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Lady Bruins win the NYS Federation Title
The Baldwin Lady Bruins basketball team finished the season by winning the NYS Federation title and with a number five national rank! After becoming the only Long Island Basketball team to ever win consecutive NYS Championships, with wins over Bishop Kearney (Rochester) and Ossining (Westchester), the Lady Bruins went on to accomplish another first, a NYS Federation title. The Federation tournament names an overall champion from a four-team bracket that includes the Public School Champion (Baldwin), Catholic School Champion (Christ the King), PSAL Champion (Southshore/Brooklyn) and the lone Independent School representative in NYS (Lutheran HS).
In the semifinals, the Lady Bruins defeated Lutheran High School (Old Brookville) 64-47. In the finals, the Lady Bruins took the #1 nationally ranked and undefeated powerhouse, Christ the King. The Lady Bruins trailed the taller Christ the King for most of the game. However, in the third quarter, the team went on a run to take a lead they would not relinquish. The Baldwin Lady Bruins upset Christ the King 58-49.
Only five Long Island girl's basketball programs have won a Federation Championship, but Baldwin became the first to accomplish this in the large school division (Class AA). Baldwin is also the first Long island public school to ever break into the top ten national rankings.
Athletics can be a valuable component of a student's educational experience. Through the promotion of self-discipline, dedication, sportsmanship, teamwork, accountability, and commitment to achievement, athletics fosters many of the qualities and educational values we endorse as a district. Athletic competition is a forum through which students may push themselves and their limitations, allowing them to develop self-confidence and enhance their self-esteem.
Eduardo Ramirez - Director Of Athletics