This week's high school sports wrap-ups

Photo by Lloyd Lutz Action from the Kutztown vs. Brandywine Heights boys' basketball game.
Photo by Lloyd Lutz The Kutztown Area High School girls' basketball team won its second Berks League game of the season with a victory over Antietam last week.

Kutztown

Boys’ Basketball

The Kutztown Area High School boys’ basketball team split a pair of games last week and are 2-8 in the Berks League and 5-15 overall

On Jan. 31, the Cougars played host to Wyomissing in a Berks League game. The Spartans needed an overtime period to down Kutztown, 52-42.

Down by six after one quarter, the Cougars outscored the Spartans in the second quarter, 16-2, to take a 22-14 halftime lead. Wyomissing came back to tie the game after regulation, 41-41.

Tucker Landis led the Kutztown boys with 12 points in the game. Jordan Kemp netted 10 and Dalton Balthaser added nine.

On Feb. 4, the Cougars played host to Antietam. Despite a rough third period, the Cougars won the game, 42-40.

Kutztown held a 24-17 lead when Antietam came back to outscore the Cougars in the third period, 16-7, to make it exciting. Kutztown pulled it out in the end.

Dalton Balthaser led the Kutztown offense with 11 points in the game. Tucker Landis and Steve Eberly each had 10 points.

Girls’ Basketball

The Kutztown Area High School girls’ basketball team dropped two of three games last week, improving to 2-8 in the Berks League and 3-16 overall.

On Jan. 30, the Lady Cougars were at home to take on Wyomissing. Thanks in part to a strong first half, the Lady Spartans defeated Kutztown, 50-39.

Wyomissing jumped out to a 16-8 lead after one quarter, then expanded the advantage to 19 by halftime, 29-10. The Lady Cougars cut into the lead in the second half, but could not make it all the way back.

Hannah Bankes paced the Kutztown offense with 23 points in the game, while Katrina Billig and Courtney Stump each netted six.

On Feb. 4, the Lady Cougars were at home to take on Antietam. A 27-point second period helped Kutztown to a 56-40 win.

Leading by one after one quarter, Kutztown outscored the Mounts in the second quarter, 27-14. Antietam could not muster up a second half comeback.

Hannah Bankes had a 37 point game for the Lady Cougars, including four three-pointers.

Fleetwoood

Boys’ Basketball

The Fleetwood High School boys’ basketball team won two of three games last week. The Tigers are 6-4 in the league and 12-8 overall.

On Jan. 31, the Tigers traveled to Schuylkill Valley for a Berks League contest. The Tigers outscored the Panthers in all four quarters and won the game, 50-36.

Fleetwood held a slim 24-19 halftime lead. The Tigers incresed the advantage to eight after three quarters, outscoring the Panthers, 9-6.

Brian Schumacher paced the Fleetwood offense with 21 points in the contest. Clay Weidemoyer netted eight points, while Matt Hook and Justin Hummel each chipped in with six.

On Feb. 1, the Tigers traveled to Exeter for a non-league battle. The game was close throughout, but the Eagles came out on top, 66-56.

Exeter held a 19-15 lead after one quarter, then expanded the lead to eight by halftime, 34-26. Fleetwood worked hard to come back, but they couldn’t make it all the way back.

Schumacher led the Fleetwood offense with 19 points in the game, while Hummel and Kyle Flannery each scored 13 points. Jared Reaser added six.

On Feb. 4, the Tigers were at home to battle Twin Valley in a non-league game. With the game tied at 24-24 at halftime, Fleetwood outscored the Raiders in the third quarter, 23-14, and the fourth, 20-15.

Schumacker paced the Fleetwood offense with 19 points in the game. Reaser netted 16 points and Flannery scored 10. Weidemoyer chipped in with seven points.

Girls’ Basketball

The Fleetwood High School girls’ basketball team won a pair of games last week and is 8-2 in the Berks League and 18-2 overall.

On Jan. 30, the Lady Tigers played host to Schuylkill Valley in a Berks League game. Despite a slow start, the Tigers were able to win the game, 51-32.

Schuylkill Valley got the jump on the Lady Tigers, leading 10-2 after one quarter. But Fleetwood came back in the second quarter to take a 23-16 halftime lead. The Tigers took control of the game in the third quarter, outscoring the Panthers, 16-8.

Kendra Bamberger led the Fleetwood offense with 15 points in the game, while Cyre Virgo netted 12 and Lauren Lister added seven.

On Feb. 4, the Lady Tigers traveled to Twin Valley for a league contest. A good second half gave Fleetwood a 46-32.

Leading, 24-20 at halftime, the Tigers outscored the Raiders in the third quarter, 14-8, and the fourth, 8-4.

Xiomara Toledo led the Fleetwood offense with 14 points in the game, while Bamberger netted 11 and Lister scored seven.

Brandywine Heights

Boys’ Basketball

The Brandywine Heights High School boys’ basketball team lost a trio of games last week. The Bullets are 3-7 in the league and 4-16 overall.

On Jan. 29, the Bullets traveled to Catasauqua for a non-league battle. Catasauqua proved too much for the Bulelts as it won the game, 71-48.

Catasauqua took control of the game early, outscoring Brandywine Heights in the first quarter, 25-13. The lead increased to 24 points by halftime, then Catasauqua put the game away in the third quarter, outscoring the locals, 18-10.

Sean Ziegler led the Brandywine offense with 19 points in the contest. Bryce Galczynski scored 10 and Jake DeLong netted nine.

On Jan. 31, Brandywine traveled to Antietam for another league contest. The Mounts used a big second quarter to defeat the Bullets, 61-45.

Antietam held an 18-12 lead after one quarter, then really opened things up, outscoring Brandywine in the second quarter, 27-12.

Galczynski and Ziegler paced the Brandywine offense with 15 points apiece. DeLong netted 10 to help the cause.

On Feb. 4, the Bullets lost to Oley Valley, 48-41.

The two teams battled through a close game, but Oley outscored Brandywine in the fourth quarter, 21-12 which made the difference.

Bryce Galczynski was high scorer for Brandywine with 15 points in the game. DeLong netted 12 points and Ziegler netted eight points.

Girls’ Basketball

The Brandywine Heights High School girls’ basketball team split a pair of games last week. The Lady Bullets are 7-3 in the Berks League and 10-10 overall.

Brandywine began the week with a home game with Antietam. The Bullets outscored Antietam in all four quarters and won the game, 51-29.

Brandywine led, 10-6 after one quarter, then increased the advantage to 11 by halftime, 27-16. The locals put the game away in the third quarter, outscoring the Mounts, 13-6.

Lizzy Leiby led the Brandywine offense with 30 points. Deanna Daddona canned nine points and Moira MacLean scored six.

On Feb. 4, the Bullets traveled Oley Valley and came home with a 58-37 loss. The Lynx held a 25-18 lead and opened the advantage up to 13 at the end of three quarters, 40-27.

Daddona was the top scorer for Brandywine with 17 points. Leiby contributed with 10.

Wrestling

The Brandywine Heights High School wrestling team closed out the Berks League regular season with a 48-21 victory over Conrad Weiser. The Bullets are 3-3 in the league.

Earning pins for Brandywine were: Zach Sessions (160), 0:57; Cole Swackhamer (195), 1:15; Collin Conrad (285), 2:25; Trevor Gimbor (120), 4:48; Daniel Schmeck (145), 1:04.

Winning by decisions werer: Austin Weller (126), 3-1; and Kyle Caskie (132), 6-0.