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Milford drops Cape 74-72 as Harris and Parker snap, crackle and pop

"Defense is a problem we have to fix." - coach Steve Re
By Dave Frederick | Dec 16, 2013
Photo by: Dan Cook Cape senior Tyreik Burton takes a shot in the Vikings' loss to the Bucs.

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.

 

Cape senior Toney Floyd glides to the hoop in the 66-53 victory over Smyrna. Floyd had seven points in the contest. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Kai Vitella goes up for a deuce. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Jon Jon Warren lays in a finger roll. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Ryan Thornburg drives past an Eagles defender. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape forward David Kwan is fouled during an offensive rebound. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape head coach Steve Re gets his point across during the win over Smyrna. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Junior forward Jordan Howell goes strong to the hoop. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape senior guard Tyreik Burton takes a fall-away jumper. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape JV point guard Demetrius Price glides in for a shot in the junior varsity 52-39 win over the Eagles. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape sophomore William Yeates is fouled going to the hoop in the junior varsity win. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape senior guard Toney Floyd looks for a traveling call in the loss to the Bucs. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape forward Solomon Cox drives baseline to the paint in the Vikings' two-point loss to the Bucs. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Jon Warren drives around Milford's Vance Daniels. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Toney Floyd controls the dribble. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Tyreik Burton goes to the bucket for two. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Jon Jon Warren hits a three. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Ryan Thornburg drives on Milford's DeVaughn Bynum. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
The Vikings bench can't believe a call in the fourth quarter. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Solomon Cox hits an offensive rebound. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Toney Floyd scores past a Milford defender. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Tyreik Burton gets a deuce. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape head coach Steve Re looks astonished at a missed call in the final minute of play. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Coach Steve Re congratulates Solomon Cox on a good game. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape JV forward Jeremiah Smack hits a jumper in the paint during the Vikings' junior varsity 50-32 win over the Bucs. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape sophomore JV guard Drew Mulcahy brings the ball up. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Sophomore Pablo Lazaro splits two Milford defenders in the junior varsity Vikings' win over the JV Bucs. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
The Cape band and dance squad keep the beat going during the Vikings' loss to the Bucs. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Jason Parker powers to the basket. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Tikeace Harris throws down a two-handed dunk in the first half. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Milford coach B.J. Joseph, a former Cape point guard, has been coaching basketball for 18 years. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Jason Parker smacks away a layup attempt. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Harris and Parker get ready to break the press. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
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