CARRBORO – March 19, 2014 is officially Lady Tigers Day in Carrboro.

“Whereas several of us on this board know the special joy there is to be found in playing interscholastic basketball,” said Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle, “and hope the Lady Tigers will always look back on these playing days fondly;

“Now therefore be it resolved that I, Lydia Lavelle, Mayor of Carrboro, do hereby proclaim Wednesday, March 19th 2014 as Chapel Hill High School Lady Tigers Basketball Day.”

Tuesday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting at Town Hall began with that proclamation.

Mayor Lavelle called members of the State Champion Lady Tigers basketball team in attendance up to the front of the room.

The players and their coach, Sherry Norris, received a standing ovation.

Lavelle recapped highlights of the team’s undefeated season this year, including its 69-56 win over the Hickory High Red Tornadoes at The Dean Smith Center on March 15 for the 3A State Championship.

Lavelle also praised the work of Assistant Coach John French, statistician Vanessa Cotton, and parent liaison Patrice Wall.

The mayor had this request for citizens of Carrboro today:

“Take every opportunity to congratulate these players, and their coach, for their remarkable achievement.”

The players, coach and staff members then posed for photos with the mayor and aldermen, who wore black and gold in honor of the team.

Alderperson Michelle Johnson wore the best item: a gold mask.

And in a fun bit of local trivia, it was revealed that Coach Norris once taught P.E. to Alderperson Sammy Slade.