Fifteen-year-old Fran Belibi made history on Friday night when she became the first girl in Colorado high school basketball history to dunk a basketball. The Regis Jesuit High School sophomore stole the ball at halfcourt, lead the break and threw it down with ease on the way to the record books:
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The 6-1 Belibi told the Aurora Sentinel that she “didn’t expect to dunk:”
“I didn’t expect it to be honest with you,” said Belibi, who finished with a game-high 21 points.
“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.”