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Auks boys storm back for win vs. Newark Charter

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CLAYMONT – Archmere came from 11 points down to top Newark Charter, 44-40, in Diamond State Athletic Conference boys basketball on Feb. 17 on Senior Night at the Moglia Fieldhouse.

The Auks honored their seniors, who led them out of the gates to a 13-6 lead. Kevin Olsen scored six of those points. The Patriots’ Justin Thomas took over in the second quarter as he hit two mid-range jumpers and a pair of foul shots to pull them within one at 17-16. He wasn’t done, draining a deep three, followed by a long two-point jumper to give the Patriots a 24-21 halftime lead. Read more »

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Raiders sink nine three-point shots to defeat Sanford in showdown of top teams

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WILMINGTON – In the most anticipated game on the Delaware girls high school basketball schedule this regular season, Ursuline proved once again why it is deserving of the top spot in the rankings. The Raiders overcame a six-point deficit after one quarter with lethal long-distance shooting to defeat No. 2 Sanford, 50-40, on Feb. 16.

The Raiders (17-1) drilled nine three-point shots against the Warriors, five by junior guard Maggie Connolly. Four of Ursuline’s distance shots came during a second quarter in which Ursuline outscored Sanford, 21-9, to take a 35-29 lead into halftime. Read more »

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Brown brothers combine for 31 in Sals win over Quakers

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WILMINGTON – Paul Brown scored 19 points and his younger brother Jack added 12 to lead Salesianum to a 57-47 home win over Wilmington Friends in nonconference basketball on Feb. 14.

The Sals got off to a fast start as Paul Brown scored the team’s first five points. Jack Brown then hit back-to-back three-pointers to help Salesianum to an early 11-5 lead. It was 15-9 at the end of one quarter, and the Sals began the second stanza on a roll. Jack Brown drained a three, and Chris Cohill tipped in a missed shot to extend the lead to 22-13 with 6:46 left in the half. Paul Brown added his own triple before the horn, and Salesianum led, 27-20 at the break. Read more »

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Big second quarter carries Auks girls past DMA

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WILMINGTON – Archmere used a big second quarter to earn a significant road win against Delaware Military Academy in Diamond State Athletic Conference girls basketball on Feb. 14. The Auks scored 22 second-quarter points while holding the Seahawks to just six to take control on their way to a 48-29 triumph.

The Auks were trailing, 14-13, early in the second when they started a 19-2 run. Senior Danaziah Brown hit a three-pointer, followed by a steal and a layup. Junior Sydney Niumataiwalu converted an old-fashioned three-point play, and Brown drained another three. Then freshman Madison Stewart scored four straight before Amanda Denning scored to make it 32-16 at halftime. Read more »

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Girls schedule features No. 1 hosting No. 2, other intriguing matchups

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This is the last full week of games and we have the top two ranked teams meeting head-to-head, and some other key matchups as the tournament nears.

Tuesday
basketballArchmere (12-6) at Delaware Military Academy (11-7), 5:15 p.m. The Auks finish the regular season with two tough games on back-to-back nights. The Seahawks lost to the Auks in their season opener and look for revenge on their home floor.
St. Elizabeth (9-7) at William Penn (9-8), 5:15 p.m. The Vikings look to spoil senior night for the Colonials and get some momentum as the state tournament looms.
St. Mark’s (4-14) at Wilmington Charter (6-11), 6:30 p.m.
Concord (13-2) at Padua (5-11), 7:30 p.m. The Pandas have won two straight, but now they face the seventh-ranked Raiders, who are undefeated on the road this year.
Wednesday
Archmere at A.I. DuPont (14-4), 6:15 p.m. The ninth-ranked Auks travel to the eighth-ranked Tigers looking for the road win in their regular-season finale.
Padua at Caravel (11-5), 7:15 p.m. The Pandas look to upset the fourth-ranked Buccaneers and spoil their senior night.
Thursday
Conrad (16-1) at St Mark’s, 3:45 p.m. The Spartans face the Red Wolves on senior day looking to upset the sixth-ranked team.
Glasgow (5-11) at St. Thomas More (11-6), 5 p.m. The Ravens look for the win on senior night.
Sanford (16-2) at Ursuline (16-1), 7 p.m. The top-ranked Raiders host the No. 2 Warriors; both teams are undefeated in the state. The Raiders guards have been great this year while the young Warriors can score early and often.  Get tickets in advance, and arrive early to find parking.
Saturday
Padua at St Elizabeth, 1:45 p.m.
St. Andrews (3-11) at St. Thomas More 3 p.m. 
Caravel at Ursuline, 7 p.m. The Raiders get the fourth-ranked Buccaneers in another premier matchup. This is the Raiders’ last home game of the regular season.
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Boys hoops enters final full week with tournament berths, seeding on the line

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The boys’ basketball season is in its last full week of the season, and it’s a great week to be a basketball fan with many great games on tap.
Tuesday
Jemicy at Ss. Peter and Paul, 4 p.m.

