A lot happened in the sports world this past weekend. Among the highlights were four NFL wild card playoff games. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers successfully completed another Hail Mary pass. Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell turned in another outstanding performance. The Golden State Warriors blew a 24-point lead and lost to the Memphis Grizzlies.
But while all that was going on, you may have missed what could arguably be called the biggest story of the entire weekend: the first dunk in Colorado girls’ high school basketball history.
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It wasn’t just any dunk either. Oh no. Fran Belibi threw the thing down with one hand and with attitude. Oh, and another thing: Belibi is just 15 years old. The Regis Jesuit (Aurora) sophomore’s dunk came after she helped trap an opponent on the right side of the court, then smothered her attempted pass and ended up with a steal. Belibi, who stands 6-foot-1, then sprinted to the basket for her historic dunk.
Belibi is currently averaging 18 points per game along with 7.6 rebounds; and if she wasn’t on the radar of some major collegiate programs before, she certainly is now.