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NO. R-188.  House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2007 Mount Abraham Union High School Eagles Division II championship boys’ basketball team.


Offered by:  Representatives Sharpe of Bristol, Fisher of Lincoln, and Clark of Vergennes

Whereas, Mount Abraham Union High School had never captured the Division II boys’ basketball crown, and teams from this Bristol-based school have long hoped to bring home the championship trophy, and

Whereas, the 2006–2007 boys’ basketball squad demonstrated skill and depth as it reached the Division II championship game against four-time title winner Windsor High School, and

Whereas, when these two talented teams from the western and eastern slopes of the Green Mountains, respectively, met on the basketball court at Barre Auditorium, an intensive game was sure to ensue, and

Whereas, sensing that an historic opportunity had arrived, the Eagles, after trailing briefly 11–10, remained largely in control of the contest, and

Whereas, when the first quarter concluded, Mount Abraham held a 17–3 lead, and

Whereas, the Eagles’ Kevin Labas, who scored a game‑high 30 points, hit a powerful 17-foot jump shot that helped the Eagles leave the floor at halftime with a 32–29 lead, and

Whereas, the feisty Windsor Yellow Jackets continued their offensive drive early in the third quarter to tie the game at 32–all, but Mount Abraham rebounded immediately and when the third period concluded led 59–51, and

Whereas, the Eagles remained ahead for the balance of the game, and at the final buzzer, had captured the Division II championship with a 76–71 victory, and

Whereas, all the Eagles, including Adam Hannah, Ben Leavitt, Alex Huizenga, Greg Lutton, Devin Wendel, Corey Kayhart, Will Manley, Chad Estey, Trent Roleau, Austin Olson, Kevin Labas, and Tim Lueders-Dumont, will remember their roles in this special moment in the team’s history as will manager Becky Cowin, and

Whereas, coach Bill Leggett and his assistant coaches Kevin Masse and  Ernie Senecal were great tacticians, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2007 Mount Abraham Union High School Eagles Division II championship boys’ basketball team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Bill Leggett at Mount Abraham Union High School.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont