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HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the Heritage Christian girls basketball team on the occasion of its fourth consecutive Class 2A state basketball championship.



Bosma, Turner




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Introduced

First Regular Session of the 116th General Assembly (2009)


HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the Heritage Christian girls basketball team on the occasion of its fourth consecutive Class 2A state basketball championship.

    Whereas, The Heritage Christian girls basketball team is the Class 2A state champion for the fourth consecutive year, making it one of only two teams in girls basketball tournament history to ever accomplish this;

    Whereas, During their four year championship run, the Eagles won 104 of their 112 games;

    Whereas, For seniors Emily Anderson, Alyssa Burton, Claire Freeman, Kelly Faris, and Meredith Martin, four consecutive state championships is a feat that can never be outdone;

    Whereas, The championship game was a real nail biter, finishing in overtime;

    Whereas, With the score tied at 58-58 with 1 minute and 36 seconds to go, Heritage Christian ran the clock down to 7.8 seconds before calling a timeout to set up the final play;

    Whereas, The ball went to Claire Freeman, whose 15-foot shot with 3 seconds left in overtime gave the Lady Eagles a 60 - 58 victory over Oak Hill High School;

    Whereas, Emily Anderson led Heritage Christian with 14 points, Kelly Faris finished with 13, Liz Stratman had 12,

and Claire Freeman contributed 11;

    Whereas, Coach Rick Risinger, selected City Coach of the Year, stated that Heritage Christian basketball is a team effort;

    Whereas, Top-ranked Heritage Christian (26-1) made its fifth trip to the state finals in six years, and it was the second year in a row it played Oak Hill for the title;

    Whereas, Several Heritage Christian players received special recognitions;

    Whereas, Kelly Farris was named to the McDonald's All-American Girls Team, one of 24 girls from across the nation who will participate in the April 1 game being held in Miami, Florida, and was named the City Player of the Year;

    Whereas, Kelly Faris and Claire Freeman were named to the All-City First Team, Emily Anderson and Liz Stratman were named to the All-City Second Team, and Kaycee Jones received Honorable Mention;

    Whereas, In addition to the state championship, both the varsity and JV teams won city championships, the first time this has occurred in school history; and

    Whereas, The Heritage Christian girls basketball team has accomplished what few teams will ever do, played hard, and had fun: 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 Indiana General Assembly congratulates the Heritage Christian Lady Eagles on winning a fourth consecutive Class 2A girls state basketball championship and wishes the team members continued success in all their future endeavors
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to team members Kaycee Jones, Liz Stratman, Gabby Bryant, Claire Freeman, Alyssa

Burton, Maddie Anderson, Meredith Martin, Ellie Stater, Brittany Webb, Emily Anderson, Kelly Farris, and Leah Richards, head coach Rick Risinger, assistant coaches, Ron Young, Ben Conner, Courtney Lloyd, and Megan Risinger, student manager Emily Myers, athletic director Andrew Riddick, assistant athletic directors Michelle York and Chris Burns, principal Dave Baniszewski, and superintendent Ray Casey.