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List of 14 news stories.
The Dolphins earn second win over HRA
The Dolphins hosted the Navigators from Hampton Roads Academy on Tuesday night for the second matchup of the season. The Dolphins found the bottom of the net early and often as each member of the roster received valuable game experience. Cape Henry was off to a 30-point lead behind an 18-point first quarter from Christian Moore, with the Dolphins leading 36-6 after the first eight minutes. With the rotation shifting to provide game time minutes to the entire roster in the second quarter, Cape Henry added 17 points to take a 53-12 lead at the break. As the Dolphins focused on the half court offense, Cape Henry scored 17 points in the second half to win 70-27 over the Navigators. Christian Moore led all scorers with 18 points, while Nick Hubbard pitched in for nine. Danny Banister and Dajour Rucker each added seven points, playing only the first quarter of the night. Rounding out the offense, Kellen Marshall (6), Landon Clay (6), Lane Carlson (5), Greg Melvin (4), C.J. Bailey (3), Bryson Spell (3), George Cutler (2) each found the bottom of the net. The Dolphins (10-3) are back in action Saturday as the boys travel to St. John Paul the Great for a 4:00 pm tip-off.
Dolphins cruise past Bishop Sullivan for second conference win
The Dolphins treated fans to an exciting conference win on Friday night behind an explosive offensive performance from Christian Moore and Dajour Rucker. The Dolphins we off to an early six-point lead after the first eight minutes, with Cape Henry edging out Bishop Sullivan 17-11 in the first. The difference remained nearly the same in the second quarter with the Dolphins carrying a 39-31 into the break. Returning to the hardwood for the second half, Cape Henry’s offense stole the show, scoring 24 third-quarter points to extend the lead to 12 over the Crusaders. The Dolphins held onto the lead for the final eight minutes as Catholic attempted to pick up the pressure, and the Dolphins went home with a 77-63 conference win. Christian Moore led all scorers with 27 points, while Dajour Rucker poured in 21. Danny Banister added 16 points, with Bryson Spell picking up nine. CJ Bailey (2), Kellen Marshall (2), and Greg Melvin (1) rounded out the scoring efforts on Friday night. The Dolphins (9-2) played Saturday against Churchland High School.
The Dolphins could not keep the momentum from Friday’s win over Bishop Sullivan rolling, as the Cape Henry fell to the Truckers from Churchland High School on Saturday night. The Dolphins trailed early in the matchup and never regained the lead after the Truckers were up 18-10 over Cape Henry at the start of the second quarter. Churchland held the Dolphins to the same difference in the second quarter as Cape Henry trailed 21-29 at the half. Cape Henry closed the gap in the third quarter, but the Truckers held on to a 39-45 lead with eight minutes remaining in regulation. With the Dolphins forced to foul late in the night, Churchland sent the Dolphins home with a 51-58 loss on Saturday. Dajour Rucker led the Dolphin offense with 27 points and added 19 rebounds. Christian Moore contributed 11 points, while Greg Melvin (6), Danny Banister (4), and George Cutler (3) rounded out the offense for Cape Henry. The Dolphins (9-3) are back in action Tuesday for a conference matchup with the Navigators from Hampton roads Academy with tipoff set for 7:00 pm.
The Dolphins captured the first conference win of the season in an explosive offensive performance against the Oaks from Norfolk Collegiate on Tuesday night. Dajour Rucker kick-started the offense as he scored 10 points in the first quarter. The Oaks scrambled to find an answer for Rucker in the post throughout the first eight minutes of play and heading into the second quarter, Cape Henry carried a three-point lead. The boys caught fire in the second, scoring an unbelievable 29 points and extended the lead to 45-30 at the half. There was no slowing down for the Dolphin offense at the start of the second half, as Cape Henry poured in 20 more points. Closing out the final quarter of play, the Oaks were defeated 92-79, and Cape Henry advanced to 1-0 in conference play. Dajour Rucker led all scorers with 33 points, scoring double digits in two of the four quarters played. Christian Moore excelled in the second quarter, scoring 10 of his 22 points on the night. Danny Banister came off the bench to score 10 and provided an essential defensive presence. George Cutler (8), Bryson Spell (5), Greg Melvin (4), Kellen Marshall (2), CJ Bailey (2), and Erik Clark (2) rounded out the scoring efforts for the Dolphins. Cape Henry (8-2) will host the Crusaders from Bishop Sullivan in the second conference matchup of the season on Friday night at 7:00 pm.
