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Padua outlasts Dover on senior night, 51-39

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WILMINGTON – Seventh-ranked Padua hosted Dover on Feb. 15, and it was senior night for two Pandas, Bella Julian and Camryn Scully. Both of the played huge roles in Padua’s 51-39 win. Read more »

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St. Mark’s boys improve to 12-5 with 35-29 win over Wilmington Charter

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WILMINGTON – St. Mark’s boys basketball team, with memories of last week’s five-overtime loss to Salesianum fresh in its mind, needed to keep its focus on the task at hand Feb. 13. That was a late-afternoon tilt at Wilmington Charter, which entered the contest at 7-10.

The Spartans passed the test, putting on the usual St. Mark’s performance. The deliberate offense and tough defense paid dividends in a 35-29 win over the Force. Read more »

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Paul Brown leads Salesianum with 21 in victory over Mount Pleasant

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WILMINGTON – Salesianum established an early lead in its basketball game against Mount Pleasant on Feb. 13, and each time the Green Knights appeared to be ready to take over, the Sals came up with a big play in a 50-45 win. It was their sixth win in the last seven games. Read more »

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St. Elizabeth uses 13-point run to overcome Friends

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ALAPOCAS – St. Elizabeth’s boys basketball team trailed Wilmington Friends, 41-37, early in the fourth quarter of the nonconference matchup Feb. 10, but the shorthanded Vikings would not be denied. A three-point shot by Jaden Dickerson sparked a 13-point run that propelled the Vikings to a 53-48 win.

St. Elizabeth played the game without two of its three seniors. Guy DeBonaventura is out with a hand injury, and Nate Thomas was unavailable for personal reasons, but the younger lineup responded against the Quakers, who are enjoying a solid season. Read more »

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Jack Brown’s three lifts Salesianum in five-OT marathon at St. Mark’s

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MILLTOWN – One for the thumb.

That about sums up the exhibition the Salesianum and St. Mark’s basketball teams put on Feb. 9 at St. Mark’s, a five-overtime marathon that was not decided until the final seconds. After almost six and a half quarters worth of action, Jack Brown nailed a three-point shot to give the Sals an emotional 57-54 win over the Spartans. Read more »

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Three score in double figures as St. Elizabeth boys topple shorthanded Sanford

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HOCKESSIN – The St. Elizabeth boys’ basketball team showed up at Sanford School on the afternoon of Feb. 8 to face a Warriors team that had won 10 straight after opening the season 1-4. But the team on the court for Sanford barely resembled the usual cast of players, as several members of the varsity squad sat on the bench in street clothes.

That did not matter to the Vikings, who were in need of a win after dropping four of their last five. They took advantage of their shorthanded hosts and left with a 67-42 win. Junior Jordan Brown, who led St. Elizabeth with 17 points, said they couldn’t worry about who and who was not playing for Sanford. Read more »

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Kozicki’s strong second half leads Padua past St. Mark’s

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WILMINGTON – Michelle Kozicki scored 11 of her 13 points in the second half to lead seventh-ranked Padua past rival St Mark’s, 40-33, on Feb. 6. Read more »

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Big rivalry matchups dot high school basketball schedule

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As the teams head down the homestretch of the regular season, this week features a few Catholic rivalry matchups, including the most celebrated on both the boys’ and girls’ sides. Read more »

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Conrad’s offensive weapons too much for Ursuline

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WILMINGTON – Ursuline came out firing in its nonconference girls basketball game Feb. 2 at top-ranked Conrad, but the Raiders came up a bit short in the upset bid, falling, 73-62, in front of a packed gymnasium. It was the first meeting between the two schools.

The Raiders, the No. 5 team in Delaware according to 302Sports.com, got off to a good start, taking a 2-0 lead before the game officially started. Maggie Connolly drained two technical free throws as Conrad was penalized for not reporting a player uniform number change. Connolly then scored after Ursuline inbounded the ball, and the Raiders were off to a quick 4-0 start. Read more »

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Delaware high school basketball this week: low in number, high in impact

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The final three full weeks before the state tournament begin with a Catholic Conference rematch for the girls, while St. Elizabeth launches a light slate of games on the boys’ side with a trip north. Read more »

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