Cape Gazette

Cape basketball bounces back at Concord to win 67-49

By Dave Frederick | Jan 20, 2014
Photo by: Dan Cook Cape junior forward David Kwan gets pummeled on an offensive rebound by a physical Dover defense. The Vikings' fourth-quarter comeback fell short in the 57-52 loss to the Senators.

Cape turned in a disappointing performance Jan. 16 at Dover, falling behind 13-2 at the end of the first quarter and not able to get all the way back, losing 57-52.

Tyreik Burton, hounded by multiple defenders the entire game, still managed to lead the team with 21 points and should break 1,000 career points at home Tuesday, Jan. 21, versus Smyrna. Jordan Howell had his best game as a varsity player, scoring 12 but high-scoring Jon Warren was limited to 12 points.

Dover's Terrence Woodlin scored 18 points.

Cape fell one game behind Sussex Tech and tied with Caesar Rodney in the Northern Division race. Head-to-head games over the next moth will sort it all out

Cape traveled to Concord Jan. 18 for an afternoon game against the 8-1 Raiders and shocked the state by handling their business, easily winning 67-49 and upping the season record to 7-5.  The Vikings were 7-5 after 12 games last season and went on to win the Henlopen Conference Championship over Polytech and the first-round state tournament home game versus Laurel.

Cape had a balance and diversity of scoring versus Concord, led by Tyreik Burton with 16, Toney Floyd 14, Jon Warren 13 and Ryan Thornburg, who came off the bench to hit three shots from beyond the arc.

Cape will host 4-6 Smyrna Tuesday, Jan. 21, then play at Sanford at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24.  Sanford’s three losses have all been to out-of-state teams. Last season, Sanford rocked Cape 71-47.


Cape senior point guard Toney Floyd takes a shot in the Vikings' loss to the Senators. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Solomon Cox looks to pass around Dover's Chidera Egeonu. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Senior guard Tyreik Burton takes a three. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Tyreik Burton leads a fast break. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Solomon Cox tries to make a save on an errant ball out of bounds. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape head coach Steve Re tries to pump up his players from the sideline. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Forward David Kwan saves a ball in the first period. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Tyreik Burton sets up an offensive play. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape forward David Kwan takes a jumper. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape forward Jon Jon Warren lays in a deuce. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape junior guard Ryan Thornburg looks to pass out of the paint. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Coach Steve Re looks to calm his players during a time-out. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Jon Jon Warren is hammered under the boards. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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