Item 73314 - Women's basketball team, South Portland High School, 1926

Item 73314 - Women's basketball team, South Portland High School, 1926
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Item 73314
Women's basketball team, South Portland High School, 1926
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The South Portland High School women's basketball team was featured in the sports section in the Portland Evening Express, January 16th, 1926 prior to the game with Deering High School. Back row, left to right: Narreita Doughty, Viola Cassavant, Phyllis Webber, manager - Frances Ericksen, Rosamond Melcher, and Ruth Shea. Front row, left to right: Margaret Curren, Rose-Marie Vaughan, Capt. Louise Willey, Beatrice Lailer, and Winnifred Pohl.

At the time, women played under different rules than men's basketball. The court was divided into thirds: guard, center, and forward. Each team had six players with two players assigned to, and confined to, each third. Players moved the ball by passing or some limited dribbling.

Deering won the state championship in 1926 and their only loss was to the South Portland High School team.

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