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Lady Warrior Basketball Team Honored By State Assembly For Historic Season

State Assemblyman Joe Danielsen speaks about the FHS Lady Warriors basketball team on the floor of the Assembly Chamber.

The Franklin High School Lady Warriors basketball team on May 23 was honored by the state Assembly for the second time in the last three years.

Led by state Assemblymen Joe Danielsen, the Assembly unanimously passed a resolution honoring the Lady Warriors for their historic undefeated season, culminating in their win in the Tournament of Champions championship game.

The Lady Warriors amassed a 34-0 record, the best single-season record of any high school basketball team in state history.

The team was last honored in 2017, the first time the team won the Tournament of Champions.

“There is no need to check the history books today because we brought it to you,” Danielsen said, standing on the floor of the chamber with the team and coaches behind him.

“They are state champions twice,” he said. “They are state champions wining this year with a perfect record of never losing a game.”

Danielsen told the girls that they had a “moral obligation to help people be better people for our greater society.”

Coach Audrey Taylor said that the team “not only does well on the court, they do well off the court, as well.”

“With all the accomplishments that we have made, we’re just proud to stand here and represent the state of New Jersey, and to always be remembered that we stepped up and we did it with the right mindset, we did it as a team and we did it as a family, so I’m very, very proud of them.”

The Franklin Reporter & Advocate live streamed the event:

Posted by The Franklin Reporter & Advocate on Thursday, May 23, 2019

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