I’m sure you’ve heard this before: the Jamesville-DeWitt Varsity Girls Basketball team has won the state championship, again. The girls continued their reign over New York state with a three-peat of state championships. Next up for the girls was Federations. On March 23, students left class around 12:45 p.m. to go cheer and send off the girls team to Federations as they boarded their bus to Glen Falls. In the game the team found themselves down 1 point against James Madison Academy with 20 seconds left. Sophomore guard Gabby Stickle dribbled around the three-point line and passed to LaClair with 10 seconds left, “I like shooting the floater and I got the opportunity to make the shot and I did,“ said LaClair. “The shot fell and we won, I couldn’t be more proud of Momo,” said Boeheim.
The girls started to realize their dreams of a three-peat could come true after defeating Seton Catholic 71-55 in the semi finals on March 16. Hair led the team with 23 points while freshman guard Momo LaClair and senior forward Jamie Boeheim each had 11 points. Although the team didn’t face Seton Catholic in the finals, players said that they were the toughest team to beat. “I’d say they were the hardest to beat because we had played them before so they knew how we play,” said senior guard Kasey Vaughn.
The girls’ back-to-back state championship streak was put on the line on March 17 when they tipped-off against Elmont Memorial. The girls had a 6 point edge over Elmont at halftime, “we felt like we had dominated up to that point and then the second half came and we continued to play our game,” said Vaughn. The game ended up being a 13 point win for the J-D girls and the three-peat had been accomplished. “Our hard work paid off and we completed our goals, I ended my career with a career with a bang,” said Hair.
Senior Meg Hair lead the team averaging 15.8 points per game and finished her high school career as J-D’s all-time leading scorer, accumulating over 1,000 career points. Hair will be attending The University of Pennsylvania to continue her athletic career. “I’m very excited to meet my teammates and get started with a whole new team,” said Hair.