Cape turned in a disappointing performance Jan. 16 at Dover, falling behind 13-2 at the end of the first quarter and not able to get all the way back, losing 57-52.
Tyreik Burton, hounded by multiple defenders the entire game, still managed to lead the team with 21 points and should break 1,000 career points at home Tuesday, Jan. 21, versus Smyrna. Jordan Howell had his best game as a varsity player, scoring 12 but high-scoring Jon Warren was limited to 12 points.
Dover's Terrence Woodlin scored 18 points.
Cape fell one game behind Sussex Tech and tied with Caesar Rodney in the Northern Division race. Head-to-head games over the next moth will sort it all out
Cape traveled to Concord Jan. 18 for an afternoon game against the 8-1 Raiders and shocked the state by handling their business, easily winning 67-49 and upping the season record to 7-5. The Vikings were 7-5 after 12 games last season and went on to win the Henlopen Conference Championship over Polytech and the first-round state tournament home game versus Laurel.
Cape had a balance and diversity of scoring versus Concord, led by Tyreik Burton with 16, Toney Floyd 14, Jon Warren 13 and Ryan Thornburg, who came off the bench to hit three shots from beyond the arc.
Cape will host 4-6 Smyrna Tuesday, Jan. 21, then play at Sanford at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24. Sanford’s three losses have all been to out-of-state teams. Last season, Sanford rocked Cape 71-47.