Cape Gazette

Cape girls let clock run out, lose to Saint Elizabeth 62-16

Three starters out with injuries
By Dave Frederick | Dec 17, 2013
Photo by: Dan Cook Cape junior guard Madison MacElrevey dribbles past St. Elizabeth's senior forward Sabrina Hackendorn in the 62-16 loss to the upstate Vikings.

The scoreboard showed Cape basketball girls trailing 65-16 to visiting Saint Elizabeth Dec. 14 with just under a minute left to play with possession of the basketball. Coach Lamont Hazzard instructed sophomore Alison Palmer to just hold the ball out near midcourt. Saint Elizabeth’s Vikings were up by 49 points. They hung back and watched the clock run out. The final horn sounded, and the Cape crowd was not happy.

“I’m glad you asked that question,” Hazzard smiled in response to, “What was up with holding the ball?”

“We played two games in three days, lost at Milford by 25; we have three starters out sitting on the bench with injuries and with our luck, we would have missed that shot, and they would have scored four points before that 30 seconds would have run out," Hazzard said. And as it turned out, the scoreboard was wrong and the final was 62-16, coming on the heels of a 69-44 loss at Milford.

The 16 points isn’t going to beat many schools unless you’re playing Delmar, Indian River, Laurel or Saint Andrew's, none of which cracked 20 in their last outings.

“We’ll be back,” Hazzard said. “We have athletic JV players and some good eighth-graders. In the meantime, we have to fight through it.”

Frank Aiello returned to the coaching bench for Saint Elizabeth for a one-year stint and will then pass the program on to the younger guys.

Aiello retired from Saint E in 2000, went to Goldey-Beacom College and started a women’s basketball program then was AD at Wilmington College from 2003 to 2011. “I spent 30 years teaching and coaching at St. E, 16 years as women’s basketball coach, and won three state championships,” he said.

The win over Cape was the first game of the season for St. E’s Vikings. “I’m just having fun," Aiello said.

Cape was led in scoring by Taylor Hardy, who had 7 points.

In the Dec. 12 loss at Milford, the Vikings were paced by Alyssa Miller with 13, Madison MacElrevey with 10 and Alison Palmer with 9.

The Bucs were paced by Myleiris Vazquez with 27, Xitlali Roman with 15 and Diamond Turner with 11.





Cape senior forward Ellie Sutton goes up strong into St. Elizabeth's Alanna Speaks. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape guard Alison Palmer gets fouled by St. Elizabeth's Lexi Bromwell. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape senior forward Lindsey Voss plays tough defense on St. Elizabeth's Sabrina Hackendorn. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape freshman forward Abigail E'Nama goes strong to the hoop on St. Elizabeth's Alanna Speaks. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape guard Alison Palmer drives on the St. Elizabeth defense. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape guard Madison MacElrevey tries to get around the knee of St. Elizabeth's Macy Robinson. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Alison Palmer battles under the boards with St. Elizabeth's Alex Thomas. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape senior forward Lindsey Voss goes in strong to the bucket on St. Elizabeth's Sabrina Hackendorn. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape forward Alyssa Miller takes a three. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
A 46-point loss is a tough pill for head coach Lamont "Poochie" Hazzard to swallow. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Taylor Hardy muscles in on St. Elizabeth's Alanna Speaks. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Senior forward Ellie Sutton goes up strong for an offensive rebound. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Senior Ellie Sutton looks for a foul call. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Taylor Hardy protects the ball. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape senior Lindsey Voss looks to pass inside. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape senior guard Claudia Ratner protects the ball from a St. Elizabeth defender. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape sophomore Tyra Yeates dribbles up court in the Vikings' JV loss to St. Elizabeth's. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Aleeya Wynder fights through the bear hug pressure of the St. Elizabeth junior varsity defense. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Swing player Cailey Thornburg dribbles into the Vikings' offensive end in the junior varsity loss to St. Elizabeth. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Coach Frank Aiello, back at the helm for one year, talks to guard Macy Robinson. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Cape's Taylor Hardy blocks the shot of Sabrina Hackendorn. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Alison Palmer is all ball a on layup attempt by No. 30 Alanna Speaks. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Claudia Ratner moves toward the basket. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Anshe Boyer heard and felt her knee go "pop" in the third quarter. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Madison MacElrevey drives to the bucket in the first half against Milford. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Milford junior Xitlali Roman, ranked in the top five of her class, boxes out Cape freshman Abby E'Nama. Roman had 15 points in the game. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
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