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THE FAMILY SCHOOL'S Kaitlin Slicker looks up at the basket while putting up a shot over Fallsburg’s Nicole McLemore in Monday night’s non-league game.

Family School Falcons Run Past Fallsburg Comets

By Ted Waddell
HANCOCK — January 12, 2007 — The coaching staff of the home team Family Foundation School Lady Falcons showed a lot of class in the game against the Lady Comets of Fallsburg by not running up the score in Monday night’s non-league girls’ basketball game.
At the half, The Family School (7-3) was ahead by six points (12-6) on the way to a 28-16 win.
In the first and third quarters, The Family School coaches sent in the substitutes with a two-fold goal: to give the bench some quality floor time and keep the score down.
The game was a battle of the “bigs,” as the tallest players from both teams dominated the boards: Jessica Fairweather, Bianca Eldorado and Mary Schmieder for The Family School, while for the Lady Comets it was Theresa Allen reaching above the crowd.
The top scorers were Schmieder, who had eight points for the Lady Falcons, and Shawn Kennedy, who had seven points for Fallsburg (0-7).
“We played a very hard game as a team, and that’s all I can ask for,” Fallsburg Coach Tarra Strauss said.
“We’ll get there,” she added.
Peggy McCarthy is the Lady Falcons’ assistant coach, while Carlton Williams is the team’s head coach.
“I thought it was a good game,” McCarthy said. “We put in a lot of our second string players, so they could get more practice and build up their confidence.
“Fallsburg is a smaller team and they had a lot of hustle and heart, and we didn’t want to destruct them,” she added. “That would have been very unsportsmanlike.”

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