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A (mostly) never-before-published look at 1989-90 Shen girls' basketball team

Digital Scrapbook

A (mostly) never-before-published look at 1989-90 Shen girls' basketball team

Shenendehowa's Jen Scanlon (23) leads cheers at the Glens Falls Civic Center as the Lady Plainsmen beat Troy 56-52 in the Section II Class A basketball final on Saturday, March 3, 1990. (Daily Gazette file photo)
Shenendehowa's Jen Scanlon (23) leads cheers at the Glens Falls Civic Center as the Lady Plainsmen beat Troy 56-52 in the Section II Class A basketball final on Saturday, March 3, 1990. (Daily Gazette file photo)

Shenendehowa's 1989-90 basketball team could score points.

Senior twin sisters Laura and Debbie Barnes were two threats. Sophomore Jenn Scanlon supplied a third option.

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Shenendehowa sisters Debbie (left) and Laura Barnes smile during their team's March 3, 1990, victory over Troy at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

The young women worked well together on the court. On Saturday, March 3, 1990, Shen beat Troy 56-52 for the Section II Class A title. The Lady Plainsmen defeated West Genesee 91-51 on March 10 in the state regionals and won the state championship on March 17 with an 87-70 win over John Jay at Queensbury High School.

The state Federation Tournament brought another win — a 101-58 victory over August Martin. The Lady Plainsmen lost the tourney championship game, 67-45, to Christ the King.

The team finished 26-2.

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Debbie Barnes concentrates at the foul line at the Glens Falls Civic Center on March 3, 1990.

The Barnes sisters continued their basketball careers at the University of Richmond. Scanlon played at Duke.

Laura Barnes, Debbie Barnes and Scanlon remain the top three scorers in team history, with 1,723, 1,684 and 1,681 points, respectively.

Photos from today's Digital Scrapbook — most of them never before published — were taken by Daily Gazette photographer Bruce Squiers.

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Shenendehowa basketball players — including Debbie and Laura Barnes (second and third from left) — talk during a break in the Troy game.

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A Troy basketball player prepares to make a move against a Shenendehowa defender on March 3, 1990.

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A Troy player bounces the basketball against Shenendehowa on March 3, 1990.

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There's a battle for the ball under the boards as Shenendehowa takes on Troy in the Section II Class A final at the Glens Falls Civic Center on Saturday, March 3, 1990.

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Everyone wants the ball on the floor during the Shenendehowa-Troy Section II championship game on Saturday, March 3, 1990, at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Troy is in white uniforms.