Hundreds of blue and white balloons filled the sky as the Our Lady of Peace school student body chanted, “O-L-P! O-L-P! O-L-P!” Friday morning March 21. The level of school spirit soared in the atmosphere as the Lady Falcons basketball team made its way through a line of excited students and cheerleaders to a bus waiting to transport the team to the Diocesan State CYO Championship in Altoona.
Eight teams were represented from Pennsylvania, and the Lady Falcons went 1-2 and finished sixth in the state. Sharon Houlihan led the team in scoring with 9.0 ppg. Katherine Dzwonczyk chipped in with 7.0 ppg. and led the team in rebounds with 20 during the three-day tournament. Mary Comerford averaged 6.7 ppg. and pulled down 12 rebounds over three games.
“This was a tremendous opportunity to experience a competitive environment on a state-wide level,” said Laura Marion, assistant coach. “It was an experience they will remember for the rest of their lives.”
Friday vs. Diocese from Philadelphia, L 38-31
Saturday vs. Diocese from Allentown, W 34-33
Sunday vs. Diocese from Pittsburgh, L 44-40