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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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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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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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Brown brothers combine for 27 as Sals remain unbeaten with win at Tatnall

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GREENVILLE – Salesianum’s boys basketball team shook off a slow start against Tatnall on Dec. 20, finding their stroke and going on to a 52-45 win. The Sals, ranked sixth in the latest 302Sports.com top 10, remained unbeaten with the win at 4-0.

The Sals missed their first six shots, and in between those attempts, the host Hornets picked up a pair of identical baseline three-point shots from Andre Ward. The drought ended when Jack Brown nailed a three of his own. That would start a run of seven points for Salesianum, and the first period ended with the Sals in front, 7-6. Read more »

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Strong second half keeps Sals unbeaten

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WILMINGTON – Seventh-ranked Salesianum started slow on the basketball team’s annual Silent Night, but the Sals erupted for 34 second-half points to earn a 53-39 win over Appoquinimink on Dec. 16. Michael Wallace scored all 13 of his points in the second half and was all over the floor defensively.

The visiting Jaguars dominated the first quarter, outscoring the Sals, 14-6. The Sals’ student section, dressed in Christmas outfits, were silent until the seventh point, which came on a putback by Brett Henshey. He then added a deep two-point field goal and swished two free throws to ignite an 8-0 run to knot the game at 14. Read more »

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Three-point shooting keys Sals in season-opening win at William Penn

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NEW CASTLE – Salesianum, the eighth-ranked team in the state, used six three-point shots in a 38-36 win at William Penn on Dec. 4. It was the season opener for both teams.

The Sals struggled early, falling behind, 10-2, as the Colonials’ defense was stingy. The Sals then hit back-to-back three-pointers, the first one by Darnell Vaughn and the second by Jack Brown, to cut the lead to 10-8. Salesianum trailed, 12-10, at the end of the first but hit three triples in the second quarter, two from Michael Wallace, to take a 19-18 halftime lead.

William Penn’s Jordan Harding puts up a shot over Salesianum’s Luke Pastore during the teams’ meeting on Tuesday. (The Dialog/Jason Winchell)

The offenses took over in the third quarter as Paul Brown scored his first points of the night and Vaughn scored on back-to-back drives to give the Sals a 27-22 advantage. Penn responded, and Jordan Harding knotted the score at 27 with a three.  The teams were tied at 29 before a three-pointer by Chris Cohill as the third quarter ended gave the Sals a 32-29 lead.

The fourth quarter was a defensive struggle that saw both teams struggle from the line. The Colonials missed the front end of three one-and-one opportunities and Salesianum in front, 33-32. The Sals finally capitalized as Vaughn and Brown converted inside to give push the lead to 37-32 with 1:38 left. A free throw from Paul Brown made it 38-34. William Penn’s

Terin Cochran scored inside with 10 seconds left to cut the deficit to two, and the Colonials still had a chance after Vaughn and Paul Brown both missed the front ends of one-and-ones.

Carlos Dean grabbed the rebound on Brown’s miss and drove the length of the floor but missed a layup as time expired.

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The Sals (1-0) were led by Vaughn and Paul Brown with nine points each. They host Newark Charter next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. William Penn (0-1) got a game-high 14 points from Harding.  They host Hodgson Dec. 14 at 5:15 p.m.

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Sals’ season ends as second-half comeback falls short

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WILMINGTON – Caravel watched a 10-point lead get cut to one in the last minute, but the 19th-seeded Buccaneers were able to hold on for a 60-53 upset win over No. 3 Salesianum in a DIAA second-round playoff game on March 3. The sold-out battle was Salesianum’s lone home loss of the season.

The Sals came out firing, as Jack Brown hit a three-pointer, and his brother Paul drained three field goals to give the hosts a quick 9-0 lead. It was 11-3 at the end of the first quarter. Read more »

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Sals repel Raiders’ furious comeback, wrap up regular season at 15-5

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WILMINGTON – Salesianum used two big runs to overcome the long-distance marksmanship of Concord in a 62-51 nonconference basketball win on Feb. 21. The Sals finished the regular season with eight straight wins and a 15-5 record and are virtually guaranteed a first-round bye in the state tournament, which begins next Wednesday.

Salesianum began the game by jumping to a 9-0 lead and had the advantage up to 16-2. But Concord battled back through the second and third quarters, and the Raiders finally took the lead at 42-41 on a three-point shot by Matthew Ilodigwe with 1:29 to go in the third. Concord built the lead to 45-41, which is when Salesianum started its own comeback. 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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Solid second half, strong free-throw shooting carry Sals past Spartans

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MILLTOWN – Down a point to St. Mark’s at halftime, the Salesianum boys basketball team felt pretty good about how they were playing and just needed some shots to start falling. That is precisely what happened in the third and fourth quarters as the Sals grabbed a road victory over the Spartans, 56-39, on Jan. 20.

The Spartans held an 18-17 advantage at the break, but that didn’t last long. Salesianum forward Paul Brown took the opening possession of the third quarter and converted an old-fashioned three-point play to give the Sals the lead for good. Brown wasn’t done, making two free throws and a field goal in the first minutes of the second half to push the Sals’ lead to 24-18. Those six points were part of a 13-2 run to open the third as the advantage grew to 30-20. Read more »

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