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Catholic high school teams in Diocese of Wilmington end basketball regular season, head to swimming championships

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The Warriors' Jordan Spencer guards St. Elizabeth's Aiden Tobiason. Tobiason has been named the 2023-24 playerof the year. Dialog photo/Mike Lang

With team wrestling in the rear-view mirror, just swimming and basketball remain without champions. That will change this week, as swimming will hold its championships on Saturday at the University of Delaware.

Salesianum will look to continue its hold on the boys’ title. The Sals have won seven straight. Both Cape Henlopen and Saint Mark’s were within striking distance of the Sals during regular-season meets. On the girls’ side, Ursuline edged Wilmington Charter for the crown last year. The Raiders can expect a stiff challenge from Charter again, as well as Cape Henlopen and others.

Tickets to the swimming preliminaries and finals are available at https://gofan.co/app/school/DIAA. Seating is limited at Rawstrom Natatorium.

The basketball regular season wraps up on Wednesday. The committees will meet Friday to determine which 48 teams — 24 boys and 24 girls — will be playing in the postseason and their seeding. There are a few notable games in the final days as teams get ready for playoff action.

Wrestling will hold conference meets this weekend before individual championships the first weekend of March.

Don’t forget to confirm dates and times before making the trip. Schedules are always subject to change.

Girls

Basketball

Monday, Feb. 19

Cape Henlopen (13-5) at Ursuline (13-5), 5 p.m. The Raiders host the Vikings in a battle between two teams that have aspirations of deep postseason journeys. Sophomore Amalia Fruchtman leads Cape, but she will have to contend with the defensive abilities of Jazzlyn Wesley

Tuesday, Feb. 20

Middletown (12-6) at St. Elizabeth (16-3), 6 p.m. The Vikings close out with a good test heading into the postseason. The Cavaliers have a number of players capable of stepping up and scoring.

Padua (15-4) at Caesar Rodney (6-12), 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 21

Ursuline at Long Island Lutheran (N.Y.), 5:30 p.m.

 

Track

Saturday, Feb. 24

Padua at Ocean Breeze Invitational, Ocean Breeze Complex, New York

 

Boys

Basketball

Tuesday, Feb. 20

St. Elizabeth (18-1) at Middletown (15-3), 5:30 p.m. The Vikings are hoping their brutal nonconference schedule will pay dividends in the tournament. Coming off their only loss, they travel to lower New Castle County to meet one of the most dangerous teams in the state.

Salesianum (11-8) at St. Andrew’s (6-10), 5:30 p.m.

Concord (8-11) at Archmere (10-9), 6:15 p.m. It’s senior night at Moglia Fieldhouse, and the Auks have won three straight. They’ll try to close out with a win over nearby Concord, which won its last game on a buzzer-beating three-pointer, then see if the postseason comes calling.

Hodgson (5-14) at Saint Mark’s (15-4), 7:15 p.m.

 

Wrestling

Friday, Feb. 23-Saturday, Feb. 24

Archmere, Saint Mark’s and Salesianum at Independent Conference championship, Saint Mark’s High School

 

Swimming

Tuesday, Feb. 20

DIAA diving preliminary round, 7 p.m., McKean High School, Pike Creek

Wednesday, Feb. 21

DIAA boys preliminary round, 6 p.m., University of Delaware Rawstrom Natatorium, Newark

Thursday, Feb. 22

DIAA girls preliminary round, 6 p.m., University of Delaware Rawstrom Natatorium, Newark

Saturday, Feb. 24

DIAA boys state championship meet, 11 a.m., University of Delaware Rawstrom Natatorium, Newark

DIAA girls state championship meet, 6 p.m., University of Delaware Rawstrom Natatorium, Newark