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Cape boys' basketball beats Sussex Tech 81-73

Doors close early for sold-out game
By Dave Frederick | Dec 07, 2013
Photo by: Dan Cook Cape senior guard Tyreik Burton glides in for two of his team-high 21 points in the 81-73 win over Sussex Tech.

Two hundred would-be fans missed a good basketball game Dec. 6 at Sussex Tech, as the Cape Henlopen Vikings kept their emotional composure in front of a sold-out, packed house of 1,200 to win 81-73 over the Ravens.

The win was the fifth in a row for the Vikings over the Ravens

“I knew the team that kept their emotional composure would win the game," said coach Steve Re. “We did a good job being patient and playing under control on offense, but on defense it was another story. Usually you don’t give up 73 to your rival on their court and walk away with a win."

Cape rode the trio of senior experience as Tyreik Burton with 21, Jon Warren with 18, and Toney Floyd with 16 combined for 55 points.

The Ravens countered with their own Big Three, as Robert Larkin, 31, Shi’wuan Sykes,18, and Rae’Kwan Deshields, 10, accounted for 59 points.

Cape led at halftime 39-29 and just about emptied the bench without hesitation or reservation.

“We have kids who have been doing the job since they came here and are not afraid to step into the moment,” Re said.

Jordan Howell, Ryan Thornburg, Kai Vitella, Austin Brooks and Kyle Orton all gave Cape big minutes in the first half.

A Cape surge in the second half led by Burton's three three-point goals propelled the Vikings to the victory.

The Ravens' Robert Larkin was relentless on the offensive glass, as Cape had no answer for the slashing forward who had 31 points including a two-handed slam on a transition basket.

Cape will play at Smyrna Tuesday, Dec. 10. The Eagles lost at Caesar Rodney on opening night 53-45.

Sussex Tech plays at Dover Dec. 10. The Senators lost to Newark in their home opener 59-52.

Senior forward Jon Jon Warren jams home a dunk in the first quarter of the Vikings' victory. Warren scored 18 points in the game. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape guard Toney Floyd goes strong to the hoop for two of his 16 points. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Solomon Cox goes under a Ravens attempted block and scores for the Vikings. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Junior Jordan Howell goes left to the paint. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape forward David Kwan battles for possession under the boards. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape guard Kai Vitella takes a three. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape head coach Steve Re gets pumped over a Vikings basket. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Jon Jon Warren powers for an offensive rebound.. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Tyreik Burton taps in an offensive rebound. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape guard Ryan Thornburg goes into the triple threat stance. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Toney Floyd speeds up the court. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Jon Jon Warren brings the ball up on a fast break. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Demetrius Price hits a shot during the junior varsity team's 48-33 win over the Ravens. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Sophomore Wardell Allen takes a foul shot in the junior varsity win over the Ravens. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape freshman Noah Piper goes in for a dunk in the junior varsity victory. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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