Catholic boys basketball heats up in cold January


For The Dialog


There are several compelling games on the schedule this week, including a meeting of archrivals in a showdown Friday night.


Conrad (5-4) at St. Thomas More (4-8), 5 p.m. The young Ravens look for their fifth win against a very good team.

No. 1 Sanford (8-3) at No. 6 St Marks (9-2), 5:15 p.m. This is the Spartans’ toughest stretch as they take on the top-ranked Warriors. The Warriors have won six in a row, while the Spartans have won eight straight.

Archmere (4-7) at Tower Hill (3-7), 5:30 p.m. The Auks have played better recently and look to get a win against a Hillers team that plays hard.

No. 5 St Elizabeth (8-3) at Smyrna (6-3), 7:15 p.m. The Vikings hit the road to battle an athletic Eagles team.


St. Elizabeth at Archmere, 6:15 p.m.


No. 6 St. Mark’s at No. 4 Salesianum (6-6), 7:30 p.m. The Spartans will attempt to end Salesianum’s long home winning streak in the latest holy war matchup, but the Sals are better than their record indicates. Salesianum defeated St. Mary’s of Manhasset, N.Y., on Monday. It’s probably a good idea to get tickets in advance for this one.