H.R. No. 1221
 
 
 
R E S O L U T I O N
 
         WHEREAS, Furthering its reputation as a basketball
  powerhouse, the girls' team from North Central Texas Academy in
  Granbury captured its third consecutive state championship with a
  victory in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools
  Class 1A title game on March 2, 2013; and
         WHEREAS, In claiming the crown, the Lady Pioneers capped a
  remarkable season in which they finished with a record of 27 wins
  and just 3 losses and were undefeated against their opponents in
  district play; and
         WHEREAS, The NCTA team began its march through the playoffs
  by handily winning its first two postseason games against Bellville
  Faith and Plainview Christian Academies; the Lady Pioneers then
  beat district foe Wichita Falls Notre Dame Catholic School for the
  third time this season to earn their place in the finals; and
         WHEREAS, Matching up against the talented squad from Selma
  River City Believers Academy in the championship contest, the NCTA
  players found themselves facing an eight-point deficit at the start
  of the fourth quarter; the team retained its composure and focus,
  however, and staged a thrilling comeback, outscoring its opponent
  18-3 down the stretch to secure a 35-28 triumph; senior Shelby Lyle
  scored seven points during the final quarter to lead the Lady
  Pioneer surge, and she earned All-Tournament honors along with
  teammates Sara Etherington and Cinthya Rivas; and
         WHEREAS, Benefiting from strong teamwork throughout the
  season, the Lady Pioneers also received outstanding contributions
  from the other members of the roster: Anna Strickland, Jennie Chen,
  Melissa Rivera, Brooke Moss, Kali Mulchahy, Grace Na, McKenna
  House, Wendi Pei, Sydney Lindsey, and Casey Wiliford; and
         WHEREAS, These talented young women were guided by head coach
  Emily Britt and assistant coach Chris Bloyd, with additional
  support from athletic director Kirby Rasco and principal Jennifer
  Smith; and
         WHEREAS, The North Central Texas Academy Lady Pioneers have
  demonstrated the dedication and skill necessary to repeatedly reach
  the ultimate level of success, and their achievements will remain a
  cherished memory for the athletes and the entire NCTA community for
  many years to come; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate the North Central Texas Academy
  girls' basketball team on winning the 2013 TAPPS 1A state
  championship and extend to the team's players, coaches, and staff
  sincere best wishes for the future; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the team as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.
 
  Sheffield of Coryell
  Keffer
 
 
Straus M. Gonzalez of El Paso Oliveira
 
Allen N. Gonzalez of El Paso Orr
 
Alonzo Gooden Otto
 
Alvarado Guerra Paddie
 
Anchia Guillen Parker
 
Anderson Gutierrez Patrick
 
Ashby Harless Perez
 
Aycock Harper-Brown Perry
 
Bell Hernandez Luna Phillips
 
Bohac Herrero Pickett
 
Bonnen of Brazoria Hilderbran Pitts
 
Bonnen of Galveston Howard Price
 
Branch Huberty Raney
 
Burkett Hughes Ratliff
 
Burnam Hunter Raymond
 
Button Isaac Reynolds
 
Callegari Johnson Riddle
 
Canales Kacal Ritter
 
Capriglione Keffer Rodriguez of Bexar
 
Carter King of Hemphill Rodriguez of Travis
 
Clardy King of Parker Rose
 
Coleman King of Taylor Sanford
 
Collier King of Zavala Schaefer
 
Cook Kleinschmidt Sheets
 
Cortez Klick Sheffield of Bell
 
Craddick Kolkhorst Sheffield of Coryell
 
Creighton Krause Simmons
 
Crownover Kuempel Simpson
 
Dale Larson Smith
 
Darby Laubenberg Smithee
 
Davis of Dallas Lavender Springer
 
J. Davis of Harris Leach Stephenson
 
S. Davis of Harris Lewis Stickland
 
Deshotel Longoria Strama
 
Dukes Lozano Taylor
 
Dutton Lucio III Thompson of Brazoria
 
Eiland Marquez Thompson of Harris
 
Elkins Martinez Toth
 
Fallon Martinez Fischer Turner of Collin
 
Farias McClendon Turner of Harris
 
Farney Menendez Turner of Tarrant
 
Farrar Miles Villalba
 
Fletcher Miller of Comal Villarreal
 
Flynn Miller of Fort Bend Vo
 
Frank Moody Walle
 
Frullo Morrison White
 
Geren Munoz, Jr. Workman
 
Giddings Murphy Wu
 
Goldman Naishtat Zedler
 
Gonzales Nevarez Zerwas
 
  ______________________________
  Speaker of the House     
 
         I certify that H.R. No. 1221 was adopted by the House on April
  3, 2013, by a non-record vote.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House