Girls' Hoops Recap
Friday, March 3, 2000
Mt. Pleasant 45, Cape Henlopen 35
The Vikings stayed close for a quarter but were outscored by 8 points in the second period to fall behind 21-13 at halftime, a deficit from which they couldn't recover.
Julie Parseghian and Toni Jones combined for 29 of the Vikings' 35 points, with Parseghian scoring 18 and Jones netting 11. Jessica Witherspoon, a returning all-stater who just came back from a knee injury that sidelined her for 9 weeks, was shut out to finish her career with 984 points.
The Vikings took only 6 foul shots compared to 25 by Mt. Pleasant as their season ended at 13-11. They had a seven-game winning streak coming into the second round.
Wednesday, March 1, 2000
Cape Henlopen 63, Milford 53
The Vikings advanced to the second round of the state tournament behind Julie Parseghian's game-high 26 points. Toni Jones added 14 points as Cape rose to 13-10 and a second round matchup against Mt. Pleasant on Friday, March 3, at 8 p.m. at Caesar Rodney.
Cape outscored Milford 12-4 in the second period to take a commanding 29-16 halftime lead. Sophomore Lindsey Williams provided a spark, too, with 10 points.
Jessica Witherspoon, out with a knee injury for 9 weeks, returned to the Cape lineup and finished with 8 points. She needs just 18 more to reach 1,000 points in her career.
Cape Henlopen 59, Dover 36
Toni Jones and Julie Parseghian continued their torrid scoring paces with 20 points apiece. Jones hit 4 of Cape's 5 three-pointers. Lindsay Williams hit the other and finished with 11 points. Cape was in control from the outset, taking a 29-19 halftime lead and blowing the game wide open in the second half. The win raised the Vikings to 11-7 in the Henlopen North and 10-10 overall.
Cape Henlopen 49, Milford 40
Toni Jones and Julie Parseghian led the way as the Vikings rose to 10-7 in the Henlopen North and 10-10 overall. Cape led 36-32 after three quarters and then pulled away in the fourth period.
Caesar Rodney 65, Cape Henlopen 57
The Vikings fell to 9-7 in the Henlopen North and 9-10 overall with the loss to the division leaders. Toni Jones sparked Cape with a game-high 26 points. Teammate Julie Parseghian added 22 more.
Sussex Central 54, Cape Henlopen 53
The Vikings' attempt to overcome a five-point deficit after three quarters fell just short in the Henlopen North loss. Julie Parseghian scored 25 points for the Vikings and Toni Jones scored 21 more. The Vikings fell to 9-6 in the division and 9-9 overall.
Cape Henlopen 70, Woodbridge 32
Toni Jones and Julie Parseghian provided a potent 1-2 punch that propelled Cape to a 9-5 mark in the Henlopen North and a 9-8 record overall. Jones did most of the damage with 28 points and 11 assists. Parseghian was also effective with 14 points and 10 rebounds. The Vikings led 40-17 at halftime and never looked back against the winless Raiders.
Cape Henlopen 51, Sussex Tech 49
Julie Parseghian's follow shot with 1.5 seconds to go lifted the Vikings to the hard-fought Henlopen North victory. Cape trailed 49-48 late in the game but a Toni Jones free throw tied the score 49-49. Jones missed the second free throw but a wild scramble ensued and Parseghian emerged with the ball underneath and laid it in for the winning points. Parseghian scored a season-high 20 points for the Vikings, who rose to 8-5 in the division and 8-8 overall. Jones scored 17 points and Beth Hitchens 12 for the Vikings.
St. Mark's 72, Cape Henlopen 30
The Vikings never challenged in the non-conference game and fell to 6-7 overall. Cape trailed 23-3 after the first quarter. Toni Jones and Julie Parseghian scored 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Polytech 48, Cape Henlopen 39
The Vikings played their first game without leading scorer Jessica Witherspoon, who had season-ending knee surgery earlier in the week. Toni Jones led Cape with 14 points but it wasn't enough to prevent the Vikings from falling to 6-5 in the Henlopen North and 6-6 overall. Cape grabbed a 26-19 halftime lead by holding the Panthers to 0 points in the second period.
Indian River 49, Cape Henlopen 43
The Vikings got off to a slow start, trailing 17-4 after the first period, and never recovered. Cape was led by Julie Parseghian's 12 points and Toni Jones' 11 points. The Vikings are 5-3 in the Henlopen North and overall.
Cape Henlopen 51, Dover 30
Cape controlled the contest from the outset, grabbing leads of 12-3 after the first quarter and 26-11 at halftime in rising to 4-2 in the Henlopen North and overall. Toni Jones and Jessica Witherspoon led Cape with 13 points each. Jones finished with 10 assists and Witherspoon with 9 rebounds. Terez Partlow and Lindsey Williams added 10 and 9 points, respectively.
Caesar Rodney 63, Cape Henlopen 50
The Vikings fell apart in the fourth quarter in losing to the unbeaten Riders to drop to 3-2 in the Henlopen North and overall. The game was tied 27-27 at halftime and Cape trailed just 42-41 after three quarters. Jessica Witherspoon and Toni Jones were Cape' leading scorers with 22 and 20 points, respectively.
Cape Henlopen 74, Sussex Tech 54
The Vikings flexed their muscle behind Jessica Witherspoon's career-high 27 points to rise to 2-1 in the Henlopen North and overall. Lindsey Williams added 17 points for Cape, which led 38-24 at halftime. Julie Parseghian scored 13 points and Toni Jones chipped in with 12 more.
Cape Henlopen 67, Polytech 36
The Vikings picked up their first win with a big first quarter. Cape outscored Polytech 25-10 in the first period on the way to rising to 1-1 in the Henlopen North and overall. Jessica Witherspoon's 22 points and Toni Jones' 20 points led the Vikings. Julie Parseghian added 10 points.
Seaford 48, Cape Henlopen 39
A 20-8 deficit in the third period led to the season-opening loss for Cape in the battle of Top 10 teams. The Vikings were led by Toni Jones' 13 points. Jessica Witherspoon contributed 10 for Cape, which was ranked 10th in the state entering the game. Seaford was ranked 8th.
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