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Tuesday, February 2
7:00pm High School Basketball Appoquinimink at Salesianum
Saturday, February 6
7:00pm High School Basketball Mount Pleasant at Salesianum
Sunday, February 7
2:00pm Super Bowl 50 Denver vs Carolina

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Padua wins Indoor Track & Field

By Kara Pokropski 10:46pm, February 6, 2016
VIDEO: Highlights of girls champs
The Padua Pandas finished first place in the 2016 DIAA State Indoor Track and Field Championships for the fourth consecutive year.

The Pandas totaled 133.5 for the victory; with Smryna falling behind with 100 points to take second.

Sophomore Lydia Olivere dominated the track during the 1600 and 3200 meter races - setting a meet record of 4:59.91 for the 1600.

The Pandas secured second and third place finishes in the 55 meter hurdles. Delcastle's Sherita Lowman secured first place, Taliah Cintron took second, and Cameron Lucey followed behind for third.

Smyrna's Myrissa Mcfolling-Young was a power house as she too first place in the shot put.

Tatnall, who took the overall third place finish, dominated the 4x800 meter Relay with Keelin Hays, Caroline Foley, Jill Reinhardt, and Savannah Pankow. Pandas followed behind for to take second place.





Sals Indoor Track & Field snatch 1st

By Kara Pokropski 10:46pm, February 6, 2016
VIDEO: Highlights of Sals win
Salesianum took home the first place trophy for the 2016 DIAA State Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday out of Landover, Maryland.

Sallies earned their victory with a total of 100 points. The former champions, Dover, followed behind with 78 points to take second place. Glasgow closed in behind with 53 points for third.

A statement was made during the 800 meter run as Salesianum took 1-2-3 victories with Andrew Hally first, Colin Parker at second, and John Walker at third.

The Sals triple power did it again during the 1600 meter run with Hally in first, John Walker in second, and George Stienhoff in the third.

Sals took first and second on the field with the pole vault - Matthew Kosciewicz and Noah Bale.

Andrew Hally and George Steinhoff took second and third falling behind Charter's Kevin Murray for the 3200 meter.



Mount shuts out Sals in fourth quarter in big win

By Brandon Bossert 10:58pm, February 6, 2016
VIDEO: Highlights and reaction to Mount's win at Salesianum.
Mount Pleasant defeated Salesianum 48-27 before a packed house Saturday night in a battle of top contenders.

With standout freshman KVonn Cramer out with an illness, Mount's offense struggled to a slow start. The Green Knight defense kept the game close, and senior Raheim Burnett buried a 3-pointer to close out the first to give the visitors a 9-7 lead.

The score remained close early in the second until Mount's offense erupted for a 9-0 run. Their lead would stretch to as many as 8 in the first half.

Just as it appeared Mount (14-3) had full control, Salesianum guard Mike Kempski hit back-to-back 3-pointers to cut the Mount lead to 1.

With time running down in the half, a 3 from Keon Taylor gave the Green Knights a 7-point lead and all of the momentum going into the break.

After a slow third quarter, Mount's defense clamped down in the fourth. Salesianum (7-6) struggled to get off any uncontested shots, and went 0-for-5 from the foul line in the final period. Mount would outscore the Sals 14-0 in the fourth quarter leading to their fifth 20-point win of the season.

Salesianum struggled from the foul line, converting just 5-of-18 from the charity stripe.

Burnett led all scorers for Mount with 17 points, Sharif Holland joined Burnett in double-figures with 10. Mike Kempski led Salesianum with 8 points.

Mount Pleasant's next test will be 13-2 William Penn at home Tuesday at 5:30pm. Salesianum will stay at home for a big match-up with number 1 ranked Sanford Monday at 7:30pm - that game will be broadcast live on WDEL.



Ex-Blue Hen Usher returns as Maine defeats Sevens

By Sean Greene 12:14am, February 6, 2016
VIDEO: Highlights from Davon Usher's return to Delaware
Former University of Delaware forward Davon Usher scored his first career D-League points as part of a 4-point play as Maine defeated Delaware 147-133 Friday night.

There wasn't much defense played at the Bob Carpenter Center on Friday night, as Maine raced out to a 46-28 first quarter lead, and had 81 points by halftime.

The Red Claws equally shot 59 percent inside and outside the three-point arc, including a 13-for-22 pace from long distance in the first half.

Four of those points came off the right hand of Usher, who took a transition pass on the right baseline, and sank a shot while being fouled. Usher played just over five minutes in his second game with Maine, after being picked up by the team off of waivers in December. He also picked up two rebounds.

