A full slate of games, meets and matches await the Catholic schools this week. In basketball, teams are angling for postseason berths and seeding, while wrestling’s dual-team championships are coming up this weekend.
Jemicy at Ss. Peter and Paul (2-12), 4 p.m.
Archmere (11-4) at MOT Charter (0-16), 6:15 p.m.
St. Mark’s (10-4) at St. Elizabeth (7-8), 7:15 p.m. The Vikings begin a tough week against Catholic rival St. Mark’s. When these teams met at St. Mark’s on Jan. 10, the game went into overtime before the Spartans emerged with the 60-53 win. Eric Ludman led the Spartans with 18, while Justin Money paced the Vikings with 22.
Brandywine (2-13) at Salesianum (9-5), 7:30 p.m.
St. Andrew’s (10-3) at St. Thomas More, 5:30 p.m. St. Thomas More is looking to make a push for the playoffs, and this week they have two very good opponents on the schedule. It begins at home against St. Andrew’s, which has quietly put together a double-digit win season.
Caravel (9-4) at Archmere, 6:15 p.m. The Buccaneers travel north to face the Auks in a battle of two teams that look headed for the postseason. Archmere returned to the win column last week after two losses.
Sanford (11-3) at St. Elizabeth, 7:15 p.m.
Cristo Rey Jesuit at Ss. Peter and Paul, 5:30 p.m.
St. Thomas More at Delmarva Christian (13-1), 6:30 p.m.
St. Mark’s at Salesianum, 8 p.m. at the 76ers Fieldhouse. The old rivals team up for a good cause at the new home of the Delaware Blue Coats. All proceeds from this game, part of the SL24 Memorial Classic – will benefit the UnLocke the Light Foundation, created in memory of the late former Spartan, Sean Locke. On the court, the Spartans will need to find a way to slow down the Sals, while Salesianum likes to push the pace.
Newark Charter and Wilmington Christian at Archmere, 4 p.m.
William Penn at Salesianum, 6 p.m.
DIAA Dual Team championships, Smyrna High School
Salesianum vs. Archbishop Ryan (Pa.), 7:20 p.m. at Flyers Skate Zone – NE (Pa.)
Glenelg Country vs. Ss. Peter and Paul, 3:15 p.m. at Talbot Community Center
Salesianum vs. Landon (Md.), 4:30 p.m.
St. Joe’s Prep (Pa.) vs. St. Mark’s, 5:30 p.m. at University of Delaware
St. Mark’s vs. Interboro (Pa.), 9:20 p.m. at Ice Works
Archmere (9-6) at Howard (12-3), 4:45 p.m. Archmere will have its hands full with the talented Lady Wildcats. Howard’s offensive weapons include Ronnasia Blatch-Huggins and Na’leigha Wright. The Auks counter with Emma McCann and Madison Stewart.
Pennington (N.J.) at Ursuline (5-7), 5:30 p.m.
Appoquinimink (5-7) at Padua (7-7), 7:15 p.m.
MOT Charter (5-9) at Archmere, 6:15 p.m.
St. Thomas More (9-2) at Ss. Peter and Paul (0-10), 5 p.m.
Ursuline at St. Elizabeth (12-2), 7:15 p.m.
Padua at St. Mark’s (6-8), 7:15 p.m.
Archmere at Tatnall (7-6), 3:45 p.m.
Ss. Peter and Paul at Salisbury Christian, 4 p.m.
St. Thomas More at Delmarva Christian (10-4), 5 p.m. Two of the best teams in the ESIAC meet for the only time this season. Seniors Aniah Patterson and Jessica Simmons pace the Ravens, while the Royals count on sophomore Grace Fetterman and a nice supporting cast.
Ursuline vs. St. Mark’s, 6 p.m. at 76ers Fieldhouse.
Hodgson (13-3) at St. Elizabeth, 7:15 p.m. St. Elizabeth is in the midst of a brutal stretch of games, and thus far, the Vikings have passed with flying colors. They close the week against the Silver Eagles, the favorite in the Blue Hen Conference Flight A, and their all-state candidate, Kayla Braxton-Young.
Swimming (co-ed unless noted)
Padua vs. Ursuline, 3:30 p.m. at H. Fletcher Brown Boys and Girls Club (girls only).
Wilmington Charter vs. St. Mark’s, 3 p.m. at Western YMCA.
Archmere vs. Salesianum/Ursuline, 3:30 p.m. at H. Fletcher Brown Boys and Girls Club.
St. Mark’s at McKean, 3:30 p.m.
Padua vs. Delaware Military Academy, 4 p.m. at Wilmington Charter (girls only).
Archmere vs. Conrad, 3:30 p.m. at McKean High School.
Salesianum/Padua vs. Tower Hill, 3:30 p.m. at Walnut Street YMCA.