• 1972-‘75 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL TEAM

    LYONS JR. SR. HIGH SCHOOL

    The 1972 Girls’ Basketball Team was the first basketball team in the history of Lyons Central School.  The team bought their own uniforms, which consisted of a short sleeve sweatshirt with their name and number. The league consisted of nine Wayne County schools with no post league play. The girls posted an 8-0 record and captured the Wayne County League title. Team members included Dawn Wadsworth, Kim Murphy, MaryAnn DeSain, Chris Stauch, Denise Darcangelis, Diane Darcangelis, Debbie Kelly, Anne Dapalito Robin Brown and Jolene DeSain.

    In 1973 the girls opened their second season with new uniforms and a chance to go to an open sectionals by winning 70% of their games. They were once again Wayne County League Champions with an 8-0 record. The girls played one sectional game, losing to Rush Henrietta. Chris Aunkst, Cheryl Ochs and Katie Magill were added to the roster of the ’72 team.

    Beginning in 1974 the Girls’ Varsity Basketball Team expanded to a longer playing season. The league was split into Large and Small School divisions. Each school played each school in their own division twice while playing each school in the other division once. This expanded the season for Lyons to 12 games. Co Captained by Kim Murphy and Anne Dapalito, the girls defeated Marion at the buzzer to go 11-1 and win the Wayne County Title for the third consecutive year. Once again the girls played in sectionals, losing to Franklin in a close game without Anne Dapalito who was ill. The team added Cathy Smith, Kim Palmer, Chris Tricarico, Chris Mierke, Barb Cotie and Tara Quagliata. Lynn Washburn served her first year as a basketball manager.

    In 1975 with 11 returning letter winners, only Jill Johnson was added to the roster. Once again, for the fourth consecutive year Lyons won the Wayne County League title with a record of 10-2. Sectionals were finally divided into four divisions ABCD with Lyons playing in Division B. The girls won their game against Livonia but lost to Midlakes in the next round.

    From 1972 – 1975 the Lyons Girls Basketball team was 37-3 in league play and won four consecutive Wayne County League