Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Girls Basketball: Normandy Girls Record First Victory since 2012, Snap 109-Game Skid

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Girls Basketball: Normandy Girls Record First Victory since 2012, Snap 109-Game Skid

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The streak is finally over.

After a string of futility spanning six years and 109 games, the Normandy High girls basketball team finally tasted victory on Thursday.

The Vikings recorded a landmark 30-28 win over Vashon in a Public High League game at Vashon High.

Sophomore guard Briana Hall said the win was cause for celebration.

"I feel just so happy," Hall said. "We did it. We finally did it. It's amazing. We're real proud. We did what we had to do."

The Vikings (1-19) built a lead and held on as sophomore center Barbara Echols corralled a rebound with 2.2 seconds left to seal the win after the Wolverines (5-7) went for the tying shot.

"The girls came out and did what is expected of them," second-year coach Tanisha Albert said. "What is expected of them is to not give up."

Senior Alexis Jackson led the Vikings with eight points. …

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