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s SPORTS & OUTDOORS Cape girls nail down another Henlopen crown DelCampo,s 1,O00th point comes off a steal and a streak as Vikings defeat Indians ence championship Tuesday night. It was not a moment too soon for Cape's team. DelCampo's leap into Cape sports history came off a steal and a streak that saw her making good By Susan Frederick Katie DelCampo's thousand and first game point came midway through the third quarter of the Vikings' 62-42 victory over Indi- an River at the Henlopen Confer- Anglo Moon photos Thousand pointer Katie DelCampo drives toward the center lane against Indian River'S Yniece Chandler. on a lay-up and drawing a foul in the process. Her goal brought the Vikings to a 33-33 tie with the River and she drained the foul shot to put her team ahead for the first time since the opening minute of the second period. "When Katie got her thousandth point, everything loosened up," said Viking coach Ralph Bayko. "But I give Indian River credit. They're a goodteam, and they played with great defensive inten- sity in the fast half - they gave us everything we could handle and more." Stephanie Warrington made the game's first basket off a pass from DelCampo, and Cape jumped out to a 10-3 lead early in the first quarter. R looked like business as usual for the team that has domi- nated the conference for the past two years. Led by guards Tiffany Johnson and Leann KarL hewer,.- "J'- :.,,.., us'u to go clown mid chewed at the Cape lead to bring the quarter to a close on a 13-1.3 tie. The Indian River fans began to rock the house. Turnovers plagued Cape throughout the second quarter, and Maggie Widdoes went to the bench with three fouls late in the period. The River went up by five at 22-17 with less than a minute to play. But Warrington, Crystal Alexander, and Kim Smith all found the mark in the closing sec- onds to bring Cape to within one at 24-23 at the half. "For as bad as we played in the fast half, we were only one point Cape's Kim Smith struggles for control of the ball under the hoop as Indian River's Shannon Boyle joins the fray. down," said Bayko. "I told the girls, 'This is our game.'" The o eni ..'V"-- ... ,relawnm nndian River scrambling to keep the Vikings at bay - that is, until DelCampo's momentous lay-up, which brought the crowded Raven gym to its feet in salute. Surrounded by thousand point scorers Lillie Mapp, Zelda Sbeppard, and Maggie Widdoes, DelCampo accepted a bouquet and trotted up the bleachers to hand the flowers to her mother. When the game resumed, Del- Campo glittered for 14 third quar- ter points, leading her team to a 48-40 lead at the end of the period. The fourth quarter saw Cape turn on the afterburners to pull ahead for the eventual 62-42 score. "It was a relief to get it over with," said DelCampo of the thou- sandvoint barri,,'. ,,T. v'" m me game, t was'kind'of nervous. Once it was over, I could just play." For Bayko, Tuesday's victory was his second in a row as head coach of the Vikings. He also served as Janet Maull's assistant when her Lady Vikings earned back-to-back Henlopen champi- onships in 1988 and 1989. IR's Tiffany Johnson led the scoring with 20 on Tuesday. Del- Campo ended with 17, followed by Widdoes with 14 and Carrie Lingo with 11. Cape plays Tatnall in the second round of the DSSAA girls' basket- ball tournament tonight (Friday, March 7) at 7:30 at PolyTech. "He looked at me and I just nodded my head." SPRING CHICKENS- A sum- mer-like day spawned a large crowd of undersized "throwbacks" at last Sunday's final plunge into the ocean for the Lewes Polar Bears. The dive marked the com- pletion of 13 successful years for the Lewes Polar Bear Club. Copy cat groups have sprung up around the country but the Lewes Polar Bears stand alone and ebonically speaking are the "bomb diggity." A record number of pre-cube- scients attacked the ocean repeat- edly while Ruth "Nomegirl" DuAime and Jim "Little Crab" Hajek, both over 70, led the charge into the ocean. Jumpers included: Kelly Smith, Andy Roberts, Jerry Roberts, Orel Roberts, Erica Roberts, Jeff Roberts, Robin Roberts, Julia Roberts, Copsan Roberts, Lauren Spring, Debbie Spring, Lief Spring, Ed "Moe" Norman, Greg Norman, Brian "Wilddog" Don- ahue, Bill Jackson, Mauren O'Brien, Pat O'Brian, Jim O'Bri- an, Greg "Guitar" Mack, Steve PEOPLE IN SPORTS Dave Frederick Parseghian, Ara Parseghian, Tony Adams, Andrew Adams, Samuel Adams, Mike "Kangaroo" Con- Ion, Jocko Conlon, Jessica Lof- dahl, Ramesh Rao, Hannah Lokken, Bonnie Chandler, Anna Chandler, Jeff Chandler, Drake Chandler, M.E. Fisher, Eddie Fisher, Meghan Lee, Stagger Lee, Andrew Lee, Connie Miller, Han- nah Miller, Reggie Miller, Kim Donald, Scott Donald, Brooke Hare, Dr. No Hare, Logan Short, Bruce EgolL Brag Egolf, Chris Corrozi, Alisa Porter, Howard Porter, Peter Standarowski, Vinnie Standayoski, Madalyn Riggins, John Riggins, Abby Riggins, Rebecca Melson, Lesley Kroon, Beth Eisenhour, Julie Eisenhour, Theresa Gue, Dana Smith and Erin Marsh. Hint: Several of the above - named people did not actually show up. SILENT COMMUNICA- TION- Cape's JV basketball team, coached by "Easy Ed" Waples, closed out the season last Thursday night by coasting past the PolyTech Panthers to finish the season 20-0 for the second year in a row. But in the second half of the PolyTech game, in a gym so empty each bounce of the ball echoed to Rt. 13, the Cape JV play of the quarter century "went down", nary without a sound. Point guard Ricky Thompson had the ball and was leading on the fast break when he slowed imper- Julius Hazzard (1) and Rieky Thompson. ceptively, fooling the defense. Picky was on the left side of the court, turned back and looked into the eyes of the trailer, Julius Haz- zard. "He looked at me and I just nodded my head," the freshman Julius Hazzard said. "He looked again and I nodded. I knew what he was going to do." Ricky took the ball straight to the glass and bounced the ball backwards like a Harlem Globe Trotters Sweet Georgia Brown routine. A follow- ing Julius Hazzard snatched the ball out of mid air and thrust home a thunderous two-handed dunk with a PolyTech Panther draped all over him. "that was the fattest dunk I've seen all year," said Cape varsity point guard Terry Hazzard. "MATTY DOG'S" PUPPIES SNAP.*- Cape wrestling coach Chris Mattioni is the Cape Gazette Scholastic Wrestling Coach of The Year. He is being anointed right here in this column. Last Fri- day at the Delaware State Champi- onships, Mattioni's squad was rep- resented by having six grapplers advance to the semi-finals. That is the most Cape has ever sent into the semis and although the team wasn't exactly talent-laden in the beginning of the season, the last two weeks proved that with good coaching talent rests where you look for it. Straughn German 103, Eric Beaman 112, David Barlow Continued on page 66