Wed, Jan 4, 2012 04:21 PM
(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
(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
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