Canton High girls basketball team, 1916-1917

Canton High School girls basketball 1916-1917

Courtesy Cherokee County Historical Society

Five Canton girls took to the court early in basketball’s history. For the 1916-1917 season, they made up the Canton High School’s girls basketball team. The sport, which was only invented in the 1890s, quickly caught on with colleges and then high schools.

The five are, left to right: Lucille Coker Phillips, Rene White Doss, Edna Williams Fackler, Elizabeth Archer Jones and Bertie Perry.

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One comment on “Canton High girls basketball team, 1916-1917
  1. Mark B, Hamilton says:

    My Grandmother was Lucille Coker Phillips. I’m trying to find any more pictures or history on her. Thanks for posting this.

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