Delaware's offense was sparked by Sean Kilpatrick, who is fresh off a stint with the NBA's Denver Nuggets. Kilpatrick scored 31 points, including 10-for-22 shooting from the field.

Russ Smith was an even bigger spark off the bench, putting together 39 points in 40 minutes of play. He added seven assists, five rebounds, and a steal, while also shooting 13-for-14 at the line.

Those numbers could not counter Maine, who put seven players in double figures, including 30 points from Malcolm Miller.

Delaware is off until Tuesday when they travel to Indiana to take on the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. The loss dropped the Sevens two games behind the Atlantic Division leading Westchester Knicks. Maine is a half game ahead of Delaware for second place.

Maine will return to the Bob Carpenter Center on February 20 for an 11am matinee, which is Delaware's next home game.



Tower Hill takes down McKean

By Kara Pokropski 6:46pm, February 5, 2016 - Updated 12:14am, February 6, 2016
VIDEO: Highlights of Tower Hill's victory
Tower Hill girls basketball took down the McKean Highlanders, 41-9, on a Friday afternoon in Wilmington, DE.

Allie Salter led the Hillers with double digits and Gracie Wenzel followed by contributing 8 points.

McKean was quick to add to the board, scoring a lay-up on the opening possession after the tip-off. But soon after the Hillers pushed three back-to-back buckets. With 3:30 left in the first quarter, the Highlanders fired a three pointer to cut the deficit to one. One minute later, Brianna McCoy responded with a three pointer to add for the Hillers.

Tower Hill took control of the game from the second quarter on. With three minutes left until the halftime break, the Hillers had the lead 20-7. Another twelve points were produced as Tower Hill closed the first half 32-7.

The Highlanders weren't able to push another basket against the Hillers' defense until the final frame.

Tower Hill will travel to St. Andrew's this Monday for a 4:OO PM tip-off. McKean will face Newark on Monday at 3:30 PM.



UD women rally for win at Towson

By Blue Hens PR 12:21am, February 6, 2016
Delaware fought back from an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter Friday evening to pick up a 66-62 victory over the Tigers at Towson’s SECU Arena.

Towson held the momentum to start the final stanza before the Blue Hens rallied to outscore the Tigers, 14-2, in the remaining minutes of the contest.

Sophomore Makeda Nicholas tallied six straight points to bring the Hens within reach before redshirt sophomore Sadé Chatman and junior Erika Brown gave Delaware the lead for good with two minutes on the clock.

Senior Courtni Green led Delaware (11-10, 6-4 CAA) with 16 points while Brown notched 15 to go along with a team-best four assists.

Nicholas added her fourth career double double with 10 points and 11 rebounds in addition to tying a career-high with four blocked shots while junior Hannah Jardine collected 10 points of her own.

Dominique Johnson posted a game-high 23 points for the Tigers (5-16, 2-8 CAA) while Sianni Martin and Brittany Tarr each grabbed seven rebounds.



Wall's triple-double leads Wizards to 106-94 win over 76ers

By Associated Press 10:52pm, February 5, 2016
John Wall had his fourth career triple-double with 18 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, leading the Washington Wizards over the Philadelphia 76ers 106-94 Friday night.

Marcin Gortat had 21 points and had 13 rebounds for the Wizards, who had lost five of their previous six. Bradley Beal scored 22 in his first start since Dec. 9.

Ish Smith, cut by Washington during training camp, led Philadelphia with 22 points. Smith, playing for his ninth NBA team in just six seasons, scored 14 points in the third quarter.

The Wizards never trailed and thanks to their highest scoring first quarter of the season, raced to a 38-18 lead.

By midway in the third quarter, they led 76-51. The 76ers cut the lead to 92-83 with 6:12 to play, but made no further headway.



Orioles LHP Britton accepts 1-year deal, avoids arbitration

By Associated Press 10:52pm, February 5, 2016
Orioles closer Zach Britton has agreed to terms on a $6.75 million contract for 2016, avoiding arbitration.

The agreement was reached Friday. Britton was asking for $7.9 million and Baltimore countered with a $5.6 million offer before a compromise was reached.

He made $3,525,000 last season.

Britton was the last player on the team eligible for arbitration.

Britton went 4-1 with 36 saves in 40 opportunities last year. The left-hander had a 1.92 ERA and 79 strikeouts compared to only 14 walks.

Over the last two seasons, Britton has 73 saves in 81 opportunities.

Formerly a starter, Britton is 25-20 with 73 saves and a 3.70 ERA over his five-year career.



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