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Basketball makes history with victory over Valor

Tonight, the girls basketball team defeated the Valor Christian eagles for the first time in Littleton High School girls’ basketball history with a 43-36 victory.

“It’s one of the best feelings in the world, something I will never forget. Beating a team that has the reputation that Valor does just makes me so proud of what we have accomplished,” said junior Bekah Sandstrom.

By the end of the second period, the girls were looking at nearly a 10 point set back, but began to improve more and more as the game continued on.

“We never gave up and were poised throughout the game,” said senior Maddie Fuchs.

The girls had a strong third period, only allowing two points, putting them ahead 29-28. Smart plays down the stretch were key and the Lions never lost their composure. Their focus allowed them to have strong defense, keep the ball moving and have focused, unrushed shots on offense.

“Our strengths were ball movement, and playing really tough defense. We tried to deny their best players as much as possible,” said junior Katie Puchino.

After the girls secured their lead in the third period, they stayed consistent to eventually pull out the win. They had no major turnovers during the fourth period and were nailing their free throws.

Juniors Katie Puchino, Bekah Sandstrom, and senior Maddie Fuchs helped lead the team to their victory tonight with crucial roles on both offense and defense.

Despite the game being at Valor, a large crowd of energetic and loud students came to support the team this evening in a blackout.

“It was incredible to have so many fans at an away game, especially at Valor! They truly gave us energy and made it fun!” said K. Puchino.

The girls are thrilled about this win and are excited to see what the rest of the season has in store for them.

“We have been playing great as a team and have only gotten stronger with each win and we hope to make it not only to the playoffs but far in them,” said Fuchs.

The girls’ basketball team and the Littleton High School community are incredibly proud of this historic win over Valor Christian.

“We have proved to ourselves that we are better than they are,” said freshman Susie Puchino.

Junior Katie Puchino works the ball down the court

Junior Bekah Sandstrom plays hard on defense