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Basketball teams ready for Christmas tournaments

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Boys and girls basketball teams are getting ready for the Christmas tournaments with a light schedule this week. Two Catholic school boys teams get into the holiday spirit early, playing at a Delaware County (Pa.) tournament at the end of the week. Read more »

Dominant fourth quarter carries St. Georges past St. Thomas More

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ST. GEORGES – St. Thomas More’s boys basketball team trailed by a single point heading into the fourth quarter of its game at St. Georges on Dec. 16, but the homestanding Hawks dominated in the final eight minutes. They outscored the Ravens, 28-8, and captured the 72-51 victory going away.

St. Thomas More had a three-point advantage after a quarter and also at the half, but St. Georges rebounded in the third quarter. Nah’Shon Hyland, who scored 39 points earlier in the week against St. Elizabeth, led all scorers with 36. Joseph Rinarelli joined him in double figures with 12. The Hawks remained perfect at 5-0 and are back in action Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. at William Penn.

DeAndre Gourdine paced the Ravens with 21, while Joshua Hayward added 10. St. Thomas More fell to 3-1 and will return to the court on Friday against Mastery Charter (Pa.) at 2:45 p.m. at Chester (Pa.) High School.

All photos were taken by Jason Winchell.

 

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Strong second half keeps Sals unbeaten

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WILMINGTON – Seventh-ranked Salesianum started slow on the basketball team’s annual Silent Night, but the Sals erupted for 34 second-half points to earn a 53-39 win over Appoquinimink on Dec. 16. Michael Wallace scored all 13 of his points in the second half and was all over the floor defensively.

The visiting Jaguars dominated the first quarter, outscoring the Sals, 14-6. The Sals’ student section, dressed in Christmas outfits, were silent until the seventh point, which came on a putback by Brett Henshey. He then added a deep two-point field goal and swished two free throws to ignite an 8-0 run to knot the game at 14. Read more »

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Spartans overcome shooting woes to outlast Concord in two overtimes

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ST. GEORGES – St. Mark’s boys basketball team made just eight field goals in its nonconference game Dec. 16 against Concord, and five of those came in the first quarter. The Spartans went about 19 minutes of game time without s bucket.

But their final field goal of the afternoon, a 10-foot baseline jump shot from Nick Leski, gave them the lead for the final time as the Spartans outlasted the Raiders, 41-39, in double overtime at the Rumble by the River at St. Georges Technical High School. With the win, St. Mark’s improved to 3-0 on the season. Read more »

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Carey nets 16 as Spartans girls run past Woodbridge

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GLASGOW – St. Mark’s girls basketball team did not pick up its fourth win of the 2016-17 season until Feb. 4. The Spartans have already reached that number after a 50-35 win over previously unbeaten Woodbridge on Dec. 14 in the first round of the Dragon Winter Classic at Glasgow High School. Read more »

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Excitement at St. Mark’s after surprise donation from Hyde family

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All anyone needed was to hear the outburst of excitement at St. Mark’s High School gymnasium to know major news had just come from the dais.

More than 600 students, alumni, parents, faculty and Diocese of Wilmington officials erupted with joy when it was announced Dec. 8 that the school had received a $1.5 million donation from Stephen Hyde and family. Read more »

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Hornets steal road win at Padua as Brown beats buzzer

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WILMINGTON – The Tatnall Hornets erased a nine-point second-half deficit and defeated Padua, 42-40, on Dec. 11. Kennedy Brown was the hero for Tatnall, hitting a runner as time expired. Read more »

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Auks boys power past DMA to earn first win of season

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WILMINGTON – Archmere’s boys basketball team pounded the inside all afternoon against Delaware Military Academy, picking up its first win of the season, 54-42, in the consolation game of the Diamond State Athletic Conference Tip-Off on Dec. 11. Read more »

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Basketball teams get key games in before Christmas tournaments roll around

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The second full week of high school basketball begins Monday with a rarity for December. Archmere’s boys will take on Delaware Military Academy in a game postponed from Saturday by an early winter snowfall. On the girls’ side, a playoff rematch pits two of the top programs in the state. Read more »

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Second-quarter shutout propels Spartans girls past Middletown

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MILLTOWN – St. Mark’s and Middletown played an even first period, but the host Spartans pulled away from the undermanned Cavaliers in the second period on their way to a 65-26 nonconference girls basketball win on Dec. 9. Every player who appeared in the game for St. Mark’s scored, with four of them reaching double figures. Read more »

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