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LIBERTY’S LISA DESTEFANO dribbles the ball upcourt while being guarded by Monticello’s Ashley Bloom in a January game between the teams.

How the Liberty
Girls Fared

By Rob Potter

Overall Record: 1-20

League Record: 0-6 OCIAA Division IV

Top Scorers: Senior forward Lisa DeStefano was the Lady Indians’ top scorer, averaging 10.5 points per game. Fellow senior Kate DeMayo was the squad’s second leading scorer. She averaged 8.5 points a contest.

Season Highlight: “The highlight was our last three games of the year when we played pretty well,” Coach Tom LaGattuta said. “We lost to [John S.] Burke [Catholic], had an overtime loss against Goshen and lost a close one to [James I.] O’Neill. Those were three teams that beat us by bigger margins earlier in the year.”

Season Lowlight: LaGattuta noted that the team’s low point was a 40-point loss to Cornwall.

Other: After reaching the Section IX Class C sectional semifinals in the 2002-2003 season, the Lady Indians lost seven seniors to graduation and were moved up to Class B for the recently completed season. The team’s lone victory of the year was against the Monticello Lady Panthers in a non-league contest.
However, LaGattuta is optimistic about the future.
“We have four players coming back next year,” he said. “We’re working well with the JV and modified coaches and we have several good younger players coming up. The future is looking bright.”
In addition to DeStefano and DeMayo, the squad will lose June Jackson and Jessica Klein to graduation.

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