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Catholic high schools in Diocese of Wilmington continue with intriguing winter sports matchups

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Abigail Hayes of Padua faces a Spartans triple team. Dialog photo/Mike Lang

One sport has officially wrapped for the winter, as indoor track determined champions over the weekend in Landover, Md. The other winter sports, however, are in the stretch run, and there are some key contests on the docket this week.

In girls basketball, Ss. Peter and Paul will attempt to pin just the second loss on Delmarva Christian when the teams meet Tuesday. And Ursuline travels to Caravel for what could be a preview of more to come in the state tournament. The basketball regular season ends on Feb. 21.

Swimming features a showdown in Sussex County to open the final full week of the regular season, which ends on Feb. 13.

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

Girls

Basketball

Tuesday, Feb. 6

Ss. Peter and Paul (12-4) at Delmarva Christian (14-1), 4 p.m. The top two teams in the ESIAC meet for the second time this season, this one in Georgetown, Avery McCall had 17 for the Sabres in a loss to Delmarva Christian on Jan. 18. Journey Handy was the hot hand for the Royals that day, finishing with 22 points.

Saint Mark’s (9-7) at Delcastle (4-8), 4 p.m.

St. Elizabeth (12-3) at Howard (9-5), 4:45 p.m.

Wilmington Friends (9-4) at Archmere (9-7), 6:15 p.m.

A.I. duPont (12-4) at Padua (11-4), 6:45 p.m. Padua, coming off a solid performance at the SL24 Memorial Classic, welcomes the talented Tigers to Broom Street. A.I. duPont is in the driver’s seat in Blue Hen Conference Flight B. They bring a prolific offense but also are stingy on defense. Padua’s multifaceted offense will need to be operating with efficiency for this one.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

Worcester Prep at Ss. Peter and Paul, 4:30 p.m.

St. Elizabeth at Tower Hill (4-9), 6 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 8

St. Elizabeth at Delaware Military (10-5), 6 p.m.

Conrad (10-3) at Archmere, 6:15 p.m.

Ursuline (11-3) at Caravel (13-2), 7:15 p.m. The top two teams in the state, according to Delaware Live and everyone else who does rankings, should be playing in a sold-out gymnasium at Caravel. The key for Ursuline might be defense, as the Buccaneers have several weapons on offense, both inside and outside.

Friday, Feb. 9

Padua at Hodgson (9-4), 5 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 10

Brandywine (5-9) at Saint Mark’s, 2 p.m.

 

Track

Sunday, Feb. 11

Padua at the Millrose Games, New Balance Track and Field at Armory, New York

 

Boys

Basketball

Monday, Feb. 5

Saint Mark’s (13-2) at Brandywine (7-7), 5 p.m.

Archmere (7-6) at Wilmington Friends (9-5), 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 6

Key at Ss. Peter and Paul, 5:30 p.m.

Howard (9-4) at Salesianum (8-7), 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

Worcester Prep at Ss. Peter and Paul, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 8

Archmere at Conrad (8-7), 5 p.m.

Salesianum at Saint Mark’s, 7:15 p.m. The longtime rivals meet just once this season, and it should be a crazy scene inside the gymnasium at Saint Mark’s. The Sals rely on a bunch of players for points, including Isaiah Hynson and Kareem Thomas, while the Spartans’ primary weapon has been Alassan N’Diaye.

St. Elizabeth at Delaware Military (10-6), 7:15 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 9

Cristo Rey Jesuit at Ss. Peter and Paul, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 10

Lake Forest (12-2) at Archmere, 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 11

St. Elizabeth at Saint Mark’s, 2:30 p.m. The big game before the Big Game™ is a rescheduled battle of the Spartans and Vikings. Both teams are having sensational seasons, and a win will help the postseason seeding for either team.

 

Wrestling

Tuesday, Feb. 6

Archmere (3-6) at Brandywine (2-7), 3:30 p.m.

Red Lion (2-6) at Saint Mark’s (3-3), 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

Archmere and St. Elizabeth (2-5) at Delaware Military (5-0), 5 p.m.

St. Georges (3-2) at Salesianum (4-4), 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 9

Wilmington Friends (1-3) at Archmere, 4 p.m.

Sun Valley (Pa.) at Saint Mark’s, 6 p.m.

Salesianum at Smyrna (8-5), 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 10

St. Elizabeth at Cavalier Duals, 9:30 a.m. at Middletown High School

 

Swimming (co-ed except where noted)

Monday, Feb. 5

Salesianum (11-2)/Ursuline (8-0) vs. Cape Henlopen (11-1 boys, 12-0 girls), 3:30 p.m. at the Sussex YMCA. Four of the strongest teams in Delaware will make a splash as the final full week of the regular season begins.

Saint Mark’s (7-1 boys, 8-1 girls) at Wilmington Charter (5-3 boys, 8-1 girls), 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 6

Sanford (3-5 boys, 5-3 girls) vs. Archmere (3-7 boys, 5-6 girls), 3:30 p.m. at Walnut Street YMCA

Wilmington Friends 9-1-1) vs. Padua (6-4), 6:15 p.m. at Fraim Boys Club (girls only)

Wednesday, Feb. 7

Ss. Peter and Paul in MIAA championships, 4 p.m. at McDonogh School

Thursday, Feb. 8

Archmere vs. Saint Mark’s, 3 p.m. at Western YMCA

St. Elizabeth (1-2 boys, 0-3 girls) at Glasgow (0-8 boys, , 3:30 p.m.

Tower Hill (1-5 boys, 5-1 girls) vs. Salesianum/Ursuline, 3:30 p.m. at Fraim Boys Club