Dunking in high school is still something that gets a gym going. In Colorado, dunking in a girls game was unheard of until Friday night.
Francesca Belibi — a 15-year-old sophomore at Regis Jesuit in Aurora, Colorado — made history against Grand Junction on Friday night when she skied to the hoop and threw down what’s believed to be the first dunk in the state’s high school girls basketball history.
The dunk came on a turnover in the first quarter. Two Regis Jesuit players trap the Grand Junction ball carrier at midcourt and force a bad pass. The ball pops right to Belibi, who dribbles three times, takes two steps and rises up to throw down the right-handed slam and make Colorado state sporting history.
Belibi’s dunk came with three minutes left in the first quarter. She still couldn’t believe it happened when asked about it after the game.