A 15 year old Sophomore had the first dunk in Colorado Girls High School basketball history with this incredible finish on the fast break.
Regis Jesuit High School’s Fran Belibi, a 6-foot (or 6-foot-1, depending on who you ask) forward stole the pass at halfcourt in the first quarter and soared for the dunk finish against Grand Junction to make history.
“I didn’t expect it to be honest with you,” Belibi, who finished with a game-high 21 points, said to the Aurora Sentinel.
“I don’t know, I just did it,” she added. “I didn’t realize it went in until I heard the crowd and heard the snap (of the rim). Then I definitely heard my teammates. I think the crowd definitely understands the importance behind it — the first girl to dunk — but it was completely unexpected.
“Girls don’t dunk.”
— RJHS Girls BBall (@RJHSGDBball) January 7, 2017
People had seen Belibi dunk a tennis ball as a freshman, and then do it for real in practice during the season but this was the first time it happened in a game – and immediately went viral, making it to the number 1 play on ESPN’s SportsCenter Top 10.
“It’s a shot, just like a 3-point shot, so I tell her if you want to try it, go for it,” Coach Carl Mattei said. “It was amazing, it was a real thrill. I had to call a time out, everyone was screaming. It’s just unseen.”