The Dolphins battled Green Run with the largest and most spirited crowd of the season in attendance for a matchup between Hampton Roads’ third and seventh-ranked teams. The Dolphins’ defense limited the Stallions to two points until two early fouls on Dajour Rucker changed the dynamic of the first quarter. With the Dolphins leading scorer on the bench due to foul troubles, Cape Henry scored a season-low 10 points in the first quarter. Green Run carried the momentum of a 1000-point scorer into the second quarter, as Cape Henry fell behind 17-32 at the break. Returning to the court for the second half, Cape Henry outscored the Stallions 19-16 to bring the score to 36- 48. The Dolphins, trailing by 12 points, ultimately fell 48-61 after the Dolphins were forced to foul to stop the clock late in regulation. Christian Moore led the Dolphins’ offense with 17 points while Dajour added 16 after sitting for six minutes in the first quarter. Rounding out the scoring efforts, Danny Banister (5), George Cutler (3), Greg Melvin (3), CJ Bailey (2), and Kellen Marshall (2) each found the bottom of the net on Friday night. Despite the loss, the Dolphins treated an exuberant crowd to an exciting brand of Basketball. Cape Henry (7-2) is back in action Tuesday night for a conference matchup with the Oaks from Norfolk Collegiate beginning at 7:00 pm.
The Dolphins played the first of two games during the Holiday Break, taking on Rock Creek Christian Academy. The Dolphins' offense was red hot as Dajour Rucker led all scorers with a season-high 34 points. Danny Banister also nabbed his season-high scoring efforts, pouring in 24. The Dolphins move to 6-1 with the win over Rock Creek.
The Dolphins took on Collegiate of Richmond over the Holiday break and returned to CHC after picking up a 54-40 win. Dajour Rucker led the scoring with 20 points, and Christian Moore finished the night with 14. The Dolphins bring their record to 7-1 with the win over Collegiate.
The Varsity Boys Basketball game traveled to Benedictine on Thursday for a match-up against the perennial powerhouse Cadets and after 32 minutes of play, the Dolphins came out on top. The Dolphins were off to a hot start, scoring 18 points in the opening eight minutes. Dajour Rucker led the way with eight of 18 points scored. The Dolphins carried this momentum into the second half as the boys took a 34-19 lead into the locker room for halftime. Returning to the hardwood, Cape Henry kept the pedal to the floor and outscored the Cadets 31-21 in the final 16 minutes of regulation. Dajour Rucker picked up nine more points throughout the night to complete a 17-point scoring effort. Christian Moore and Kellen Marshall each put up 10 points, with Greg Melvin pitching in for seven. Rounding out the scoring efforts CJ Bailey (6), Bryson Spell (5), Erik Clark (4), George Cutler (4), and Danny Banister (2) all found the bottom of the net. Cape Henry ( 5-1) is back in action Saturday, December 22 for the MABC Mid-Atlantic Basketball Classic taking on Rock Creek Christian Academy beginning at 6:00 p.m
The Dolphins welcomed the Australian Club Basketball team out of St. Luke’s Grammar School in Sydney Australian on Saturday night, with the Dolphins 11 of 13 Dolphins finding the bottom of the net. The Dolphins were off to a resounding lead after the first eight minutes of regulation were played as Cape Henry held a 25-9 lead. The Dolphins continued to showcase their offensive talents, adding 24 points en route to a 49-11 lead at the end of the second quarter. With both teams returning from halftime, Cape Henry’s offense was still clicking as the boys extended the lead to 72-20. Closing out the night, the Dolphins held onto an 85-29 victory. Christian Moore led all scorers with 14 points, with Dajour Rucker adding 12. Greg Melvin and Danny Banister broke double-digit points, as Melvin netted 11 and Banister contributed 10. Bryson Spell (9), Kellen Marshall (8), George Cutler (6), Lane Carlson (5), Beau Gwaltney (4), Nick Hubbard (4), and Landon Clay (2) rounded out the offense for Cape Henry. The Dolphins (4-1) will travel to Benedictine on Thursday night for a 7:00 pm tip-off.
