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Middletown Transcript
  • Sals, Concord, Cape and St. Georges advance in DIAA state basketball tournament

  • The final four of Delaware high school basketball emerged after the quarterfinal round of the DIAA playoffs Sunday night at the Bob Carpenter Center
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  • Salesianum School won a closer-than-expected basketball game Sunday night with a 58-49 victory over Catholic Conference rival St. Elizabeth’s. The game, played at the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center, was likely closer than the final school would indicate.
    “We did not play that well tonight,” said Sallies coach Brendan Haley. “We played well enough to win, but we need to play better,” he said.
    The Sals led early, thanks to the play of senior Brian O’Neill, but the Vikings kept the game close. O’Neill scored 17 points on the night, but got in foul trouble, and eventually fouled out after delivering a “Monster Jam” in the waning moments of the fourth quarter. The Vikings Mike Piekarski also scored 17 points.
    The Sals play Concord Thursday in the semifinals at the Bob.
    In the other quarterfinal games, Concord narrowly defeated a stubborn St. Mark’s team 40-34 in a tough, defensive battle. Early in the game, both teams were plagued with fouls. In the other quarterfinal bracket, St. Georges continues to excel in the tournament by defeating Sanford 69-66 in overtime. Lamar Hamrick scored a game-tying basket with under ten second left in regulation, before the Hawks could pull out the tremendous victory.
    Cape Henlopen defeated reigning champion Howard 74-65. Cape will take on St. Georges in the other semifinal match-up on Thursday night starting at 6:30 p.m.

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