Michigan girl joins varsity boys' basketball team

Updated: February 12, 2021 03:24 PM
Created: February 12, 2021 03:23 PM

(WPBN / NBC News) A northern Michigan basketball player is giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "Girl on a Mission."

When Buckley High School didn't have enough girls to put together a team this season, senior Shelby Cade had to find a new team - the boys team.

"It's been such a rough year with cancellation after cancellation and just being able to be here and playing on the court is such a huge thing for me," Cade says.

She's proving to be a driving force.

"First game she had 12 points, and tonight 8," said Head Varsity Basketball Coach Jared Milarch. "So she's had 20 on the season for which is more than I expected. But that doesn't surprise me with her I know she's going to continue to work hard, and I expect great things out of that girl."

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