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NO. R-73. JOINT RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING THE ENOSBURG FALLS HIGH SCHOOL HORNETS 1999 DIVISION III GIRLS' BASKETBALL TEAM.

(J.R.H. 63)

Offered by: Representatives Gervais of Enosburg and Perry of Richford.

Whereas, the Enosburg Falls High School girls' basketball team, although fifth seeded in the Division III tournament, had impressed its supporters with an outstanding second half of regular season play, and

Whereas, the team's members gained increasing confidence in the caliber of their play, and their ability to win the divisional title, as they progressed through each round of the post-season competition, and

Whereas, in the championship game held at the Barre Auditorium, they encountered a powerful opponent, the Hazen Union High School Wildcats, and

Whereas, the Hornets' strong defense limited the Wildcats' offensive opportunities to score needed floor shots, and

Whereas, although the Wildcats had inched within seven points of the Hornets with only five minutes remaining in the game, the young ladies from Enosburg Falls accelerated their scoring pace, surging comfortably ahead and winning by the final tally of 54-37, and

Whereas, all of the superb players on the Hornet team, including Kami Allen, Christiane Brown, Sadie Desrochers, Jessica Flanders, Kelli Garrow, Hilarie Kane, Sabrina Kane, and Mariah Moran, as well as volunteers, Chad Lovelette and Kelly Vuckovic, are to be applauded for their perseverance and determination throughout the season, and

Whereas, Coach David Deuso has demonstrated great skill in leading his team to this special triumph, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the Enosburg Falls High School Hornets girls' basketball team on winning the 1999 Division III championship, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Coach David Deuso and Principal Dr. Edward Wilkins at Enosburg Falls High School