The Dolphins hosted Blue Ridge High School on Tuesday night, falling 58-77 after an exceptional 3-point shooting showcase from the Barons. The Dolphins trailed early in the first half, giving up five 3-pointers and scoring only 11 points in the first eight minutes. Cape Henry gained some ground in the second quarter after trailing 11-23 in the first, closing the gap to narrow the Barons’ lead to three points after Christian Moore poured in 10 second-quarter points. However, returning to the floor for the second half, the Dolphins struggled to find any consistency on both ends of the court. With the third quarter coming to a close, the Dolphins trailed by 11, 44-55. As the Dolphins were forced to foul to stop the clock with regulation nearing an end, Blue Ridge knocked down 10 of 11 free-throws and handed the Dolphins their first loss of the season, 58-77. Dajour Rucker led the offense with 22 points while Christian Moore added 13, with 10 of 13 coming in the second quarter. Danny Banister netted seven with Bryson Spell (6), Greg Melvin (4), Kellen Marshall (4), and George Cutler (2) rounding out the Dolphins offense. The Dolphins (3-1) are back in action Saturday to host the Australian Club Team beginning at 5:00 pm.
The Dolphins traveled to Christchurch on Friday night to take on Lancaster in the John Stone Tournament and returned with an 80-51 victory. The Dolphins spread the ball throughout the night with 10 players recording points in Friday’s match-up with Lancaster. The Dolphins held Lancaster to 15 points in the first quarter and 12 points in the second quarter while nearly doubling Lancaster’s score at the half. With the commanding lead after the first 16 minutes, the Dolphins did not lift the foot off the gas and continued to control all aspects of play. After the final 16 minutes were played, Cape Henry commanded an 80-51 victory over Lancaster, but the team was struck with more unfortunate luck as the second game in the tournament was canceled due to the playing surface. Dajour Rucker led all scorers, pouring in 21 points. Christian Moore and Danny Banister each netted 14 points, while George Cutler pitched in for eight points. Rounding out the Dolphins’ offense, CJ Bailey (6), Eric Clark (6), Greg Melvin (6), Kellen Marshall (2), and Lane Carlson (1) each found the bottom of the net. The Dolphins (3-0) will take of Blue Ridge High School on Tuesday with tip-off set for 7:00 pm.
The Dolphins played the home opener on Tuesday night, welcoming the Cougars from Surry County High School. The Dolphins were off to an early lead in the first quarter and narrowly held onto the lead at the final buzzer. Dajour Rucker led the first-quarter surge, scoring 11 of his 17 points throughout the first eight minutes of play and propelled the Dolphins to a 21- 14 lead. The Cougars narrowed the gap in the second quarter, holding Cape Henry to nine points while netting 13 to bring the score to 30-27 in favor of the Dolphins at the half. Returning to the floor for the second half, the Dolphins struggled to retain possession of the ball with the high-pressure defense of Surry County. At the end of the third quarter, Cape Henry held onto the lead, 43-38. A tightly contested fourth quarter came down to the wire, as Cape Henry came up with a crucial stop with seconds left to hold on to win, 54-53. The Dolphins were led by Dajour Rucker’s 17 points, with Danny Banister adding 12 and Christian Moore netting nine. The Dolphins (2-0) are back in action Friday and Saturday for the John Stone Tournament at Christchurch with tip-off set for 7:30 pm on Friday night.
Dolphins open regular season will win over Williamsburg Christian Academy
Behind an explosive offensive performance in the regular season opener, the Dolphins defeated Williamsburg Christian Academy on Wednesday night. The Dolphins opened play with a 23-point first quarter performance, netting nine points from the 3-point arc in the first eight minutes and adding 14 points in the paint. The Dolphins closed out the first half by adding 14 points in the second quarter, giving Cape Henry 37 first-half points. The offense caught fire in the second half, netting an outstanding 49 points in 16 minutes of play. With the final buzzer sounding, Cape Henry defeated Williamsburg Christian Academy, 84-57. Dajour Rucker led all scorers with 26 points and added 10 rebounds throughout the night. Christian Moore poured in 20 points and picked up five assists, while Danny Banister contributed 14 points. Rounding out the scoring efforts, George Cutler (8), Bryson Spell (7), Greg Melvin (7), Kellen Marshall (2), and Landon Clay (2) all found the bottom of the net in the dominant performance. The Dolphins (1-0) will play Friday and Saturday in the Hoops and Dream Tournament at Churchland High School, taking on Bull City Prep Academy Friday at 5:30 pm and Carolina Basketball Academy on Saturday at 12:30 pm.