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It comes down this: Two games in one legendary place

The Catholic League basketball finals return to the famed Palestra on Monday night. See our preview of both the girls' (O'Hara vs. Wood) and the boys' (Wood vs. Neumann-Goretti) games, and what got them here.

Chicago Catholic college’s basketball chaplain? A 97-year-old nun

Sister Jean has become a fixture on campus, even getting her own bobblehead day before a game in appreciation for her service.

In Vetter, selflessness is at ‘the heart of the team’

Senior Laura Vetter only transferred to Lansdale Catholic from a public high school last year but she is a valuable first-team contributor who sets the tone for the team, which might advance to the PIAA basketball playoffs.

Father Judge repeats as Catholic League wrestling champion, moves on to states

The Crusaders jumped out to an early lead seven bouts into the match, but Archbishop Wood made it a nail-biter before succumbing to Judge, 32-27. Also see a Catholic League girls' basketball update and boys' basketball standings.

End of girls’ season looking like last year’s, with Wood on top

Archbishop Wood has been the team to beat all season in the Catholic League. The unselfish, balanced Vikings must get past the team they beat for last year's championship, Neumann Goretti. Both remain undefeated.

Catholic League girls’ basketball standings

See the standings for the 13 hoops teams of the Philadelphia Catholic League, through Jan. 27, as the regular season nears its end.

Cardinal O’Hara’s Mary Sheehan latest in 1,000-point club

The St. Joseph's University senior, who started playing basketball at age 4 then at St. Dorothy School in Drexel Hill, continues the hoops tradition at O'Hara, where she is involved in activities off the court, too.

In girls basketball, John Paul II falls to Lansdale Catholic

The LC Crusaders jumped out to a quick first-quarter lead and never looked back in a 55-26 non-league victory, even as the Panthers made a game of it after halftime.

Only 5 games in, Neumann-Goretti is already dominating league

Led by top senior scorers Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree and Quade Green, the Saints are hungry for an elusive Catholic League basketball championship. They are racking up victories by impressive margins.

Catholic League basketball scoreboard

See the current standings for the 14 boys' teams and 12 girls' teams in the league, plus a schedule of upcoming games starting this weekend.