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Monday, November 28
7:30pm Eagles vs Green Bay Packers
Thursday, December 1
8:00pm NFL Football Dallas at Minnesota
Saturday, December 3
12:00pm High School Football Div 1 Championship: Smyrna vs Middletown
5:00pm High School Football Div 2 Championship: Wilmington Friends vs Woodbridge
Sunday, December 4
12:00pm Eagles at Cincinnati Bengals
7:30pm NFL Football Carolina at Seattle

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Ingraham's 18 leads Sals past Howard in season opener

By Brandon Bossert 9:08pm, December 2, 2016
VIDEO: Highlights and reaction from Salesianum's season-opening win.
Tariq Ingraham scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half to lead Salesianum to a season-opening win at Howard 57-44 Friday night.

Howard's offense got off to a slow start, going the first 3:41 without a point as the Sals raced to an early 8-point advantage.

The Wildcats recovered, and LaMar Woody's lay-up with 7.9 left before half spotted Howard a 1-point edge.

Senior Michael Kempski kept his composure, tip-toeing his way to the top of the arc, pulling up and banking a 3-pointer in as the horn sounded to end the half. Salesianum took a 23-21 lead into the locker room.

A 10-0 run in the third quarter, powered by Ingraham in the middle, was a knockout punch that Howard could not recover from.

Kempski, Sals' point guard, says defense is the key for his squad.

"It's maybe the biggest thing that we work on as a team. All the drills we do defensively, all that hard work we put in before our first game."

Woody led Howard with 20 points, Jack Brown dropped 10 for the Sals.

Salesianum (1-0) will play William Penn at home Tuesday at 7:30pm. Howard (0-1) will travel to Concord to play the Raiders Tuesday evening at 5:15pm.



Brown's late baskets rally Delaware past Robert Morris

By Sean Greene 12:00am, December 2, 2016
VIDEO: Highlights of Delaware's victory
Delaware senior Erika Brown hit a pair of clutch driving baskets, including a layup with 4 seconds left, to give the Blue Hens a 67-65 win over Robert Morris Thursday night.

Robert Morris hit three early triples to post a quick 15-8 advantage, and the Blue Hens were forced to play catch-up for most of the rest of the night.

Delaware claimed a brief lead at 22-21 in the second quarter on Sade Chatman's free throws, but eventually the Colonials pushed the lead back out to nine late in the third quarter.

The lead was 56-48 with 9:11 left when a strange series of turnovers on eight consecutive possessions inflected both offenses, but Delaware was able to slash the deficit to 3 on a three-pointer by Abby Gonzales and a layup from Nicole Enabosi.

After Robert Morris kicked the lead back up to 6 a pair of times, a Brown 3-pointer and Enabosi layup set the stage for two Enabosi free-throws to get the lead back on Delaware's side at 62-61 with 2:00 left.

Megan Smith would hit two free throws to tie the game for Robert Morris at 63 with :55 left, before Delaware's senior went to work.

Working off a screen at the top of the key, Brown was forced well to the left of the lane, but pushed a layup-type shot anyway that bounced off the pane and in to give Delaware a 2-point lead.

Smith's number was called for Robert Morris, and after missing an inside shot, she gained the offensive rebound and hit the layup to tie the game with 15 seconds left.

Delaware's answer was Brown again, this time she found an open expanse in the lane, and her floating shot jumped over the rim to put the Blue Hens back up with 4 seconds left.

Smith would get one last shot for Robert Morris, but her potential game-winning three-pointer came up wide right, and Delaware celebrated a comeback victory.

Brown led Delaware with 18 points, with 7 coming in the final quarter. Enabosi finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds, as the Blue Hens (5-2) snapped their 2-game losing streak.

Rebeca Navarro led Robert Morris (3-5) with 17 points.



Football Finalist Preview - Friends

By Sean Greene 1:04am, December 2, 2016 - Updated 1:08am, December 2, 2016
Wilmington Friends took the next step after back-to-back semifinal appearances by earning a chance at their first state championship since 1984.

Team: Wilmington Friends Quakers (Independent Conference) 11-1, 3-0 Independent Conference

Coach: Bob Tattersall

How they got here: Number five seed in Division 2, beat Milford 8-7, beat St. Georges 20-6.

(VIDEO: Don Voltz speaks with Bob Tattersall)

Players to watch:

1) Senior quarterback Justin Beneck. A solid run/pass option quarterback, Woodbridge must keep him in front of them to limit his ability to hurt them with his legs on plays where the Blue Raiders have solid pass coverage.

2) Senior fullback Andrew Jaworski. Henry Gise's speed on the outside can stretch defenses, but against the power front-four of Woodbridge's defensive line, Jaworski will need to find space to extend drives and keep the defense honest.

Keys to victory:

1) Win the time of possession. Woodbridge has plenty of big-play options, but if Gise and Jaworski can grind down the clock and limit the touches for the Blue Raiders, it will be a much closer game than 35-7.

2) Have a short memory. Friends should learn from the first meeting, but try to forget what the final score was. Woodbridge has been tested this season, but they can't afford to fall down multiple touchdowns.



(VIDEO: Sean Greene speaks with FB Andrew Jaworski)



Claude Giroux scores in OT, Flyers beat Senators 3-2

By Associated Press 1:04am, December 2, 2016
Claude Giroux scored his second goal of the game 40 seconds into overtime to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.

Michael Del Zotto also scored, and Steve Mason made 19 saves. The Flyers have won three in a row to improve to 12-10-3.

Mike Hoffman and Ryan Dzingel scored Ottawa, and Mike Condon made 29 saves. The Senators dropped to 14-8-2.



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