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The Lady Phantoms welcome back the 1984 championship team

(1984 Team) top left: J. Cowans, J. Anderson, K. Triller, A. Pentkowski Seated: T. Barker, N. Smiel, K. Sanborn, K. Johnson, K. Chamberlain Coached by: Wade Mitchell

Proctor Place 1.5_2011Phantoms

(2011 team) Standing left to right: Mikayla McCormack, Carissa Elrick, Megan Carter, Mikayla Tanner, Carly Trombley. Kneeling left to right: Megan Elrick, Nichole Vallach, Brodie Langlois, Alyssa Valerio, Erin Keefe, Riley Coombs. Coached by: Chris Hughes, Assisted by: Lisa Hughes & Jacob Tanner

The 2011-2012 Lady Phantoms and their coaches, Chris and Lisa Hughes, are inviting the 1984 Lady Phantoms Championship Basketball team back to the gym on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 to their home game against Rivendell.

The 1984 team and their coach, Wade Mitchell, will be introduced to the crowd after the JV game and before the varsity game begins at 2:30 p.m. and acknowledged for the unprecedented accomplishment of winning the state championship in 1984 at the Barre Auditorium against Enosburg, a feat that has never been done by the Lady Phantoms basketball team at Proctor before or since.

The event will feature 1984 music played between games, at time outs and between quarters to honor that year. It should be a nostalgic event with at least six Lady Phantom chaps attending along with their coach, Wade Mitchell.

The Lady Phantoms would love to get as many 'fans' as possible to attend the game not only to honor the 1984 champs but to help build support for the lady's basketball program. The Lady Phantoms have gotten off to a great start his season with a 3-0 record so far and Coach Hughes said they are not only striving to make the playoffs in Barre but to take home the championship as well which would be the first one in 28 years. Good luck on your quest.

Here are some highlights of their first three games. The first game was held Dec. 14 at home. They opened their 2011-2012 season at with a convincing win over South Royalton by a score of 60-17. All eleven Phantoms played considerable time. Mikayla McCormack, being the only Phantoms to score double digits with 10 points., had scoring help from nine other teammates.

Next the Phantoms hosted the much taller MSJ mounties on Dec. 22. Although MSJ played three players over 6 feet tall, the Phantoms tenacious defense held the mounties offense to just 32 points. Carly Trombley, Megan Carter and Mikayla McCormack shut down the triple towers threat. McCormacks 13 points. helped spark the 52 total team points. to give the Phantoms their second win.

The third game this season found the Phantoms on the road in Poultney. Once again Mikayla McCormacks "never-say-die defense" played a huge roll in the Phantoms victory over the state champion Poultney Blue Devils on Dec. 27.  Holding 1000 pt scorer, Ali Jones, to only 14 points. was a phenomenal feat. Mikayla Tanner lead the Lady Phantoms with 10 points. Impressive assists were also contributing factors in the Phantoms victory over the Blue Devils. They host Twin Valley on Wednesday, Jan. 4 to try for their fourth victory.

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