1999-2000 Season

25 Wins - 3 Losses
Schuylkill League Champions



   With hopes of capturing a Schuylkill League Championship title, the Crimson and White entered the season with a close loss and later continued to roll through with 17 consecutive wins.

   The senior squad members were essential in leading the rest of the team to a winning season. Senior Christian Schlitzer was influential by sinking 28 out of 55 of his attempted three point shots.

   Senior Mark Chiccini was the team's lead guard. He made 43 out of his attempted 62 foul shots. "Our team played great together. Our seniors were outstanding, they led us at practices and taught us to always work hard, even when you're down. They are the reason that the team went so far in post season competition," junior Mike Yacobacci said.

   On Senior Salute Night senior Derrick McFarland managed to sink his second shot against his Blue Mountain opponents for three points. This shot allowed McFarland to reach the 1000 point milestone. McFarland was one of nine people in Pottsville basketball history to reach 1000 points.

   "Scoring 1000 points was the greatest experience in my basketball career. I wish everyone could experience it. All of my hard work from practices and camps paid off when I reached 1000 points. If it wasn't for the help of my teammates, I would have never been able to reach that milestone," McFarland said.

   Senior Tom McGeoy was one of the squad's leading defensive players with 149 total offensive and defensive rebounds. The squad captured their dream of a Schuylkill League Championship and fought hard, but lost at the semi-finals of District XI to the Dieruff Huskies.



Pottsville Crimson Tide   44

Reading Central Catholic   46

Pottsville Crimson Tide   50

Pleasant Valley   49

Pottsville Crimson Tide   67

East Stroudsburg   46

Pottsville Crimson Tide   50

Hazleton   44

Pottsville Crimson Tide   91

Shikellamy   40

Pottsville Crimson Tide   71

Govnernor Mifflin   56

Pottsville Crimson Tide   89

Panther Valley   43

Pottsville Crimson Tide   54

Mahanoy City   52

Pottsville Crimson Tide   73

Jim Thorpe   40

Pottsville Crimson Tide   76

Mount Carmel   41

Pottsville Crimson Tide   87

Easton   55

Pottsville Crimson Tide   84

Tamaqua   40

Pottsville Crimson Tide   82

Pine Grove   53

Pottsville Crimson Tide   84

North Schuylkill   62

Pottsville Crimson Tide   41

Blue Mountain   36

Pottsville Crimson Tide   61

Northampton   46

Pottsville Crimson Tide   68

Shamokin   48

Pottsville Crimson Tide   57

Lourdes   41

Pottsville Crimson Tide   51

Bethlehem Catholic   59

Pottsville Crimson Tide   56

Penn Manor   41

Pottsville Crimson Tide   77

Wyoming Valley West   68

Pottsville Crimson Tide   76

North Schuylkill   54

Pottsville Crimson Tide   65

Blue Mountain   38

Pottsville Crimson Tide   83

Panther Valley   62

Pottsville Crimson Tide   76

Tamaqua   43

Pottsville Crimson Tide   70

Shamokin   50

Pottsville Crimson Tide   56

Pocono Mountain   41

Pottsville Crimson Tide   54

Dieruff   63


1999-2000 Coach Toomey  25 Wins  3 Losses           
Crimson TideChrisMarkTomJamellKurtMattJustinRickKyleMikeDylanShawnTonyDerrickLukeTotal ScoreOpponentsW/L
Reading Central Catrholic36224 2  0   5 24446L
Penn Manor6383 7 00   81475641W
Hazelton67114 000    01845044W
Pleasant Valley51238 2 00   21535049W
East Stroudsburg8109421200  022456746W
Shikellamy81212 29092003122209140W
Governor Mifflin31118 42  0   91777156W
Panther Valley Panthers41313 22310324142088943W
Mahanoy Area Bears52023 00      4205452W
Jim Thorpe Olympians21117 2 000624111627340W
Mount Carmel3223  2442203121727641W
Easton151119  122022411998755W
Tamaqua Blue Raiders10111280820200262308440W
Pine Grove Cardinals2141252420001482448253W
Shamokin Indians172120 5  3  0111647050W
North Schuylkill Spartans201914000  0  281748462W
Tamaqua Blue Raiders61206480 0404101667643W
Northampton415132 4      94106146W
Bethlehem Catholic63120 0      102005159L
Blue Mountain Eagles310110 1   0 07274136W
Shamokin Indians107200 1  0  291636848W
North Schuylkill Spartans719124052 020071357654W
Wy. Valley West628122 0  0  0111537768W
Blue Mountain Eagles52461050 00006996538W
Lourdes41036 0   0  618105741W
Panther Valley Panthers81022626 2000051848362W
Pocono Mountain West131182 0     031545641W
Dieruff4592 2     0711145463L
Did Not Play In Game Team Total Points  1893 District XI AAAA -  Semi-Finals         
Season High Per Game Average  67.61 Distrcit XI AAAA - Quarter-Finals         
Season High - Points Opponents PPG  48.46 Schuylkill League Championship         
       Schuylkill League Semi-Finals         

1999-2000 Season 25 Wins - 3 Losses