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NO. R-66. JOINT RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING THE DANVILLE INDIANS’ DIVISION IV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM.

( J.R.H. 46)

Offered by: Representative Larrabee of Danville.

Whereas, the Danville High School Girls’ Basketball Indians, after participating in the 1995-1996 championship game, entered the 1996-1997 season’s competition with a strong motivation to win their divisional title, and

Whereas, the Indians rightfully secured a place on the championship court by compiling an impressive record of 18 victories and only 4 defeats in play that preceded the ultimate game, and

Whereas, in order to be crowned Division IV champions, the Danville team was required to reverse the result of their 1996 championship contest against the same Whitcomb High School Hornets, and

Whereas, the well prepared Indians quickly assumed a 20-8 first quarter lead that they maintained for the balance of the game, and

Whereas, the Danville offensive and defensive attack were brilliantly commanded by center Marie Carpenter who tallied 26 points and served as a pivotal coordinator on the hardwood floor during the course of the game, and

Whereas, Abby Calkins who scored 21 points and Jill Stevenson who successfully hit the basket for 14 points were each essential contributors to the Indians’ 71-58 championship victory, and

Whereas, the entire team, including Jill Bigelow, Kristine Goldrick, Lizzy Becker, Sara Austin and Heather and Kate Burak, Heather Lynaugh and Emily Carrier were major contributors in the quest for the championship title, and

Whereas, the team’s victory served as a special tribute to the Indians’ esteemed coach Joe Peck who was leading the squad for the final time after 18 years as the head coach, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the Danville Indians’ Girls’ Basketball

Division IV Champions on their stellar season, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Coach Joe Peck at Danville High School.