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Padua defense is key in victory over Pennsylavnia Pandas

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WILMINGTON – Eighth-ranked Padua put up a great defensive effort, and Michelle Kozicki led the way on offense as the Pandas defeated Archbishop Prendergast (Pa.), 49-44, on Jan. 27. It was a signature win for a young Pandas team in a bounce-back season. Read more »

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Brown brothers lead Salesianum past St. Elizabeth, 60-46

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WILMINGTON – Paul Brown and his brother Jack combined for 34 points to lead 10th-ranked Salesianum past No. 9 St. Elizabeth, 60-46, on Jan. 26 at the St. E Center. With the win, the Sals avenged an earlier loss to the Vikings.

Salesianum came out in a 2-3 zone, and it worked as the Sals stormed out to a 7-0 lead. Jack Brown put the visitors on the board with a layup, followed by a Paul Brown layup and a surprising three-pointer for the taller Paul. Jordan Brown of the Vikings ended the run with a three of his own after a timeout, but the Sals answered with another 7-0 run to end the quarter. The first ended with a deep three-pointer from Jack Brown, giving the Sals an 11-point advantage.

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Conrad girls use defensive pressure to create offense in 51-25 win over Auks

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CLAYMONT – Conrad raced out to an 8-0 lead, and the team’s pressure defense wreaked havoc with the Archmere possession game as the Red Wolves took a 51-25 win in Diamond State Athletic Conference girls basketball on Jan. 23 at Moglia Fieldhouse. Read more »

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Court is in session: Basketball season enters second half

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It’s that time of year when the basketball postseason picture is starting to come into focus. The Catholic high schools are marching toward the playoffs, but they still have several key regular-season battles to go. Read more »

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Strong second half for Money powers Vikings boys past Appoquinimink

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WILMINGTON – Justin Money scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half to lead the St. Elizabeth past the Appoquinimink Jaguars, 51-44, on Jan. 20. Both teams came in on a roll as the Vikings had won three straight while the Jags had taken four in a row. Read more »

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Ward-Mayo, Lee lead St. Elizabeth girls past Ursuline; Connolly nets 1,000th in loss

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WILMINGTON – Ber’Nyah Ward-Mayo and Alexis Lee combined for 32 points to lead fifth-ranked St Elizabeth past No. 4 Ursuline, 58-50, on Jan. 20. It was the Vikings’ first victory over the Raiders since the 2014 state tournament semifinal. Read more »

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Ursuline grad Mills among eight to join Delaware Basketball Hall of Fame

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A former Ursuline standout and her coach at the school are among eight people who will be inducted into the Delaware Basketball Hall of Fame on Jan. 27. The ceremony will take place over lunch at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 654 S. College Ave., Newark, beginning at 11 a.m.

Kate Mills, a two-time first-team all-state basketball player for Ursuline in the early 2000s, is one of six players who will be honored. Her coach, Steve Johnson, and a benefactor of the sport are the others. Read more »

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Pandas start fast, push past St. Mark’s

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MILLTOWN – Tenth-ranked Padua started strong and never looked back in a 60-34 win over St. Mark’s on Jan. 15. The Pandas, who have won six of their last seven, received scoring from 12 different players. Read more »

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Catholic rivalry games dot the basketball schedule this week

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Last week, like others before it, brought a few weather cancellations, so the games are piling up. This week includes some rivalry games for both the girls and boys, although the girls have a decidedly busier seven days. Read more »

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Ravens girls run past Wilmington Christian as Patterson scores 24

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HOCKESSIN – St. Thomas More’s girls basketball team got off to a slow start Jan. 13, but the Ravens overwhelmed Wilmington Christian in the middle quarters on their way to a 63-35 win. The victory gave them the championship of the Wilmington Christian midseason tournament. Read more »

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