Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, a date Camas High School girls basketball players are never going to forget.
On that historical night, the Papermakers defeated the Prairie Falcons 59-46 for the district championship. Prairie had won 136 straight games against Greater St. Helens League schools, before Camas brought the decade long streak to an end.
Sitting around the table in the CHS commons room, seniors Kaeliana “Kat” DeVera, Katelyn Henson, Kayla Roche and Melissa Williams reflected on the evening that changed everything.
“This is the first time we feel we have a chance to be a really successful team,” Henson said. “Beating Prairie put Camas girls basketball on the map, but our goal and our dream has always been to go to state.”
“We want to be remembered as the team that built this program up,” Williams said. “Nobody did us any favors, we worked hard for everything. I love underdog stories.”