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Cape Gazette TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 - THURSDAY. EEBRUARY 23.2012 211 basketball battles St. nd claw for win Davis and Doughty each net 27 points By Dave Frederick you want to see them is in the fi- fredman@capegazette.c0m nals." Doughty was carried from the Fans of Cape gifts' basketball floor after suffering a twisted an- who have followed the Vikings kle With 6:29 left in the half and over the last three seasons know Cape leading 19-16. St. E's Macy there are always missing pieces Robinson lit it up in the first half, to the puzzle. Fans also know scoring 18 points while Aaliyah that Cape is 50-17 under coaches Davis had 17. St. Elizabeth led 31- Lamont Hazzard and Will Ed- 26 at the half, and with DeDah wards during that time, including down, prospects looked dim. a semifinal and a final game ap- "That's a guaranteed pearance over the last two-sea- double/double sitting on the sons. bench," said fan Haywood Bur- Big guns and best friends ton. "She needs to come back." Aliyah Davis and Kadijah Doughty not only came back Doughty - Liy Liy and DeDah - but went off, scoring 20 second- got it going in the Feb. 18 after- half points for a total of 27 and noon showdown at the Cape grabbing l5rebounds. Corral, each dropping 27 points "I couldn't let my teammates as Cape beat a young St. Eliza- down," Doughty said after the beth squad 70-62 to finish 14-6 on game."The ankle has been giving the season, me trouble. I just have to play The Vikings are hoping for a through it." first-round bye and a bracket that The Vikings were trailing 47- doesn't intersect with Ursuline., 43 early in the fourth quarter "They are the best team out when lasmine Johnson came m there and just took us apart early off the bench and dropped a 3- in the season," Will Edwards said pointer like she knew she would, after the game. "The only place cutting the lead to 47-46. With 5:36 left in the game and the score tied at 49, Davis and Macy Robinson got called for a double-trouble foul jostling for position and it was foul number five on Robinson, sending her to the bench. 'She baited her," coach Tom Ferrier Of St. Elizabeth re- peatedly pleaded to the officials. ]ohnson dialed in another "downtown no rebound" 3- pointer, putting Cape in front 54- 52. Cape battled hard down the stretch, taking the lead on a pair of Doughty baskets for the hard- fought, team-effort 70-62 victory. Davis finished with a triple double of 27 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists. lasmine Iohnson with 9 and Emily Baptiste with 7 combined for 16 points including four 3- pointers. Macy Robinson had 22 for St. Elizabeth. Jocelyn Rodriguez had 16 and eighth-grader Gabby Juli- Jan had 10, including three 3- pointers. The first round of the girls' state basketball tournament be- gins Tuesday, Feb. 28. DAN COOK PHOTO CAPESENIOR GUARD Jacki Coveleski leads the Vikings on a fast break during the 51-36 win over Milford Feb. 16. See more photos at Aaliyah Davis has become the complete player and is in the conversation for the best player in Delaware. Fredman Continued from page 24 to wade into the turbulent wa- ters of some cafeteria conflict. It was like pinching steel. Good thingI didn't bang himwith a stalling poing, saying, "You can't win going backward." Woman are tougher - An expe- rienced watcher of high school boys' and girls' basketball mar- veled at Kadijah Doughty's sec- ond-half snap on a bad ankle in the St. Elizabeth game, and when she went careening backward in- to the stands after a loose ball he said, "There's not a boy in them program as tough as that girk Not one!" I know I'm not, now or ever; basically, I'm a bad mo- ment from wanting to be babied by my woman, and every woman out there married to some jughead former athlete or four-wheel-driving, turkey-call- ing, deep-frying man of her dreams knowswhat I'm talking about. Snippets- Gary Montalto soc- cer, PJ. Kesmodel lacrosse and George Pepper gifts' track all bring a wealth of championship experience to their programs. IeffEvans, a sociai studies teacher and major player behind the success of Laurel softball, is the new head coach of the Cape softball team. The women ath- letes of Cape "ain't no joke." This should be a fun spring. How do you all feel about retir- ing numbers of high school play- ers? Expect that issue to come before the Cape school board soon. "Ricky, don't use that num- ber!" Go on now, girl Cape beats Milford to hang on for postseason tournament berth By Dave Frederick half and finished with 8 points. The Bucs were paced by'Cesar Vazquez with 14. Shakur Mazso Cape won a "stayin' alive" and Tikeace Harris had 9apiece. game at Milford Tuesday night, Milford is now 10-9 on the sea- beating what looked like a low- on-energy Milford team 62-45. The Vikings completed the regu- lar season 12-8 and now wait for all games in the state to be com- pleted. A computer will print out the postseason invitation list based on a team's wins and losses ver- sus the wins and losses of oppo- nents. The Vikings are currently ranked 17 out of 24 who may make the tournament but are likely to lose position and bonus points as some Henlopen Con- ference foes slip below .500 in the final week. But without the win over Mil- ford it would have been all aca- demic in a general track curricu- lum. "Great team win," coach Stephen Re said after the game. "Everybody that came in off the bench just played awesome; de- fense was great; discipline was great. I like it!" Milford went triangle and two closely guarding Tyreik Burton and L.T. Hazzard, which worked well, but Cape's Gekwan Pritch- ett, a lightning lefty, was running wild and free the entire game and led all scorers with 17 points. L.T. Hazzard got his Globetrot- ters game going in the second half and finished with 16 points while Tyreik Burton scored 12. Sam McMillon and Andrew Grau kept Cape honest on the boards while Ion Warren made several bigbaskets in the second son with a game at Laurel, 9 .9, Tuesday, Feb. 21. A Milford win is two bonus points for Cape. The other big game for Cape is Sussex Tech, 10-9, at St. Georges Tech, 14-5, on Feb. 21. Smyrna and Polytech will play at Milford Friday, Feb. 24, at 6:30 for the Henlopen Conference Championship. DAN COOK PHOTO CAPE SENIOR POINT GUARD Troy "LT" Hazzard goes to the basket and gets fouled by a Milford defender. The Vikings defeated Milford 62-45 Feb. 19. The win gave Cape a final record of 12-8, which is likely to result in a postseason berth.