Congratulations to the Lady Indians for winning the 3A basketball championship game! They played a very worthy opponent in St. Vincent de Paul. The two teams had split earlier in divisional play. The much talked about hype did not disappoint as these two divisional powers collided with each team not backing down. The final score read: 52-43. It was a much closer game than the final score indicated. One would say it was a game of who wanted it more…diving after loose balls, sacrificing their bodies for the rebounds, and overcoming adversity. It was in their eyes that our girls were not going to be denied!!
This was a season of overcoming adversity, namely, by being plagued with injuries and having the ‘next girl up’ mentality. Remarkably, this championship game was won without two of the team’s starters, Maeve Klenke and Sophia James, due to injuries. Truly, this was a TEAM victory in every sense of the word! The scoring was spread out evenly among the five starters and they were again one cohesive group defensively.
A few individual praises starting with the team captains, Cate Miggins and Olivia Danos. These two ‘work loads’ on their own volition suggested an extra team conditioning day be held on Fridays the entire month of January. That’s sacrificial leadership!! Both players averaged in double digits in points this season. Next, Mary Claire Laudadio was on a rampage bringing down 15 rebounds in the championship game. She was the difference maker! Not to be outshone was Lauren Cook who made four three point shots in the championship game. But the overall ‘work horse’ was Margaret Cannon who averaged 15 rebounds per game this season. An absolute beast!!
The Lady Indians captured their third 3A Championship in six years! They are hungry for more success and attribute all of their individual and team accolades to Jesus Christ. Our focus is to give Him glory by playing with outstanding work ethic, class and humility. A special thanks to Fr. Michael McFall for being our team’s number one fan and Parochial Vicar.