Cape Henlopen 78, Seaford 65
The Vikings stopped their four-game losing streak with the Henlopen Conference Northern Division win on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004.
Cape, in rising to 3-2 in the conference and 3-4 overall, put the game away with a strong fourth quarter, outscoring Seaford 23-8 in the period.
Point guard Matt Jones led four Vikings in double figures with 23 points. Also in double figures were Derek Savage with 15 points, Ray Jackson with 12 points, and Scott Shockley with 11.
Jones and Jackson sank two three-pointers apiece for the Vikings, who had six three-pointers in the game.
Potomac (Md.) Bullis 69, Laurel 53
The Vikings went winless in the Slam Dunk to the Beach tournament as they lost for the fourth straight time on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003.
Cape trailed just 28-27 at halftime, but Bullis went on a 15-4 run to end the third period to take command. The Vikings took no free throws in the second half, while Bullis took 18.
Derek Savage led the Vikings with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Cape equalled Bullis' rebound total with 31.
Now 2-4 overall, Cape has gone 1-7 the past four seasons in the Slam Dunk tournament played on its home floor.
The Vikings haven't won a game in the tournament since a 45-42 win over Brandywine 45-42 in the 2001-2002 Mayor's Cup consolation game.
Laurel 80, Cape Henlopen 75
Despite 30 points by point guard Matt Jones, the Vikings lost to Laurel in the Slam Dunk to the Beach tournament opener for the second straight year.
Cape led 32-29 at halftime but gradually fell victim to Laurel's inside tandem of brothers Trey and Troy Elzey. The Vikings also took only 15 free throws compared to Laurel's 41.
Derek Savage added 12 points, while Ray Jackson and Kevin Brittingham contributed 7 points apiece.
Jones bombed away from outside, finishing with 5 three-pointers.
The Vikings are now 1-6 in their last seven Slam appearances going back to the 2000-2001 season.
Smyrna 59, Cape Henlopen 36
The Vikings fell to the .500 mark with the Henlopen Conference defeat on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003.
Cape scored only 4 points in each of the first two quarters and never recovered after falling behind 28-8 at halftime.
The Vikings were led by Ray Jackson's 8 points. Jackson hit a pair of three-pointers. Cape is now 2-2 in the conference and overall.
Sussex Tech 71, Cape Henlopen 66
The Vikings gave the highly regarded Ravens a battle before suffering their first loss of the season on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003.
Cape fell behind Sussex Tech early, 17-9, but rallied in the second and third quarters to pull within 50-49 entering the fourth quarter.
Ray Jackson paced the Vikings with 15 points, while point guard Matt Jones added 12 more, Kevin Brittingham contributed 9, and Jordan Thomas and Derek Savage chipped in with 8 apiece.
Cape is now 2-1 in the Henlopen Conference Northern Division and overall.
Cape Henlopen 57, Sussex Central 51 (OT)
The Vikings survived an overtime thriller in the Henlopen Conference Northern Division to remain unbeaten on Friday, Dec. 12, 2003.
Cape fell behind 12-0 only three minutes into the game but recovered to rise to 2-0 in the conference and overall.
The two teams were tied 36-36 after three periods and 46-46 at the end of regulation before Cape pulled away in overtime.
After their initial problems, the Vikings clamped down on Sussex Central and rallied to tie the game 26-26 at halftime.
Point guard Matt Jones led the Vikings with 17 points, while Scott Shockley added 10 and Derek Savage contributed 8.
Cape Henlopen 65, Caesar Rodney 52
The Vikings started their season on the right foot with a Henlopen Conference Northern Division triumph in the debut of new coach Dwight Tingle on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003.
Cape led the highly regarded Riders 24-23 at halftime but gave itself some breathing room with a 16-12 edge in the third quarter and finished the game off with a 25-17 advantage in the fourth quarter.
Ray Jackson led the Vikings with 20 points including a pair of three-pointers. Senior point guard Matt Jones added 12 points, while Kevin Brittingham and Derek Savage contributed 11 and 9 points, respectively.
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