Hultgren Congratulates Geneva Vikings Girls Basketball Team on State Championship
Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today delivered a statement on the House floor congratulating the Geneva High School girls basketball team for winning their first state championship on Saturday.
Following are Rep. Hultgren’s prepared remarks:
I rise today to congratulate the Geneva Vikings girls basketball team on winning their first Class 4A state championship at ISU’s Redbird Arena on Saturday.
Facing the Edwardsville Tigers, Geneva’s high school girls fought a close back-and-forth game to its final minutes.
Beating an unbeaten team is no small feat.
With just 3.7 seconds left on the clock junior guard Stephanie Hart made a shot to give the Vikings a one-point lead.
As center Grace Loberg then stole the ball from the Tigers to run out the clock, the Tigers were unable to answer, giving Geneva the win—41 to 40.
Virtually the same thing happened in the semi-final the day before when junior guard Margaret Whitley scored the game-winning point with just seconds left.
Clearly, the Vikings do well under pressure.
I applaud Coach Sarah Meadows and the Geneva Vikings on their achievement and their hard work.