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        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating the Arlington High School Golden Knights on their victory in the 66th annual boys basketball Indianapolis City tournament.



Dickinson, Porter




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First Regular Session of the 114th General Assembly (2005)


HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating the Arlington High School Golden Knights on their victory in the 66th annual boys basketball Indianapolis City tournament.

    Whereas, The fate of the Arlington High School Golden Knights rested on a free throw in the championship game of the 66th annual boys basketball Indianapolis City tournament on January 24, 2005;

    Whereas, For senior David Squires, who shot the winning free throw, it was a moment when time stood still;

    Whereas, The winning shot hit the front rim and the backboard and finally went in with 9.3 seconds left in the game, giving the Class 4A, number-one ranked Golden Knights a 53-52 lead over the Space Pioneers of Northwest High School;

    Whereas, As dramatic as David Squires' first free throw was, this game had much more to offer;

    Whereas, After David Squires missed the second free throw, Arlington's Deonta Vaughn and Northwest's B. J. Shelton were tied up on the rebound, with the possession arrow pointing to Arlington;

    Whereas, After two timeouts, Arlington's John Freeman was fouled on the inbound pass with 5.7 seconds left; he missed the first free throw of a one-and-one opportunity;


    Whereas, Deonta Vaughn fouled Space Pioneer Carl Baucham on the rebound;

    Whereas, With 4.5 seconds left in the game, Northwest was forced to go the length of the floor to score;

    Whereas, Just before time expired, Northwest fired a 22-foot shot that missed as the final buzzer sounded;

    Whereas, This year's Indianapolis City championship title is the seventh for the 16-0 Arlington Golden Knights and their fifth in nine years;

    Whereas, This is the fifth title for head coach and athletic director Larry Nicks, tying him with Tech High School's Tim Campbell for the most Indianapolis City championship titles for a coach, a record that has stood since 1934 when Coach Campbell won the first five titles;

    Whereas, The success of the Golden Knights can be attributed in part to the maturity of the players and their ability to stick to their coach's game plan;

    Whereas, The Golden Knights are led by six seniors: David Squires, Anthony Munford, Tim Smith, Terry Coleman, Antonio Batteast, and Deonta Vaughn, an Indiana University recruit; and

    Whereas, Cooperation and dedication to a goal helped the players and coaches of Arlington High School win the Indianapolis City tournament; these are attributes that will help the players and coaches throughout their lives: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the members of the Indiana General Assembly congratulate the Arlington Golden Knights on their victory in the 66th annual boys basketball Indianapolis City tournament and wish them success in the rest of the season and in all their future endeavors.


    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives shall transmit a copy of this resolution to the players; head coach and athletic director Larry Nicks; varsity assistant coaches Mike Bennett, Tony Johnson, Robby Phillips, and Bob Wonnell; principal Dr. Jacqueline S. Greenwood; and superintendent Duncan "Pat" Pritchett.