Basketball Belles

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Basketball Belles

How Two Teams and One Scrappy Player Put Women's Hoops on the Map

By Sue Macy; Matt Collins (Illustrator)

Holiday House, Hardcover, 9780823421633, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 7, 2011

Raised on a cattle ranch, Agnes Morley was sent to Stanford University to learn to be a lady. Yet in no time she exchanged her breeches and spurs for bloomers and a basketball, and in April 1896 she made history. In a heart-pounding game against the University of California at Berkeley, Agnes led her team to victory in the first-ever intercollegiate women's basketball game, bringing national attention to women's basketball.