VT LEG 269333.1
No. R-139. House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2011Missisquoi Valley Union High School Thunderbirds Division IIchampionship boys’ basketball team.
(H.C.R.124)Offered by: Representatives Savage of Swanton, Consejo of Sheldon,McAllister of Highgate and Pearce of RichfordOffered by: Senators Brock and KittellWhereas, a boys’ basketball championship had always eluded MissisquoiValley Union High School, andWhereas, with only two defeats and a perfect, regular season record inDivision II competition, the first-seeded Thunderbirds sailed through theplayoffs into the decisive game at the Barre Auditorium against thethird-seeded Slaters of Fair Haven Union High School, andWhereas, the Thunderbirds recognized from the opening minute thatdefeating the Slaters would be a challenging enterprise as their opponentsconstituted a talented team, andWhereas, the low-scoring first quarter ended with an 8–5 Missisquoiscoring advantage, and at halftime, the Thunderbirds continued to be narrowlyahead, 17–14, andWhereas, the legitimacy of the Slaters’ place on the championship courtwas shown as only one point separated the two teams well into the thirdquarter of play, and