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Girls' Hoops Recap

1999-2000 Game by Game ...

State Tournament 1st Round
Wednesday, March 1, 2000
Delcastle 49, Laurel 29

The Bulldogs' season ended at 13-10 with the loss to the Cougars. Laurel had no one in double figures and was led by Courtney Hughes' 6 points. The Bulldogs trailed 26-13 at halftime and were outscored 14-5 in the third period. Delcastle rose to 11-11 and moved on to a second round contest against A.I. DuPont.

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000
Laurel 50, Delmar 40

The Bulldogs beat their neighboring rivals behind a stifling defense that allowed only 3 points in the first period. In rising to 12-7 in the division and 12-9 overall, Laurel got 19 points from Tasha Chase. Bootsie Hopkins and Courtney Hughes added 14 and 10 points, respectively.

Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000
Indian River 36, Laurel 34

The Bulldogs lost a seven-point third quarter lead and much of a shot at the Henlopen South title as they fell to 11-8 in the South and 12-9 overall. Laurel was led by Tiffany McCrae and Tasha Chase, who scored 10 points apiece.

Monday, Feb. 14, 2000
Dover 40, Laurel 37

Laurel suffered a major blow to its Henlopen South title hopes with the loss to the underdog Senators. Tasha Chase paced the Bulldogs with 16 points but it wasn't enough to keep them from falling to 11-7 in the South and 12-8 overall.

Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000
Laurel 35, Woodbridge 29

Bootsie Hopkins' 10 points and Tiffany McCrea's 12 rebounds sparked the Bulldogs to the Henlopen South win. An 11-5 run in the third period helped Laurel rise to 10-6 in the division and 11-7 overall. Heather White contributed 8 points for the Bulldogs.

Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000
Laurel 34, Milford 30

Laurel improved to 9-6 in the Henlopen South and 10-7 overall as Tasha Chase scored 13 points. The Bulldogs outscored Milford 11-7 in the final period to record the win. Laurel had led 17-11 at halftime but was outscored 12-6 in the third quarter to enter the fourth quarter tied.

Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000
Laurel 37, Lake Forest 23

The Bulldogs rose to 8-6 in the Henlopen South and 9-7 overall behind Bootsie Hopkins' 15 points and 4 steals. Laurel led 23-6 at halftime and never looked back.

Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000
Smyrna 39, Laurel 32

The Bulldogs lost a pivotal Henlopen South game despite 12 points from Tiffany McCrea. Laurel was within three points entering the fourth quarter but was outscored 18-14 in the period.

Monday, Jan. 31, 2000
Caesar Rodney 56, Laurel 24

The Bulldogs were no match for the Henlopen North leaders on this night. Courtney Hughes led Laurel with 7 points. Laurel scored just 8 points in the first half and trailed 32-8 at halftime.

Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000
Sussex Tech 44, Laurel 38

The Bulldogs let a 19-5 first quarter lead slip away in falling to 5-3 in the Henlopen South and 6-4 overall. Bootsie Hopkins paced Laurel with a season-high 23 points.

Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000
Laurel 37, Polytech 35

The Bulldogs overcame a 7-point halftime deficit to rise to 5-2 in the Henlopen South and 7-3 overall. Laurel was led by Heather White's 11 points as it moved into a first place tie in the division with Indian River. Tiffany McCrea collected 13 rebounds as the Bulldogs scored 25 second half points after managing just 12 in the first half.

Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000
Seaford 57, Laurel 46

The Bulldogs gave the defending Henlopen Conference champions a battle in falling to 4-2 in the division. Tasha Chase and Lacesha Hopkins scored 12 points apiece for the Bulldogs.

Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999
Indian River 36, Laurel 31

The Bulldogs suffered their first loss of the season to drop into second place in the Henlopen South behind Indian River. No Bulldogs scored in double figures but senior center Heather White finished with 9 points and junior forward Courtney Hughes with 7 points.

Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999
Laurel 45, Snow Hill (Md.) 36

The Bulldogs rose to 5-0 with the nonconference victory over the Seahawks from the Bayside Conference. Courtney Hughes led the way with 19 points while Tasha Chase contributed 12 points for Laurel, which took a commanding 24-12 lead at halftime.

Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999
Laurel 49, Woodbridge 26

The Bulldogs stormed to a 22-6 halftime lead on the way to rising to 4-0 in the Henlopen South and overall. Courtney Hughes and Tasha Chase paced Laurel with 14 points each.

Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999
Laurel 46, Milford 33

The Bulldogs remained unbeaten behind Lucesha Hopkins' 22 points. Laurel is 3-0 and atop the Henlopen South standings with Indian River. Tiffany McCrae contributed 10 points and 7 rebounds and Tasha Chase added 9 points.

Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999
Laurel 42, Lake Forest 31

Laurel stayed unbeaten and in a tie for first place in the Henlopen South behind Tasha Chase's 23 points. The Bulldogs are 2-0 in the South and overall. Chase was aided by Tiffany McCrae's 7 points.

Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999
Laurel 27, Smyrna 23

Courtney Hughes' 8 points and 13 rebounds guided the Bulldogs to the Henlopen Conference Southern Division victory. Heather White added 7 points and 15 rebounds and Tiffany McCrae 18 rebounds in the season-opener.

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