Cape basketball played an alumni game at the Big House Nov. 22 to benefit the Cape Henlopen support staff scholarship fund. The crowd was sparse, but the tradition was rich. Former players, now young adults, shared jokes beforehand about being old, but once the Blue versus Gold game started, no one followed their shots, not because they were tired, but rather it was expected they would go in, and there seemed to be general surprise for the shots that didn’t drop.
An undercard game was played first between sixth-graders wearing black or white jerseys from The Factory program. Better to play at The Factory than work at The Factory when you’re 11 or 12.
The White team won the kids’ game 28-17. Teams played five-minute quarters and the skill level was surprisingly good, proving that time at The Factory doing skills and drills, and learning the right way to play the game is time well spent.
The Gold team beat Blue in the old folks’ game 71-63 led by Jordan Howell’s 21 points. Solomon “Yum Yum” Cox led the Blue scorers with 11, while Pat Woods hit for three consecutive trifectas, proving his spiritual connection with the universe is still in play.
The Cape cheerleader coed competition squad of coach Courtney Hennesey performed between games.
Real officials training for the upcoming season rotated through both games. No one in the Big House house cried, “Call it both ways, ref,” because everyone was on the same team.