91 Girls Basketball Team Brag Board
“It was just such an honor to play with such a talented group of girls, and their dedication to the game was amazing.”
– April Coopersmith Cornell
“Amazing girls! Easily the best group of girls I ever coached. They put in so much hard work, every day, to be the best that they could be. They attended basketball camps, and were at every practice. They were a very talented team. And so close as a team! They were a group of girls that worked well together, loved each other, and just had a great time.”
– Coach Doyle Durkee
“At the time you don’t realize how good your coach was. Now, as an adult and having coached, I know how hard it is to motivate young people and I think Doyle (Durkee) did a really great job as a coach. We were so close and really motivated as a team.”
– Sally Grant Hitsman
“We are pleased to comment on the 1991 Beaverton Girl’s Basketball Team being inducted into this year’s Hall of Fame.
They were a phenomenal team that richly deserves this honor.
Right from the beginning, everyone knew this was going to be a special season. These girls had played together since junior high and loved basketball. All of the fans didn’t mind sitting on bleachers two to three times a week because they were so much fun to watch! This team had the support and guidance of their coach, Doyle Durkee, as well as their families, friends and school. That, and their positive attitude, helped them excel as they did.
There were many highlights from this season, but the Perry game that put them into the state quarter finals was a special highlight for our family. This game was won basically at the buzzer. When we realized Sally had made the shot, it was one of our family’s proudest moments. Anyone attending the game that night knows that while it was the winning shot, it alone did not win the game. Every girl that set foot on the court that night gave her heart and soul for that win. That sums up this team. These were a group of girls that did not want to quit playing
basketball, and it showed. They left us with many special memories. They were awesome!”
– Dan and Patty Grant Family