Boys' Hoops Recap
Saturday, March 3, 2001
Hodgson 72, Cape Henlopen 70
The Vikings lost a heart-breaker and a bid for a major upset when Hodgson's Malcolm Tiller put back a missed shot with just one second left on the clock.
The tournament's 11th seed with a 14-10 record, Cape tied the game on an acrobatic tip-in and a free throw by forward Dewayne Holloman for a 70-70 tie.
The Vikings had come back from a 66-59 deficit with five minutes left but cut into the lead on a pair of free throws by Patrick Jackson and a basket by Andre Dunning that made it 68-67.
Hodgson, the 6th seed at 22-2, advances into the quarterfinals Tuesday for a date with defending state champion and No. 3 seed A.I. DuPont.
The Silver Eagles were led against Cape by Taurean Temple's 32 points. Ladaye Johnson scored 22 more.
Thursday, March 1, 2001
Cape Henlopen 67, Indian River 61 (OT)
Cape Henlopen guard Pat Woods
The Vikings advanced to the second round of the state tournament after subduing an Indian squad that overcame a 10-point deficit with three minutes left in regulation to force overtime.
Cape, the tournament's 11th seed, rose to 14-9 and moves into a second round game against Hodgson at Smyrna on Saturday, March 3, at 7 p.m. Indian River, the No. 22 seed, concluded its first tournament season since 1997 at 11-12.
After recovering from the shock of losing their big lead, the Vikings put Indian River away in overtime.
With the score 58-58 at the end of regulation thanks to a buzzer-beating bank shot by IR guard Bradford Morris, Cape turned to team leader Pat Woods for a spark.
Woods drained a three-pointer to start the overtime period to give Cape the lead for good. He finished with 14 points, while forward Antonio Alford led the Vikings with 17.
The Indians forced overtime after trailing 57-47 with 2:50 left in regulation.
A jumper by Morris, a layup by guard T.C. Blake, and a three-pointer and a jumper by guard Jermaine Harris made it 57-56. A free throw by Cape forward Matthew Duffield extended Cape's lead to 58-56 but Morris' followed shortly thereafter with the bank shot that forced overtime.
Harris scored 25 points to lead IR. Morris added 16.
Cape Henlopen 79, Caesar Rodney 78 (OT)
The Vikings used free throws to finally subdue the Riders in overtime in their regular season finale. Cape sank 5 free throws in the extra period and finished the game 20 of 38 from the foul line. Guard Pat Woods sparked the Vikings with a game-high 28 points. Center Andre Dunning scored 18 points and Antonio Alford added 11. The Vikings will begin state tournament play on Thursday, March 1.
Sussex Central 54, Cape Henlopen 48
For details on Cape's Henlopen North loss, click on the score above.
Sussex Tech 59, Cape Henlopen 56
The Vikings were eliminated from the Henlopen North race when Tech overcame a three-point deficit entering the fourth quarter and Cape guard Pat Woods' three-point attempt missed at the buzzer. At 12-5 in the North, the Vikings are three games behind division leader Sussex Central with just two games left in the regular season. The Vikings could, however, still claim the automatic state tournament berth that goes to the North runnerup as it remains just one game behind current runnerup, Sussex Tech. Woods scored 19 points including 13 in the fourth quarter to lead the Vikings against Tech. Woods hit two three-pointers. Antonio Alford added 15 points.
Cape Henlopen 64, Smyrna 48
Photo: Cape Henlopen's Andre Dunning
The Vikings kept their Henlopen North title hopes alive with their 10th win in their last 12 games.
Center Andre Dunning led four Cape players in double figures with 14 points.
Guard Pat Woods and forward Dewayne Holloman scored 11 points apiece and forward Antonio Alford chipped in with 10 more.
The Vikings rose to 12-4 in the conference and 13-6 overall. They remain two games behind division leader Sussex Central with three games left in the regular season.
Cape hosts Sussex Tech in a key Northern Division battle on Tuesday, Feb. 13. The winner of that game will remain in contention for the North crown while the loser would be eliminated if Sussex Central beats Polytech that same night.
Cape Henlopen 56, Polytech 45
The Vikings bounced back from their loss to St. Mark's behind guard Pat Woods and center Andre Dunning.
Woods scored 16 points and scorched the Panthers with 4 three-pointers.
Dunning, meanwhile, added 15 points.
Cape led 24-11 after the first quarter and wasn't threatened thereafter.
The victory raises Cape's records to 11-4 in the conference and 12-6 overall.
The Vikings trail Northern Division leading Sussex Central by two games with four games left.
St. Mark's 36, Cape Henlopen 23
The Vikings recorded their lowest point total in recent memory in the non-conference loss. In falling to 11-6 overall, the Vikings managed only one field goal and two points in each of the first and fourth quarters. Senior point guard Pat Woods led Cape with 13 points.
Cape Henlopen 54,
Photo: Cape Henlopen guard Joe Vavala
Joe Vavala scored 16 points as the Vikings rose to 10-4 in the conference and 10-6 overall.
Vavala connected on all six of his free throws to help spark the win.
Forward Dewayne Holloman contributed 12 points and center Andre Dunning added 10 more.
Cape remained two games behind Henlopen North leader Sussex Central with the win.
Cape Henlopen 66,
Lake Forest 48
The Vikings got back on track behind point guard Pat Woods and forward Andre Dunning. Woods scored a game-high 19 points and Dunning added 17 more to lead six Cape players with at least six points. Forward Dewayne Holloman contributed 10 points. The Vikings led by 14 points at halftime in rising to 9-4 in the conference and 9-5 overall.
