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80 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, March 13 - March 19, 1998 SPORTS & OUTDOORS Cape's chaJnpionship dream ends in nightmare loss and contributed a few turnovers himself and so did his replacement Ricky Thompson. The force-and- folly offense of the Vikings was an airborne contagion and the entire team seemed to be infected. A team that thrived on wits and wile all season was going down the tubes on bad decisions and stu- pid passes. Cape trailed 12-8 at the quarter but did manage double fig- ures in turnovers. William Penn blankets Cape's offense 67-55 By Dave Frederick DOVER - Cape senior starting point guard Carl Floyd couldn't get it going in the first half last Tuesday night against the tena- cious man-for-man defense of William Penn. Mardy Biles came into the game "Their defense was all over us and they just cut off the passing lanes," said Floyd. "It seemed they knew where we wanted to go and were able to slow us down. That is not our kind of game. I honestly think we may have been looking past them because we didn't play with our usual focus." Cape's well-oiled offensive machine sputtered like a low-rider at a mud-hop but the Vikings only Angle Moon plmttm Cape coach Ed Waples shows the excitement of the championship game. I trailed 22-19 at the half. Olin Bolden brought his game to the court in the second period scoring 5 points, while grabbing rebounds and running the court. A Bruce Davis buzzer-beater let some air out of the Vikings' tires, sending the Colonials into the locker room with the momentum. "The tournament is a whole dif- ferent ballgame," Cape coach Ed Waples said after being tagged with the unexpected loss. "William Penn is a good team and I give them all the credit in the world. The reality is one bad game and you go home because the sea- son is over." Cape clawed back into the lead early in the third quarter behind the defense and scoring of "Cap- tain Comeback" Carl Floyd who scored 7 points in the first two minutes as Cape surged ahead 28- 24. But the Colonials hung around refusing to be rattled by theViking rally and tied the game at 32 with 3:40 remaining in the quarter. And there were ominous signs for Cape Henlopen. Julius Hazzard went to the bench with his fourth personal foul and took a seat next to leading scorer and defensive player O.J. Wilson who had bruised his knee in the first half after going to the floor hard after a drive on which he was called for an offensive foul. The usually unstoppable Wilson Ronson Burton charges the hoop for Cape. was a nonfactor in the fourth quar- ter, which saw William Penn ease on down the road to victory. "I scouted Cape the last two games and they're a well-coached team, "said William Penn's coach Steve Johnson. "In fact, I voted for Ed Waples for state Coach of the Year. What he did with that team in his first season was impres- sive." Continued on page 85 I Dr. Budi tells kids to live with love in their hearts BOOTY CALL - Last Wednes- day was physicians and lawyers day for the 12th-grade students at Cape Henlopen High School. Organized by social studies department chairperson Sue Comorat and attended by many unsavory characters, including myself, I was particularly impressed by the delivery and bedside manner of Dr. Budi Bahureksa. Dr. Budi is a cardiolo- gist affiliated with Bayside Health Associates and is also board-certi- fied in internal medicine. But who cares about that stuff? The Budimeister gave an informative and compassionate presentation to high school seniors about the effects of smoking, drugs and alcohol, both on the body and the possible detrimental effects on their own behavior. That steroids shrink your gonads and may cause bipolar (or "no poler") side effects caught my attention. Budi was down to earth and nonjudgmental and the kids actually listened to him. He left them with the mes- sage to make good decisions, not PEOPLE IN SPORTS Dave Frederick to lose control and to live with love in their hearts. "And then you should be O.K.," Dr. Budi said. MIRROR IMAGE - Have you ever played an air instrument in front of a bedroom mirror? Liar! Last week I visited the Plantations fitness center with Cape football coach Brian Donahue just to help old Teddy Bear lift 320 off the rack for him to rep. I am a regular at The Firm where my motto is "Firm, Round and Fully packed., I was startled when I entered the room at Piantations whenthis giant weighflifter with a bad hair- cut stared fight through me. Then I realized it was me. And then I was even more scared. I never look in mirrors even when I comb my hair with my fingernails. After a hair- cut by Kim of Kim's Hair Cre- ations she says: "You're so hand- some and does that look good enough," while I just say "yea" while checking out some old guy's gray hair on the tile floor. So why is it that all gyms have too many mirrors? Just because people want to improve upon their strength and stamina doesn't mean they want to admire themselves in the process. Runners enjoy talking about them- selves while lifters enjoy watching themselves. Is that how it works? What about us solitary slow walk- ers? To borrow a phrase from sportswriter emeritus Dan Jenkins: "When I was a young man I used to fall asleep at night thinking about women. Now I dream about killing people!" Walking is for stress reduction, reflection and contemplation. To me teachers are postal workers with tenure. Maybe I better stop walking! MILLIONAIRE BACKUP - I know Baltimore Raven backup quarterback Eric Zeier because he is a close friend of my nephew Mike, a defensive end with the team. Zeier was a Cape Gazette Athlete of The Week two sum- mers ago and still has the Gazette honor taped to the inside of his locker in support of camp humor. Three years ago when Eric and Mike were both drafted in the third round by the Cleveland Browns, personnel director Ozzie Newsome told the young boys: "You can sign for the league mini- mum or you can go home." Mike signed while Eric never blinked getting back onto the plane. Both ended up playing for the paltry sum of $170,000 a year which is a little over $10,000 dollars per game. But last week Eric became a millionaire. Atlanta offered restricted free agent Zeier a $2 million signing bonus and a con- tract of $400,000 per year. Balti- more matched the offer to solidify its backup position to Jim Har- baugh, which means Vinny Tes- taverde will be moved to another team. The Ravens' new stadium is already erected and sits close to Camden Yards. Just don't turn left and get lost or you might end up as a script on the Friday night "Homicide" program. LAX FAX - Cape football had a chance in the state tournament this year but lost, so next year will mark 19 years since Jim Alder- man's state champion season. The girls' basketball team lost to St. Mark's and hasn't won a title since 1974. The girls' field hockey team had the right stuff this sea- son, but lost to William Penn in the semi-finals. But the girls won the title in 1995, so the memory is still fresh, The surprising loss by the boys basketball team to Win. Penn extends the basketball Continued on page 81