Resolution J2551-2013

Congratulating the Mount Morris Girls' Basketball Team on capturing the Section V D2 Championship

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  • Jun 17, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  the  Mount Morris Central High School
"Lady Blue Devils" Girls' Basketball Team upon the occasion of capturing
the Section V Class D2 Championship

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this  Legislative  Body  to  recognize  and
honor  outstanding  high  school  athletic teams that have exhibited the
teamwork, commitment and drive to succeed in  athletic  competitions  in
this great Empire State; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Mount  Morris  Central  High  School "Lady Blue Devils"
Girls' Basketball Team fought this year to  break  almost  every  girls'
basketball team record at Mount Morris; and
  WHEREAS, This talented group of young athletes embodies the true spir-
it  of teamwork in achieving a goal, all while demonstrating the ability
to balance the commitments of academics, family and athletics; and
  WHEREAS, Recognizing the team's hard work,  commitment  to  excellence
and team chemistry, the Lady Blue Devils' coaching staff encouraged this
group  of  talented  players  as  they  made  their dreams of a Class D2
Sectional Title come true; and
  WHEREAS, The Lady Blue Devils Girls' Basketball Team practiced relent-
lessly; their hard work began to show  when  they  beat  two  Livingston
County  teams,  York  and Geneseo, for the first time in school history;
and
  WHEREAS, The Lady Blue Devils' sectional run began with a  first-round
bye; this was another accomplishment that the Lady Blue Devils had never
seen in school history; and
  WHEREAS,  This group of 10 ambitious and dedicated athletes obtained a
swift victory against Scio in their first-round  home  game,  but  these
ladies knew that two more challenging teams would follow; and
  WHEREAS, With an eye toward success, in their semi-final match against
Canaseraga,  the  Lady  Blue Devils again were victorious; this led them
into the championship versus Whitesville, an Allegany County  team  with
an established record of sectional success; and
  WHEREAS,  This  small  rural  school,  that  was consistently breaking
school records, began to receive much encouragement and support from the
community; the week of the  team's  championship  game,  the  Lady  Blue
Devils  were  overwhelmed  with radio interviews, an increased fan base,
and even a camera crew; and
  WHEREAS, While the Lady Blue Devils graciously appreciated the  atten-
tion  their team was now receiving, they never allowed it to alter their
demeanor or play; and
  WHEREAS, Recognizing that the team was in a seven point deficit in the
fourth quarter of the championship game, Coach  Marcie  Monegro  strate-
gically  placed  Anna  Brado,  the only senior and an outstanding three-
point shooter back into the game; this move proved to be  a  success  as
Brado  drained  two three-point shots to tie the game, putting the teams
into overtime; and
  WHEREAS, A bucket by Grace D'Angelo in that extra period slid the Lady
Blue Devils into victory with a two point lead over Whitesville; and
  WHEREAS, Since its inception in 1924, the Lady Blue Devils  Basketball
program  has never won a sectional title; this year, these fine athletes
were proud to bring one home to their outstanding school and  supportive
community; and
  WHEREAS, These young athletes embody the true meaning of hard work and
dedication  and  have  given  the whole Mount Morris community a renewed
pride; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
congratulate  the  Mount  Morris  Central High School "Lady Blue Devils"

Girls' Basketball Team; its members: Justine Yates, Autumn Edlen, Tamara
Rivera, Linda Brado, Anna Brado, Christina Olverd, Skylar Simmons, Maeve
Gardner, Shana D'Angelo, Grace D'Angelo; and Head Coach Marcie  Monegro,
Assistant Coaches Laura Bestor and Jim Estruch, and Team Manager Kirsten
Rivera  on  capturing  the  Section  V  Class D2 Championship; and be it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Mount Morris  Central  High  School  "Lady  Blue  Devils"
Basketball Team.

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