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Cape Gazette SPORTS & OUTDOORS FRIDAY, JANUARY 24 MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014 ;1~ II Three teams control destiny, but fate allows only one champion By Dave Frederick championship. fredman@capegazette.com "We just have to win big games, and they're all big," said coach Buried in the snow barn of Steve Re. forced inactivity, the Cape bas- Cape got to seven wins with ketball team looks back on a upset victories over Edmond- midseason record of 7-5 with son Westside in the Governor's eight games to play and doesn't Challenge in late December and need a GPS to find its way to the Concord on the road Jan. 18. Cape coaches (I-r) celebrate the 2013 Henlopen Conference Championship: Greg Smock, Tom Rushin, Pat Woods, Shemik Thompson and Stephen Re. The Vikings are fighting hard to get back to the championship game in 2014. The Vikings also won at Sussex Tech to open the season 81-73; that is still the only conference loss on the season sustained by the Ravens. Cape had two victories in hand that were swept away, one at Arundel and the other at Caesar Rodney, where the Vikings had a four-point lead with a minute to play and possession of the bas- ketball, and lost both ball games. Cape also lost at home to Mil- ford 74-72 when the Bucs looked like a real deal behind Harris and Parker, but Milford has since slipped to 5-5. It looks like Laurel at 9-1 could be the team sitting in wait for whoever emerges from the Henlopen Northern Division dogfight. Cape jumps both feet back into the fire when the game schedule resumes Friday, Jan. 24, playing at Sanford. The Warriors are 7-3, with all losses coming to out-of- state teams. Cape then plays at Sussex Cen- tral - dangerous venue, hard place to win - before finishing the season with five straight home games versus Caesar Rodney, Seaford, Dover, Smyrna, and Sussex Tech, and on the road at Polytech in a rematch of last year's Henlopen Conference Championship game. Cape, Caesar Rodney and Sus- sex Tech all control their own destinies, but fate will only allow one to emerge as Northern Divi- sion champion. DAN COOK PHOTOS CAPE SENIOR GUARD TYREIK BURTON passes down low to David Kwan during the Viking's win over Indian River. LADY ROYALS PLAYERS Rachael Betts, left, and Amanda Williams pose with one ents to other schools as a means of sharing the gospel message. SUBMITTED PHOTO of the basketballs their team pres- DELMARVA RUGBY CLUB RECRUIT|NG NEW PLAY RS Delmarva Christian girls share gift with Bucs basketball team DELMARVA RUGBY CLUB is recruiting for its upcoming 20t4 spring season: A meet-and-greet social will be held at 7 p.m Thursday, Jan. 30, Following a scrimmage against tell the gospel story to the Mil- The DCHS girls were further at the Greene Turtle in Lewes, where those interested may meet current Milford High School, the Del- ford team. encouraged as they ]eft the gym players and coaches. No experience is needed to join the club, as coach- marva Christian High School "As our captains presentedand saw some of the Milford es and experienced players will guide beginners and introduce them to girls' basketball team exgended the basketball and explained it, girls showing the basketball and the sport, an invitation to their opponents the Milford players' faces lit up," explaining the story to their Games are played on Saturdays, with home games at Beacon Middle to join them in prayer. Although said DCHS senior Jayne Stevens. families and friends. "While it's School and away games in the Baltimore and Philadelphia areas. Practice will begin in March and is held twice a week, on Tuesdays in Harrington this practice is nothing new for "It was evident they were inter- important to play hard and strive and Thursdays in Rehoboth Beach. The team is coached by Scott King, a the DCHS athletes - the tradition ested in what was being shared, to win games, we can't lose focus 25-year veteran of the sport. began 10 years ago - what they While playing time on the court of whom we represent and what The club was established in 2Oll and is a member of the Eastern Penn- did afterward was unique. The is important in helping our team our mission really is," Jayne said. sylvania Rugby Union. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/ Royals presented a basketball improve, it is the prayer time and The DCHS Lady Royals plan delmarvarugbyclub or call 302-930-1003. Delmarva Rugby Club player Chris Cheonis, right, tries to grab the hap designed with bold colors and evangelism after the game that is to present basketballs to other on a throw-in simple words all as a means to truly amazing." teams during the 2013-14 season.