Cape girls ride by Caesar Rodney 60-34

February 15, 2021

The Cape girls’ basketball team moved to 10-0 with a 60-34 win over Caesar Rodney Feb. 12.

Morgan Mahoney led the Lady Vikings with 19 points, nine rebounds and two blocks. Mehkia Applewhite dropped in 16 points, including four three-pointers. She also had four rebounds and dished off four assists.

Julia Saleur scored 15 points, six rebounds and four assists. Guard Ella Rishko scored three points and grabbed five rebounds. Destiny Kusen hit a deuce and grabbed eight rebounds. Lauryn Head drained a three and grabbed five rebounds.

“We work really hard at practice, and it carries over to the game,” said junior Julia Saleur. “We try to be as tough as possible. We play so well together. On the court, we find each other and we love to play together.”

“Based on conversations before the game, I knew the girls were locked in about what they needed to do to win,” said Cape head coach Pat Woods. “We executed our game plan both defensively and offensively. I thought Morgan was terrific in the post.”

“I feel that inside is mostly where I like to be,” said Mahoney. “If I’m not shooting very well, I’ll definitely be inside.”

“Mehkia was dominant,” Woods said. “Mehkia has been spending a considerable amount of time focusing on fine-tuning her shooting form, and it has paid off. Any basketball player will tell you that is an extremely difficult thing to do, especially in-season ... but she has done it. It is impressive. The unselfishness of our team as a whole makes for such an enjoyable atmosphere. I love being a part of it.”

The Lady Vikings return to the home hardwood Tuesday, Feb. 16, to play Smyrna. Cape defeated the Eagles 55-20 on Jan. 22.


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