McGill-Toolen Boys and Girls Basketball Teams, outstanding athletic achievement, commended
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HR445 193504-1 By Representative Clarke RFD: First Read: 20-MAR-18 193504-1:n:03/19/2018:JEC/jec LSA2018-1352 RECOGNIZING THE MCGILL-TOOLEN BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAMS FOR OUTSTANDING ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENT. WHEREAS, highest commendations are herein proudly presented to the McGill-Toolen Boys and Girls Basketball Teams for outstanding athletic achievement; and WHEREAS, led by Head Coach Phillip Murphy, the McGill-Toolen Boys Basketball Team earned a 25-7 record for the season as a team that had experienced the loss of eight seniors who had graduated the previous year; the McGill-Toolen Yellow Jackets displayed fortitude and consistency during the Class 7A Championship Game; the players demonstrated perseverance and potential as they excelled despite not being one of the obvious contenders at the beginning of the season; the program won the Class 7A Championship in 2016; and WHEREAS, led by Head Coach Carla Berry, the McGill-Toolen Lady Yellow Jackets earned a 24-9 record for the season as a young team with no seniors and only two juniors; the Lady Yellow Jackets displayed tremendous resilience and solid teamwork during the Class 7A Championship Game; their potential shone when Freshman Nya Valentine scored 25 points and they returned from a 14-point, first-half deficit to triumph over Sparkman in the semifinal game; the program has made appearances in three of the last four state title games; and WHEREAS, the McGill-Toolen Boys and Girls Basketball Teams are comprised of one-of-a-kind athletes whose determination, effort, and devotion to the game inspire their countless fans; the achievements of these remarkable student-athletes reflect immense credit upon their school, families, and community, and they are truly deserving of special commendation and praise; now therefore, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, That the McGill-Toolen Boys and Girls Basketball Teams are honored and commended, and this resolution is offered to Head Coaches Phillip Murphy and Carla Berry and their athletes in highest tribute, as well as with sincere best wishes for continued success in all future endeavors.