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Short game pays off for Pandas in convincing Diamond State win over William Penn

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WILMINGTON – William Penn was willing to concede the key to Padua during the teams’ meeting Dec. 28 in the Diamond State Classic, and the Pandas gratefully accepted to gift. The Pandas feasted in the paint on their way to a 61-33 win over the Colonials. The win gave them the New Castle Insurance Cup championship at the annual girls basketball tournament. Read more »

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Julian hits five threes as Padua advances in Diamond State Classic

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WILMINGTON – Bella Julian drained five three-point shots in the first half as Padua opened up play in the Diamond State Classic with a 44-35 win over St. Joseph’s (N.Y.) on Dec. 27 at the St. E Center. Bishop Malooly took in the matinee from behind the Pandas’ bench. Read more »

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Hornets steal road win at Padua as Brown beats buzzer

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WILMINGTON – The Tatnall Hornets erased a nine-point second-half deficit and defeated Padua, 42-40, on Dec. 11. Kennedy Brown was the hero for Tatnall, hitting a runner as time expired. Read more »

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Pandas battle, but fall vs. New Jersey foe

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WILMINGTON – Padua got off to a good start Feb. 4 against the Hun School, but the visitors from Princeton, N.J., took control in the middle quarters to earn a 53-41 victory.

Michelle Kozicki paced the Pandas in the first quarter, scoring six points, two of which came on a nice runout where Haley Scott found Kozicki with a length-of-the-court pass. Anna Maguire kept Hun in it, scoring nine of the Raiders’ 13 points as Padua had a two-point advantage after one.

Bella Julian puts up a shot for Padua over Juda Jones of the Hun School. (The Dialog/Mike Lang)

Bella Julian puts up a shot for Padua over Juda Jones of the Hun School. (The Dialog/Mike Lang)

Hun forward Juda Jones caused problems for Padua beginning in the second quarter. Padua’s Bella Julian hit a corner three early on, but Hun climbed back into the game. The Raiders took the lead with 3:18 to go when Jones drained a three-point shot and was fouled on the shot. The four-point play put Hun in front, 22-20. The score was 22-21 at the half.

A short run to open the third made it 28-23 in favor of the Raiders, but Julian hit another three to close the gap. That would be the Pandas’ only field goal of the quarter, however, and Jones scored eight points as Hun took an eight-point advantage into the final stanza.

Padua tightened its defense in the fourth and rediscovered its scoring touch, but could not close the gap. Hun’s lead grew to 14; forward Alexis Howell had eight points in the quarter. Jones finished with 23 for the Raiders, while Howell and Maguire added 11 each.

Julian led the Pandas with 13; Kozicki and Cam Scully each contributed eight. Padua (3-11) is back in action at home on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. against St. Mark’s.

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Spartans build early lead, hold off Pandas rally

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MILLTOWN – The St Mark’s Spartans had a second quarter to remember in their Catholic Conference matchup with Padua on Jan. 5. They outscored the Pandas 19-5 in the second, then held on for a 40-34 win.

basketballThe first quarter saw a lot of missed shots by both teams and both defenses played great. The score was 4-4 until Kara Dougherty hit a big three to start the second quarter, and the Spartans dominated. Sophomore Kayla Wolff had a big quarter, scoring 10 points including a perfect four-for-four from the charity stripe. The Spartans were able to set up their full-court pressure and capitalize off steals. Kendra Schweizer had back-to-back baskets, and Delaney Carrey hit a bank shot to give the Spartans a 23-9 halftime lead.

Pandas junior Bella Julian caught fire in the third quarter as the Pandas went on a 10-3 run to cut the lead to 30-24. The Pandas’ run started when Schweizer was on the bench with foul trouble, and the Padua defense was fueling the offense. The Pandas continued to claw away in the fourth quarter, and a Hailey Scott basket cut the Spartans’ lead to 34-33 with 2:16 left. The Spartans set up a great play after a timeout and Schweizer found Wolff for a big lay up.  Angel Lorang also added a lay up as the Spartans got the big win.

St. Mark’s has won two straight to improve to 3-3 on the season. Wolff scored 16 points, including eight of 10 from the foul line. The Spartans host A.I. duPont on Saturday at 130 p.m. The Pandas(2-5) got 12 points from Julian but struggled at the foul line, making just three of 10. They host St. Elizabeth on Saturday at 1:45 p.m.

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Strong start leads Seahawks past Pandas on hardcourt

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WILMINGTON – Delaware Military Academy jumped out to an early lead and held o for a 46-39 win over Padua on Dec. 21.

The Seahawks scored the first seven points of the game thanks to an old-fashioned three-point play from freshman Clare Henry. She was just getting started, as another bucket put her team up, 11-3. DMA held the Pandas to two field goals in the first quarter, both coming in the final minute, and the lead was 13-5 after one. Read more »

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Youth brings excitement to Padua basketball

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WILMINGTON — Last year was a tough one for Padua, as the Pandas struggled with inconsistency on the way to a 9-12 record and a first-round exit from the state tournament. They rebounded from a 1-5 start, defeating Conrad in triple overtime and falling to St. Elizabeth by just four points late in the year, but Conrad got the best of them in the tournament in double overtime. Read more »

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Pandas fall in double overtime to Conrad, season ends

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BRANDYWINE HUNDRED – When Conrad visited Padua on Jan. 29, it took three overtimes before the Pandas prevailed by seven points, so the teams’ first-round playoff matchup on March 1 figured to be one of the better games on the schedule. The teams didn’t disappoint, going two extra periods before Conrad was able to squeak out a 73-70 win at Brandywine High School.

The game had a bit of everything, and each played a role in the final outcome. No. 18 Conrad – which features three eighth-, ninth- and 10th-grade students and just one senior – battled the veteran and 15th-seeded Pandas, who started three seniors. The teams combined to attempt 59 free throws, 43 for Conrad. For every missed shot there was a big made field goal. The contest even included a technical foul on the Pandas because a player’s uniform number didn’t match what was in the official scorebook. Read more »

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Pandas’ dominant second quarter lifts them past DMA

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WILMINGTON – Padua dialed long distance on Feb. 6, hitting nine three-pointers in a 50-29 win over Delaware Military Academy.

Three Pandas – Megan Mallon, Gabby Julian and Bella Julian – drained three-pointers in the first quarter, which ended in an 11-11 tie. Padua took control in the second, sandwiching two 12-0 runs around two free throws for DMA. The first run included two threes from Mallon and another from Bella Julian to make the score 23-11 with four minutes to go. Mariah Poad made two free throws for the Seahawks, their only points of the quarter. Read more »

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Mid-game run propels Caravel past Padua

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WILMINGTON – Caravel and Padua played a game of streaks in Wednesday afternoon’s matchup at the Diamond State Classic, but in the end, the Buccaneers were a bit more streaky. They got out to a lead in the first quarter, allowed the Pandas to get back in it, then went on a run that led to a 39-31 win in the First State Orthopaedics Cup bracket at the St. E Center. Read more »

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