Conestoga Boys Basketball

Conestoga holds off Boyertown, claims Holiday Tournament crown

PaPrepLive.com by Rob Senior December 29, 2017 BOYERTOWN >> Boyertown coach Mike Ludwig set some clear goals for his team going into this week’s Holiday Tournament. ​“We knew this was a quality tournament,” said Ludwig. “We wanted to play our first game, get some confidence and then test ourselves again against top competition.” It’s safe to say the Bears reached Ludwig’s goals. After a hard-fought win Thursday night over Governor Mifflin, Boyertown hung with perennial District 1 contender Conestoga ​Friday before succumbing, 53-42, in a physical Holiday Tournament finale.​ Conestoga’s Charlie Schappell throws down a dunk during the second half of Friday night’s Read more…


Varsity holds off late push from Pennridge to take 59-51 victory

In the opening game of the Boyertown Holiday Classic, Stoga was hot from the 3-point line despite the frigid temperatures outside. Four shots from beyond the arc led to 16-8 lead after the opening quarter. Continued ball movement and good shooting led to a 34-27 lead at the half. Wes had 7 pts in the half as a result of some great assists from Zach. The second half saw continued strong play from Zach and Shane on the offensive end. Pennridge began an aggressive press in the 4th quarter to help narrow the gap. But some clutch foul shooting down Read more…


Varsity loses heartbreaker to Upper Darby 60-57

On the final game before the holiday break, Stoga came out strong on Upper Darby’s home court paced by Zach’s drives to the basket and Shane’s 3 pt. shooting and led 21 -17 after one. Even the UD student section appreciated the difficulty of some Zach’s moves! The second quarter was a completely different story as both teams found scoring a challenge. Midway through the period Wesley finally got Stoga back into the scoring column on a baseline jumper and the team went into the half up 28-23. The third quarter was all Stoga as Zach and Shane were on fire Read more…


JV drops tight match up at home to Lower Merion

The Pioneers came out swinging in the first quarter, but ultimately fell to Lower Merion 42-48. The Aces JV showed up with a mature 16-member squad and a sharp shooter who couldn’t be stopped. In the first half DeShetler drove and drew several fouls, while Emory and Piccone showed smart offensive execution. Barczak ended the first half on a good note with a buzzer beating 3-point shot. Stoga was down by seven coming into the second half. McGovern came out strong with a quick basket. The momentum continued and the offense’s “Hawk” finally took off. Full-time point guard DiMarino kept Read more…


Conestoga hands Lower Merion its first loss

PaPrepLive.com By: Bruce Adams  December 20, 2017 Coming into the 2017-18 boys’ basketball campaign, Conestoga head coach Mike Troy tried to temper expectations “We knew we would have to grow during this season,” Troy said, “because our roster doesn’t have as much varsity experience as last year’s team did.” Tuesday evening, the Pioneers (4-1, 3-0) took a step in the right direction with a 62-57 victory against defending Central League champion Lower Merion. The Aces (3-1, 1-1) suffered their first defeat of the season. “Lower Merion pressures you [defensively] about 100 percent of the time,” said Conestoga junior point guard and Read more…


Varsity uses strong defensive effort in 48-31 win over Ridley

In a rescheduled Saturday afternoon home game due to Friday’s snowfall, the Pioneer Pit was surprisingly full and Stoga fed off their energy to overtake Central League rival Ridley 48-31.  With both teams playing aggressive defense, scoring was hard to come by in the first period as Stoga led only 8 to 5. However, Ridley quickly found themselves in foul difficulty giving Stoga free chances at the line. Transition baskets by Evan and Charlie along with a crazy Zach sliding shot at the buzzer helped stretch the lead to 22-13 at the half. Both teams continued their intense play with Read more…


JV takes 4th straight with narrow 43-41 win over Ridley

Saturday’s game was an intense defensive battle that sparked strong inside play by Conestoga. Mayock and Smith battled an aggressive Ridley team under the boards. While DiMarino, Liedtka, and Ridder kept the offense going with steals and three-pointers. Emory used his length for shutting down shots and drawing fouls. The heart-pounding second half saw fans on their feet (well, just Mark Smith because his back hurt) and Coach Mass passionately pacing the sidelines. Piccone put nerves to rest with a smooth 3-pointer, strong drives, and a backboard-beating block. DeShetler drew on his football skills to keep the peace underneath. In Read more…


Varsity stages 4th quarter comeback to outpace Haverford 48-40

On the road for their first Central League match-up against Haverford, Stoga got off to a slow start and held a narrow 10-8 lead after one period. Milt and Zach provided most of the offensive out put in the 2nd quarter as a scrappy Haverford team took a 22-21 lead into halftime. The 3rd quarter saw Haverford pull out to a 7 point lead behind some hot 3-point shooting, Stoga turned up the defensive pressure behind Colin, Wes, and Evan and the comeback was on. Some inside baskets cut the Ford’s lead to 31-27 after 3. Stoga maintained the energy Read more…


JV holds off late Fords push to win 34-29

On the road at Haverford, the JV jumped out to a 16-8 halftime advantage behind some aggressive defense and strong work on the boards from Deacon, Houston and Xavier. Haverford started to close the gap in the 3rd quarter but Scott brought some energy with steals and drives to the basket for 5 points off the bench to help Stoga hold a 21-17 lead after 3. With Haverford forced to press in the 4th, guards Jack Lietka and Jack DiMarino broke the press and made their free throws down the stretch for JV 3rd straight victory 34-29.


Varsity hangs on to narrowly defeat Glasgow H.S. (DE) 45-43 for first win

Stoga came out strong in their second game of the season and and managed to hang on in the end for a hard fought victory over Glasgow H.S. from DE. With a combination of aggressive defense and 3-point shooting, Stoga found themselves with a double digit lead up 27-11. Shane, Scott, and Milt all hit from 3 pt range in the half. Unfortunately Glasgow was not going to go quietly back home on this snowy afternoon and scored 9 straight points to open the 2nd half. Stoga found themselves clinging to a narrow lead 33-27 after three quarters. Evan had Read more…