Wilmington Christian (2-16) at Archmere (7-9), 6:15 p.m. The Auks looked good in a tough road loss at Red Lion and has come on strong after a slow start. This starts a busy week against tough competiton.

basketballWilmington Charter (4-13) at St. Mark’s (11-5), 7:30 p.m. The Spartans look for the home win against a Force team that plays hard and just hasn’t been able to win a close game.
Friends (10-6) at Salesianum (12-5), 7:30 p.m. The Quakers almost pulled out a win against the Vikings now they look to end the Sals’ hot stretch as they have won six of seven.
St. Thomas More (14-3) at DAPSS (5-11), 7:45 p.m. The second-ranked Ravens look to remain undefeated in state and win their 13th in a row.
Wednesday
Archmere at St. Elizabeth (10-7), 7:15 p.m. The Vikings ended a two-game losing streak with an overtime win vs. Friends and now faces an Auks team that plays them tough.
Thursday
Wilmington Charter at St. Elizabeth, 7:15 p.m.
Delcastle (7-9) at St. Mark’s, 7:15 p.m.
Friday
Newark Charter (13-5) at Archmere, 6:15 p.m. The Auks look for an upset on senior night as they fight for a spot in the state tournament.
Ss. Peter and Paul at Cristo Rey, 7 p.m.
Saturday
St. Elizabeth at Appoquinimink (11-5), 3 p.m. The Vikings end the season on the road looking for a signature win before the tournament starts.
Salesianum at Sussex Tech (5-12) 3 p.m.
St. Mark’s at Middletown (6-10), 7:15 p.m.

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Vikings outlast Quakers in key boys basketball showdown

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WILMINGTON – St. Elizabeth used a balanced scoring approach and a key field goal from Elijah Dockery to squeak by Wilmington Friends, 64-61, in a key nonconference boys basketball showdown on Feb. 11. The win ended a two-game losing streak for the Vikings and a stretch of four losses in their last six games.

It was tied at 11 after one quarter, but St. Elizabeth took over in the second. Dockery hit Jordan Money for a perfect alley-oop dunk, and David Hazelton followed with a couple of field goals, and the Vikings took a 26-19 halftime lead. Read more »

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Lions’ deep shooting proves too much for Auks

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BEAR – Red Lion hit six three-pointers and made eight free throws in the fourth quarter to beat the Archmere Auks, 48-44, on Feb. 11.  Jalin Robinson hit three big three-point shots and five huge free throws at the end to help the Lions win their regular-season finale.

The Lions came out on fire early as Robinson hit a deep three, and Christian Kennedy sank a pair of two-pointers to give the home team a 9-4 lead. Adam Barksdale and Andrew Pinto connected on some key baskets to cut the Lions’ lead to 11-10 at the end of the first quarter. Read more »

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Kempski lifts Sals past Spartans in double overtime hardcourt battle

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WILMINGTON – Mike Kempski hit two free throws in the second overtime period and Salesianum was able to hold on for a 34-32 home win over St Mark’s on Feb. 10. The Sals (12-5) have won five of six and remained perfect at home this season.

Sallies came out on fire as senior Duncan Trerotola hit two three-pointers, and Jack Brown scored on a steal and layup for a quick 8-0 lead. Spartans senior Chris Ludman got the Spartans on the board with an old-fashioned three-point play, his only points of the night. Kempski hit a three, and Paul Brown scored on a put-back to give the Sals a 13-5 lead after the first quarter. Read more »

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Big second-half run lifts Ursuline past St. Elizabeth

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WILMINGTON – After St. Elizabeth had fought back from a seven-point halftime deficit to tie Ursuline in the teams’ highly entertaining Catholic Conference girls basketball showdown on Feb. 8, the top-ranked Raiders could have gone two ways. They could have folded the tent and watched the Vikings complete their comeback, or they could respond in front of a loud, sold-out gymnasium and show why they are the team to beat in Delaware.

Over a stretch of seven and a half minutes spanning the third and fourth quarters, Ursuline answered the third-ranked Vikings with a 17-2 run, building a big lead and going on to a 58-43 victory. The Raiders swept the season series with St. Elizabeth and improved to 15-1 on the season. Read more »

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