Cape earns top seed in state tournament

No word on suspensions for players involved in Feb. 22 brawl
February 23, 2018

The Cape boys’ basketball team earned the No. 1 seed in the DIAA Boys’ Basketball State Tournament. 

It is not yet known if the Vikings will be at full strength when they meet the winner of No. 16 Newark Charter and No. 17 Glasgow in the second round March 1. Cape players were involved in a brawl late in their Henlopen North championship game versus Smyrna Feb. 22 in Milford. Several videos posted online show at least one Cape player throwing punches and a kick. DIAA and school officials are investigating the fight to determine if repercussions are necessary. 

Also earning a bye is Sussex Tech. The sixth-seeded Ravens will take on the winner of No. 11 Mt. Pleasant and No. 22 St. Thomas More.

Indian River was given the 19th seed in the bracket and will take on No. 14 Woodbridge. The winner will play No. 3 Smyrna. 

A full bracket can be found at


The Cape Henlopen girls’ record of 10-10 didn’t make the cut for a postseason appearance, but several other Henlopen Conference teams will have a shot at a state championship.

Sussex Tech earned the highest seed of local teams at No. 9. The Ravens will host No. 24 Laurel in the opening round Wednesday, Feb. 28. 

Delmarva Christian earned the 17th seed in the tournament, and will play at No. 16 Woodbridge, also Feb. 28. 

Sussex Central snuck into the 24-team tournament as the 22nd seed, and will travel upstate to St. Georges for their Feb. 28 tilt. 

The top eight teams in the bracket received first-round byes. Caravel Academy earned the top seed.

A full bracket can be found at