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Center Point honors boys, girls varsity basketball teams

By Shaun Szkolnik, sports editor

CENTER POINT — The Center Point City Council unanimously passed a resolution honoring and congratulating the Center Point High School varsity boys’ basketball team for the achievement of making it to the ASHAA 5A Championship basketball game.

The team was invited to stand and be personally congratulated by members of the council and Center Point Mayor Tom Henderson.

“Whereas the city council and mayor of the city of Center Point, Alabama, are pleased to congratulate and honor the Center Point Eagles varsity boys’ basketball team for an outstanding season,” said Henderson, “…whereas through hard work, practice and excellent play the Center Point Eagles boys’…went on to win the Northeast Regional Championship and the first round of the Final Four game against Bibb County before losing to Wenonah for the Class 5A Championship, ending their season yet clinching the 2018/2019 season title for Class 5A state runner up…Now therefore, be it resolved that the city council and Mayor of the city of Center Point gratefully acknowledge, honor and congratulate the members of the Center Point Eagles boys’ varsity basketball team for an outstanding season and for representing the city and its citizens with distinction. The city council and the mayor wish the players and the coaches continued success in all future endeavors…”

The Center Point City Council unanimously passed a resolution similarly honoring and congratulating the Center Point High School varsity girls’ basketball team.

Henderson read the resolution aloud as the girls’ team assembled to be personally honored and congratulated by the mayor and the council.

“Whereas the city council and mayor of the city of Center Point, Alabama, are pleased to congratulate and honor the Center Point Eagles varsity girls’ basketball team for an outstanding season,” said Henderson, “…whereas through hard work and practice and excellent play for the Center Point Eagles girls’ basketball team under the direction of Coach Ulysses Hanes finished first during regular season play and won the Area 10 Tournament…and now therefore be it resolved that the city council and the mayor of the city of Center Point gratefully acknowledge and honor the members of the Center Point Eagles varsity girls’ basketball team for an outstanding season and for representing the city and its citizens with distinction. The city council and mayor wish the players and the coaches continued success in all future endeavors…”

A large round of applause accompanied each of these teams as they were honored, congratulated and acknowledged.

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