Cape's offense too much for the Wildcats

By Gianna Banner 10:09pm, March 2, 2014
VIDEO: Highlights of Cape vs. Howard and reaction
Tyreik Burton of Cape Henlopen drained back-to-back threes to open a quarterfinals match up against Howard. Burton set the tone early for the Vikings, and the 14th seed knocked out the defending state champs with a 73-65 victory.

Sixth-seeded Howard didn't play poorly in the first quarter, Cape just outran and outscored the Wildcats 24-15.

In the second quarter, Cape's Jon Warren got in the action, when he drove to the hoop a few times scoring six points to hold a Vikings' 38-29 lead by halftime.

Howard showed life in the third quarter, when big man Bryan Wright worked inside and scored three consecutive times to cut the Cape lead to just three points, 38-35. Wright finished with 21 points.

The momentum quickly shifted because Cape quickly answered with buckets from Burton, Solomon Cox, and Toney Floyd. The Wildcats were down by 11 going into the final quarter.

Warren opened the fourth, making a statement, when he scored on a fast break and hit a one-handed jam. Cape's Floyd also helped the cause tremendously, using his speed to score a few layups and earn 20 points on the night.

Howard got as close as seven points in the fourth but never could inch any closer than that. The Wildcats finished its season 15-6.

Burton led all scorers with 25 points, and Warren chipped in 14 more points for Cape.

Jakir Stewart led Howard with 23 points.

Cape advanced to the semifinals, where they will go head-to-head against St. Georges at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Bob.

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