Dillard High School Lady Panthers Basketball Team, 3/16/2015

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in Honor of the Dillard High School Lady Panthers Basketball Team on March 16, 2015:

 M. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate the Dillard High School “Lady Panthers” Basketball team for winning the Class 5A Florida State Championship on February 21, 2015. With their 51-35 victory over the Jacksonville Paxon School for Advanced Studies the Lady Panthers brought home their 9th state championship for Hall of Fame coach Marcia Pinder.

Coach Pinder now has the most girls basketball state titles of any coach in state history, and is the winningest coach in Florida high school basketball – boys or girls -- history. I would like to take this opportunity to personally congratulate all of the outstanding players and coaches for this amazing achievement:               

#3        Jamesha Paul                                      

#4        Destiny Frazier                                               

#10      Tiera Wilks                                                     

#11      Tyler Wilks

 #12      Jacaira Allen

#20      Jade Alexander                                              

#21      Dominique Fields                                                             

#25      Jade Wyatt                                                          

#30      Ragene Grier                                                              

#31      Amber Lee

#32      Courtney Parson

#33      Harmony Adams

#35      Daymia Ware

#40      Katrina Savage

#44      Linsey Francois

Head Coach: Marcia Pinder

Asst. Coach: George Adams

Asst. Coach: Brandon Adams

Asst. Coach: Tania Miller

Asst. Coach: Enewetok Ramsey

Asst. Coach: Chanell Washington

The Lady Panther’s displayed hard work, perseverance, and dominance on their road to winning the state championship, losing only one game all season and winning their six previous postseason games by an average of nearly 30 points.  This state championship is the Lady Panthers’ fifth in the last six years – a truly remarkable feat that has made South Florida very proud. I commend the players and coaching staff for their dedication to excellence, and I wish them continued success in the future. Go Lady Panthers!