Seaford 66, Cape Henlopen 63
The Vikings' mid-season surge stumbled in the fourth quarter against Seaford. The Vikings led 49-45 entering the final period but were outscored by seven points. Point guard Pat Woods and forward Andre Dunning led the Vikings with 16 points apiece. Antonio Alford and Thadius Shockley added 15 and 12 points, respectively. The loss dropped Cape to 8-4 in the conference and 8-5 overall.
Cape Henlopen 67,
Photo: Cape Henlopen forward Dewayne Holloman
The Vikings continued to surge with win No. 6 in a row behind a balanced attack.
Point guard Pat Woods led the Vikings with 12 points.
Dewayne Holloman, Thadius Shockley and Andre Dunning scored 9 points apiece.
The Vikings are now 8-3 in the conference and 8-4 overall.
Cape Henlopen 60, Sussex Central 49
The Vikings upset one of the state's top-ranked teams behing point guard Pat Woods' hot fourth quarter to post their fifth straight victory. Woods scored 12 of his 18 points in the period to spark the win. He hit 2 three-pointers and sank all four of his free throws. Andre Dunning added 15 points as Cape rose to 7-3 in the Henlopen North and 7-5 overall. The game was tied 36-36 after three quarters but behind Woods, the Vikings outscored Central 24-13 in the final period.
Cape Henlopen 80, Laurel 49
Photo: Cape Henlopen's Matthew Duffield
The Vikings rolled to their third straight win behind point guard Pat Woods' 18 points including a pair of three-pointers.
Andre Dunning added 15 points and Matthew Duffield contributed 12 more.
Cape controlled the game throughout, leading 34-20 at halftime before pouring in 46 second half points.
The victory raised Cape to 5-3 in the Henlopen North and 5-5 overall.
Cape Henlopen 67, Delmar 55
Photo: Cape Henlopen coach Jerry Peden
The Vikings recorded their most impressive win of the season by beating the Henlopen South leaders with a fourth quarter explosion.
Point guard Pat Woods and forward Andre Dunning scored 20 and 16 points, respectively.
The game was tied 40-40 entering the fourth quarter before the Vikings exploded for 27 points.
Woods led the surge with 14 points in the fourth period including 9 of 10 free throws.
Cape Henlopen 64,
Photo: Cape Henlopen's Thadius Shockley
The Vikings stopped their four-game losing streak behind forward Andre Dunning and point guard Pat Woods.
Dunning scored 15 points and Woods 14 to lead a balanced attack.
Antonio Alford and Thadius Shockley added 11 points each as Cape rose to 3-3 in the conference and 3-5 overall.
The Vikings, who survived five Dover three-pointers, led 33-22 at halftime.
Caesar Rodney 57, Cape Henlopen 52
The Vikings suffered their fourth straight loss in the Henlopen North bout. Pat Woods' game-high 19 points led Cape, which fell to 2-3 in the division and 2-5 overall. Andre Dunning added 10 points for the Vikings, who led by three points in the fourth period before faltering down the stretch.
Sterling (N.J.) 61, Cape Henlopen 57
The Vikings led most of the game but couldn't overcome a 36-point performance by 6-3 Sterling guard Ernest Turner, who has committed to the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Senior point guard Pat Woods sparked Cape's effort with 22 points and 5 assists in his best game since a 21-point effort in the Vikings' season-opener. Andre Dunning was a major force on the boards with 16 rebounds, including 10 offensive, to go with 12 points. Free throw shooting eventually sank Cape, which shot just 4-for-16 from the line. The Vikings head back into their Henlopen Conference season with a 2-4 overall record.
Middle Township (N.J.) 49, Cape Henlopen 38
Photo: Cape Henlopen's Antonio Alford
The Cape Henlopen High School boys' basketball team continued its early-season struggles with a 49-38 loss to Middle Township (N.J.) in the opening game of the 2000 Slam Dunk to the Beach National High School Boys' Basketball Tournament.
The Vikings fell behind 15-6 after the first period but regained their composure and battled back to within 21-18 at halftime.
Cape remained behind by three points after three quarters but scored only five points in the fourth period to fall to 2-3 overall.
Antonio Alford led the Vikings with 8 points, 12 rebounds and 3 steals. Thadius Shockley also scored 8 points and contributed 2 steals and a block.
Sussex Tech 79, Cape Henlopen 41
For details on Cape's Henlopen North loss, click on the score above.
Cape Henlopen 87, Polytech 47
The Vikings reeled off by far their highest point total in two seasons in rising to 2-1 overall and in the Henlopen North. Cape's highest point total last season was 78 points in a win over Seaford. Cape, sparked by Matt Duffield's 22 points, roared out to a 21-7 lead after the first quarter and was never challenged. Pat Woods and Joe Vavala added 11 and 10 points, respectively. Woods netted two three-pointers. Fourteen different players scored for Cape.
Cape Henlopen 66, Milford 51
The Vikings evened their record at 1-1 with a big third quarter surge. Point guard Pat woods led Cape with 17 points. The Vikings took the game over with a 23-8 advantage in the third period.
Dover 60, Cape Henlopen 59
The Vikings dropped their season-opener in coach Jerry Peden's return on a buzzer-beating putback by Dover's Jordan Smith. The Vikings overcame a 16-point deficit in the Henlopen Conference contest behind guard Pat Woods. Woods led Cape with 21 points including 8-for-8 free throw shooting.
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