23.
Matt Boyer’s 22 points paced the Brandywine offense. Rankin netted 11 points while Bryce Pinkerton scored 10 and Hess had eight.
On Feb. 5, the Lynx were defeated by Oley Valley, 68-49. Oley jumped out to a 22-10 lead after one quarter, but Brandywine cut the lead to 10 by halftime, 34-24. Oley Valley opened things up in the third quarter, outscoring the Bullets, 18-10.
Bryce Pinkerton was the high scorer for Brandywine with 16 points. Mike Hunter scored 13 and Sean Ziegler added six points.
Girls’ Basketball
The Brandywine Heights High School girls’ basketball team ended the regular Berks League season with a victory over previously undefeated Oley Valley. The victory tied the two teams for first place in Division 3 with identical records of 9-1. Oley has the higher power rating so that gives the Lady Lynx the division title.
The Lady Bullets began the week with a home game against Wyomissing on Jan. 29. A strong defense led the Bullets to a 47-34 victory.
Brandywine jumped out to a 12-4 lead in the first quarter, then upped the advantage to 11 at halftime, 25-14. The Spartans were unable to mount a second half comeback.
Deanna Daddona led the way for Brandywine with 14 points in the contest. Meagan Loos was right behind her with 11 while Lizzy Leiby scored nine and Ashley Smith added six.
On Jan. 31, the Lady Bullets played host to Antietam. Brandywine proved much too much for Antietam as the Bullets cruised to a 63-17 victory.
Brandywine Heights took command of the game early, taking a 20-4 lead into the second quarter. By halftime, the lead was up to 32 points, 39-7.
Loos and Leiby paced the balanced Brandywine offense with 10 points apiece. Emily VanBilliard chipped in with nine points amd Smith scored six. Daddona, Claire Jones anmd Moira MacLean all scored five points.
On Feb. 5, the Lynx played host to Oley Valley. Thanks in part to a good start, the Lady Bullets won the game, 57-55.
Brandywine opened up a 19-9 lead after one quarter. Oley cut the lead in half in the second quarter to make a very close and interesting second half.
Lizzy Leiby paced the Brandywine offene with 17 points, while Daddona scored 14 points an Ashley Smith had 13.
Wrestling
The Brandywine High School wrestling team defeated Columbia in a non-league match on Feb. 2, 50-25.
Winning by pins for Brandywine were: Chris Langston (195), 0:47; Hunter Gimbor (106), 1:20; Austin Weller (113), 0:53; Kyle Caskie (126), 5:00; Cole Swackhamer (160), 1:01; and Peter Renda (170), 1:03.
Adam Mackie (182) won by forfeit, while Daniel Schmeck (132) won by a technical fall, 17-0, 3:40.