LAKE GEORGE - The Lake George Varsity Girls Basketball team is firing on all cylinders as it heads toward the conclusion of its 2008-09 season.
Friday, the Warriors sealed the championship of the Adirondack League Western Division with their 71-16 win over North Warren.
The team's depth, passing and shooting skills, substantial height, aggressive rebounding and determination to win have all served the team well this year, sports observers have noted.
The team has maintained a perfect record of 11-0 in the Adirondack League, having beaten all rivals.
The team has shown poise as it has overcome obstacles of illness and injuries, and faced down opponents with considerable height and skills.
Last Friday, the Warriors demonstrated the depth of their team when they beat North Warren.
Coach Rob Tefft removed his starters from the floor after only 7 minutes of play, and for the remainder of the game played his bench.
Six of his players scored 9 points or more in the game - Sarah Anderson and Brittany Baker with 11 each, Meagan Stover and Kelly Flaherty each with 10 points, and Katie Flatley and Caroline Murphy with 9 each. Cougar Ashley Schloss, a senior, lead North Warren with 9 points.
Although many expect Lake George to make a splash in the sectional tournament later this month, Tefft's focus is now solely on the team's three remaining regular season games.
The team was scheduled to meet Luzerne away Wednesday, then Friday at 4:30 p.m. at home against Corinth.
This latter matchup is Senior Night, highlighting seniors Brittany Jones, Meagan Stover and Katie Flatley.
This next Tuesday, Lake George has a matchup against Warrensburg on Burgher turf.
The Warriors beat all three in the first round of contests this season.
Tefft said his players were all improving, regardless of how much time on court they had spent individually.