Cape Henlopen’s Rickards Faces Charges After Basketball Fight
Milford – On the day Cape Henlopen learned they are the number one seed in the Delaware High School Basketball State Tournament, the Vikings also learned one of their top players is facing third degree assault and disorderly conduct charges. Senior Randy Rickards was involved in the fight at Milford High School that abruptly ended the game scheduled with Smyrna to break the tie in the Henlopen Conference North Division standings.
Friday afternoon the Milford Police Department issued arrest warrants for Rickards and two fans. Rickards turned himself in to police after learning of the warrant. As of 10:00 PM on Friday, no word from Milford police about the status of the two fans.
With their top seed, the Vikings earn a bye in the tournament and will face the winner of Tuesday Feb. 27th’s Glasgow / Charter game. The second round contest is scheduled for Thursday March 1 in Lewes. This incident puts into the play the possibility of Cape being without a player that averages over 18 points a game and is defensive presence in the lane.
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