The first month of the new year comes to an end this week with several high school battles worth watching. It kicks off Monday night with the ladies of Padua making the short trip to Ursuline for their latest basketball conflict. The two schools battle in the pool later in the week.
Padua at Ursuline (4-7), 7:15 p.m. Then neighbors and rivals get together for the second time this season. When they met in December, the Pandas erased a big early deficit to take a second-half lead, but the Raiders bounced back for the victory.
Archmere (7-6) at Red Lion (4-9), 4 p.m.
Caravel (8-5) at St. Elizabeth (10-2), 7:15 p.m. Caravel’s record is deceiving. The Buccaneers have played an extremely difficult showcase schedule, taking on some teams of national acclaim. They mix the experience of Sasha Marvel and Kendra Warren with young guns like India Johnston. The Vikings have played very good basketball lately and feature some weapons of their own, including Ber’Nyah Mayo and Julie McCarron.
Salisbury School at Ss. Peter and Paul (0-9), 5 p.m.
Padua at Caravel, 7:15 p.m.
Holly Grove Christian at Ss. Peter and Paul, 4 p.m.
St. Thomas More (9-1) at Salisbury Christian, 5 p.m.
Concord (4-10) at Archmere, 5:30 p.m.
Conrad (8-5) at Ursuline, 7:15 p.m.
St. Mark’s (6-8) at Wilmington Charter (9-4), noon
Padua at Newark Charter (6-7), 12:30 p.m.
St. Thomas More at St. Elizabeth, 2 p.m. St. Elizabeth continues with its stretch of quality opponents when the Ravens come to Wilmington. The host Vikings will ignore Aniah Patterson at their own peril; St. Thomas More’s senior sniper leads her team into New Castle County for the second of three times this season.
ECHS (6-6) at St. Thomas More (6-6), 5 p.m.
St. Mark’s (9-3) at Caravel (7-4), 7:15 p.m. The Spartans and Buccaneers have had a series of close games in recent years, and there is no reason to expect this to be any different. Look for St. Mark’s to slow things down against a Caravel team that prefers and up-tempo pace.
Salesianum (7-5) at Archmere (10-3), 6:15 p.m. It’s another tough road stop for the Sals, who are nearing the end of a stretch of seven road games in their last eight. The Auks are coming off their first loss in six games, and their first of 2019, and will be at home for just the fifth time this season.
Archmere at Red Lion (7-7), 5:15 p.m.
Ss. Peter and Paul (2-12) at Cristo Rey Jesuit, 5:30 p.m.
St. Thomas More at Salisbury Christian, 6:30 p.m.
Salesianum at Smyrna (6-8), 7 p.m.
Sussex Central (3-11) at St. Mark’s, 1:30 p.m.
Marple-Newtown (Pa.) vs. St. Mark’s, 7:40 p.m. at the Patriot Ice Center
Ss. Peter and Paul vs. Boys Latin (Md.), 4:10 p.m. at Ice World
Salesianum vs. Downingtown West (Pa.), 6:15 p.m. at Ice Line
Archbishop Carroll (Pa.) vs. St. Mark’s, 6:30 p.m. at the Patriot Ice Center
St. Mark’s at Sanford, 6 p.m.
St. Mark’s at Tower Hill tri-meet with Tower Hill and McKean, 4 p.m.
Archmere at Red Lion tri-meet with Red Lion and First State Military Academy, 6 p.m.
St. Mark’s at Newark Charter tri-meet with Newark Charter and Red Lion, 6 p.m.
Smyrna at Salesianum, 7 p.m.
Archmere at Mount Pleasant tri-meet with Mount Pleasant and Concord, 10 a.m.
Swimming (co-ed except where noted)
Salesianum at St. Augustine Prep (N.J.), 4 p.m. (boys only)
Ss. Peter and Paul at Cambridge-South Dorchester, 3 p.m. (boys only)
MOT Charter vs. St. Mark’s, 3 p.m. at the Western YMCA
Wilmington Charter vs. Archmere, 3:30 p.m. at the Walnut Street YMCA
Ursuline vs. Padua, 8 p.m. at the Fraim Boys Club (girls only)
Ss. Peter and Paul vs. Kent County, 3 p.m. at Washington College
Salesianum/Ursuline vs. St. Mark’s, 3 p.m. at the Western YMCA
Delaware Military vs. Archmere, 3:30 p.m. at the Walnut Street YMCA
Salesianum/Padua vs. Wilmington Charter, noon at McKean High School