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

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  • 17 / Jun / 2013

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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;
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
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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