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Cape girls' basketball falls to Spartans 49-18

By Dan Cook | Jan 20, 2014
Photo by: Dan Cook Cape senior guard Claudia Ratner drives through the St. Mark's defense in the Vikings' 49-18 loss to the Spartans.

The Cape girls' basketball team fell behind quickly and could not recover as St. Mark's dropped the Vikings to 3-8 on the season with a 49-18 loss at the Vikings gymnasium.

St. Mark's came out firing on all cylinders as they hit three three-pointers in the first three minutes and jumped to a 17-2 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The halftime break brought more scoring misery for the Lady Vikings as they went into the locker room down 30-6.

"St. Mark's is a very well coached team," said senior Ellie Sutton. "Their fast-paced ball movement and explosiveness toward the basket made the game tough to keep competitive."

The scoring drought continued for the Vikings in the third quarter as they could only muster a single foul shot, taking St. Marks' lead to 39-7.

The fourth quarter found the Vikings outscoring the Spartans 11-10, but it was too little, too late as the Spartans moved their record to 6-4 on the season with the victory.

"As of right now, the Lady Vikings are focusing on what we can do individually to make the team better, and coach [Lamont] Hazzard will put the pieces together," Sutton said. "'All as one,' as coach Will [Edwards] would say."

St. Mark's junior Claire Igo scored 13 points to lead the Spartans.

The Vikings travel to Smyrna Tuesday, Jan. 21, for a matchup with the 6-3 Eagles.

Cape senior Ellie Sutton drives to the hoop on St. Mark's Alyssa Simmons. Sutton tallied 10 points in the game. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape senior Taylor Hardy is fouled going to the basket. She scored two points in the contest. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Shantel Hazzard looks to pass inside on St. Mark's Claire Igo. Hazzard scored two points in the contest. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape freshman forward Abigail E'Nama looks to pass out of the paint. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape guard Anshe Boyer goes strong to the basket. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape forward Alison Palmer looks to pass around St. Mark's Claudia Seemans. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape guard Madison MacElrevey backs in on a Spartans defender. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape guard Claudia Ratner snags a rebound. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape senior Alyssa Miller battles for a rebound. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape coach Lamont Hazzard seems perplexed at the way his team is playing. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape senior Lindsey Voss takes a foul shot. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Paige Mohr passes inside to Lindsey Voss. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape senior forward Ellie Sutton hits two of her 10 points in the game. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Madison MacElrevey brings the ball up court. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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