Toyota Athlete of the Week: Jamesville-DeWitt girls basketball wins third straight title

The Jamesville-DeWitt girls basketball team won its third straight New York State Championship over the weekend, taking down Elmont Memorial.

This week's Toyota Athlete of the Week is none other than the Jamesville-DeWitt girls basketball team.

The Red Rams finished the regular season 23-4 as well as capping off the year with winning the New York State, Class A Championship at Hudson Valley Community College.

The reigning champions defended their title against Elmont Memorial, this time around, 64-51.

The team says it's extremely proud of its accomplishments over the past couple of years, as it takes a lot of work and effort to make it to the championship game, let alone winning it three years in a row.

Senior guard Meg Hair will be taking her talents to University of Pennsylvania next year on a full scholarship, helping to lead the Red Rams in scoring during her senior season.

"You know, before we came here, they never really made it to the finals," Hair explained. "By making it to the finals all four years, I definitely think we made our mark here."

"It feels good for us knowing that we have taken this program to another level," Red Rams senior guard Kasey Vaughan stated. "We hope that the younger girls see what we are doing so that next year and for the years to come they can step in and continue the same."

"I just really like that the girls basketball team has gotten a lot of recognition, more than the other sports teams," J-D senior forward Jamie Boeheim added, "because usually its boys lacrosse or boys basketball, but I think that girls basketball deserves to have that recognition too."

Boeheim plans to continue her collegiate basketball career at the University of Rochester next year, while Vaughan has not arrived at a decision quite yet.

The Red Rams will meet Staten Island Academy in the Federation Championship from Glens Falls on Friday morning at 9 a.m.

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