Basketball Belles : How Two Teams and One Scrappy Player Put Women's Hoops on the Map
Children's - Grade 2-3, Age 7-8
1 v. (unpaged)
Make Way For BooksDeeply-hued, photographic-like illustrations enliven the telling of the first women's basketball game. Adapted for women, this "men's game" proved just as demanding and every bit as exciting. Clever perspectives illustrate the concentration, effort, and groundbreaking enthusiasm experienced during this match-up between Stanford and Berkeley. A timeline of interesting women's basketball developments and an author's note round out this entertaining biographical tale of Stanford's leading basketball lady, Agnes Morley.
Publisher SummaryRecounts the first women's basketball game between Stanford University and University of California Berkeley on April 4, 1896, from Stanford guard Agnes Morley's perspective.
Raised on a cattle ranch, Agnes Morley was sent to Stanford University to learn to be a lady. But in April 1896 she made history by leading her team to victory in the first-ever women's intercollegiate basketball game against the University of California at Berkeley.