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  • Cape stuns defending champ Howard, advances to state semifinal

  • The Cape Henlopen Vikings capped off their second straight tournament upset on Sunday afternoon, eliminated defending champion Howard 73-65 to advance to the state semifinals.
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  • The Cape Henlopen Vikings capped off their second straight tournament upset on Sunday afternoon, eliminated defending champion Howard 73-65 to advance to the state semifinals.
    The Vikings came into the tournament as the No. 14 seed and quickly dispatched No. 19 Indian River in the opening round. But Cape knew their hopes of advancing further would require huge wins against higher seeds and more talented teams than Indian River.
    On Friday, Cape upended No. 3 Woodbridge 58-50, thanks to thanks to a strong start and even stronger finish. The same can be said about Sunday’s victory over Howard.
    The Vikings exploded with a 24-point first quarter to take an early nine-point lead on the shell-shocked Wildcats. Both teams picked up the defensive intensity in the second quarter playing to a stalemate and the Vikings still led by nine at the break.
    In the second half both teams would match one another basket-for-basket with Cape upping their lead by a basket after three quarters, leading by 11 at 54-43.
    In the fourth quarter, Howard would make a slight run with just over four minutes to go, but Cape Henlopen quickly regained the momentum finishing the game out from the charity stripe to clinch the victory.
    Three Vikings finished in double-figures on Sunday. Tyreik Burton led the way with 25, Toney Floyd followed with 20, and Jonathan Warren dropped 14 for Cape in the win.
    The Vikings will take on St. Georges Tech, who upset Sanford on Sunday, in the state semifinals on Thursday night starting at 6:30 p.m.

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