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SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating the members of the Ben Davis High School, Indianapolis, Indiana, girls basketball team for winning their second consecutive Indiana High School Athletic Association Class 4A state championship.



Young R Michael




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Introduced

First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)


SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating the members of the Ben Davis High School, Indianapolis, Indiana, girls basketball team for winning their second consecutive Indiana High School Athletic Association Class 4A state championship.

    Whereas, On Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, the Ben Davis High School Lady Giants became the Class 4A girls basketball state champions for the second time in a row;

    Whereas, The Lady Giants ended the 2001 regular season with a record of 27 - 2 and 12 consecutive victories;

    Whereas, The Class 4A state championship game ended with the Ben Davis Lady Giants successfully defending their title with a 69 - 45 victory over Fort Wayne Snider;

    Whereas, Ashley Allen and Shyra Ely combined for 39 points to help the third-ranked Giants retain possession of the Class 4A state title;

    Whereas, In addition to her 20 points, Ashley Allen established a new state finals record with nine steals;

    Whereas, Senior Shyra Ely's 19 points brought her career scoring total to 2,004 points, making the University of Tennessee recruit the 16th Indiana girl and the first from Indianapolis to reach 2,000 career points;

    Whereas, Ely is one of the 10 finalists for the Naismith

Award for National Player of the Year and has been selected to participate in the WBCA All-American Game to be held April 7 in Hartford, Connecticut;

    Whereas, The key to this year's victory was defense, especially in the third quarter, where the Lady Giants' intense defense resulted in 10 turnovers that led to a 23 - 2 run to break open a one-point game; and

    Whereas, Teamwork, outstanding coaching, a good set of play plans, athleticism, and an inner spirit to win all contributed enormously to the Lady Giants achieving a 27 - 2 season capped off by another state championship: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives concurring:



    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly wishes to congratulation the members of the Ben Davis High School girls basketball team on winning the Indiana High School Athletic Association Class 4A state championship.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives shall transmit a copy of this resolution to team members Ashley Allen, Janese Banks, Kourtney Crawford, Shyra Ely, Jessica Fetterman, Allie Holok, Adrienne Jones, Megan Jones, Amber Johnson, Jennifer Poindexter, and Kristin Van Valin; student trainers Jessica Latimer and Staci Latimer; student manager Shannon Price; trainer Heather McGowan; assistant coaches Kevin Vanderbush and Lisa Finn; head coach Stan Benge; assistant athletic director Doug Opel; athletic director Priscilla Dillow; Dr. James Mifflin, principal; and Dr. Terry Thompson, superintendent.