Milford drops Cape 74-72 as Harris and Parker snap, crackle and pop"Defense is a problem we have to fix." - coach Steve Re
The Cape basketball team was chasing its tail the entire game along with two cats named Parker and Harris. The final horn sounded, and the backboard flashed neon raspberry as Milford celebrated a 74-72 victory.
Tikeace Harris and Jason Parker burned down the Little Big House with Parker scoring 29 to go with 12 rebounds while point guard Harris netted 24 points and dished off 8 assists.
The playful pair, who by their own admission look like brothers, know that Milford basketball can lift the image of the school. "We went to every football player [1-9 season] and asked them to join us," Parker said.
“We are a team with two superstars, and everyone else has to play their roles,” said coach B.J. Joseph in his 18th year, the last eight as Milford head coach. “I told Jason he’s a millionaire if he plays inside, but he’s going to the soup kitchen if he keeps going outside. And I tell Tyke just drive to the basket; nobody can stop you.”
Cape got great production from its big three of Jon Warren with 24 points and 22 rebounds, Tyreik Burton with 21 points and 4 steals, and Toney Floyd with 19 points.
But Cape’s downfall was 5 of 15 from the free-throw line, which would wouldn’t even advance them in an Elks Hoop Shoot U10 tournament.
“We gave up 74 points, and in our opener against Sussex Tech we gave up 72. That is unacceptable defense, and we need to get that fixed,” said coach Steve Re. “We frustrated Milford in the third quarter, played some zone looks, which we never do, but then some guys started to freelance and it got us in trouble. I’d expect Milford to win the Southern Division, so hopefully we can see them again."
Cape will host Polytech Tuesday, Dec. 17. The Panthers have moved up to the Northern Division.
Cape beat Smyrna 66-53 on the Eagles' home court Dec. 10 behind Tyreik Burton with 23 and Jon Warren with 22 points. Jordan Howell scored 10.
Javon Hunter had 20 for the Eagles.